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In Umhausen-Niederthai you will find extensive walking trails for all ages and skills. In the Hiking Village of Niederthai nestles on a sun-kissed plateau at 1550 m altitude and makes a perfect base for high Alpine tours to the splendid Ötztal Mountains thanks to its topclass hiking infrastructures.

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Zwieselbacher Rosskogel, 3.081 - Umhausen-Niederthai

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Map / Zwieselbacher Rosskogel, 3.081 - Umhausen-Niederthai
2100 2400 2700 3000 3300 m km 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 Schweinfurterhütte Zwieselbach Alm

CAR PARK (next to the information)->Schweinfurter hut->ZWIESELBACHER ROSSKOGL 
difficult
3.2 km
4:00 h
1036 m
0 m
From the Sennhof car park (next to Information Office) in Niederthaiyou walk along the leisurely Horlachtal trail (7 km) to SchweinfurterHütte. Then straight ahead into the valley of Zwieselbachtal, pastZwieselbacher Sennhütte you ascend to the mouth of a mountainbrook. Before you get to the brook you turn left and continue quitesteeply towards Fidaskar cirque - gaining altitude permanently. Thelast 200 altitude meters are extremely demanding, therefore youare strongly recommended to take off your skis. Once on top, youcross a broad peak plateau and make a sharp right turn before youfollow the easy route to the south peak of ZwieselbacherRosskogel.

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
3066 m
Lowest point
2031 m
Best time of year
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Exposition
NESW

Rest Stop

Schweinfurterhütte
Zwieselbach Alm

Safety information

Please pay attention to the current weather- & avalanche report: https://www.oetztal.com/de/winter.html &

https://avalanche-report/albina-web/bulletin/2019-01-07?lang=de 

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, wind-, rain-, snow- and sun protection, hat and gloves is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aid box, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.  

Tips, hints and links

Ski Mountaineering Rules
  • If you enjoy activities amid nature always respect the local guidelines when you set out on a ski tour (for example: wildlife preserves, hunting enclosures, reforestation areas, information boards, etc.).
  • Don‘t enter protected wildlife zones or feeding areas amid naturelandscapes, and avoid noise.
  • Cross forest areas in winter only on sign posted trails or marked routes as wild animals can panic if they hear loud voices or noise.
  • Learn more about the habitat of wild animals in the mountains, avoid getting too close to them. Watch them only from a safe distance. Please put your dog on a lead, it is absolutely irresponsible to take dogs into the forest without leashing them because wild animals suffer from food deficiency and weakness in winter.
  • Excellent planning and time management: start your tour early enough and return before darkness. In spring you should be back on the hut or in the valley at 12 noon (avalanche hazard!) at the latest.
  • Never cross forestation zones and areas with young plants and trees.

 

Ötztal Tourismus doesn‘t take any responsibility for the suggested tours. It is strongly recommended to enlist a certified local mountainguide. Glacier crossings are allowed only in a group by using a rope.

Before you set out on a tour you should inform someone down in the valley about the tour‘s destination and when you plan to be back. Anavalanche transceiver is an absolute must for Alpine ski mountaineering tours.

 

More details about ski mountaineering tours in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/skitouren

Start

parking space Sennhof (next to the information) (2030 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.158222, 11.020137
UTM
32T 653125 5224726

Destination

Zwieselbacher Rosskogel

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Sennhof car park (next to Information Office) in Niederthaiyou walk along the leisurely Horlachtal trail (7 km) to SchweinfurterHütte. Then straight ahead into the valley of Zwieselbachtal, pastZwieselbacher Sennhütte you ascend to the mouth of a mountainbrook. Before you get to the brook you turn left and continue quitesteeply towards Fidaskar cirque - gaining altitude permanently. Thelast 200 altitude meters are extremely demanding, therefore youare strongly recommended to take off your skis. Once on top, youcross a broad peak plateau and make a sharp right turn before youfollow the easy route to the south peak of ZwieselbacherRosskogel.

Public transport

Travel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the train station Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards you can travel smoothly and quick with the public transport or out local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: http://fahrplan.vvt.at  

Getting there

The car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the entrance of the vallly and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country roads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps.  

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Niederthai:
  • car park Sennhof, payable from 07:00 to 18:30
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
3.2 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
1036 m
Descent
0 m
Scenic With refreshment stops Insider tip

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