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Snowshoes recommended route

Snowshoe Trail Arolla Pine Forest nature treasure - Obergurgl

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PARKING GARAGE CENTER -> Stone pine Forest -> PARKING GARAGE CENTER

 

closed
easy
Distance 3 km
1:00 h
70 m
70 m
2,159 m
1,902 m
Obergurgl`s stone pine forest nestles at the heart of the Ötztal Alps. It´s an ancient wooded area and therefore a true rarity - which makes it an official natural monument. 

Unusual perspectives and outstanding insights take you on an exciting journey through the stone pine forest of Obergurgl. From Obergurgl´s center you walk through the village to Mahdstuhllift and further on in the direction of the stone pine forest (Zirbenwald). Past Zirben Alm to the wayside cross. Then you walk straight through the natural monument area and back again.

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Update: May 13, 2024
Difficulty
easy
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Landscape
Highest point
2,159 m
Lowest point
1,902 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 36.21%Forested/wild trail 2.91%Path 52.51%Road 8.34%
Asphalt
1.1 km
Forested/wild trail
0.1 km
Path
1.6 km
Road
0.2 km
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Rest stops

See You Obergurgl
Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl - à la carte restaurant
Hotel Jenewein - "Hexenkuchl"
Hotel Mathiesn - "Grüner Stuben"
Alpen-Wellness Resort Hochfirst*****

Safety information

We only recommend this snowshoe path with good snow shoes & poles.

Please pay attention to the current weather- & avalanche report: 

https://www.oetztal.com/de/winter.html & https://lawinen.report/bulletin/latest.

 

Start

Obergurgl center
Coordinates:
DD
46.870421, 11.027258
DMS
46°52'13.5"N 11°01'38.1"E
UTM
32T 654493 5192759
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Destination

Obergurgl center

Turn-by-turn directions

Obergurgl`s stone pine forest nestles at the heart of the Ötztal Alps. It´s an ancient wooded area and therefore a true rarity - which makes it an official natural monument. 

Unusual perspectives and outstanding insights take you on an exciting journey through the stone pine forest of Obergurgl. From Obergurgl´s center you walk through the village to Mahdstuhllift and further on in the direction of the stone pine forest (Zirbenwald). Past Zirben Alm to the wayside cross. Then you walk straight through the natural monument area and back again.

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      

Directions

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 Gurgl:

Parking garage (center of Obergurgl), chargeable

Parking garage - bottom station Festkogl, chargeable - no parking at night

Parking Hochgurglbahn valley station, free of charge - no parking at night

 

Coordinates

DD
46.870421, 11.027258
DMS
46°52'13.5"N 11°01'38.1"E
UTM
32T 654493 5192759
w3w 
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

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.  

Similar routes nearby

  • Schönwies hut | Section #1: Zirbenalm - Zirbenwald
  • Schönwies hut | Section #2: Zirbenwald - Schönwieshütte
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
70 m
Descent
70 m
Highest point
2,159 m
Lowest point
1,902 m
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