Snowshoe & Winter Hiking

Winter Hiking
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Immerse yourself in the white winter landscape

Endless paths lead across snow-covered meadows and forests. Crunching snow under your feet. Glittering snow crystals accompany you along the trail. Freedom for body and mind. More than 50 km of cleared winter walking trails are waiting for passionate nature fans. Romantic snowshoe hiking creates memories which will stay with you forever. Picture-book winter landscapes in the surroundings of Umhausen-Niederthai. Improve your fitness on wonderful snowshoe walks and enjoy unspoilt nature at the same time.

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Winter Hiking

Elsinger Weg - Habichen

Winter Hiking · Oetz
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OETZ -> Elsinger Weg -> Kohlstatt -> Randweg -> Habichen -> OETZ
easy
5.5 km
1:30 h
128 m
127 m
From the village center you head towards Haidach sports field. Follow the broad forest trail to Kohlstatt area. Turn left and proceed on Randweg trail to Habichen. In Habichen you pass a beautiful small lake. From there yo walk again to Oetz. (Time: 1.5 hrs)

Author’s recommendation

lake Habicher See and the ice-cellar

house of family Grassmayr

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
895 m
769 m
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Safety information

Please inform yourself about the conditions and status of the respective winter hiking trail at Ötztal Tourismus.

 

Ötztal Tourismus
T +43 5 72 00 500
info@oetztal.com

Equipment

It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as outdoor clothing, weather-resistant outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and gloves. It is also important to have sufficient food and a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map. 

 

Tips, hints and links

More details about winter hiking in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/winterwandern 

Start

Oetz (776 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.202470, 10.897289
UTM
32T 643694 5229410

Destination

Oetz

Turn-by-turn directions

From the village center you head towards the Haidach sports field. Follow the broad forest trail to Kohlstatt area. Turn left and proceed on Randweg Trail to Habichen and back again to Oetz. (Time: 1.5 hrs)

Public transport

Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

 

Getting there

Oetz is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps

 

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Oetz / Piburg:
  • Parking Acherkogelbahn - free for guests of the gondola lift, camping prohibited
  • Parking lot Raftingeinsteinstelle (at the end of Oetz on the right side) - free, but limited parking (alternatively Acherkogelbahn 150 m), camping prohibited
  • Oetz parking area (subject to a charge)
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass #043 | Ötztaler Alpen Ötztal, Pitztal | 1:50.000

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.5 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
128 m
Descent
127 m
Loop Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly Cultural/historical value Suitable for strollers

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