As an alternative starting point, you can take the Zentrum Shuttle and follow the Ausserwaldstraße towards Innerwald. A direct path leads through the Innerwaldstraße to Infang, where you can start your hike.
From Stiegele, the forest road leads through partly dense forest to the Gaislach huts.
First you will reach the Gasthof Sonneck. From there you follow the flat forest road on to the Gaislachalm and then you reach Silbertal.
From up there you can enjoy a wonderful view over the Venter valley.
Gasthof Sonneck, Gaislachalm and the Silbertal are open all winter and have no days off!
Safety informationPlease inform yourself about the conditions and status of the respective winter hiking trail at Ötztal Tourismus.
T +43 (0) 57 200 200
Tips and hintsMore details about winter hiking in Ötztal: Winterwalking Trails Ötzvalley
Getting thereThe drive to the ÖTZTAL. Located in Tyrol, the ÖTZTAL branches off to the south as the longest side valley of the Eastern Alps. Arriving by car leads guests over the Inn Valley to the valley entrance and further along the Ötztal. In addition to the toll motorway can also be used on rural roads. With the route planner, the journey can be quickly and easily determined:
To the route planner: https://www.google.at/maps
ParkingThey can park directly at the
- parking lot Stiegele
The parking is free during the day.
Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentSuitable equipment such as breathable and weather-adapted outdoor clothing, ankle-high hiking boots, wind, rain and sun protection, hat and gloves is required for all walks and hikes. The transport of a first aid package, a mobile phone and possibly a hiking map is recommended.
Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
- Lip protection (SPF 30+)
- Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
- moisture wicking skull / knit cap
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking
- Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
- Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.