Snowshoe & Winterwalking

Alternative with aha experience

Winter sports can also be enjoyed at a more leisurely pace. Hiking on snow-covered paths ranks among the most charming winter activities. Either on your own, with all the family, in guided groups or even on snowshoes - Ötztal makes a true heaven for gentle winter sports.
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Panorama Glacier Trail

Alpine Tour • Oetztal
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moderate
20.9 km
9:00 h
1280 m
1330 m
The trailhead is in Gries. A lovely, ascending walking path leads to Winnebachseehütte (about 2 hours) and further on to the ridge of Zwieselbachjoch (about 1.5 hours) on rocky terrain. Scenic Zwieselbachtal valley takes you to Schweinfurter Hütte (about 2 hours). Then descend on a broad forest trail to Niederthai (about 2 hours).

 

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2868 m
1541 m

Rest Stop

Schweinfurterhütte
Kleinhorlachalm
Winnebachseehütte
Zwieselbach Alm

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. 

 

Start

Gries, parking at the end of the village (1564 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.071142, 11.018684
UTM
32T 653265 5215047

Destination

Niederthai

Turn-by-turn directions

The trailhead is in Gries. A lovely, ascending walking path leads to Winnebachseehütte (about 2 hours) and further on to the ridge of Zwieselbachjoch (about 1.5 hours) on rocky terrain. Scenic Zwieselbachtal valley takes you to Schweinfurter Hütte (about 2 hours). Then descend on a broad forest trail to Niederthai (about 2 hours).

 

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

Gries 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 Gries:

Gries at the end of the village - free of charge

 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
20.9 km
Duration
9:00 h
Ascent
1280 m
Descent
1330 m

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