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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Weisskugel

Mountain Hike · Vinschgau
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8 km
5:00 h
416 m
879 m
From the Brandenburger House first in a south-westerly direction and later in the south to the Vernaglwand (point: 3,065 m). On partly insured walk down to the Langtaufernferner. Over this glacier-splendid foothill to the Weißkugeljoch and from here steeply over the Felsgrat directly to the summit.Nice is the climb over the magnificent north ridge (sometimes by icing difficult).Easiest descent: over the Hintereisjoch and the Hintereisferner directly to the Hochjoch Hospiz in about 4 h.

 

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
3734 m
Lowest point
2902 m

Equipment

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

 

Start

Brandenburger Haus (3733 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.797882, 10.726155
UTM
32T 631724 5184150

Destination

Weisskugel

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Brandenburger House first in a south-westerly direction and later in the south to the Vernaglwand (point: 3,065 m). On partly insured walk down to the Langtaufernferner. Over this glacier-splendid foothill to the Weißkugeljoch and from here steeply over the Felsgrat directly to the summit.Nice is the climb over the magnificent north ridge (sometimes by icing difficult).Easiest descent: over the Hintereisjoch and the Hintereisferner directly to the Hochjoch Hospiz in about 4 h.

 

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

Vent 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 Vent:

In front of the village and at the valley station from the chair lift (payable)

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Similar tours nearby

  • Brandenburger Haus
    Kesselwandspitze
  • Brandenburger Haus
    Fluchtkogel (from Brandenburger Haus)
  • Brandenburger Haus - Breslauer Hütte
  • Finailspitze
    Finailspitze
  • Hochjoch Hospiz
    Mutspitze
  • Hochvernagtspitze
  • Fluchtkogel (from Vernagthütte)
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
8 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
416 m
Descent
879 m

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Lowest point
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