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Winter Hiking recommended route

Winter hiking path Schönwieshütte

Winter Hiking · Oetztal
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OBERGURGL CENTRE -> Arolla stone pine forest -> SCHÖNWIESHÜTTE

 

moderate
Distance 3.9 km
1:30 h
390 m
4 m
2,264 m
1,902 m
Schönwieshütte lies above Obergurgl at the foot of Hangerer face. The ascent starts at the village edge of Obergurgl, leading past the 400 years old stone pine forest and the foothills of Hohe Mut mountain ridge. The last stretch runs parallel to the mighty Rotmoos ravine. 

Easier variant: Pedestrians can take an up- and downhill ride on Steinmannbahn at the foot of the stone pine forest (lift ticket required: € 18,00). From the top station there is a broad road leading directly up to the hut - that guards the entrance to Rotmoostal side valley. The hut taxi (call for reservation) will gladly pick you up from the top station of Steinmannbahn.

 

The Schönwies hut is closed on mondays.

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Update: October 20, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
2,264 m
Lowest point
1,902 m
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Track types

Asphalt 12.77%Dirt road 18.08%Forested/wild trail 15.84%Path 53.30%
Asphalt
0.5 km
Dirt road
0.7 km
Forested/wild trail
0.6 km
Path
2.1 km
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Safety information

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

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

Tips and hints

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

Start

Obergurgl centre (1,905 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.870105, 11.026341
DMS
46°52'12.4"N 11°01'34.8"E
UTM
32T 654424 5192722
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Destination

Schönwieshütte

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Schönwieshütte lies above Obergurgl at the foot of Hangerer face. The ascent starts at the village edge of Obergurgl, leading past the 400 years old stone pine forest and the foothills of Hohe Mut mountain ridge. The last stretch runs parallel to the mighty Rotmoos ravine. 

Easier variant: Pedestrians can take an up- and downhill ride on Steinmannbahn at the foot of the stone pine forest (lift ticket required: € 18,00). From the top station there is a broad road leading directly up to the hut - that guards the entrance to Rotmoostal side valley. The hut taxi (call for reservation) will gladly pick you up from the top station of Steinmannbahn.

Note


all notes on protected areas

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       

 

Getting there

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 valley 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 was: https://www.google.at/maps

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Gurgl: 
  • Parking garage (center of Obergurgl), chargeable | € 2,00/hour
  • Parking garage - bottom station Festkogl, chargeable | € 2,00/hour
  • Parking Hochgurglbahn valley station, free of charge - no parking at night
  • Parking Top Mountain Crosspoint, free of charge
  • Parking Hochgurgl, free of charge (very small parking) 

Coordinates

DD
46.870105, 11.026341
DMS
46°52'12.4"N 11°01'34.8"E
UTM
32T 654424 5192722
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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

  • Ochsenkopf circular walk
  • Stone Pine Forest nature treasure - Obergurgl
  • PILL | ANGERN - ZIRBEN ALM
  • Hohe Mut Saddle - Obergurgl
  • Circular path Gurglertal
  • Hochgurgl Romantic Trail
  • Hochgurgl - Top Mountain Crosspoint
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
3.9 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
390 m
Descent
4 m
Highest point
2,264 m
Lowest point
1,902 m
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