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Winter Hiking recommended route

Tauferberg Loop Trail - Umhausen-Niederthai

Winter Hiking · Oetztal · closed
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ÖTZTAL XC SKI CENTER->Tauferberg Loop->Mauslasattel->ÖTZTAL XC SKI CENTER
closed
moderate
Distance 3.4 km
2:00 h
121 m
121 m
This hike starts at the car park in Niederhai's hamlet of Lehen. From there you walk along the winter hiking trail towards Tellerboden. You turn left into the signposted "Tauferbergrundgang" forest trail after about 50 meters and follow the forest path until you reach the next branch-off. Always keep to the right and continue along the forest route until it joins a narrow footpath. The snowshoe tour starts right here. Continue through the wooded area of Tauferbergwald towards Mauslasattel. From there the wide forest trail takes you back down to the football field and starting point of the snowshoe hiking tour. 
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,685 m
Lowest point
1,564 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Please pay attention to the current weather- & avalanche report: https://www.oetztal.com/de/winter.html &

https://avalanche-report/albina-web/bulletin/2019-01-07?lang=de 

Tips and hints

Winterwandern im Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/winterwandern

Start

Ötztal XC Ski Center (1,563 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.120714, 10.964509
DMS
47°07'14.6"N 10°57'52.2"E
UTM
32T 649014 5220451
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Destination

Ötztal XC Ski Center

Turn-by-turn directions

This hike starts at the car park in Niederhai's hamlet of Lehen. From there you walk along the winter hiking trail towards Tellerboden. You turn left into the signposted "Tauferbergrundgang" forest trail after about 50 meters and follow the forest path until you reach the next branch-off. Always keep to the right and continue along the forest route until it joins a narrow footpath. The snowshoe tour starts right here. Continue through the wooded area of Tauferbergwald towards Mauslasattel. From there the wide forest trail takes you back down to the football field and starting point of the snowshoe hiking tour. 

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 vallly 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 way: https://www.google.at/maps.  

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Niederthai:
  •  Ötztal XC Ski Center, chargeable € 5,- per day

Coordinates

DD
47.120714, 10.964509
DMS
47°07'14.6"N 10°57'52.2"E
UTM
32T 649014 5220451
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte Umhausen, Niederthai

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.  

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
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

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.

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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
3.4 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
121 m
Descent
121 m
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