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Winter Hiking recommended route

Grastalweg - Jagdhütte - Niederthai 323

Winter Hiking · Umhausen
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CAR PARK SENNHOF->Grastalweg->hunting lodge->CAR PARK SENNHOF
moderate
Distance 5.2 km
3:00 h
374 m
375 m
1,914 m
1,540 m
From the car park Sennhof (next to the information office) you follow the wide winter hiking trail towards Hotel Falknerhof until you reach Grastalweg trail which takes you into Horlachtal side valley to the left. Follow Grastalweg until you get to the Grastalsee branch-off (shortcut). Then you climb on a steeply rising, groomed ski mountaineering route to Grastal in the direction of lake Grastal (signposted). If you prefer a less steep ascent you can continue on the regular trail to Grastalfeld meadow and ascend on the forest trail into Grastal to the right. The shortcut leads you back to a wide trail after about 20 minutes walking - continuing up to the hunting lodge. Then you descend back to Grastalfeld on the normal forest trail and return to Niederthai.

 

 

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,914 m
Lowest point
1,540 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 7.63%Dirt road 29.69%Forested/wild trail 11.66%Path 50.99%
Asphalt
0.4 km
Dirt road
1.5 km
Forested/wild trail
0.6 km
Path
2.6 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

Teh Ötztal Tourismus team will be happy to inform you personally about the nature of the winter hiking trails. 

Oetztal tourism, T +43 5 72 00 400, umhausen@oetztal.com 

Tips and suggestions

More information about winter hiking can be found here

Start

Car park Sennhof
Coordinates:
DD
47.128429, 10.967828
DMS
47°07'42.3"N 10°58'04.2"E
UTM
32T 649244 5221314
w3w 
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Destination

Car park Sennhof

Turn-by-turn directions

From the car park you follow the wide winter hiking trail towards Hotel Falknerhof until you reach Grastalweg trail which takes you into Horlachtal side valley to the left. Follow Grastalweg until you get to the Grastalsee branch-off (shortcut). Then you climb on a steeply rising, groomed ski mountaineering route to Grastal in the direction of lake Grastal (signposted). If you prefer a less steep ascent you can continue on the regular trail to Grastalfeld meadow and ascend on the forest trail into Grastal to the right. The shortcut leads you back to a wide trail after about 20 minutes walking - continuing up to the hunting lodge. Then you descend back to Grastalfeld on the normal forest trail and return to Niederthai.

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  

Directions

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:
  • car park Sennhof | chargeable € 5,00 per day from 7:00 am to 6:30 pm, more day ticket possible. The car park for people with handicap is free - please deposit your handicap ID apparent in your car. Buses park for free

Coordinates

DD
47.128429, 10.967828
DMS
47°07'42.3"N 10°58'04.2"E
UTM
32T 649244 5221314
w3w 
///echelon.clubs.valley
Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Author’s map recommendations

hiking map 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.  

Similar routes nearby

  • Horlachtal Loop Hiking Trail - Umhausen-Niederthai
  • Winter hiking Trail around Niederthai - Niederthai 324
  • Höfle - Bichl - Platte - Niederthai 325
  • Schweinfurter Hut - Niederthai 322
  • Wiesle - Umhausen-Niederthai
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.2 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
374 m
Descent
375 m
Highest point
1,914 m
Lowest point
1,540 m
Out and back Scenic Insider tip Groomed snow

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