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Winter Hiking recommended route

PILL | ANGERN - ZIRBEN ALM

Winter Hiking · Oetztal · Open
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PARKING BOTTOM STATION HOCHGURGLBAHN ->Pill Angern->Obergurgl->ZIRBEN ALM 
Open
moderate
Distance 5.7 km
2:00 h
130 m
181 m
1,957 m
1,776 m

In addition to the Nordic skiing trail from Pill/Angern, an interesting winter hiking route runs through the wide open valley basin of Gurgl.

Over small steps and bridges, past a small larch forest and old farmhouses, the trail takes you to Obergurgl and towards Zirben Alm at the foot of the natural monument. The hiking trail travels either on the right, sometimes on the left along Gurgler Ache brook, showing both the original and modern side of this popular winter sports resort. 

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Ötztal Tourismus Information Gurgl
Update: December 06, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,957 m
Lowest point
1,776 m
Best time of year
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Track types

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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

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

Start

Parking Bottom station Hochgurgl gondola (1,956 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.861720, 11.018720
DMS
46°51'42.2"N 11°01'07.4"E
UTM
32T 653867 5191776
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Destination

Zirben Alm

Turn-by-turn directions

Entrance at the parking lot Talstation Hochgurglbahn -> level course at the bottom Pill / Angern -> easy to medium difficulty Ascent over the Isse-Wiesen to the localities Königsrain and Alt-Poschach -> along the Ötztaler Ache to Obergurgl to the David's hut. (Duration: 2 h)

 

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 Gurgl:

Parking garage (center of Obergurgl), chargeable

Parking garage - bottom station Festkogl, chargeable - no parking at night

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
46.861720, 11.018720
DMS
46°51'42.2"N 11°01'07.4"E
UTM
32T 653867 5191776
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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

  • Winter hiking path Schönwieshütte
  • Ochsenkopf circular walk
  • Stone Pine Forest nature treasure - Obergurgl
  • Hohe Mut Saddle - Obergurgl
  • Circular path Gurglertal
  • Hochgurgl Romantic Trail
  • Hochgurgl - Top Mountain Crosspoint
 These suggestions were created automatically.
Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.7 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
130 m
Descent
181 m
Highest point
1,957 m
Lowest point
1,776 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly

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