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Winter Hiking recommended route

Winterhiking Rofenhöfe - Mountaineering Village Vent

Winter Hiking · Oetztal · closed
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  • Die bekannten Rofenhöfe auf 2.044 m
    / Die bekannten Rofenhöfe auf 2.044 m
    Photo: Bianca Klotz, Ötztal
  • / Winterwanderweg Rofen
    Photo: Bianca Klotz, Ötztal
  • / Herrlicher Blick auf den Ramolkogel
    Photo: Bianca Klotz, Ötztal
  • / Winterwandern mit Blick auf das Bergsteigerdorf Vent
    Photo: Bianca Klotz, Ötztal
  • / Die Rofenhöfe aus der Vogelperspektive
    Photo: Bianca Klotz, Ötztal
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    Photo: Ötztal
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    Photo: Ötztal
  • / Winterwanderweg zur unbewirtschafteten Rofenalm
    Photo: Bianca Klotz, Ötztal
  • / Drohnenaufnahme von den Rofenhöfen im Januar 2021
    Photo: Bianca Klotz, Ötztal
  • / Die Rofenhöfe auf 2014 m
    Photo: Bianca Klotz, Ötztal
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VENT -> ROFENHÖFE
closed
easy
Distance 2 km
0:45 h
162 m
45 m
A relatively flat, attractive winter hiking trail leads from Vent to the beautiful Rofenhöfen in the Rofental, which rises up to the glaciers of the Alpine main ridge in the south. From the village entrance you go over the bridge and the valley station of the Ochsenkopfliftes, where the winter hiking trail begins. It runs along the foot of the Talleitspitze and past the old cross of the Wildspitze, which dates back to 1933, was replaced in 2010 and transported to the valley. After a short stretch, turn right across a Rofenache to the Rofenhöfen. Refreshments at Gasthof Rofenhofen. Remaining: The historic Rofenhöfe is one of the oldest permanently inhabited mining estates in Austria.

 

Author’s recommendation

The historic Rofenhöfe are among the oldest permanently settled mountain farms in Austria.
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Update: June 23, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,014 m
Lowest point
1,891 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

Information:

Ötztal Tourismus
T +43 (0) 5 72 00 260
vent@oetztal.com

Tips and hints

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

Start

Mountaineering Village Vent (1,898 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.858106, 10.911878
DMS
46°51'29.2"N 10°54'42.8"E
UTM
32T 645734 5191170
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Destination

Mountaineering Village Vent

Turn-by-turn directions

A relatively flat, attractive winter hiking trail leads from Vent to the beautiful Rofenhöfen in the Rofental, which rises up to the glaciers of the Alpine main ridge in the south. From the village entrance you go over the bridge and the valley station of the Ochsenkopfliftes, where the winter hiking trail begins. It runs along the foot of the Talleitspitze and past the old cross of the Wildspitze, which dates back to 1933, was replaced in 2010 and transported to the valley. After a short stretch, turn right across a Rofenache to the Rofenhöfen. Refreshments at Gasthof Rofenhofen. Remaining: The historic Rofenhöfe is one of the oldest permanently inhabited mining estates in Austria.

 

Note


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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 options are available in the mountaineering village Vent

- In summertime in front of the village (parking machine, only coins or EC card) and at the chairlift (at the ticket office of the mountain railways)

- In wintertime only at the chairlift

Cost: € 5,00 per day/car

Coordinates

DD
46.858106, 10.911878
DMS
46°51'29.2"N 10°54'42.8"E
UTM
32T 645734 5191170
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Information brochure Vent / available Information Vent

Brochures Ötztal Moutain Winter / available Information Vent

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass #042 | Inneres Ötztal und Pitztal, Gurgler Tal, Venter Tal | 1:25.000

Kompass #43 | Ötztaler Alpen, Ötztal, Pitztal | 1:50.000

Freytag&Bernd WK 251  | Ötztal, Pitztal, Kaunertal, Wildspitze  | 1:25:000

Kompass | Bike- & Wanderkarte Ötztal | 1:35.000

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
easy
Distance
2 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
162 m
Descent
45 m
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