Snow-shoe hiking in the Ötztal

LEAVING YOUR TRACKS IN THE SNOW

CRUNCHING SNOW, FINE SNOWFLAKES, INFINITE FREEDOM

Snow-shoe hiking in the Ötztal is a uniquely beautiful activity. Whether sportive or leisurely - everyone chooses their own pace. The cold air is a welcome relief as the activity in the snow-covered mountain idyll is quite sweat-breaking. Listen to your breath, the snow crunching below your feet and let yourself be carried away by a feeling of transcendence.

The deep snow-covered nature paradise at 1,560m can be accessed right outside the hotel in Niederthai. Simply dress warmly, tighten your snow-shoes and set out across the country. Get ready to be overwhelmed by the slow pace and the silence and discover Tyrol from an entirely new perspective. Here and there shy forest animals will cross your tracks and complete the fascination of this winter scenery.

Ötztal snow shoe hiking pioneers & snow shoe hiking pros

You prefer taking your first tour together with an experienced hiking guide who will share tips on technique, safety and the most beautiful routes? No problem.

We, as trained and professional mountain hiking guides, take you a few times per week along on the most beautiful tours and show you the best locations.

WHAT IS NEEDED?

  • Snow shoes & poles
  • Winter gear including winter boots
  • Change of clothes
  • Backpack with possibility to attach shoes 
  • Warm beverage

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

  • Snow shoes to rent for free
  • Hiking gear in our Ladele store for sale
  • Shoe drying room with cleaning utensils
  • Tips, tricks & tour recommendations
  • Newcomer – beginner tours
  • Tours for the senses – to mountain dairies operated in winter
  • Summit tours – also in winter, snow-shoeing day tours

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND REWARDING SNOW-SHOE TOURS AT A GLANCE:

Broad Grieskogel (3,287 m)

From Niederthai you first set out staying in the valley before the area becomes steeper. Particularly worth seeing along the way is the Grasstallsee, which lies somewhat hidden behind a high morainic ridge. Since the difference in altitude up to the summit is considerable, this tour is recommended to trained hikers only.

Duration: 5 - 6 hours
Difference in altitude: 1,750 m

 

Hohe Wasserfalle (3,003 m) & Hochreichkopf (3,010 m)

Along the Horlachbach, past the Larstighof (Jausenstation) up to the small Horlachalm. After a turn, hikers are awaited by the Guben (Schweinfurter Hütte). Further, through the Finstertal to an Alm and/or a hunting lodge to the Hohe Wasserfalle, which can be reached from the Finstertalhütte (2,147 m). You thus ascent at the next flat passage to the access of the Wannenkar, until a small, clearly pronounced morainic leads up on the right.

Duration: 4 - 4.5 hours
Difference in altitude: 1,470 m

 

Mahdeben to the Grastal

Right behind the Falknerhof a forest trail direction Ennebachegg takes you through a dense spruce forest. Hikers continue via a steep ascent to the Grastal and cross the Grastal creek. Subsequently, turn to Brand and via a beautiful trail, you will reach Mahdeben.

Duration: 5,5 hours
Difference in altitude: 891m

 

 

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