Winter Walking & Snowshoe hiking

Indulging in the white wonder world while winter hiking

An array of cleared paths leads right across snow-covered winter wonderlands and endless fields, along the crystal clear Ötztaler Ache river to Oetz (2 km). Another scenic hiking trail takes nature lovers to the picturesque Piburger See lake and the surrounding nature preserve. Children will have great fun amidst this white paradise by exploring the awesome beauty of nature treasures which are almost untouched by man. Adults can indulge in peace and quiet while forgetting the daily grind.

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Hochjoch Hospiz - Middle Guslarspitze - Vernagthut

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Map / Hochjoch Hospiz - Middle Guslarspitze - Vernagthut
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moderate
5.5 km
4:30 h
804 m
448 m
Hochjoch Hospiz towards Mittlere Guslarspitze (3,151 m – walking time: approx. 3 hours) – descent towards Vernagthütte (2,755 m – walking time: approx. 1 ½ hours) or directly via the high-altitude trail from Hochjoch Hospiz towards Vernagthütte (2 hours) – overnight stay

 

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
3127 m
Lowest point
2412 m

Equipment

It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as breathable and weather-adapted outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and possibly gloves. It is also important to have enough food, as well as a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map.

 

Tips, hints and links

More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern 

Start

Hochjoch Hospiz (2412 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.825111, 10.833680
UTM
32T 639859 5187362

Destination

Vernagthut

Turn-by-turn directions

Hochjoch Hospiz towards Mittlere Guslarspitze (3,151 m – walking time: approx. 3 hours) – descent towards Vernagthütte (2,755 m – walking time: approx. 1 ½ hours) or directly via the high-altitude trail from Hochjoch Hospiz towards Vernagthütte (2 hours) – overnight stay

 

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 facilities are available in Vent:

In front of the village and at the valley station from the chair lift (payable)

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.5 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
804 m
Descent
448 m

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Highest point
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Lowest point
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