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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Natural Toboggan run Hochgurgl

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Map / Natural Toboggan run Hochgurgl
1650 1800 1950 2100 2250 m km 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5

BASE STATION HOCHGURGL GONDOLA -> Toboggan run -> BASE STATION HOCHGURGL GONDOLA

 

easy
2.5 km
0:12 h
33 m
402 m

A true tobogganing highlight: the flootlit natural toboggan run leads from the middle station of Hochgurgl Gondola down to the base station in Pill. Three kilometers long, 25 speedy turns, top floodlights and comfy uphill ride on Hochgurgl Gondola.

Free night tobogganing bus from Sölden. For holders of a valid lift ticket the gondola ride is free of charge.

  • Daily 9.00 am – 4.00 pm
  • Night Tobogganing and night skiing in Hochgurgl from 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
  • Every Friday until 22.12., every Thursday from 28.12.
  • Free night toboggan bus from Obergurgl and Sölden
  • Toboggan rental at Scheiber Sport, top & base terminal (Top Hotel Hochgurgl)

 

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
2154 m
Lowest point
1785 m
Best time of year
Jan
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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       

Equipment

  • Sturdy shoes with non-slip sole
  • Helmet with ski goggles
  • gloves
  • Warm, waterproof clothing
  • Flashlight or headlamp for sledding at night

 

Tips, hints and links

More details about tobogganing in Ötztal: 

https://www.oetztal.com/rodeln

Start

Talstation Hochgurglbahn (2154 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.898976, 11.052099
UTM
32T 656303 5195982

Destination

Talstation Hochgurglbahn

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A true tobogganing highlight: the flootlit natural toboggan run leads from the middle station of Hochgurgl Gondola down to the base station in Pill. Three kilometers long, 25 speedy turns, top floodlights and comfy uphill ride on Hochgurgl Gondola.

Free night tobogganing bus from Sölden. For holders of a valid lift ticket the gondola ride is free of charge.

 

  • Daily 9.00 am – 4.00 pm
  • Night Tobogganing and night skiing in Hochgurgl from 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
  • Every Friday until 22.12., every Thursday from 28.12.
  • Free night toboggan bus from Obergurgl and Sölden
  • Toboggan rental at Scheiber Sport, top & base terminal (Top Hotel Hochgurgl)

 

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)  

 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.5 km
Duration
0:12 h
Ascent
33 m
Descent
402 m
Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly

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