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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XC Ski Track Obergurgl Pill | Angern

Cross-Country Skiing · Oetztal
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BASE STATION HOCHGURGL GONDOLA -> Ski track Obergurgl Pill | Angern -> BASE STATION HOCHGURGL GONDOLA

Luisteluhiihto, Perinteinen
moderate
5.3 km
1:20 h
95 m
94 m

Access at the car park of Hochgurgl Gondola`s base station. Flat Nordic trail on the valley floor of Pill/ Angern. Easy to moderate climb via Issewiesen meadows to the hamlets of Königsrain and Alt Poschach. Along Gurgler Ache brook on the right side you return, past Hotel Jagdhof, to the parking area. 

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1839 m
Lowest point
1776 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

  • Cross-country skis - classic or skating skis
  • Cross country poles of suitable length
  • Cross country boots - precise fit, should give a firm grip and tight-fitting
  • Clothing - Functional underwear with long arms and legs, special running tights and tight pants, water repellent and breathable jacket recommended
  • Gloves should provide a firm grip and optimal stick guidance

 

Tips, hints and links

More details about cross country skiing in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/langlaufen

Start

Base station Hochgurgl Gondola (1777 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.897438, 11.039596
UTM
32T 655355 5195786

Destination

Base station Hochgurgl Gondola

Turn-by-turn directions

Access at the car park of Hochgurgl Gondola`s base station. Flat Nordic trail on the valley floor of Pill/ Angern. Easy to moderate climb via Issewiesen meadows to the hamlets of Königsrain and Alt Poschach. Along Gurgler Ache brook on the right side you return, past Hotel Jagdhof, to the parking area.  

 

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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  • Cross-Country Track Untersölden - Sölden
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crosscountry skiing technique
Luisteluhiihto, Perinteinen
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.3 km
Duration
1:20 h
Ascent
95 m
Descent
94 m
Perinteinen Luisteluhiihto Loop Scenic With refreshment stops

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