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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Cross-Country Skiing

Tauferberg Track - Umhausen-Niederthai

Cross-Country Skiing · Oetztal
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Map / Tauferberg Track - Umhausen-Niederthai
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ÖTZTAL XC SKI CENTER->Tauferberg Track->ÖTZTAL XC SKI CENTER
Luisteluhiihto, Perinteinen
difficult
2.3 km
0:45 h
96 m
96 m
On the first 1.5 kilometers you haveto conquer about 100 altitude meters, which lead through a picture-book forest. Followed by a speedy downhill stretch on the same route with steep sections and hairpin bends. 

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1664 m
Lowest point
1568 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 

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.  

 

Tips, hints and links

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

 

Start

Ötztal XC Ski Center (1568 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.120926, 10.963127
UTM
32T 648908 5220472

Destination

Ötztal XC Ski Center

Turn-by-turn directions

On the first 1.5 kilometers you haveto conquer about 100 altitude meters, which lead through a picture-book forest. Followed by a speedy downhill stretch on the same route with steep sections and hairpin bends. 

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 Niederthai:
  • car park hamlet of Lehen | Ötztal XC Ski Center, free of charge 

 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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crosscountry skiing technique
Luisteluhiihto, Perinteinen
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
2.3 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
96 m
Descent
96 m
Perinteinen Luisteluhiihto Insider tip

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