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Winter Hiking recommended route

Nisslalm - Längenfeld/Gries

Winter Hiking · Laengenfeld · Open
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  • Gries - Winterwanderung zur Nissl Alm
    / Gries - Winterwanderung zur Nissl Alm
    Photo: Julian Noggler, Ötztal
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GRIES -> Vögelas Brücke -> NISSLALM
Distance 5 km
1:50 h
453 m
0 m
2,045 m
1,592 m
A place in the sun, lots of dark wood, easily accessible and managed all year - so you could summarize the pluses of the Nisslalm. Thanks to the innkeepers Albertina and Albrich Haller, who maintain their position 365 days a year up to an altitude of 2,054 m, the fact that there are also hot and cold dishes throughout the day. The views into the Sulztal make the trip to a high alpine experience. From the Gries parking lot, follow the path for about half an hour to the Sulztal in the direction of Sulztalalm, turn right (signposted) and climb up the Zirbenwald in evenly inclined bends. Finally, the forest clears - on a sunny balcony is the 130-year-old Nisslalm. Due to the north-facing orientation, the slope of the Nisslalm is snow reliable for a relatively long time, usually from the beginning of December to mid-April. The descent takes place the same way or with the sled.

When ascending, please expect toboggan oncoming traffic !!

Author’s recommendation

The Nisslalm offers toboggan rental.
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Update: August 08, 2021
Highest point
2,045 m
Lowest point
1,592 m
Best time of year

Safety information

Please note the current snow and avalanche situation report for the coming days:

https://www.oetztal.com/en/winter.html & https://avalanche.report/albina-web/bulletin/latest?lang=en

Please inform yourself about the conditions and status of the respective winter hiking trail at Ötztal Tourismus.

 Ötztal Tourismus
T +43 5 72 00 300

Tips and hints

More details about winter hiking in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/winter-hiking


Gries (1,592 m)
47.069303, 11.027055
47°04'09.5"N 11°01'37.4"E
32T 653906 5214859



Turn-by-turn directions

From the parking lot in Gries the path leads very flat to the Vögelasbrücke. From here, the slope noticeably increases. After a few turns, the path branches off to the right. This path leads through some hairpin bends with a pleasant slope to the hut.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Travel comfortably and safely by train. Endstation or exit point is the station ÖTZTAL. Then you drive comfortably and quickly by public transport or the

local taxi company through the entire valley to your desired destination. The current bus timetable can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

Getting there

The drive to the ÖTZTAL

Arriving by car leads holidaymakers over the Inntal to the valley entrance and further along the Ötztal. In addition to the motorway can also be used on rural roads. With the route planner, your journey can be quickly and easily determined. To the route planner: https://www.google.at/maps



The following parking facilities are available in Gries:

Gries at the end of the village - (chargeable)



47.069303, 11.027055
47°04'09.5"N 11°01'37.4"E
32T 653906 5214859
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wintermap Längenfeld


It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as outdoor clothing, weather-resistant outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and gloves. 


Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Similar routes nearby

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  • Besinnungsweg - Längenfeld/Gries
  • Round hiking trail Brand/Burgstein - Längenfeld
  • Brandalm - Längenfeld
  • Längenfeld/Au - Längenfeld
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5 km
1:50 h
453 m
Highest point
2,045 m
Lowest point
1,592 m
Linear route Scenic Refreshment stops available Groomed snow


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