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Snowshoes recommended route

Schönwies hut | Section #2: Zirbenwald - Schönwieshütte

Snowshoes · Gurgl Open
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ZIRBENWALD -> SCHÖNWIESHÜTTE
Open
moderate
Distance 1.6 km
0:45 h
211 m
0 m
2,266 m
2,054 m
The start of this beautiful tour is at the end of the Zirbenwald. The winter hiking trail leads with a moderate ascent to the Schönwieshütte past the Rotmoss-Waterfall.

Attention. The winter hiking trail is not groomed. We recommend this tour only with poles and spikes/rugs or with snowshoes.

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Update: February 29, 2024
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,266 m
Lowest point
2,054 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 38.72%Path 61.25%
Forested/wild trail
0.6 km
Path
1 km
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Rest stops

Zirben Alm

Safety information

Please pay attention to the current weather- & avalanche report: https://www.oetztal.com/de/  & https://lawinen.report/bulletin/latest.

The Ötztal Tourismus team will be happy to inform you personally about the nature of the winter hiking trails.

Oetztal tourism: T +43 5 72 00 100 | [email protected]

Start

Zirbenwald (2,054 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.857601, 11.014013
DMS
46°51'27.4"N 11°00'50.4"E
UTM
32T 653520 5191309
w3w 
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Destination

Schönwieshütte

Turn-by-turn directions

The start of this beautiful tour is at the end of the Zirbenwald. The winter hiking trail leads with a moderate ascent to the Schönwieshütte past the Rotmoss-Waterfall.

Attention. The winter hiking trail is not groomed. We recommend this tour only with poles and spikes/rugs or with snowshoes.

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 our local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

Directions

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 valley 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 | € 2,00/hour
  • Parking garage - bottom station Festkogl, chargeable | € 2,00/hour
  • 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) 

Coordinates

DD
46.857601, 11.014013
DMS
46°51'27.4"N 11°00'50.4"E
UTM
32T 653520 5191309
w3w 
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, is for all hikes and tours necessary. 
Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
1.6 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
211 m
Highest point
2,266 m
Lowest point
2,054 m
Linear route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Insider tip Dog-friendly

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