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Snowshoes recommended route

snowshoe trail viewing Bielefelder hut

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ACHERKOGELBAHN -> Aussichtsplattform Acherkogelblick ->Bielefelder Hütte -> ACHERKOGELBAHN
Distance 5.6 km
2:30 h
423 m
423 m
2,187 m
1,916 m
Use the Acherkogel cable car to reach the Hochoetz ski region. The beautiful, signposted snowshoe trail starts below the panoramic restaurant (2020 m) and leads away from the ski piste. The path moves always slightly downhill and later crosses the snow-covered winter forest until you reach the Acherkogelblick viewing platform. The impressive view of the Acherkogel invites you to linger. The next part of the snowshoe trail is more demanding and requires a certain level of snowshoe experience. After about 1 km and 170 m climb you reach the Bielefelder Hütte where you can make yourself comfortable, enjoy the view and gather new strength with a Kaiserschmarrn. For those with more stamina, there is the option to continue to trudge up to the Schaferkreuz. The path is relatively comfortable and climbs slightly up through the side of the mountain. When you arrive at the Schaferkreuz you have a wonderful panoramic view and can take in the 360° panorama. For the descent take the same path back to the Bielefelder Hütte. Below the hut the route branches off to the right. Here you follow the slightly steeper path down until you get back to the beginning of the tour and follow the same way back to the Acherkogel cable car.

Author’s recommendation

Very nice snowshoe trail in a great winter landscape with two special highlights!
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Update: September 27, 2023
Highest point
2,187 m
Lowest point
1,916 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Dirt road 6.58%Forested/wild trail 2.27%Path 29.04%Unknown 62.09%
Dirt road
0.4 km
Forested/wild trail
0.1 km
1.6 km
3.5 km
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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

Tips and hints



Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz (2,015 m)
47.212332, 10.931270
47°12'44.4"N 10°55'52.6"E
32T 646241 5230569


Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz

Turn-by-turn directions

The Acherkogelbahn takes you to the Hochoetz ski region. The beautiful, signposted snowshoe trail starts below the panorama restaurant (2020 m). It leads slighty downhill through the snow-covered winter forest and traverses away from the ski slopes to the Acherkogelblick viewing platform. The impressive view to the Acherkogel invites you to linger. From there the path follows the same way back again until you reach a crossroads. The signposted path towords "Bielefelder Hütte" is steeper and requires a certain amount of snowshoe experience. After approx. 1 km and 130 hm you have reached your destination and can make yourself comfortable at the Bielefelder hut, enjoy the view and gather new strength with a plate of Kaiserschmarrn. The descent followes same path back down. When you reach the crossroad again, turn right and follow the signs back to the mountain station "Bergstation".

Public transport

Travel comfortably and safely by train to Ötztal Bahnhof. At the train station you will find regular public transport or local taxi services, which will happily take you to your desired destination! The current bus timetable are available at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

By road

The Ötztal valley is located in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey by car leads you through the Inntal valley until you reach the start of Ötztal. Beside the toll motorways you can also use the country roads. To plan your journey we recommend using a route planner like: https://www.google.at/maps


The following parking options are available:

 Parking Acherkogelbahn - free for guests of the cable car, camping prohibited

Parking next to the river (at the end of Oetz on the right hand side) – free of charge, but limited parking; camping prohibited

Parking Oetz town center- parking fee

Parking for several days': Parking Oetz town center, the ticket is available at the tourist office Oetz


47.212332, 10.931270
47°12'44.4"N 10°55'52.6"E
32T 646241 5230569
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Information Winter Oetz I available Information Oetz

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass #043 | Ötztaler Alpen Ötztal, Pitztal | 1:50.000


Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, wind-, rain-, snow- and sunprotection, hat and gloves is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aid box, a mobile phone, awalking map and if there is no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.

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5.6 km
2:30 h
423 m
423 m
Highest point
2,187 m
Lowest point
1,916 m
Out and back Circular route Refreshment stops available Forest roads Clear area Forest


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