PARKING BOTTOM STATION HOCHGURGLBAHN ->Pill Angern->Obergurgl->ZIRBEN ALM
In addition to the Nordic skiing trail from Pill/Angern, an interesting winter hiking route runs through the wide open valley basin of Gurgl.
Over small steps and bridges, past a small larch forest and old farmhouses, the trail takes you to Obergurgl and towards Zirben Alm at the foot of the natural monument. The hiking trail travels either on the right, sometimes on the left along Gurgler Ache brook, showing both the original and modern side of this popular winter sports resort.
Please pay attention to the current weather- & avalanche report:
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 winter hiking in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/winterwandern
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.
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)