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Snowshoe hiking

Big feet, great fun

Little equipment, quick learning plus heaps of fun. That probably best describes this gentle type of winter sport. The lightweight snowshoes are quickly attached to the winter mountain boots and everyone cuts a fine figure on them in almost no time at all. Snowshoes and hiking poles can be conveniently rented from countless sports shops within the Oetz region. Far away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded ski areas you trudge across country through the quiet winter wonderland.

Guided tours on snowshoes

Ochsengarten and Hochoetz offer some of the most stunning snowshoe hikes in Ötztal. If you don't like to go alone and still want to feel the peace and closeness to nature of a snowshoe hike, simply take part in one of the guided tours offered by Ötztal Tourismus. For example, once a week there is a moonlight snowshoe tour around Ochsengarten. Equipped with headlamps, the participants feel the crunching snow under their feet, admiring the bright crescent of the moon above them. A fascinating adventure that creates memories staying with you forever!
Snowshoe Hiking Region Oetz

Moonlight tour Ochsengarten

Snowshoe Hiking Ochsengarten Night

Every Monday

Equipped with headlamps you explore the breathtaking winter wonderland in the surroundings of Ochsengarten. We take you through the picture-book forest covered in white, resembling a glittering white carpet under the twinkling stars. Indulge in a truly romantic atmosphere and listen to the crackling fresh snow under your feet.
 

Where Ochsengarten
Meeting point 8.00 pm. Ochsengarten mountain gondola, base station
Hiking time without rest stop approx. 1 hour, return approx. 10.00 pm
Fee € 5.00 per person; guests staying at Ötztal Nature Park partners – free of charge
Extra Fee € 10.00 per person (snowshoe rental, headlamp)
Equipment appropriate winter walking gear (sturdy boots – no moonboots, warm clothes), ski poles, enough to drink
Group min. 3 persons, max. 15 persons (minimum age 8 years)
Booking Ötztal Tourismus – Information Ochsengarten, T + 43 (0) 57200 820, ochsengarten@oetztal.com, at the Ötztal Tourist offices, at your accommodation, by Monday (12.00 noon)

WinterMagic Ochsengarten

Snowshoe Hiking Ochsengarten Landscape

Every Wednesday

Enjoy awe-inspiring panoramic views of the surrounding Alpine landscape on our hike off the beaten tracks, far away from busy ski slopes. Snow-covered forests and meadows all in white provide peace and quiet. Walking on snowshoes, nature shows its own varied facets to the nature explorers – A very intensive experience of a very special kind. OUR TIP: Bring a camera or a pair of binoculars!
 

Where Ochsengarten - Haiminger Sattele
Meeting point 9.45 am, Sattele area located above Ochsengarten; car park (subject to a charge: € 3 in coins), bus connection from Ochsengarten and Haiming
Walking Time without rest stop approx. 2 hours, return approx 3.00 pm
Rest Stop Feldring Alm (1888m)
Fee € 10.00 per person; guests staying at Ötztal Nature Park partners – free of charge
Extra Fee € 5.00 per person (snowshoes, toboggan rental)
Equipment appropriate winter walking gear (sturdy boots – no moonboots, warm clothes), ski poles, enough to drink
Group min. 3 persons, max. 15 persons (minimum age 8 years)
Booking Ötztal Tourismus – Information Ochsengarten, T + 43 (0) 57200 500, ochsengarten@oetztal.com, at the Ötztal Tourist offices, at your accommodation, by Tuesday (4.30 pm)