Winter & snowshoe hiking in the Oetz Region

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All those who are true hiking lovers indulge in this passion also during the cold season. Warm clothes, woolen hat, scarf and winter-proof footwear: look forward to an adventure in the fresh winter air. Also snowshoe hikers are ready to go in almost no time. The trendy alternatives to skiing in Lower Ötztal have already become a new boom: well-groomed and signposted winter hiking trails lead through snow-covered meadows and forests while guided tours are also offered as an exciting off-road variant.

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Vent - Hochjoch Hospiz - Brandenburger Haus

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Map / Vent - Hochjoch Hospiz - Brandenburger Haus
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difficult
14.7 km
6:00 h
1573 m
216 m
Across Alpine meadows and a scenic suspension bridge you walk along the trail from Vent to Rofen. Here you continue towards the goods lift of Vernagthütte and further on across the picture-book Rofner Schlucht gorge. The permanently ascending trail is very steep and demanding before you reach Hochjoch Hospiz. A switch-backing and very steep path takes you up the slope. Turn left after approx. 15 walking minutes. The eternal ice of Kesselwandferner features many dangerous crevasses, therefore it is strongly recommended to cross the glacier field only in a group and with ropes – guided by a professional mountain expert!

 

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
3254 m
1891 m

Equipment

It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as breathable and weather-adapted outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and possibly gloves. It is also important to have enough food, as well as a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map.

 

Tips, hints and links

More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern 

Start

Vent (1900 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.858805, 10.913400
UTM
32T 645848 5191251

Destination

Brandenburger House

Turn-by-turn directions

Across Alpine meadows and a scenic suspension bridge you walk along the trail from Vent to Rofen. Here you continue towards the goods lift of Vernagthütte and further on across the picture-book Rofner Schlucht gorge. The permanently ascending trail is very steep and demanding before you reach Hochjoch Hospiz. A switch-backing and very steep path takes you up the slope. Turn left after approx. 15 walking minutes. The eternal ice of Kesselwandferner features many dangerous crevasses, therefore it is strongly recommended to cross the glacier field only in a group and with ropes – guided by a professional mountain expert!

 

Public transport

Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

 

Getting there

Vent is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps

 

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Vent:

In front of the village and at the valley station from the chair lift (payable)

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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  • Hochjoch-Hospiz
    Hochjoch-Hospiz
  • Brandenburger Haus
    Brandenburgerhaus
  • Breslauer Hütte
    Breslauer Hut
  • Die Rofenhöfe - höchste ständig bewohnte Dauersiedlung der Ostalpen
    Rofenhöfe 2014 m
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
14.7 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
1573 m
Descent
216 m

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