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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Kraspessspitze - Umhausen-Niederthai

Mountain Hike · Oetztal
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  • Horlachtal
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Map / Kraspessspitze - Umhausen-Niederthai
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CAR PARK HAMLET SENNHOF (next to the information Niederthai)->Horlachtal->Schweinfurter Hut->KRASPESSPTZE
difficult
8.8 km
4:30 h
1267 m
0 m
Take the leisurely route from the car park hamlet Sennhof (next to the information Niederthai) towards Horlachtalweg trail up to Schweinfurter Hütte. Before you reach the hut, the path forks off to the left. Climb the steep slope in the direction of Weites Kar. Proceed to the next turn-off: the path on the left leads to Finstertaler Scharte ridge and Schartenkogel peak while the route on the right travels to Kraspesspitze along the mountain ridge. Great vistas of the Stubai Alps.

 

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2954 m
Lowest point
1540 m
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Safety information

For experienced mountaineers that are free from vertigo & surefooted, Very good physical condition, mountain experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary, such as alpine security material, good weather conditions recommended.

Please pay attention to the current weather report: https://www.oetztal.com/de/sommer.html 

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, ankle-high walking boots, wind-, rain- & sun protection, hat, possibly 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.

Start

car park hamlet Sennhof (next to the information) (1539 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.128330, 10.967580
UTM
32T 649225 5221303

Destination

Kraspesspitze

Turn-by-turn directions

Take the leisurely route from the car park hamlet Sennhof (next to the information Niederthai) towards Horlachtalweg trail up to Schweinfurter Hütte. Before you reach the hut, the path forks off to the left. Climb the steep slope in the direction of Weites Kar. Proceed to the next turn-off: the path on the left leads to Finstertaler Scharte ridge and Schartenkogel peak while the route on the right travels to Kraspesspitze along the mountain ridge. .

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 

Getting there

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 Niederthai:
  • car park hamlet Sennhof, payable from 07:00 to 18:30

 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
8.8 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
1267 m
Descent
0 m
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