- By train to Ötztal-Bahnhof - bus connection to Obergurgl or Vent.
- By car along Inntal valley - autobahn exit: Ötztal/Haiming - through the Ötztal to Obergurgl - parking area at the base station of Festkogl mountain gondola.
Mid-March to early May
Demanding ski mountaineering loop tour across huge glacier fields and partly exposed areas, for example challenging peak ascents to Schalfkogel and Mitterkarjoch. Recommended only in good stable weather and safe avalanche conditions.
- Langtalereckhütte (2436 m, Sektion Karlsruhe/DAV), serviced in winter from mid-February through mid-May
- Martin-Busch-Hütte (2501 m, Sektion Berlin/DAV), serviced in winter from mid-March through mid-May
- Hochjoch-Hospiz (2412 m, Sektion Berlin/DAV), serviced in winter from mid-March through mid- May
- Vernagthütte (2755 m, Sektion Würzburg/DAV), serviced in winter from early March through mid-May