Ötztal Loop Tour

Getting Here

  • 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.

Best Season

Mid-March to early May

Ability Level

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.

Mountain Huts

  • Langtalereckhütte (2436 m, Sektion Karlsruhe/DAV), serviced in winter from mid-February through mid-May
    www.alpenverein-karlsruhe.de
  • Martin-Busch-Hütte (2501 m, Sektion Berlin/DAV), serviced in winter from mid-March through mid-May
    www.hotel-vent.com
  • Hochjoch-Hospiz (2412 m, Sektion Berlin/DAV), serviced in winter from mid-March through mid- May
    www.dav-berlin.de
  • Vernagthütte (2755 m, Sektion Würzburg/DAV), serviced in winter from early March through mid-May
    www.dav-wuerzburg.de