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Winter Hiking recommended route

Sonneck/Gaislachalm/Silbertal - Sölden

Winter Hiking · Sölden · Open
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SÖLDEN /Stiegele --> Sonneck --> Gaislachalm --> Silbertal --> Gaislachalm --> Sonneck --> SÖLDEN/ Stiegele
Distance 4.3 km
2:00 h
444 m
7 m
1,986 m
1,543 m
From the parking lot Stiegele (Crossing Gaislach / Hochsölden) you can start your hike to the Gaislach huts.

As an alternative starting point, you can take the Zentrum Shuttle and follow the Ausserwaldstraße towards Innerwald. A direct path leads through the Innerwaldstraße to Infang, where you can start your hike.

From Stiegele, the forest road leads through partly dense forest to the Gaislach huts.

First you will reach the Gasthof Sonneck. From there you follow the flat forest road on to the Gaislachalm and then you reach Silbertal.

From up there you can enjoy a wonderful view over the Venter valley.

Author’s recommendation

The huts along the hike invite you to stop by.

Gasthof Sonneck, Gaislachalm and the Silbertal are open all winter and have no days off!

Highest point
Silbertal, 1,986 m
Lowest point
Stiegele, 1,543 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Hotel Silbertal ****
Alpengasthof Sonneck
Alpengasthof Gaislach Alm

Safety information

Please inform yourself about the conditions and status of the respective winter hiking trail at Ötztal Tourismus.


Ötztal Tourismus
T +43 (0) 57 200 200

Tips and hints

More details about winter hiking in Ötztal: Winterwalking Trails Ötzvalley




Stiegele Sölden/ Zentrum Shuttle (1,548 m)
46.957917, 11.004781
46°57'28.5"N 11°00'17.2"E
32T 652532 5202438


Stiegele Sölden/ Zentrum Shuttle

Turn-by-turn directions

You can start your hike to the Gaislachalmen from the Stiegele parking lot. (Crossing Gaislach / Hochsölden).

As an alternative starting point, take the Zentrum Shuttle and follow the Ausserwaldstraße towards Innerwald.

A direct path leads via Innerwaldstraße to Infang, where you can start your hike.

From there you follow the forest road, which is relatively flat at first and then steeper all the way up to the first bend. The path often proceeds parallel to the ski run.

Continue to follow the marked trail through partly dense forest, slightly uphill to the Gaislachalmen.

After several turns you first reach the Alpengasthof Sonneck. From there you continue to the Gaislachalm and then to Silbertal.

Take the same route back down to the valley. 


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


Enjoy a comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station 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

The drive to the ÖTZTAL. Located in Tyrol, the ÖTZTAL branches off to the south as the longest side valley of the Eastern Alps. Arriving by car leads guests over the Inn Valley to the valley entrance and further along the Ötztal. In addition to the toll motorway can also be used on rural roads. With the route planner, the journey can be quickly and easily determined:

To the route planner: https://www.google.at/maps


They can park directly at the
  • parking lot Stiegele

    The parking is free during the day.



46.957917, 11.004781
46°57'28.5"N 11°00'17.2"E
32T 652532 5202438
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Citymap Sölden


Suitable equipment such as breathable and weather-adapted outdoor clothing, ankle-high hiking boots, wind, rain and sun protection, hat and gloves is required for all walks and hikes. The transport of a first aid package, a mobile phone and possibly a hiking map is recommended.

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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4.3 km
2:00 h
444 m
7 m
Highest point
1,986 m
Lowest point
1,543 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Linear route Way cleared


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