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Road bike tours in Ötztal

Cross-Country Skiing recommended route

High altitude trail reservoir pond Hochgurgl (0)

Cross-Country Skiing · Ötztal
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HOCHGURGLBAHN II -> reservoir pond -> HOCHGURGLBAHN II
Skating, Classic
Distance 0.6 km
0:10 h
0 m
16 m
2,733 m
2,717 m
Easy cross-country trail along the reservoir in Hochgurgl. Ascent with the Hochgurgl gondola I and II. Start at the top station of the Hochgurglbahn II. This trail is only groomed when the other cross-country trails in Gurgl cannot be groomed due to lack of snow.
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Update: December 28, 2023
Highest point
2,733 m
Lowest point
2,717 m
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Safety information

Please pay attention to the current weather- & avalanche report: 

https://www.oetztal.com/de/winter.html and https://lawinen.report/bulletin/latest.

Tips and hints

To get to this trail, a 'pedestrian ticket' for the Hochgurglbahn I and II is required.

More information about Cross country skiing can be found here: https://www.oetztal.com/winter/the-full-winter-variety-in-oetztal/cross-country-skiing-in-oetztal.html

Start

Hochgurgl gondola II top station (2,717 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.886260, 11.074401
DMS
46°53'10.5"N 11°04'27.8"E
UTM
32T 658039 5194613
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Destination

Hochgurgl gondola II top station

Turn-by-turn directions

Easy cross-country trail along the reservoir in Hochgurgl. Ascent with the Hochgurgl gondola I and II. Start at the top station of the Hochgurglbahn II. This trail is only groomed when the other cross-country trails in Gurgl cannot be groomed due to lack of snow.

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

Directions

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 was: https://www.google.at/maps

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Gurgl: 
  • Parking garage (center of Obergurgl), chargeable | € 2,00/hour
  • Parking garage - bottom station Festkogl, chargeable | € 2,00/hour
  • Parking Hochgurglbahn valley station, free of charge - no parking at night
  • Parking Top Mountain Crosspoint, free of charge
  • Parking Hochgurgl, free of charge (very small parking) 

Coordinates

DD
46.886260, 11.074401
DMS
46°53'10.5"N 11°04'27.8"E
UTM
32T 658039 5194613
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Equipment

  • Cross-country skis - skating skis or classic skis
  • Cross country poles of suitable lengt
  • Cross country boots - precise fit, give a firm grip and fit snugl
  • Clothing - Functional underwear with long arms and legs, special running tights and tight pants, water repellent and breathable jacket recommended
  • Gloves should provide a firm grip and optimal stick guidance

Similar routes nearby

  • Practice cross country trail Hochgurgl - No. 2
  • Trail Obergurgl | Section #2 - Königsrain
  • Trail Obergurgl | Section #3 - Isse
  • Trail Obergurgl | Section #1 - Obergurgl Pill | Angern
  • Practice cross country trail Obergurgl - No. 8
  • Cross-country track Zwieselstein - Sölden
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Cross-country skiing technique
Skating, Classic
Distance
0.6 km
Duration
0:10 h
Descent
16 m
Highest point
2,733 m
Lowest point
2,717 m
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