WINTER HIKING IN PAZNAUN. PART 1: MUTTA IN ISCHGL

Yes, Paznaun has the best ski slopes in the world – but that’s not all. Winter hiking is also really popular. Whether a steep ascent or comfortable walk on the flat, there’s something for everyone on Paznaun’s total of 38 winter hiking routes. In this series, we introduce you to the best routes.
  • Start and endpoint: Ischgl Silvretta cableway
  • Length: 6 km
  • Time: 1.5 hours
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Refreshment break: restaurants and pubs in Ischgl
The Mutta path takes you over six kilometres from Ischgl town centre through snowy woods high up the slope of the local mountain. From here there’s a wonderful view over the town and the famous Prennerhang mountain slop. If you still haven’t had enough, you can extend the hike a little on your way back. To do so, after Pension Jungmann don’t go back in the direction of the car park but take instead the fork before and continue your hike to the hamlet of Paznaun. From there you can return back to the town.
Tips for winter hiking:
  • Keep up to date on the weather and avalanche situation, especially when hiking in the Tyrolean mountains.
  • Choose shorter hiking routes in the winter, as there are less hours of sunlight and the paths are more tiring
  • Don’t forget to bring a small snack, plenty of water and warm drinks
  • Keep away from closed paths – the warnings are there for a reason.
  • Keep in mind the opening hours for the huts and cable cars in Galtür – so you don’t risk ending up in front of closed doors at the end of your hike.