The hike from Vent to the hut of Martin Busch in the early spring has completely different atmosphere than in the high summer season. You will meet here groups of skialpinists rather than hikers. If there is not fresh fallen snow, then the way takes only a little more than in the summer, because it is quite well ploughed and trodden thanks to the hut supplies. Even so it is a good idea to consider whether to take snowshoes, especially if you plan to go well beyond Martin Busch hut. If the weather comes out well, then the tops covered with snow contrast beautifully with the azure sky and this trip is really enjoyable. (summer tour version here).