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Ski holidays oetztal

Winter activity at its best

Skiing in Ötztal means enjoying more of everything: 6 ski areas, including two glacier ski areas, over 363 slope kilometers plus top infrastructures. The Hochoetz-Kühtai ski region and the smaller areas of Vent, Niederthai and Gries are cozy and familiar. If you are in the mood for challenging slopes with a certain drive, you are in good hands in Sölden and Gurgl. Regardless of whether you are a beginner or an expert, everyone will find their absolute favorite slope in blue, red or black on a ski vacation in Ötztal.

The full variety of one card

Free access for holders of the Ötztal Super Skipass to all slopes within the valley. 363 piste kilometers, 90 mountain lifts and 6 ski areas, including 2 glacier ski mountains, which offer all of this with a single skipass. With the unrivaled Ötztal Super Skipass, available from 3 days or more, you not only enjoy the top infrastructure, but by purchasing this skipass you also get high altitude and snow guarantee as well as a diverse choice of ski slopes for all skill levels. Top quality skiing on wide, spacious ski runs in upper Ötztal valley and family-friendly, smaller ski areas in the valley’s central part. One valley, one card and the full range of variety. Not only athletes get their money's worth with this offer, also the entertainment program is fairly impressive and already included. Immerse yourself in the realm of James Bond 007 and visit the "007 Elements" adventure world inside Sölden’s Gaislachkogl peak, take part in the BIG3 rally and compete with the best or visit Europe’s highest motorcycle museum at the Top Mountain Crosspoint in Hochgurgl: all this and a lot more without.

Ötztal Super Skipass

Tailor-made accommodation for ski holidays in Ötztal

All accommodations are in the immediate vicinity of the 6 ski areas, some even right on the slopes. Ski-in and ski-out is just normal here. Thanks to the free skibus, which stops at the respective bus stops throughout the Ötztal at short intervals, driving a car on holiday becomes a truly minor matter. Ötztal offers an incredible range of different accommodations. Do you want to be flexible and independent together with all the family or do you go on vacation with friends? Then we strongly recommend one of our cozy holiday houses or apartments. Do you love to relax and wind down at the wellness parlor after an exciting day on the ski slopes? Then our 3 to 5-star hotels offering spacious spa areas including sauna, steam bath, infinity pool and relaxation rooms are the perfect choice for a ski vacation with us here in Ötztal.

Accommodations in Ötztal

Off the beaten ski slopes

Would you like to take a day off from long downhill runs and would like to explore Ötztal’s scenic winter away from the slopes? No problem at all. Covering over 50 kilometers, the 15 toboggan runs meander down the Ötztal mountains. The perfect activity with families and friends. In addition to our exciting toboggan runs, Niederthai, Längenfeld and Gries in particular offer perfectly groomed cross-country ski trails, either for classic-style or skating. The right equipment is available at the sports rental shops while a wide range of instruction courses ensure the right technique. Do you prefer the gentle way? Then we recommend walking through the crunching snow. Snowshoeing and winter hiking across the valley on snow-covered paths with breathtaking mountain panorama included.

Winter activities in Ötztal

Frequently asked questions about ski holidays

What you need on a ski holiday basically depends on whether you want to take your ski equipment with you or rent it on-site. If you bring your own ski equipment with you, the following items should absolutely be part of your packing list:

  • Skis, ski boots & ski poles
  • Ski clothing: ski socks, functional ski underwear, a middle layer of clothing (depending on temperatures), ski jacket and ski pants, gloves and hat
  • Ski goggles & sunscreen
  • Ski helmet and possibly back protector

A huge number of expert sports shops spread across the entire Ötztal offer everything you need for a superb ski holiday - skis, ski boots or ski poles and helmets can be hired on-site.

Ötztal makes an internationally renowned destination for ski holidays. Tirol's longest side valley offers about 65 slope kilometers for beginners, families and sporty skiers. There are 6 ski areas offering 90 mountain lifts within Ötztal, including also 2 glacier ski areas. Be it young or old, close to nature or action-packed, all areas have their very special advantages. The ski areas between the entrance to the valley and its rear end have two things in common: state-of-the-art lift infrastructures and absolute snow reliability thanks to altitudes of up to 3000 m above sea level.

You can conveniently plan and book your ski holiday online on the destination's website. There are over 1500 verified accommodations to choose from, plus great booking advantages such as best price guarantee that make tiring price comparisons on several portals a thing of the past.

A complete ski outfit for a ski holiday consists of the following clothing items: ski socks, quick-drying functional ski underwear, a middle layer of clothing (depending on temperatures, according to the "onion principle") and a windproof ski jacket and ski pants.

Of course, warm gloves and a hat should not be missing. Ski goggles protect against snowfall and UV radiation. In addition, a ski helmet and possibly a back protector are part of a complete set of equipment. A backpack can be used optionally, for example to carry some spare clothes or drinks and snacks. The wide range of sports shops within Ötztal offer everything you need for unlimited fun on the slopes - skis, ski boots or ski poles and helmets can be rented on-site.

For example in Ötztal, Tirol's longest side valley. The destination boasts 6 ski areas with over 350 well-groomed slope kilometers. The two largest ski areas in the valley, Sölden and Gurgl, have online ski ticket shops where you receive online discounts of up to 20% compared to the regular ticket price if you buy your skipass early. As well the other ski dorados in the valley offer fair price models.

In the full accommodation list on oetztal.com you will find many inexpensive accommodations and lodgings according to your holiday budget. For example, select the quality category you want for a hotel and narrow down your selection. Have fun planning your ski holidays.