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Ski austria

Ötztal. The first choice for winter sports fans

Skiing is a national sport in Austria. Much of the country nestles in the Alps. Austria is just as famous for its mountain panorama as it is for its varied ski areas and very well-groomed ski slopes. With its 6 varied ski areas and 363 kilometers of perfectly groomed slopes, extending from 1350 to over 3340 meters above sea level, Ötztal is way ahead of the Austrian skiing scene in terms of popularity.

Staying overnight in the valley of superlatives

Whether you want to stay in a holiday apartment, a nice pension or in a hotel according to your taste, there is a suitable lodging facility for all requirements here in Ötztal. With its appealing accommodations, the fabulous ski areas and - depending on your preference and location - entertainment programs or cozy tranquility in a dreamy mountain village, Ötztal almost guarantees successful holidays. Winter walking, snowboarding or skiing - Austria offers everything you could possibly desire.

Accommodations in Ötztal

1 card - 1 valley – endless opportunities

With the Ötztal Super Skipass, available for 3 days or more, you not only enjoy top infrastructures but also the sheer variety of 363 slope kilometers, 90 mountain lifts and 6 ski areas - including 2 glacier ski mountains. Thanks to the high altitude and absolute snow guarantee as well as ski slopes for all skill levels, nothing stands in the way of a memorable ski vacation in Austria. Would you like to take a break from the long downhill runs? No problem at all. With the Ötztal Super Skipass you have also entertainment programs already included. Admission to the "007 Elements" James Bond Adventure World inside Sölden’s Gaislachkogl peak or a visit to Europe’s highest motorcycle museum at the Top Mountain Crosspoint in Hochgurgl – all highlights without paying extra.

Ötztal Super Skipass

Ötztal SUPER SKIPASS - One skipass for all Ötztal Ski Areas

363 km of ski slopes, 90 mountain lifts and 6 ski areas - the Ötztal Super Skipass gives unlimited access to all ski slopes in the valley. Internationally renowned ski destinations like Sölden and Obergurgl-Hochgurgl are included as well as the family-friendly ski regions of Hochoetz-Kühtai, Niederthai, Gries and Vent. /// More about Oetztal: https://www.oetztal.com More about EVENT/PRODUCT/OFFER: https://www.oetztal.com/superskipass To be sure not to miss anything subscribe to our channel: www.oetztal.com/youtube Ötztal Facebook Account: https://oetztal.com/facebook Ötztal Instagram: https://oetztal.com/instagram Ötztal Blog: http://oetztal.blog //// Credits Idea & Concept: Zimmermann & Pupp Director: Zimmermann & Pupp Camera: Zimmermann & Pupp Cut: Zimmermann & Pupp Audio: Zimmermann & Pupp © Ötztal Tourismus

FAQs skiing in Austria

Scenic Ötztal, Tirol's longest side valley covering approx. 65 km, promises unrivaled skiing fun for beginners, families and ambitious skiers alike. There are no less than 6 ski areas with 90 mountain lifts spread all over Ötztal, including 2 glacier ski areas. Ranging from small to large, authentic to action-packed, they all have their advantages. But all areas from the entrance to the valley to its rear end have two things in common: state-of-the-art lift infrastructures and absolute snow reliability thanks to altitudes beyond 3000 m.

Austria can call itself home to several renowned ski resorts. Two of them, namely Sölden and Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, can be found in Tirol's Ötztal. Every year in October, the international skiing elite gets together in Sölden to celebrate the start of the new World Cup season. The two glacier ski areas in Sölden are of course not only reserved for professionals. Sölden is also Austria's one and only ski area to have three ski mountains higher than 3000 meters with spectacular viewing platforms, accessible by top modern lifts. A few kilometers towards the upper valley at almost 1900 meters, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl is one of the most snow-reliable ski areas in the Alps. And that's why the resort is one of the first winter ski areas in Austria to open its doors in autumn. Fabulous slope conditions are a matter of course here, it is not for nothing that “Gurgl” has committed itself to Top Quality Skiing.

A simple question that has unfortunately no simple answer. How many calories you actually burn on a day of skiing depends on several aspects such as intensity, duration and terrain you have chosen. Even if we cannot give an exact number, we can guess. If we assume an average but ambitious amateur skier who skis for one hour on a moderately difficult (red) piste, energy consumption ranges between 400 and 600 calories. Depending on whether you put more or less pressure on the ski edges and how you use your body weight, the number of calories burnt can of course vary. An interesting detail: The daytime temperature on the day of skiing also influences calorie consumption. Therefore, you burn more calories on cold winter days than on a warm spring skiing day. The entire Ötztal with 6 ski areas and 90 mountain lifts promises plenty of ski challenges ready to melt away calories.

Alpine ski equipment consists of skis, ski boots and ski poles. You also need the right ski clothing and protective equipment. A complete set of ski clothing comprises the following items: ski socks, ski underwear, a middle layer of clothing (depending on temperature), a ski jacket and ski pants. Of course, warm gloves and a cap (when you take off the helmet) are an absolute must. Ski goggles can protect against snow flurries, but also against UV radiation. Last but not least, a ski helmet and possibly also a spine protector are part of the essential equipment. A backpack can be used, if necessary, for example to carry extra clothes or drinks and snacks. The expert Ötztal sports shops offer everything you need for unlimited fun on the slopes - skis, ski boots, ski poles and helmets can be rented on the spot.