• Sölden glacier / Sölden
      Ötztal in Tirol: Ski & Spa

      Winter Love is... splendid ski days and glamorous jet set nights

    Ötztal Alps Tyrol

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    Choose Your Winter Love Adventure

    When you visit Ötztal valley in Tirol, you enter a world where your dream holiday turns into a reality. After all, this is a place where you can conquer 3 three-thousanders and 363 km of slopes; where you can be part of the jet set in one of Tirol’s trendiest towns; where you can relax in a 22,000-square metre spa in the middle of the Alps. It’s up to you.

    Why We Love Ötztal

    • 363 km of slopes, 90 lifts, and six ski areas all covered by one ski pass - from skiing mainstays like Sölden and Gurgl to family ski areas like Hochoetz-Kühtai
    • Only ski area in Austria featuring 3 three-thousanders: Gaislachkogl (3,058 m), Tiefenbachkogl (3,250 m), and Schwarze Schneid mountains (3.340 m) a.k.a. the BIG3
    • Huge variety: grand mountain panoramas framed by 250 peaks over 3,000 m, glamorous and lively wintersport towns, dreamy mountain villages, one of Austria's most brilliant thermal spa, enough slopes to never take a run twice, diverse sport options off the piste

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    3 Winter Activities in Ötztal We Love

    •                     First Line Obergurgl Hochgurgl

      First Line in Gurgl

      Kiss the mountain good morning: Ski the untouched pistes, then enjoy a sunny prosecco breakfast on the mountain.
      The piste is yours
    •                     Top Mountain Star in Obergurgl

      Top Mountain Star in Gurgl

      At this futuristic glass-enclosed bar perched perilously atop a mountain ridge, you'll have a hard time deciding whether the view or the cocktails are better.
    •                     007 ELEMENTS

      007 ELEMENTS James Bond Museum

      Ski in the tracks of Britain's favourite spy, discover SPECTRE filming locations, and dive into the action sequences at the ELEMENTS interactive exhibit.
      Bond, James Bond

    BIG 3 Skirallye Sölden: Take three 3,000-metre peaks in a day!

    •                 Schönwieshütte Gurgl, Ötztal

      Insider's Tip: Hike to Schönwieshütte Hut

      You won't be able to get to this modern-yet-cosy hut on skis. Instead, hike through an enchanted stone pine forest - or call ahead to be picked up by a snowmobile at the lift station!

      Hike or snowmobile for you?

    Events You'll Love

    •                     Ski World Cup Sölden / Sölden

      AUDI FIS Skiworldcup Opening Sölden

      In Sölden the winter season already starts in October with the AUDI FIS Ski World Cup.
      Enjoy thrilling moments
    •                     Stuibenfall Winter

      Lantern walk to floodlit waterfall

      Every Wednesday evening you can enjoy a guided Lantern walk to the Stuiben Waterfall.
      Enjoy the great panoramic views
    •                     Snowshoeing around the village Niederthai

      Guided snowshoe hike

      Get on your snowshoes and walk through the winter wonderland of the Ötztal Nature Park.
      Walking on clouds

    Useful Information

    • How to Get There

      By plane:
      The closest airports are Innsbruck (83 km to Sölden), Munich, Germany (231 km), Salzburg (263 km) and Zürich-Kloten, Switzerland (281 km).
      By train:

      • Innsbruck to Ötztal station: direct train (30 min, take a bus to Sölden and other towns from there)
      • Munich to Ötztal station: 1x change in Kufstein (2 h 30 min)
      • Salzburg to Ötztal station: direct train (2 h 15 min)

      By car:
      From Innsbruck, drive west on the A12 along Inntal valley until you reach the entrance to Ötztal and follow the road to your destination.

    • Sölden

      Altitude: 1,350 - 3,340 m

      • Glaciers: 2
      • Lifts: 31 (65,500 passengers/hour)
      • Huts: 33

      144 km of slopes:

      • 70 km blue slopes
      • 45 km red slopes
      • 27 km black slopes
      • 2 km ski route
      • Longest run: 15 km

      Snow-making: 77% of slopes covered (all slopes lower than 2,200 m)

    • Gurgl

      Altitude: 1,800 - 3,080 m

      • Lifts: 25 (39,400 passengers/hour)
      • Huts: 11

      112 km of slopes:

      • 35 km blue slopes
      • 57 km red slopes
      • 20 km black slopes
      • Longest run: 8 km

      Snow-making: 99% of slopes covered

    Winter Love Off the Slopes

    Huts & Restaurants We Love: Step Inside...

    • Gampe Thaya hut
    • Restaurant IceQ Sölden / Sölden
    • mountain hut Hohe Mut Alm Gurgl
    • Schönwieshütte Gurgl, Ötztal
    • Top Mountain Star in Obergurgl

    ...and Try Our Favourite Dish:

    "Ziachkichle" traditional dessert

    An Ötztal speciality

    "Ziachkichle" Pastry

    Ingredients (8 servings):

    1/2 kg wheat flour | 20 g yeast | 15 g sugar | 1/4 l milk | 2 egg yolks | 2 tbsp rum | 30 g butter | cooking fat

    How to make them:

    • Prepare a yeast dough and allow to rise. Scoop out little balls of dough onto your flour-dusted hand and roll them on a chopping board. Cover and let rise again.
    • "Pull out" the dough balls to create a thin layer of dough in the middle and bulges on the side. Slide into the hot cooking fat and quickly ladle more hot fat on top. Turn and bake until golden. Take out, let drip (ideally on a paper towel).
    • Put fresh berries or cranberry jam in the middle and dust with icing sugar.

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