Ötztal – Winter Wonderland
Ötztal is synonymous with Tirol's glacier-topped winter wonderland. Already in October you can enjoy ultimate skiing pleasures on the glacier slopes: Alpine skiers, snowboarders, ice skaters, Nordic skiers, snowshoe hikers, winter walkers and icefall climbers get together at the Peak of Tirol. Snow is always guaranteed thanks to Ötztal's high altitude location. The endless ski slopes feature top modern mountain lifts and snow-making systems. Freeriders and snowboarders can choose from a number of snow parks while 34 mountain lifts - whisking you up beyond 3000 meters above sea level – await you on 150 slope kilometers. The top ski destination Sölden offers everything a winter sport aficionado's heart could possibly desire, including two glacier ski areas on Rettenbach and Tiefenbach. Also in the holiday villages of Sautens, Haiming-Ochsengarten, Oetz and Längenfeld varied winter activities and romantic moments are scheduled, among them horse-carriage rides, fun-filled tobogganing and snowshoe hiking at torchlight. What's more, with some 150 Nordic track kilometers the Ötztal makes a unique winter holiday paradise for Nordic skiers. And after an exciting day in the mountains, the splendid Aqua Dome spa center in Längenfeld offers wellness treatments and water fun for all ages and preferences.
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The Ötztal valley is one of Tirol´s jewels.
If you leave the A12 highway or the B171 federal road toward the Ötztal valley, you will get a notion of how fantastic this region is. 250 mountains more than 3,000 m high (including Austria´s highest mountain, the "Wildspitze"), the largest glacier ski area in the Eastern Alps and Tirol´s tallest waterfall form a landscape of majestic beauty. Come and discover Tirol´s longest side valley (60 km) and take advantage of the many activities in this region of superlatives...
There is no valley like the Ötztal valley...
Plenty of snow in a ski area that extends up to 3,249 meters, vast ski terrain for all ability levels, state-of-the-art ski lifts, 150 kms of cross-country skiing trails, 200 kms of winter hiking trails, cozy ski huts, night life, sledding, night skiing, wellness facilities, relaxation.