Holidays in the Ötztal ValleyDreamlike Ötztal, Tirol's longest side valley, is always worth a visit. The entire Ötztal Holiday Region is not only home to the highest mountain in North Tirol, the scenic Wildspitze peak, but also offers an infinite number of family holiday activities in summer and winter. Breathtaking glacier worlds featuring more than 250 peaks higher than 3000 meters promise endless fun for active holiday makers. Be it skiing, snowboarding, ski mountaineering, ice skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoe hiking or winter walking – the Ötztal has it all when it comes to supreme ski and winter holidays in Tirol. Also in the summer the valley boasts myriad outdoor adventures and activities. Besides climbing, walking, hiking, mountain biking and rafting, there are many more highlights on the summer sports program.
Ötztal – Mountain Summer at its FinestA summer vacation in the Ötztal creates memories staying with you forever. The scenic Ötztal Alps stand for both relaxation and adventure, either on rushing waters or silent mountain lakes.
Fun-filled summer mountain holidays include family hiking, high Alpine mountaineering, wellness treatments, water fun and many other pleasant highlights available in the marvelous Ötztal. Austria's most popular hiking and climbing area features a huge 1300 km network of perfectly signposted walking trails. Among the undisputed summer attractions ranks the Ötztal Card, comprising all important highlights within the valley plus all summer mountain lifts and public bus lines. A great deal especially for action-packed family holidays. Mountain bikers, white water fans, rafting, kayaking or canoeing enthusiasts can conquer Ötztaler Ache river and the popular Imster Schlucht ravine. A travel back in time is waiting for you at the Ötzi Village in Umhausen, giving an insight into work and life in the Neolithic period. At the entrance to the valley you find Area 47 – the ultimate outdoor playground for the sports-minded. Furthermore, culture events and traditional folk festivals are scheduled throughout the Ötztal all summer long.
Ötztal – Winter WonderlandÖtztal 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.
More detailed information provided by the Tourist Board
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...
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.