65-kilometres long Tyrolean valley Ötztal stretches in the Ötztal Alps massif. On its steep slopes extend exclusive pistes boasting a great elevation. Ötztal, or rather ski resorts that are located in this valley, offer the best of the Austrian Alps. Skiers will certainly enjoy a perfectly groomed slopes of all levels and lots of off-piste possibilities. You can also ski on the glacier here. There are several resorts situated in the Ötztal valley: large resorts Sölden and Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, medium-large Hochoetz Kühtai, and small resorts Vent, Niederthai and Gries.
Ötztal Valley Resorts have a total of more than 300 km of ski slopes, which lie at an altitude ranging from 1377 to 3340 meters above sea level and thus can boast an elevation of nearly 2,000 metres. The most famous ski resort of Ötztal is exclusive Sölden, which offers about 150 kilometers of ski slopes, spreading partially on two glaciers and three peaks with a height exceeding 3,000 meters above sea level. This makes Sölden really a unique ski resort in Austrian Alps. More than 100 kilometers of slopes has another luxury resort Obergurgl-Hochgurgl. But Ötztal is also suitable for cross-country skiers as you can find here around 185 kilometres of cross-country trails.
Ski pass prices and opening hours
Lifts in the Ötztal runs from 8:30 to 16:30. One-day ski pass costs €45 in the most popular resorts like Sölden and Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, and six-day ski pass costs about €230.
Also an offer of après-ski activities is on a high level in Ötztal. In addition to restaurants, bars, shops, you can try out all sorts of winter sports and the icing on the cake is a luxury aqua park situated in the town Längenfeld.
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