Beginners, families and experienced skiers will enjoy the perfect skiing holiday in the Ötztal during its winter season from September to May on the spectacular snow slopes framed by the dazzling panorama of more than 250 mountain peaks reaching to more than 3000 metres above sea level.
Sölden has long been the venue for the opening of the winter season on its Rettenbach and Tiefenbach glacier ski runs. The opening events of the Ski World Cup competition are held here in October and these traditionally mark the start of the skiing holiday season in Sölden, which is celebrated with events and parties. All pistes at Sölden and Hochsölden open for regular operation in mid-November and this is again marked by accompanying events. The extensive piste runs - 148 km in all - are well-maintained and there are slopes for all levels of skier, ensuring that visitors enjoy pure ski fun during their winter breaks. With its 69 km of blue pistes, 51 km of red pistes, 28 km of black pistes and 2 km ski trails, Sölden provides a highly diverse base for your winter break in the Tyrol.
Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, another internationally renowned skiing destination at some 2,000 metres above sea level, celebrates the arrival of winter and witnesses the opening of the Ötztal skiing season from mid-November. A total of 110 km of pistes are available for ski holidaymakers in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl (35 km easy, 55 km moderately difficult and 20 km difficult).
Slopes for beginners are provided at the Gaisberg, practice and Mahd chair lifts. The more experienced skier will find moderately difficult runs on the Festkogl in Obergurgl and the Schermerspitze in Hochgurgl. Experts can test their skills on the steep piste starting on the Hohen Mut in Obergurgl and the Buckel piste on Top Wurmkogl II in Hochgurgl. Book your holiday today. Take a skiing break - Obergurgl waits to welcome you.
Ötztal's third largest ski area, Hochoetz lies at one end of the 70 km alpine valley, and provides for skiing at elevations of 700 - 2,000 metres above sea level. It always opens its pistes in mid-December and is especially targeted at families, offering excellent value holiday packages. In Hochoetz, there are 34 km of well-prepared piste available for daily use that have been awarded the official "Pistengütesiegel" piste seal of approval of Tyrol. From beginner to expert, from little 'snow princess' to would-be downhill racer, everyone will find a slope appropriate for them.
You will see just how varied a skiing holiday in Ötztal in the Tyrol can be. Just select from the recommended hotels and ski break offers and find the ski region and hotel of your choice.