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Skiing in Ötztal

In winter, the Alps are covered in deep snow in Ötztal. And the winter sun shines brightly on the Hochoetz ski area, one of the 5 sunniest ski regions in Austria. Pistes with a total length of 39 kilometres await you here for a sunny ski holiday, all with snow cannons and therefore with a snow guarantee. That calls for a skiing holiday, exploring the different runs on skis or a snowboard all day long until the sun goes down. And sometimes even longer ... There are also a number of other ski areas in Ötztal near Sautens.

Your benefits - Skiing holiday in ötztal

Skiing holiday in ötztal

Your benefits

  • Only around 5 km to the ski lift of the Acherkogelbahn
  • 10 different ski regions can be reached from Sautens in just 30 minutes
  • Hochoetz-Kühtai ski alliance: 2 ski regions – 1 ski pass
  • Snow guarantee from December to April thanks to full snow cannon coverage
  • Free ski bus from in front of our ski hotel to the ski area Hochoetz / Acherkogelbahn
  • Free ski bus from Sautens to Hochoetz, Kühtai and Niederthai
  • Ski room in the Ritzlerhof ski hotel
  • Lunch packet on request (subject to charge)

80 piste kilometres with one ski pass

Ski area Hochoetz-Kühtai

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Twice the skiing fun - Hochoetz & kühtai ski alliance

Hochoetz & kühtai ski alliance

Twice the skiing fun

  • ski regions – 1 ski pass
  • 25 lifts, 13 of which in Hochoetz
  • 6-person chair lift with weather hoods on the Wetterkreuzbahn in the Hochoetz ski area
  • Viewing point with view of the Zugspitze mountain
  • Snow village in the middle of ski region
  • 80 piste kilometres, 39 km in the Hochoetz ski area
  • 20 km easy (blue)
  • 50 km medium (red)
  • 10 km difficult (black)
  • 170 ha total piste area
Hochoetz ski area - Ski holiday in the top ski region in austria

Ski holiday in the top ski region in austria

Hochoetz ski area

During your ski holiday with us in Ötztal you can reach the Hochoetz ski area with the Acherkogelbahn from Oetz and also from Haiming-Ochsengarten. The choice of pistes ranges from narrow forest runs through to wide, open slopes. The free racing run next to the Brunnenkopf piste and the Hochoetz fun park offer sporty challenges. The Skiline app is also free – this allows you to track your skiing day in the Hochoetz ski area, providing data on covered vertical metres and number of runs.

The Hochoetz ski region has been nominated as a top ski region by, the world’s largest test portal for ski resorts.

Webcam Hochötz

Kühtai ski area - Included in your ski pass

Included in your ski pass

Kühtai ski area

The highest winter sports resort in Austria is located 7 km further on in the Stubai Alps at an altitude of 2,020 m: Kühtai.

The pistes in the Kühtai ski area are also included in the ski pass for Hochoetz. If you drive by car from our Ritzlerhof ski hotel to Kühtai, you can park free of charge as a day skier.

Alternatively, you can also reach the Kühtai ski area by taking the Acherkogelbahn up to the Hochoetz ski area, skiing down the valley run to Ochsengarten and then taking the free ski bus to Kühtai.

Webcam Kühtai

Skiing experience in the longest side valley in the eastern alps

Other ski areas in Ötztal

Skiing in Ötztal - Variety for your ski holiday

Variety for your ski holiday

Skiing in Ötztal

  • Hochoetz: nearest ski resort, at the entrance to Ötztal
  • Kühtai: at an altitude of 2,200 metres
  • Niederthai: family ski area near Umhausen, 4 km of pistes
  • Gries: family ski area near Längenfeld, 0.5 km of pistes
  • Sölden: 144 piste kilometres, 3 glaciers
  • Ötztal glacier ski areas: 36 km Rettenbach and Tiefenbach glaciers
  • Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area: 1,800 m to over 3,000 m, over 107 km of pistes
  • Vent: at an altitude of 1,900 m at the end of Ötztal, 15 km of pistes
You can ski in all ski areas in Ötztal with the Ötztal super ski pass.
Sölden ski area - Only 30 minutes by car from sautens

Only 30 minutes by car from sautens

Sölden ski area

This is one of the highest-altitude ski areas in Austria and is the largest in Ötztal. The glacier ski areas can also be accessed from the winter ski areas with a total piste length of 144 kilometres. Most pistes in the ski area are at high altitude. On the longest run – from the BIG3 platform Schwarze Schneide to the Gaislachkogl valley station – skiers cover a descent of almost 2,000 m and a distance of 15 km. The most difficult run is the World Cup piste on the Rettenbach glacier.

Sölden is a lively ski resort and is renowned for its après-ski parties.

Webcam Sölden

Skiing & relaxation in the ritzlerhof ski hotel in ötztal in tyrol

Plan your ski holiday in Ötztal

First ski on the slopes below the Acherkogel, Wetterkreuz and Rosskopf ... And then enjoy the view of the winter mountain scenery from the high plateau of the Ritzlerhof. Book your ski holiday in the 4-star superior Ritzlerhof ski hotel in Ötztal.

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