The Ötztal has much to offer for a skiing holiday in Tyrol


When the snow glistens in the sun and the air is pure and clear outside, then all is good in the world. And it’s even nicer when you get to enjoy your ski holiday with your four-legged friend. Because they just love going on journeys as well as frolicking around in the fresh powder snow. As evening dawns, look forward to a cosy evening ahead in front of the crackling fireplace in our dog-friendly hotel.

Winter holiday at its best

Directly from the hotel, the ski shuttle takes you to the ski area Hochötz (about 10 minutes driving time). In the evening, after the 6-course selection menu, you are welcome to sit in front of the crackling open fire at our bar "Hoangartn" and enjoy the rest of the day.

skiing highlights




Away from the slopes

Cross-country skiing, ski tours and more. The Ötztal is renowned for its scenario-based ski tours covering all difficulty levels. After enjoying our vitality breakfast buffet, mountain enthusiasts can conquer new peaks, snow-covered slopes and descents adorned with firn snow and find their very own happiness in authentic natural surroundings.

Those who prefer classic-sporty activities will discover plenty of space for exercise and training in fresh winter air with approx. 185 kilometres of snow-assured skating and classic high-altitude trails in Ötztal.

In addition to the network of cross-country trails, romantic winter hiking trails pass through snowy forests, snow-covered meadows and along the Ötztal Ache river. Or what about an original Tyrolean hut evening with tobogganing on the illuminated toboggan run afterwards? This and much more is pure winter enjoyment for us.

Romantic winterwonderland

Enjoying the natural beauties of the Ötztal from the horse-drawn sleigh under a warm blanket - this special experience is offered together with our partner "Tischlars" in Längenfeld.

Please book your romantic ride early at our reception on +43 525262680 or via

Ice climbing

Ice climbing is not just for specialists. In the recent years, ice climbing has become an absolute winter hit. Here in the Ötztal Valley we have numerous frozen waterfalls that range from the light to the most demanding.

Every Thursday from the end of December to the end of February night, ice climbing takes place in the middle of the village of Längenfeld at the floodlit waterfall. Certified mountain and ski guides are presenting you the best climbing  tricks.

Fun on the sled

From afar you can see the brightly lit sled run. Well-organized sled nights and transfers to the sledding huts make these popular events a special experience. With Skidoos or directly on the sledge, the sledders are brought to the start.

14 different sled runs are available in winter. You can find the Sautens-sled directly behind the Hotel Ritzlerhof.

The Selfness & Genuss Hotel Ritzlerhof offers a free sled rental for your stay.

Cross-country skiing

From beginners to professionals, on the 143 km of skating and classic high-altitude trails in Niederthai and Gries near Längenfeld, as well as on the cross-country network through the wide valley near Längenfeld and Umhausen. The cross-country ski run is free for all in the whole Ötztal Valley.

Skiing with your dog

Even though the Ritzlerhof 4*S is not directly located on the ski slopes, the local skiing resort of Hochötz-Kühtai and the TOP skiing destination of Sölden can nevertheless be reached directly from the hotel four times a day with the complimentary ski shuttle, so that you can quickly and conveniently access the slopes at any time. That is our gift to you – Selfness and Indulgence near the ski resorts! You can either take your dog with you or they can wait in your hotel room, well looked-after while under our supervision. We'd be happy to provide you with a dog sitter for a fee, who will take your darling on one or two rounds through the nature park surrounding the Ritzlerhof for as long as you are having a ball on the slopes.

The Ritzlerhof extras for your winter holiday with your dog

We are a dog-friendly hotel. Dogs are very welcome at the Hotel Ritzlerhof and are greeted with many extras such as doggy bed, bowl and treats. Your four-legged friend can accompany you to dinner in our hotel by advance booking and enjoy life to the fullest with you. Or entrust your loved one with our dog-loving staff for a short while.

Winter wellness

What could be better than enjoying the warmth and ambience in our "Lenzenstuba" wellness area after an active winter day? Warm up your body, mind and soul in our bio sauna, our outdoor sauna, in the steam room and the infra-red cabin and then relax in our tranquillity room with the scent of aromatic Swiss stone pine.


Ritzlerhof 1 · 6432 Sautens · Tirol
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