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13.04.2021 - Tyrolean Kaiserschmarrn

Kaiserschmarrn is undisputedly one of the most popular desserts in Tyrol. Enjoying a delicious Kaiserschmarrn on a ski day is almost part of the tradition of a winter holiday. So that you don't have to do without this delicious dessert at home, here is a recipe for you to try out:

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • a little milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 dash rum
  • butter
  • sultanas
  • 1 tbsp sugar

For the topping:

  • Plum roaster
  • Icing sugar


Preparation

Mix the flour, vanilla sugar, milk and a pinch of salt with a whisk. Add 3 whole eggs to the smooth batter and add a dash of rum. Heat the butter in the pan, add the batter and top with sultanas. Cover the pan with a lid and fry the Schmarrn on both sides.

Break up the Schmarrn, sprinkle with sugar and let it caramelise slightly. Arrange the Kaiserschmarrn in the pan with the plum toast and icing sugar and serve.

12.03.2021 - Planned opening hours

In the current situation, announcements unfortunately do not always hold. Nevertheless, we would like to give you a preview of the planned opening dates.

April:
• Ötztal Cycle Path & Via Ferrata
• Ötztal Museums
• 07.04. AQUA DOME (if legally permitted)
• 30.04. AREA 47


May:
• Ötzi village and bird of prey park
• 21./22.05. Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road


June:
• 03.06. Mountain railways Hochoetz - Acherkogelbahn
• 19.06. Vent mountain railways
• 25.06. Gurgl mountain railways


July:
• 04.07. Bergbahnen Hochoetz - Ochsengartenbahn

04.03.2021 - Der Sommer kann kommen

Bye, bye cold winter days! Let the view of green mountain meadows warm you up. Instead of a sultry beach climate, fresh mountain air, exciting experiences and exercise in the great outdoors await you in Sölden. This summer with a special upgrade: Our Ötztal Inside Summer Card includes even more leisure offers and price advantages.

Ötztal Inside Summer Card - free mountain railways, admission to bathing lakes, AREA47 and Co.

 

Curious about the nation of bikers? The BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN opens at the beginning of June. Natural trails and shaped lines in all levels of difficulty await you. Not only for pros. Families and beginners will also enjoy them: Warm up in the pump track and try your first tours with your bike guide.

To the Bike Republic

22.02.2021 - Winter dreams

Temperatures up to +10 degrees, a closed snow cover and pure sunshine. The high winter in the Ötztal could not be more beautiful this week.

These days are perfect for exploring beautiful ski tours in the Ötztal Alps.

One of the most beautiful and widely visible tours is in the area of Obergurgl on the Schalfkogel (3,537 m).

A difficult and racy ski peak with a wonderful steep descent directly to the Gurgler Ferner.

The starting point is the Langtalereckhütte, from where you first descend into a deeply snow-covered gorge.

At the end, you reach the beginning of the Gurgler Ferner from where it goes up over the Kleinleitenferner to the summit of the Schalfkogel from where you have a fantastic panoramic view of the Dolomites, Zillertal, Ötztal, Stubai peaks, the Bernina group, etc.

To the other worthwhile ski tour destinations - ski tours in the Ötztal valley

 

31.01.2021 - Winter hiking in the Ötztal

Winter in the Ötztal has much more to offer than skiing and cross-country skiing. Winter hiking is at the top of the list of winter activities away from the ski resorts. Hike in the sun and only hear the soft crunching of the snow under your shoe soles. Breathe in the fresh, cool air and enjoy the day in the untouched winter landscape. Always with the snow-covered mountain peaks and the Kaiserschmarrn in the next mountain hut in mind. 

The Ötztal has 250 kilometres of winter hiking trails to offer, stretching from Haiming to Obergurgl - Hochgurgl and Vent.

Let yourself be surprised by the winter hiking possibilities during your next winter holiday with us and as a little insider tip, we can highly recommend the winter hiking trail from Untergurgl to Obergurgl all the way to the Zirmwald.

15.01.2021 - Sledge ride in Sölden

If you are looking for a day's rest and relaxation from skiing, the quiet side of Sölden with the Stallwiesalm is also a worthwhile destination in winter.

As one of the most rustic alpine pastures in the Ötztal with the additional feature of afternoon sun, the Stallwies' (1,850 m), as the Ötztalers call their alp, is a destination for the whole year.

That means: for every single day, because the Stallwies is open almost all year round. Locals also like to make a detour to the Stallwies. The house is already 350 years old.

This hiking route is a rewarding mountain hike in the Ötztal Alps in Tyrol.

From the Freizeit Arena Sölden it goes along the Granbichlstraße (Granbichl district) to the Windachtal valley. The forest road leads through sparse coniferous forest and with every meter of altitude the views of the opposite mountain range of the Geigenkamm become more exciting.

Gradually the forest thins out and opens up onto a wide alpine meadow with old huts made of dark wood. The one with the beautiful sun terrace is the Stallwies.

In winter you can go downhill on a sledge, which can be rented at the alpine hut or you can go back on foot.

Online Skiticketing - The earlier the cheaper!

From the coming 2020/21 winter season, there will be a new price system for the Sölden ski area. The online prices for the ski passes are no longer fixed, as was previously the case, but depend on the date of purchase and demand.


The new dynamic pricing model offers attractive prices (up to -20%) and rewards those who secure the desired ski passes early in advance in the online ticket shop.

 

The best legal trail in Austria

By Christoph Berger-Schauer - https://www.lines-mag.at/fernar-trail-soelden/

 

Anyone who likes to ride alpine trails will have a hard time in Austria. Rarely are the fine trails high up in the mountains MTB tracks, you are fast in a grey area. If there's anything, it's usually a track suitable for the masses. Sölden now has a delicacy in its programme, Fernar Trail, which could advance to the top ranking of all technical trail riders.

 

The start is usually very impressive in Sölden: at 2,800 metres above sea level at the Tiefenbach glacier. This means that the Fernar Trail even trumps the Ollweite Line in terms of altitude. First of all: you should be a good cyclist and like technical riding when you start the trail after the Rosie-Mittermaier-Tunnel. Otherwise it will be a very, very long way down.

 

More than 900 meters of altitude difference in blocked terrain have to be conquered. Lots of rock, scree, narrow curves (some of them to move) and - at the latest when you cross the small bridge over the Petznerbach - a scenery to kneel down. Whoever complains that there is too much hype on Teäre Line & Co should look here. This is where the bike chaff separates from the biker wheat and you notice: slow, precise cycling in rough terrain is not good for many. But those who can and like it will feel immensely comfortable here. It's the kind of trail where you move at about the same speed as the hikers.

 

All photos (c) Rudi Wyhlidal

 

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