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Opening glacier ski area on 10.09.2021

From today's point of view, the following lifts and ski runs will start operating on Friday 10.09.21 on the Rettenbach glacier:
- Black cutting edge I + II
  Ascent daily: 08.00 - 15.00
- SL Karleskogl 08.00 - 15.00
- Slope 32 Ski operation until 15.00

The following rates apply until further notice:
- Adults: € 26.00 per day
- Youth (JG 2001 - 2005): € 21.00 per day
- Children (born 2006 - 2012): € 16.00 per day
plus € 3.00 deposit for Keycard

Ticket office opening hours at the Rettenbach: 07.30 - 16.00 h

The glacier road is open daily from 07.00 - 16.30 hrs.

Free use of the Glacier Bus with valid ticket.

Free parking at Rettenbach.

The Rettenbach Market Restaurant is also open.

28.06.2021 - Things to do im Ötztal

A summer holiday in the Ötztal has a lot to offer. But the following things should be on every list:

AREA 47:

Here surfers' hearts beat faster, tumble over obstacles or chill in a deck chair with a mountain view. But the wakeboard lake is only the beginning of Area 47, because it continues with a huge outdoor pool with fun things like blobbing air cushions, water slides, diving boards and various climbing possibilities. You can also book guided canyoning & rafting tours or visit the airy high ropes climbing garden under the motorway bridge. As we all know, life begins at the end of the comfort zone, and Area 47 is the place to push the limits.


There are actually quite a few mountain lakes in the Ötztal, but only one in which the warm water temperatures invite you to swim extensively: Lake Piburg. Its water temperatures rise to up to 26 degrees in summer. It is located in the middle of a landscape conservation area above Oetz and has also made a name for itself on Instagram in recent years.


An all-natural air-conditioning facility is the Stuibenfall near Umhausen. With a drop of 159m, it is the highest waterfall in Tyrol. The finely atomised water drops provide cooling on hot summer days and have been scientifically proven to have a positive effect on health. You can either hike to the waterfall via a total of 728 steps over a platform system or seek direct rock contact on the via ferrata. The via ferrata is perfectly suitable for beginners and, thanks to additional steps and handholds, can be used by children as young as 10. Absolute highlight: the airy suspension bridge over the waterfall.


Whether it's the Ötztal herb infusion in the gorge sauna or the salt peeling in the steam bath - here you can really take a deep breath. A special eye-catcher: the three outdoor bowl pools from which you can enjoy the view of the mountains.


True 007 fans can enjoy a very special exhibition with original pieces from the Bond films at the top station of the Gaislachkogl at 3040m above sea level. The multimedia installation "007 ELEMENTS" shows scenes from Spectre as well as parts from the other 24 Bond films. It is even one of the few authorised Bond exhibitions worldwide! A must-see for film fans and anyone who wants to change their perspective.

Don't miss it: the ice Q restaurant next door was also a setting in Spectre and has been awarded two toques. 


The Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road leads over the 2509m high pass from Tyrol to the Passeier Valley in South Tyrol. It is not unusual to drive past metres of snow even in July. Along the way, a stop at the Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum and the architecturally outstanding information stations is recommended. (The motorbike museum was completely destroyed by a major fire in January 2021. The private collection fell victim to the flames. The twin brothers Alban and Attila Scheiber are busy rebuilding. The plan is to open in autumn 2021).


If you need a little more distance from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you've come to exactly the right place with your hiking boots. Alpine hikers, pleasure hikers, alpine hikers and art hikers - in Vent there is something for everyone. Wait a minute, art hikers? These are all those who hike along the art hiking trail to the beautiful, old Rofen farms. Along the way there are several stone sculptures from the ARTeVENT international sculpture symposium to marvel at.

17.05.2021 - Ötztal Inside

Did you already know? There is now more in your Ötztal holiday!

We are happy to provide you with the Ötztal Inside Guide, your personal travel companion for the Ötztal, at check-in. It offers everything you need for a top-organised, relaxed holiday - free of charge & conveniently on your smartphone. Whether activities and events during the travel period, bookable adventure offers, digital guest cards and tickets and much more. Already included is your Ötztal Inside Card with many attractive benefits such as backstage visits to regional producers, discounts on tickets, tours and courses as well as the unbeatable low-cost alpine safety upgrade. In addition, from the end of May to the beginning of October you can enjoy the premium upgrade included with us: with the Ötztal Inside Summer Card, from the second day of your stay you can also use all the summer highlights of the valley such as mountain railways, swimming pools, museums, leisure facilities, public transport and much more.

You can find more information at www.oetztal.com/inside.

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.

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.


High-Alpine Challenge

Ferner Trail


The BIKE REPUBLIC’s new alpine natural singletrack starts at the Tiefenbach glacier and carves its way down through super demanding terrain to Gaislach – it’s as spectacular as it is challenging!

The trailhead of the Fernar Trail High is located in the heart of a jaw-dropping scenery high up at 2.800 m. From the top to the bottom it requires all of your skills, powers and focus as the rocky route is very exposed. Via the Petznersee you face super-steep terrain, tight switchbacks and boulders blocking your way. At the end in Gaislach stop to recover before hitting the the Löple and then the Nene Trail. Chill on the BROATE LINE and then finish with the Schtecklar Trail.


From 04th of July every Saturday, Sunday & Tuesaday a shuttle will take you to the Tiefenbach glacier if the weather conditions are good.

  • You meet at 8:15 Uhr at the Gaislachkoglbahn car park
  • In case of bad weather conditions, the shuttle is moved to the next fixed day. You receive a voucher. If it’s not possible to shuttle you will receive your money back.
  • Registration until 16:30 o’clock the day before, booking only possible at the ticket office of the Gaislachkoglbahn
  • Limited to 20 riders per day • Price: 29,– €