Hochoetz Ski Region

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The family-friendly ski area at the entrance to the Ötztal Valley.

Perfect in size, cozy atmosphere plus top modern amenities – that's what the Ski Region Hochoetz in the lower Ötztal Valley stands for! The officially quality-sealed slopes cater for Alpine skiers, free-riders and snowboarders. A ski region with a great heart for families and kids where lift lines are a thing of the past, crowded ski slopes are literally unknown.

Thanks to reliable snow and top modern snow-making systems covering all slopes, unlimited skiing is guaranteed in Hochoetz throughout the winter season.


Hochoetz has a great heart for young guests

When it comes to skiing for all ages the family-friendly Hochoetz Ski Region ranks among Tirol's true insider tips.

Off the ski slopes everything focuses on children and families as well. Hochoetz is renowned for its high level of personal service.

As soon as you arrive you will feel at ease: families and children are especially welcome! Besides varied outdoor activities and a child-friendly snow park, the ski region also features a restaurant for kids and a kids' ski school with separate kindergarten right amidst the ski area.

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Mountain Lifts & Ski Slopes

12 mountain lifts with a total hourly capacity of 16,256 persons await you between 1400 and 2300 meters above sea level, plus a great choice of perfectly groomed ski slopes.

The ski area operated by the Oetz Mountain Lift Company boasts something for all ages and preferences: wide open slopes (marked in red) from the Brunnenkopf top station; well-loved Kühtaile family ski trails offering uninterrupted panoramic views (triple chair lift); sun-flooded Balbach ski slopes; challenging downhill runs for experts starting at Mohrenkopf top station; free skiing terrain along Wetterkreuz mountain lift; and many more attractions.

Mountain lifts and slopes


Skiing Fun & Rest Stops

Real speed skiers get together on the permanent race track to fight for their chance at glory, while free-skiers and snowboarders get together in the snow park next to Balbach chair lift. Fun and action await you! Truly relaxing moments are scheduled on the panoramic "Zugspitzblick" platform or the incredible Snow Village. And when the day comes to an end, all winter sport aficionados can check and compare their altitude meters and slope kilometers online via skiline.

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Mountain hut  

Mountain huts

Skiing makes hungry, as we know! A number of quaint mountain huts and inns await you - just perfect for enjoying a hearty snack or meal, and soaking up the winter sun. Don't miss out on sampling typical Tirolean delights like cheese dumplings or scrambled pancake.

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Assessments Hochoetz

Here you can read the experience reports about the ski area and the Hochoetz region. 



Nachtskilauf Ochsengarten

Night Skiing

From 18.12.2018 you can enjoy the well groomed slopes of Hochoetz at night.

Every Tuesday until 16.04.2019 between 8 pm and 10pm the free night skiing takes place in Ochsengarten.


What's best, snow is always guaranteed!

Embedded in snow-topped mountain peaks you can choose from 39 kilometers of immaculate ski slopes with highly reliable snow conditions. Since the 2009/2010 winter season all ski runs are equipped with state-of-the-art snow-making systems featuring 77 top modern snow guns spread all over the ski region.


Ski Area Facts:

  • Altitude of ski area: base station Acherkogelbahn 820 m, highest point – top station Wetterkreuzbahn 2272 m
  • 39 kilometers of ski slopes: 12 km/blue, 21 km/red, 3 km/black, 3 km/ski routes
  • Snow is guaranteed - 100% of the ski slopes equipped with snow-making systems & 35 top modern snow guns
  • 7 ski huts & mountain inns within the ski area
  • Snow Village – Austria's first Igloo Village: a giant hill made of snow and ice; a magic winter world awaits you inside, creating memories that will stay with you forever!