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Mountain Gastronomy & Huts

Mountain Huts

Top-class refreshment break

What would a skiing day be without a stop-off at one of the mountain inns? In the Hochoetz ski region rustic huts and the sunny Hochoetz panorama restaurant make a perfect combination for some relaxing moments. Cozy, personal and regional delicacies such as dumpling soup, cheese spaetzle and many more delights served at the top quality pasture inns and huts as well as at the Hochoetz panorama restaurant. After the last downhill adventure, the best way to end a marvelous day is a visit to the umbrella bar right at the base station of Acherkogelbahn mountain gondola.

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Culinary treats in the Hochoetz Ski Region

Panoramic location, attentive service and delicious specialties from kitchen and cellar. No matter which refreshment stop option you choose, you've made the right choice.

Panorama Restaurant Hochoetz Ski Area

Hochoetz Panorama Restaurant (2020 m)

At the top station of Acherkogel mountain gondola the panoramic self-service restaurant, offering a large sun terrace and wonderful panoramic views, warmly invites you to stop by for a bite to eat. Look, marvel and enjoy - is the motto at eye level with the mighty peaks of the Ötztal Alps, as well as Ötztal and Inntal valleys. Hearty delicacies or brick-oven baked pizza provide enough energy for the next downhill adventure. While the kids let off steam at the WIDIVERSUM stations, open also in winter, or experience a speedy 5D adventure in WIDIs MOVIE SHUTTLE, the rest of the family prepares the sun loungers for soaking up the warm temperatures.

Kristall Bar  Hochoetz Ski Area

Kristall Bar Hochoetz (2020m)

The modern bar in parasol-shape offers seating for about 110 people and towers on its own floor high above the terrace of the panorama restaurant. In the restaurant with table service there is a separate kitchen, where guests can choose from a variety of delicacies with a regional touch - such as gray cheese, beef tartare or classic bacon plates. After lunch a sophisticated après-ski program will keep all guests in the mood for a lovely evening.
If you would like to bring your own snack to the ski area or simply warm up, you are warmly invited to use the new self-catering room in the basement of the Hochoetz Panorama Restaurant.

Bielefelder Hütte Hochoetz Ski Area

Bielefelder Hütte (2150m)

Attentive service, a heartfelt atmosphere and jovial hut hours await all guests at the foot of 3008 meter high Acherkogel peak. In addition to authentic Tirolean cuisine served in the quaint dining parlors, cool drinks in all variations are available at the original ice bar. Also in winter, the hut right next the "Brunnenkopf Süd" ski run invites you to spend the night.


Balbach Alm Hochoetz Ski Area

Balbach Alm (1957m)

Modern yet traditional, the hut in the middle of the ski resort is just made for feasting with wonderful panoramic views. Due to its convenient location at about 30 walking minutes from the top station of Acherkogelbahn gondola, Balbach Alm makes a perfect meeting place for winter sports enthusiasts and hikers. Those who don't want to lose any time in the morning can stay overnight at the cozy hut and start directly into skiing adventures the next morning.


Kühtaile Alm Hochoetz Ski Area

Kühtaile Alm (1988m)

At the Schöpf family's pasture inn you will find tasty hut fare and Tirolean snack specialties next to the warm and cozy tiled stove. The lovely hut built in Canadian log cabin style is within easy reach for hikers as the Acherkogelbahn top station is just 15 walking minutes away. Scenic Kühtaile Alm also offers overnight stays.


Schirmbar Après Ski Sölden

Umbrella Bar (820 m)

Skiers and snowboarders, sun worshippers, speedy kids and winter walkers: They all meet at the umbrella bar directly at the base station of Acherkogel mountain gondola after an eventful day in the mountains. Chilled music makes you forget all efforts and look forward to the next downhill thrill in the Hochoetz ski region.

Otto's Einkehr-Stadl

restaurant , home cooking , après ski , Ski huts , non-smoking locale , regional cuisine , bar/pub/lounge

Traditional location directly opposite of the valley-station of the Ochsengartenbahn, big sun terrace to take a rest during or after the skiing-day also in the summertime after a hiking tour

Opening Hours:
04.12.2021 - 17.04.2022
Mo: 09:00-00:00
Tu: 09:00-00:00
We: 09:00-00:00
Th: 09:00-00:00
Fr: 09:00-00:00
Sa: 09:00-00:00
Su: 09:00-00:00

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Kühtaile Alm

Hütten , Austrian cuisine , vegetarian cuisine , home cooking , Glutenfreie Küche , Ski huts , non-smoking locale , regional cuisine , alpine dairy/snack bar

Easy to access on foot from Acherkogelbahn top station or Ochsengarten gondola, suitable for prams:

Time: approx. 15 min
From the top station to WIDIVERSUM Family Adventure Land, then towards „Rotes Wandl“ vantage point and Kühtaile Alm:

Time: approx. 30 min
From Ochsengarten:

Time: approx. 1.5 h
Summer: June - mid October
An ideal spot to enjoy Tyrolean delicacies in rustic surroundings! Take a
seat on our sun terrace, relax and look at the magnificent view and let
your excitement-filled day of walking draw comfortably to a close!

Winter: Christmas - Easter

Apartment for up to 20 persons
House for up to 15 persons
Tyrolean food
New Kühtaile Alm: relax on the sun terrace or the panorama wintergarden, enjoy the wonderful views and fine Tirolean specialties! Summer: trampoline and playground for children at the hut. Overnight stay for 20 persons in a holiday apartment.

Old Kühtaile Alm: quaint and completely renovated self-catering mountain hut ideal for groups up to 15 people. Superb location amid the Hochoetz ski and hiking area!

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Balbach Alm

Hütten , Austrian cuisine , home cooking , Ski huts , alpine dairy/snack bar

Homely hut with traditional Tyrolean cuisine, modern-cozy
ambience and a young friendly team. The new restaurant offers a special place to enjoy your time
in the mountains.
More information about accomodation and event highlights, such as alpine breakfast, mountain barbecue or livemusik under  www.balbachalm.at  For mountainbikers own bike charging station.

detail T +43 664 1693 096

WIDIs Bistro

snack bar , Ski huts

Right next to the WIDIVERSUM HOCHOETZ, lovely WIDI gives you a warm
welcome to his Bistro. Varied tasty snacks are just perfect hungry
explorers, refreshing drinks and ice cream await you as well. Don't
forget to plan a break in-between endless adventures: the WIDIVERSUM
adds to a great family holiday!

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Bielefelder Hütte

Hütten , Austrian cuisine , home cooking , après ski , Ski huts , regional cuisine , alpine dairy/snack bar

Acherkogelbahn lift to Hochoetz from the top station the trail climbs to the hut:

Dauer: 20 mins
Alternatively: Bus Oetz - Ochsen garten, on along a steep trail via Balbach Alm and Kühtaile Alm to the hut, Timer: 2 h

Summer: mid June - beginning of October
The registered German Alpine Club (Bielefeld Section) offers rest,
comfort and a feast of food at its hut at the foot of the Acherkogel
(3,008 m.). A visit to the Bielefeld Hut is a "must" for every walker.
There are magnificent views of the Tyrolean mountains, easy to reach
within half an hour from the upper station.

Winter: Christmas - Easter

beds (34), mattresses (27)
Tyrolean cuisine
Enjoy the large sun terrace offering fantastic views of the Stubai, Ötztal and Lechtal Alps. A great selection of walks with many variations.

Rossköpfe 2,398 m - Wetter kreuz 2,591 m - Windegg 2,644 m - Acherkogel 3,008 m

detail T +43 5252 6926

Schirmbar Talstation Acherkogelbahn

après ski , Ski huts , non-smoking locale , bar/pub/lounge

Umbrella bar at the base station of Acherkogel Mountain Gondola, indoor area and a cozy terrace for milder winter days. A patio heater ensures pleasant smoking breaks.

Opening Hours:
03.12.2021 - 17.04.2022
Mo: 00:00-00:00
Tu: 00:00-00:00
We: 00:00-00:00
Th: 00:00-00:00
Fr: 00:00-00:00
Sa: 00:00-00:00
Su: 00:00-00:00

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Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz

restaurant , Austrian cuisine , vegetarian cuisine , home cooking , Ski huts , regional cuisine , SS/self-service

Panorama Restaurant Hochoetz, nestles at 2020 m above sea level right
next to the top station of Acherkogel mountain gondola and the family
adventure WIDIVERSUM HOCHOETZ. A huge sun terrace and breathtaking
panoramic vistas of the mightiest peaks in the Ötztal Alps and the
Inntal valley add to a memorable mountain experience. Cooked and cold
dishes are available in the homey service restaurant all day long. While
parents can relax to the full, the youngest guests have a blast at the

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Kristall Bar Hochoetz

live music/concerts , après ski , Ski huts , regional cuisine , bar/pub/lounge , international cuisine , Bergrestaurant/Bedienung

The new Kristall Bar covers an entire floor high above the terrace of the Hochoetz Panorama Restaurant. Gourmands are pampered in a stylish atmosphere with uninterrupted views of Ötztal's mountain scenery.

High-quality, old rustic wood in combination with modern materials provide the very special character of this restaurant with table service, gallery and adjacent lounge area. In summery temperatures, both the roof and the window parts can be opened on one side. Additional seats outside invite you to enjoy sunbathing with a view. The integrated outdoor stage offers an ideal platform for varied entertainment programs within the Hochoetz hiking area.

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