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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.

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.


Otto's Einkehr-Stadl

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

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:
08.12.2023 - 13.04.2024
Mo: 09:00-22:00
Tu: 09:00-22:00
We: 09:00-22:00
Th: 09:00-22:00
Fr: 09:00-22:00
Sa: 09:00-22:00
Su: 09:00-22:00

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Winterbild Otto´s Einkehr

Acherberg Alm

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

The alp with its own dairy and panoramic views, easily reached via the forest trail from the Acherkogelbahn top station in about 30 minutes. Home made butter and cheese. Hot meals throughout the day. Walk from here to the old halfway station in about 35 minutes.

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Panoramarestaurant Hochoetz

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

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 nearby WIDIVERSUM.

Opening Hours:
08.12.2023 - 13.04.2024
Mo: 09:00-16:00
Tu: 09:00-16:00
We: 09:00-16:00
Th: 09:00-16:00
Fr: 09:00-16:00
Sa: 09:00-16:00
Su: 09:00-16:00

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Schirmbar Talstation Acherkogelbahn

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

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:
08.12.2023 - 13.04.2024
Mo: 14:00-23:00
Tu: 14:00-23:00
We: 14:00-23:00
Th: 14:00-23:00
Fr: 14:00-23:00
Sa: 14:00-23:00
Su: 14:00-23:00

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Kristall Bar Hochoetz

regional cuisine, international cuisine, Glutenfreie Küche, bar/pub/lounge, Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, Ski huts, live music/concerts

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Kristall Bar Hochoetz

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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WIDIs Bistro

Bielefelder Hütte

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

Acherkogelbahn lift to Hochoetz from the top station the trail climbs to the hut:Dauer: 20 minsAlternatively: Bus Oetz - Ochsen garten, on along a steep trail via Balbach Alm and Kühtaile Alm to the hut, Timer: 2 hSummer: mid June - beginning of OctoberThe 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 - Easterbeds (34), mattresses (27)Tyrolean cuisineEnjoy 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

Opening Hours:
08.12.2023 - 13.04.2024
Mo: 09:30-16:00
Tu: 09:30-16:00
We: 09:30-16:00
Th: 09:30-16:00
Fr: 09:30-16:00
Sa: 09:30-16:00
Su: 09:30-16:00

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Kühtaile Alm

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

Easy to access on foot from Acherkogelbahn top station or Ochsengarten gondola, suitable for prams:Time: approx. 15 minFrom the top station to WIDIVERSUM Family Adventure Land, then towards „Rotes Wandl“ vantage point and Kühtaile Alm:Time: approx. 30 minFrom Ochsengarten:Time: approx. 1.5 hSummer: June - mid OctoberAn 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 - EasterApartment for up to 20 personsHouse for up to 15 personsTyrolean foodNew 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

Rollstuhlgerecht, Glutenfreie Küche, Austrian cuisine, vegetarian cuisine, Ski huts, alpine dairy/snack bar, home cooking, Hütten

Homely hut with traditional Tyrolean cuisine, modern-cozyambience and a young friendly team. The new restaurant offers a special place to enjoy your timein 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.

Opening Hours:
08.12.2023 - 13.04.2024
Mo: 09:00-15:00
Tu: 09:00-15:00
We: 09:00-15:00
Th: 09:00-15:00
Fr: 09:00-15:00
Sa: 09:00-15:00
Su: 09:00-15:00

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