Ski Area Hochoetz
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.
Facts Ski Area Hochoetz
- 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 98 snow-making systems
- 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!
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 98 top modern snow guns spread all over the ski region.
Night Skiing Ochsengarten
From 18.12.2018 you can enjoy the well groomed slopes of Hochoetz at night. Every Tuesday until 16.04.2019 between 8pm and 10pm the free night skiing takes place in Ochsengarten.
Free of charge with a valid guest card and for holders of the Tyrolean Family Pass!
Here you can read the experience reports about the ski area and the Hochoetz region.
Ski Area Awards
The Hochoetz ski resort caters completely to families. The little ones receive a friendly welcome at the Hochoetz mountain station. There is a kindergarten there for children as of 2 years old as well as a children's theater. In the three children's areas that are operated by the 4 ski schools, the kids have plenty of room to practice their first curves.Three practice lifts in the ski resort, a practice lift in Ochsengarten and child-friendly slopes offer skiing fun for the whole family. At the Kuehtaile chairlift, you'll find WIDI's slope tips, where the rules of the slopes are explained to the children. Happy Family Weeks with special discounts for families are also offered.
According to a review of several Alpine Ski Areas (2015/2016) made by the "CHECK24" portal, the Hochoetz Ski Region is highly recommended especially to families and to the youngest winter sport fans.
The scenic Hochoetz Ski Region at the entrance to Ötztal Valley makes a truly perfect winter sport area for families. It is second in the overall ranking. Hochoetz has 41 lovely slope kilometers and is among Ötztal's smallest ski regions - a great advantage especially for families and novice skiers. Unrivaled winter holidays are guaranteed thanks to the family-friendly atmosphere! Three Kids Lands offer colorful fairytale figures. Four Ski Schools provide expert skiing instruction. The Ski Kindergarten takes care of little guests over 2 years. "For skilled little skiers we recommend the blue pistes right next to the Balbach, Ötzi and Wesel ski lifts," states Martin Bauer. Along the slope you will meet WIDI, the funny little sheep mascot giving plenty of useful advice. Children also find a real activity paradise off the ski runs: they recharge their batteries at the Kids Restaurant or enjoy the entertaining Theater in the Kindergarten every day.