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Opening times & general terms

Opening Times

A day brimming with winter sports fun

Early birds enjoy making their turns on pristine, freshly groomed slopes while late risers take advantage of the warmer afternoon temperatures for their personal skiing enjoyment. Every Tuesday night you can also hit the slopes to your heart's content in Hochoetz.

Opening Times 08.12.2023 - 13.04.2024

Loads of time for winter sports

Freshly groomed and well prepared, the ski lifts of the Hochoetz ski region open their doors daily from 9:00 am to 4:15 pm. The following mountain lifts are excluded:

  • Acherkogelbahn: 8:45 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wetterkreuzbahn: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Balbachbahn: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • WIDI Lift 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Night Skiing

All those who want to conquer the slopes of Hochoetz in the evening, can enjoy perfect snow conditions on brightly floodlit slopes. Turn night into day at Balbach Wiesenlift every Tuesday from 8:00 to 10:00 pm. And what's best: winter sportspeople with a valid guest card or holders of the Tirolean Family Pass can use this offer for free.


Tickets/cash desks

In addition to the online ticket shop there are two different skipass offices available:

Acherkogelbahn skipass desk

Opening hours: Sunday to Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Ochsengartenbahn skipass desk

Opening hours: daily 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ski tickets can be purchased for the next day at the two ticket offices the day before from 3:00 pm. Undamaged KeyCards can be returned at the cash desks or at the umbrella bar/base station where the deposit fee will be reimbursed.

General Business Conditions


Schiregion Hochoetz

Angerweg 13
6433 Oetz



We ask for your understanding that reductions for children, youth and senior citizens are only possible with a valid photo ID (date of birth). Disabled people, if more than 60% disabled (with ID - photocopy will not be accepted!) get discounts for the skipass Hochoetz Kühtai.


Key Cards

Ski tickets are only issued by way of KeyCards (with the exception of ascent & descent). The deposit for the KeyCards is € 2.00 which is reimbursed at the lift ticket offices and the parasol bar at the Acherkogelbahn valley station if the card is returned undamaged. Ski passes can be bought a day in advance (from 3:00 pm) with the exception 1-day tickets!


Exchange and Misuse

Take advice before you buy passes or tickets! Ski passes and day tickets cannot be exchanged or transferred to another person afterwards. In case of any form of misuse, the ticket will be revoked. Changes to or an extension of the period of validity are not possible. There is no refund in the case of loss of the ski pass.



The user of the ski slopes skis at his/her own risk.


Ski-Slope Rescue

Emergency rescue on the ski slopes comprises transportation of the rescued individual either to the valley station of the Acherkogelbahn or Ochsengartenbahn, whichever is nearest. For this ski-slope rescue / transportation to safety a fee of € 100.00 is charged!



Only in the case of a skiing accident will the remaining days be reimbursed, upon receipt of a local doctor’s certificate. It is important that the ski pass is deposited as soon as possible at the ticket offices, the deposit date is valid in this regard! The doctor’s certificate can also be presented the following day. Season tickets and day ski passes will not be reimbursed. No reimbursement in case of bad weather, early departure, illness, standstill of individual mountain lifts, acts of God, or due to official orders (e.g. in case of a risk of disease, epidemic, pandemic) etc. Please be aware that individual facilities may be shut down in the course of the season because of the snow conditions, and the ski bus service may be suspended.


Multi-day tickets

These tickets are valid on consecutive days.



Ski tickets may be purchased with cash (Euro), bank card (Maestro) and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard) The agreed court of jurisdiction for disputes regarding this contractual relationship is the Silz Bezirksgericht [regional court]. In the case of disputes regarding this contractual relationship, only Austrian law is applicable.


Notice on responsibility for the tariff network „Kühtai-Hochoetz“, „Superskipass“, „Tirol Regio Card“ and „Tirol Snow Card“

The individual services to which these cards entitle you are provided by legally independent operators. The operator selling these cards is acting for the other operators only as their representative. Therefore, it is the relevant operator who is responsible for the provision of the individual services and for compensation in the case of possible incidents.

Subject to factual errors, publishing and printing errors, price alterations and changes to operating times.