Our SnowTrex colleague, Selina, was on her skis in the Tyrolean Oetz Valley for the sunny end of the season, but not in the world-famous ski resort of Sölden. Instead, she spent her time in the relaxed, family ski resort of Oetz. We’ve got the report for you here:
The Selection of Pistes in the Hochoetz Ski Area
“The Hochoetz ski area has 39 kilometres of pistes, most of which are blue and red. There are two particularly beautiful downhill runs: the blue ‘No. 11’, which led me over a few gentle hills and where I was able to accelerate. Then there was the red forest descent ‘No. 9’ with three steeper parts which were great to overcome. The rest was a gentle forest descent, about 3 km long and very relaxed to ski along”.
“Hochoetz is THE ideal ski area for families, beginners and pleasure skiers. Good skiers will find a whole range of dream runs here, while children, on the other hand, learn how to ski with the help of cute animal mascots in the ski schools. With the lift pass, you also have access to the neighbouring Kühtai ski area and a total of 80 kilometres of pistes. There are almost exclusively red slopes, so it’s more of an area for experts. The two ski areas are excellently connected by a free ski bus. After about a 35 minute drive, you are already in Sölden. It’s perfect to get to know the glacier ski area for a day – absolutely worthwhile for the extraordinary pistes on the glaciers and the amazing view!”
Recommendation for a Break
“We usually ended our day skiing at the Acherkogel gondola station. There is a large viewing terrace and a restaurant, which of course is also a great place to stop for lunch. The prices are alright and the view over the Oetz Valley is simply fantastic when the weather is good”.
Après Ski in Oetz
“Recovering and discovering was our motto. The programme included an excursion to Innsbruck, which is about an hour’s drive from Oetz – without toll roads, by the way. The city with the ‘Golden Roof’ and the Alpine panorama all around is definitely worth a visit. The weather on one of the days was unfortunately not so great. We used it for a visit to the Längenfeld Therme – it’s about 20 minutes by car from Oetz.”
“Oetz also offers a great network of winter hiking trails: along the Ötztaler Ache, you can take a great walk and explore the landscape of the bordering mountains. Unfortunately, there was not enough time left for the snowshoe hike, which starts in the neighbouring resort”.
Now that you’ve read through the travel report, fancy a ski holiday in Oetz?