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SKI-EXPLORE THE OETZTAL
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5 ways in which to explore the Ötztal ski region - and all on a Multi-Resort Ski Pass... NEW

The way to explore this Tirolean ski trove is with the multi-resort ski pass.

The incredible mountain vistas of the Ötztal region of Austria were made famous by the 2015 James Bond "Spectre".

The reputation of traditional Austrian food has well since transcended the ski slopes and the country's borders.

And the snow-sure conditions pretty much make the area a perfect ski-trifecta!

There are the high-altitude glaciers of Sölden, the scenic villages of Sautens and Oetz and plenty of activities in between to get you coming back next time round...

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Austrian Eateries

Explore the mountain through your stomach at Ötztal's stop-offs on and by the slopes.

Panorama Restaurant at the Rettenbach Glacier in Sölden is new this season to serve typical Tirolean dishes against a backdrop of impressive views.

Munch on a Kaiserschmarrn basking on a sun-drenched terrace in the snowy mountains.

Hohe Mut Alm in Obergurgl has a menu full of regional dishes in a cosy wooden hut.

Ice Q in Sölden is quite the opposite with its futuristic design and a sensory explosion of gourmet treats; this was a filming location for Spectre.

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Fresh Snow in the morning

First Line Obergurgl means you can experience the magical moment of the mountains waking up in the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl Ski Area.

The freshly groomed slopes of the Festkogl and Hohe Mut before the crowds descend? Yes please...

After enjoying Gurgl's slopes there's a hearty breakfast at the Hohe Mut Alm.

And it's just €49pp.

Leave skiing on a high for the day? Spend the rest of it relaxing at the Aqua Dome thermal spa.

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Top Mountain Cross Point

A modern building in the foothills of the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Pass Road at 2,175m.

It includes - naturally - a motorcycle museum, the base station of the Kirchenkar mountain gondola, and a tip top mountain restaurant.

The state-of-the-art wood and steel motorbike-themed restaurant has real authentic Austrian charm with the addition of several Italian plates on the menu.

There's a perfect terrace and a 10% discount at the motorbike museum using your winter lift pass.

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The Adrenaline Cup

An Alpine adventure featuring 10 different snowsports, including slalom, giant slalom, freeride, and moguls.

With your multi-resort ski pass you can enter for free to compete to become a champ.

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NO Snow Anxiety


The Ötztal region boasts absolute snow reliability.

There is over 300 kilometres of slopes stretching above 3,000m through Sölden, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl and Hochoetz.

New to skiing? No worries!

16 ski schools dotted around are there to make it fun for all!

The two glacier ski areas, Rettenbach and Tiefenbach, in Sölden assure snow plus the help of snow machines across 76% of the region's ski slopes.

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