Highlights off the slopes
Winter holiday in Ötztal
The region around the ***** Hotel Bergland in Sölden is a paradise for winter sports lovers. But there is plenty to see and so away from the pistes.
Winter hiking, ice climbing, ice skating and tobogganing are great ways for all the family to make the most of their time in the Ötztal and experience the winter landscape from a different, more peaceful perspective. And after a long day out and about in the fresh air, what better way to relax than with a visit to the Sky Spa in the Hotel Bergland?
- Freeriding & ski touring
- Cross-country skiing
- Snowshoe hiking
- Ice climbing
- Ice skating
Ski Touring in Sölden
Step by step towards the summit
No matter whether the tour is easy or challenging, whether the summit was reached comfortably or earnead with difficulty: Pleasurable turns in the untouched powder of the Ötztal mountains are the icing on the cake for ski touring enthusiasts. the icing on the cake of a successful winter vacation.
Special tour suggestions can be found here. Host Sigi Grüner is also happy to help you with one or the other tip when planning your tour.
Alternative winter sports
At the end of the Ötztal there are 195 kilometres of perfectly prepared cross-country skiing trails catering for all abilities. Equipment can be hired from our own in-house sport shop. Equipment hire, use of the trails as well as transport to and from the ski area by bus is free for guestcard holders.
Snowshoe hiking is an increasingly popular winter activity which allows people to explore the quieter areas of the mountains in winter. At the Hotel Bergland we organize guided snowshoe hikes as part of our Bergland Activity Programme.
- Around 50 km of cleared, signposted winter hiking trails
- Equipment & guided tours at ski schools & sports shops
- Tip: Get an info sheet with trails and a map at the offices of Ötztal tourist board
During the cold months of the year, many waterfalls in the Ötztal freeze over to create ideal conditions for ice climbing. Climbers require skill and expertise to scale these ice giants but there are also regular taster sessions held in Längenfeld where beginners can try their hand at this exciting and challenging sport in the company of experienced mountain guides.
Ice skating, Eisstockschießen (a traditional form of curling popular in alpine countries) and ice hockey are all possible on the ice rink in Sölden. Every Thursday from 5 pm there is an ice disco.
Exciting tobogganing and culinary highlights await you in your Ötztal winter holiday on the Lenzenalm toboggan run, and also in Untergurgl and Vent. Find more information here on tobogganing in Sölden.
Tip: Sölden toboggan run!
The toboggan run, finished in 2019, starting at the Gaislachkogl midway station and ending in Sölden, is already a favorite with tobogganing fans of all ages. It´s one of Austria´s longest toboggan runs!
- Start at 2,170 metres
- Finish line at 1,366 metres
- Altitude difference downhill: 804 m
- Run length: 7.3 km
- Level of difficulty: red
- Suitable for families? Yes!
Spa & Relaxation
Swimming, sweating and relaxing are the name of the game in the Sky Spa at the Hotel Bergland. The spa is the perfect place to relax after a day out in the mountains or to hide away when the weather is bad.
The Ötztal also has other swimming pools and spas such as the Aqua Dome Längenfeld and the Freizeit Arena Sölden.