The Alpengasthof Kasern in the Schmirntal Valley, © Tirol Werbung/Bert Heinzlmeier
The Alpengasthof Kasern in the Schmirntal Valley, © Tirol Werbung/Bert Heinzlmeier

Tirol’s Mountaineering Villages

For generations, the charm of Tirol’s seven Mountaineering Villages with its pioneering spirit and commanding mountain settings has been a constant lure for travelers. In high Alpine regions, Alpinism is intended as a part of everyday life and culture which has been preserved and developed over centuries. Adhering to the rigid quality criteria imposed by the Austrian Alpinist Association, a strong sense of environmental awareness and sustainable tourism practices exists at these resorts.

Tirol’s Mountaineering Villages, Vent in Ötztal Valley, Sellrain Valley, St. Jodok with Schmirn and Vals Valleys, Gschnitztal Valley, Ginzling in Zillertal Valley, Villgraten Valley and Tirolean Gailtal Valley are all known as pioneers in Alpinism.

Deeply rooted in tradition, these Alpine Competence Centers offer professional tourism facilities especially for alpinists and mountaineers combined with excellently cultivated landscapes and a high level of environmental quality. The welcoming charm you’ll feel at each of these resorts illuminates past eras, the pioneering days of Alpinism.

Ever-present, the awe-inspiring beauty of lofty mountain ranges captivates – and inspires visitors to the Mountaineering Villages to anchor their experience in nature. From demanding Alpine tours over thrilling Via Ferrates to shorter walks and hikes, the eleven villages offer seemingly endless options. Our Alpine treasures run deep and live close, with each resort providing its own special invitation. The Nature Park Exhibition in Ginzling invites you to explore the versatile natural and cultural landscape of the Zillertal Alps Nature Park. Situated at the heart of Ötztal Nature Park, Vent is home to Tirol’s largest Alpine nature reserve where Alpine adventures await around every corner… Sellrain Valley offers the best of both worlds, an exhilarating Alpine playground and proximity to town, with Tirol’s lively capital Innsbruck a mere 20 minute drive away. The Sellrain Hut-to-Hut Loop takes you to stunning wilderness areas amidst a commanding mountain setting.

The same sky-high Tirol resorts that bring you thrilling adventure each summer remain open for business in the beautiful winter months with snowshoeing and backcountry skiing – especially popular at East Tirol’s scenic Villgraten Valley. There’s ice climbing, the old-fashioned sport of ice skating, cross country skiing and more — all of which come with a hearty helping of panoramic mountain views at Tirol’s eleven Mountaineering Villages.

Tirol’s Mountaineering Villages at a glance

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