© Ötztal Tourismus
© Ötztal Tourismus

Hochoetz ski resort

Ski resort open

Open lifts 11/13

The ski resort of Hochoetz high above the Ötztal Valley is ideal for families with children. Highlights include "Widi" the friendly mascot.

With its blue (easy) and red (intermediate) runs criss-crossing the northern slopes of the Acherkogel mountain, the compact resort of Hochoetz is the perfect destination for all the family. The pistes extend from 1,400m up to almost 2,300m and can be reached by cable car from Oetz in the Ötztal Valley and from Ochsengarten, a village at 1,500m altitude next to the road that leads from Oetz up to Kühtai.

Children will love the local mascot, a friendly ram called "Widi", who will introduce them to skiing in the children's practice area run by the local ski schools. For older children there is a larger funpark near the Balbachsessellift chairlift. Experienced skiers can take on the challenging run all the way down to Ochsengarten as well as the permanently installed race course and the off-piste powder trails.

There are a number of huts and restaurants serving local food, including a self-service children's restaurant next to the top of the Acherkogelbahn cable car with a sunny terrace and a play area. If you ride the Wetterkreuzbahn cable car, don't forget to stop at the "Zugspitzblick" viewing platform with its fabulous vistas reaching as far as the Zugspitze, Germany's highest peak.

Current weather


25 km/h


Weather forecast

Snow depth

110 cm

Next snowfall

Mar 26, 2023 24 cm


5 km/h


Weather forecast

Snow depth

110 cm

Next snowfall

Mar 26, 2023 24 cm

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Start of season: Dec 8, 2022

End of season: Apr 15, 2023

Operating hours: 09:00am – 4:15pm, Achterkogelbahn 4.30pm, more information

Night Skiing: Every tuesday 8 - 10pm at Balbach Wiesenlift, Ochsengarten

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Ski pistes

% / kilometre(s)

Calculation of piste kilometres

The following calculations are used to measure the kilometres of pistes within the marked ski area:

a. measured length (straight downhill)

b. skied length (with dynamic turns)

This website displays the ski resort’s measured kilometres of slopes (variant a).


29 % / 12 km


52 % / 21.5 km


10 % / 4 km


9 % / 3.5 km

Total kilometres of pistes41 km
Piste area covered by snow-making facilities100 %


2,020m 670m








Open lifts    11/13


  • Snow park
  • Kids' land
  • Ski area incl. ski rental
  • Ski area incl. ski school


Day ticket: €48.00

Child discount: 2008-2014
Youth discount: 2003-2007
Discount for senior citizens: from 1958

  • Snow Card Tirol
  • Tirol Regio Card
  • Superskipass
  • Ski Plus City Pass


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Ihr Ziel: Angerweg 13, Öetz, Österreich

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