Fun, sports & excitement off the beaten tracks.
Winter in Ötztal.

Sölden is one of the Alps most renowned ski resorts. But also off the groomed ski pistes there are plenty of wonderful winter activities in Sölden and its surrounding area – attracting visitors from near and far: magnificent experiences amid untouched nature, peaceful idylls, sporty challenges and romantic winter moments in abundance! For example on a scenic ski mountaineering tour to pristine powder snow slopes, along picture-book and perfectly groomed cross-country skiing trails , at a fun-packed ice curling tournament or on a romantic winter walking tour along snow-covered paths. Be enchanted by Sölden’s winter in Ötztal – and explore the vast variety of the white season off the beaten ski slopes.

Snow. Ice. Mountains.
Ski tours in Ötztal.

There are hardly any places that are wilder and more authentic than the Alpine mountains off the signposted slopes and ski areas. This magical world can be discovered on a memorable ski mountaineering tour in Ötztal, showing nature from its untouched side. Blue ice, deep snow fields as far as your eyes can reach and rough rocks pave your way while endless sunshine and fantastic panorama views are your companions. All efforts are rewarded with an unforgettable downhill adventure on fresh powder snow.

Don’t forget to pay attention to the general safety precautions on your ski tour. Special recommendation: highly experienced, local mountain guides and Alpine experts know the area around Sölden like the back of their hand and take you to the most scenic vantage points and hidden places.

The premier class of winter sports. 195 kilometers cross-country skiing in Ötztal.

Cross-country skiing is the only sport that trains 90% of all muscles – while providing fresh air, a better blood circulation and excellent well-being. In Ötztal no less than 195 kilometers of well-groomed and well-maintained Nordic skiing tracks promise a full range of variety and nature exploration. There are comfortable tracks on the valley floor, more demanding high-altitude trails and routes with a slight gradient and different difficulty levels for both skaters and classic cross-country skiers. Of course, you can start your tour directly in Sölden. What’s best: cross-country skiing is free of charge in Ötztal. Thanks to a superb network of public bus lines you reach all trails easily and in almost no time.

Exploring winter landscapes on foot. Winter walking in Sölden.

In winter myriad snowflakes are dancing in the air throughout Ötztal valley – why don’t you dance with them! Creating snow angels and listing to the wintry silence. Winter walking in Sölden is synonymous with feeling nature and following lonely tracks in the snow. More than 250 kilometers of winter walking trails can be found between Haiming, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl and Vent. Picture-book routes are leading right across evergreen forests, past majestic peaks, frozen mountain brooks and idyllic Alpine lakes. Winter walking in Sölden is not only something for winter romantics who love peace and quiet – even children appreciate a lovely break amid white landscapes. How about a fun-packed snowball fight? Ötztal is the right place for such activities. Start your ultimate winter walk directly at Hotel Birkenhof in Sölden – afterwards you can warm your cold fingers during a relaxing sauna session at our in-hotel wellness area.

Fun-packed challenges for all the family. Ice curling in Ötztal.

Despite a very long tradition it never got out of fashion: ice curling in Ötztal! Convince your best friends or organize an action-packed family tournament at Sölden’s smoothest ice field. Maneuver your curling stone as close as possible to the black button and celebrate your first victory.

Ice curling in Ötztal can be ideally combined with entertaining après-ski or ice skating on Sölden’s ice skating rink.