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Ötztal Arena

Skiing in Ötztal Arena

General information

The ski resort has two skiable glaciers: the Rettenbach and the Tiefenbach. Thanks to the glaciers, Sölden can guarantee you snow and you can, in principle, enjoy your skiing 365 days a year! This is also the only Austrian ski resort with three mountain peaks rising over 3000 meters (9,800ft) that can be reached with ski lifts! The BIG 3, as the peaks are also known, are the Gaislachkugl, the Tiefenbachkugl and the Schwarze Schneid.

The majority of the slopes, 130 km (81 ml), are at Sölden. From here you can reach two ski resorts surrounding the Gaislachkugl and Giggijoch. The latter resort is more suitable for families. It is quick to reach by road or lift, has predominantly easy pistes and a children's ski school. The area of Gaislachkugl on the other hand consists for the most part, more difficult red slopes.

The ski resort near the Rettenbach glacier is proclaimed by experts to be the most challenging in Austria! There are long, steep descents and difficult pistes complete with mogul fields. So if you dare, the challenge awaits you!

The Tiefenbach glacier offers flatter terrain ideal for beginners and snowboarders.

At Giggijoch there are big jumps, a half pipe, rails, a bumper, spine and various other obstacles for snowboarders and freestyle skiers. There is another snowpark at the Rettenbach glacier.

In Sölden there are plenty of bars and clubs that ensure a bustling après-ski atmosphere. We can offer you accommodations in Sölden, Hochsölden, Längenfeld and Hochgurgl where you have everything you need for a great holiday!

Travel information relating to the Coronavirus 

This information has been carefully compiled by Sunweb based on information provided by local authorities. Since  measures mentioned are subject to constant change, no rights can be derived from this and Sunweb accepts no liability for any damage resulting from the use of this information.

Regulations per region

Important information regarding mandatory documentation
Yes
Read the FAQ page here
Distance in public areas (in metres)
No
Mouth mask
Yes
An FFP2 mouth mask is mandatory in all areas where a mouth mask is mandatory or recommended. An FFP2 mask is mandatory for everyone in the grocery store, bank, post office, public transport, pharmacy. In other stores, an FFP2 mask is not mandatory (but recommended) if you have been vaccinated / recovered from Covid-19. An FFP2 mask is also mandatory for everyone in the ski lift.
Max persons together outdoors
No
From 100 people, the rule applies that people must meet 1 of the 3 requirements (vaccinated, tested or recovered from Corona)
Allowed to share a room with someone outside your household?
Allowed
Curfew
Yes
00:00 AM to 05:00 AM
Restaurants
Open

The following rules apply to restaurant visits: Vaccinated / tested / restored rule (3-G). Obligation to register when picking up ordered food and drinks, mouth mask must be worn indoors.

In places where no or usually no seats are allocated (especially bars, clubs and discos), the operator must ensure that 75% of the capacity of the location (available space) is not exceeded.

Bars / Apres-ski
Open

The following rules apply to restaurant visits: Vaccinated / tested / restored rule (3-G). Obligation to register when picking up ordered food and drinks, mouth mask must be worn indoors.

In places where no or usually no seats are allocated (especially bars, clubs and discos), the operator must ensure that 75% of the capacity of the location (available space) is not exceeded.

Club/Nightlife
Open
Entry is only possible when you are vaccinated against Covid-19 or tested with a PCR Test.
Supermarkets and pharmacies
Open
From kl. 05.00 - midnight it is mandatory to use a normal mouth mask.
Activities, attractions & sights
Open
Theater, cinema, spa, thermal baths and saunas are open again. Access to cultural institutions such as museums, libraries and archives is permitted. Each visitor must have 10 m² available. The following applies to the visit: Wear a mouth mask in closed areas.
Events open air or indoor
Allowed

Events with 100 people or more must be registered with the district boards and events with 500 people or more require a permit. In addition, a preventive concept must be developed and implemented with a total of 100 participants and a COVID19 officer must be appointed.

The following applies to visitors:

For events with more than 100 participants, the 3-G rule applies.

Transfer
N/A
Public transport / taxi / skibus
Available
Obligated to wear a mouth mask.
Slopes
Open
Skilifts
Open
Visitors to the ski lifts must wear an FFP2 mask since September 15, 2021. Admission must be checked when tickets are sold. Visitors must always have valid proof with them and be able to show it in connection with random checks.
Ski rental
Closed
Ski lessons
No
Wellness
Open
Additional measures per ski region
No