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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

Distance in public areas (in metres)
1 metre
Mouth mask
Certified FFP2 masks are mandatory to wear in: banks, shops, public transport, taxis, chairlifts and in all medical facilities. Also everywhere where 2 metres in distance is not achievable. The above obligation does not apply to children under 6 years of age and persons with certain illnesses, such as asthma. For children between 6 and 14 years old, a "normal" mouth mask is sufficient. In shops a ‘normal’ mouth mask is also sufficient for adults.
Required documentation before arrival

Requires negative PCR test no older than 72 hours or an antigen test (no older than 48 hours). You can also travel if you have received your first vaccination 22 days ago or longer, you are fully vaccinated, or with an recovery clearance to prove you had Covid-19 in the last 6 months. The test can also be taken in Austria within 24 hours of arrival. Or proof of vaccination with the official document - available from July 1. Registration is mandatory before starting your trip to Austria ("Pre-Travel-Clearance"). Proof of registration must be available digitally or printed out during an inspection.


Covid test on destination at arrival
If you are unable to take a test before departure, you must do so within 24 hours upon arrival in Austria.
Required documentation on destination to return home (measure destination)
Required documentation on destination to return home (measure home country)
As a traveler (aged 13 or older), you must present a negative NAAT (PCR) test result of up to 24 hours old when boarding the plane. If you do not have this, you must be in possession of a negative NAAT (PCR) test that is maximum 72 hours old upon arrival in the UK, and you must be in possession of a negative rapid test of maximum 24 hours old when boarding.
Quarantaine after arrival on destination
Max persons together outdoors
Max. 16 persons
Allowed to share a room with someone outside your household?
Entrance is only allowed with a negative COVID-19 test, certificate of vaccination or passed COVID-19 illness. In the restaurants: Indoor max. 8 persons and max 16 persons outside may share a table, with a minimum of 1 metres distance. Opening-hours: 05 am - midnight.
Bars / Apres-ski
Registration is obligatory. Entrance is only allowed with a negative COVID-19 test, certificate of vaccination or passed COVID-19 illness. Opening-hours: 05 am - midnight.
Entry is only possible when you are vaccinated against Covid-19 or tested with a PCR Test.
Supermarkets and pharmacies
Open until 19:00 pm, obligated to wear FFP2 mouth mask. In different stores like grocery or also public transportations, FFP2 mouth mask are obligatory.
Activities, attractions & sights
Theater, cinema, spas, thermal baths and saunas are open again from 19 May with 2 metres distance. In addition, you must register and be able to show a negative test result, and be wearing FFP2 mouth mask.
Events open air or indoor
Requirements for events and trade fairs. Entrance is only allowed with a negative COVID-19-test, certificate of vaccination or passed COVID-19 illness. • With assigned seats: indoor max. 1,500 people, outdoor max. 3,000. • Without assigned seats: indoor and outdoor max. 50 people. • Maximum utilization must not exceed 75%. • Leave a minimum distance of 1 mettre or a seat between them. • Registration is mandatory for stays longer than 15 minutes. • Compulsory entry tests. • Food is only served seated (therefore no weddings).
Public transport / taxi / skibus
Obligated to wear a mouth mask.
Ski rental
Ski lessons
Additional measures per ski region
Good to know
Increased restrictions for international travel, due to identification of a new variant of the virus Covid-19. The rules differ between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Please visit GOV.UK for more information.