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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)
Yes
2 metres
Mask
Yes
A mask in mandatory and must be worn in certain areas: In grocery stores, public transport and taxis, during indoor events (except while seated), in cable cars, coaches and excursion boats, in gas stations, bank and post offices, in pharmacies, nursing homes and hospitals as well as in places where health and nursing services are provided and other services, if the 1 metre distance cannot be maintained or no other protective measures.
Covid test before departure or wait in quarantaine
Depends
PCR test: You have to have a negative test. Otherwise you will have to quarantine. This is for every country that has more than 100 new infections per 100.000 people
Covid test on destination (random or everyone)
No
Health declaration
No
It is mandatory for all passengers to fill in a passenger location form 48 hours before arriving/returning to the UK. The form can be found here.
Quarantaine
Depends
PCR test: You have to have a negative test. Otherwise you will have to quarantine. This is for every country that has more than 100 new infections per 100.000 people
Max persons together outdoors
Yes
Max. 10 persons and 10 children
Allowed to share a room with someone outside your household?
Yes
Max. 2 householders together
Curfew
Yes
Curfew between 20:00-06:00, except in urgent cases or for necessary work. From 19th of may there will no longer be a curfew in place.
Slopes
Closed
Skilifts
Open
Ski rental
Closed
Ski lessons
No
Public transport / taxi / skibus
Available
Restaurants
Closed (with the exception of Vorarlberg )
Food delivery is possible. Open from 19/5. Registration is obligatory. Entrance is only allowed with a negative COVID-19-test, certificate of vaccination or passed COVID-19-illness. In restaurants: indoor 4 adults (plus young children) may share one table; outdoor 10 adults are allowed, opening-hours: 05 am - 10 pm.
Bars / Apres-ski
Closed (with the exception of Vorarlberg )
Club/Nightlife
Closed
Events open air or indoor
Allowed from 19th May
Allowed from 19 May. Allocated places: Max. 1500 people inside and 3000 people outside. Without assigned seats: Max. 50 people (inside & outside). Registration is mandatory if you stay longer than 15 minutes.
Shops
Closed
Shops will open 8/2/2021. Mask is required and there is a limit on the number of people per store.
Supermarkets and pharmacies
Open
Open until 19:00 pm.
Not allowed to sell alcohol in certain hours
No
Wellness
Open
Additional airline and bus rules
No
Transfer
Available
Petrolstation
Open
Other formalities needed to enter destination?
Yes
Travelers must register online with the Austrian government before traveling to Austria. Please always double check the GOV UK website before travelling.
Additional measures per ski region
No
Other excursions
Allowed from 19thMay
Theater, cinema, Spa, thermal baths and saunas are open again from 19 May. 2 metres social distance is mandatory, in addition, you must register and be able to show a negative covid-test result.
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.

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