Hochoetz Ski Resort

Hochoetz ski resort base at Ochsengarten, high above the Oetz valley.
Ochsengarten gondola at Hochoetz ski resort.
Hochoetz ski resort has the lovely town of Ochsengarten at its base.
Snows a bit at Hochoetz!
Hochoetz ski resort.
Hochoetz ski resort has several great bars.
Convenient lodgings at Ochsengarten, right across from the ski lifts.
Buses link Hochoetz to Kuhtai ski resort and the main town of Oetz.
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Hochoetz Ski Resort

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    Hochoetz Ski Trail Map
  • Hochoetz Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1407m – 2272m (865m))
  • Average Snow Fall
  • Lifts (12)
    2 Gondolas / cable cars
    6 Chairs
  • Ski Hours
    December to mid April
    8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 39km
    Longest run – 3km
    Advanced - 15%
    Intermediate - 54%
    Beginner - 31%

    Including Kuhtai - 80km+
  • Lift Pass Prices (Day Ticket 17/18)
    Adult - €39
    Child - €19;50
    Child u/6yr - Free

    Lift pass valid in Kuhtai
     Hochoetz - Kuhtai Ski Trail Map
  • Hochoetz - Kuhtai Ski Trail Map

Hochoetz Ski Resort Austria

Hochoetz ski resort is a small fish in a big shoal of resorts in the Tyrol's Oetz valley. Usually playing second fiddle to the larger resorts of Soelden & Kuhtai, Hochoetz Austria provides a quiet, sheltered alternative.

Hochoetz can be accessed via free ski bus from the lift pass interlinked Kuhtai to the lovely mountain village of Ochsengarten or via gondola from the main valley town of Oetz. See the Hochoetz ski trail map here.

Summary of Pros & Cons for Hochoetz Ski Resort


  • Quality snow and reliable snow pack;
  • Generally modern lifts;
  • Good variety of piste trails for beginners & intermediates;
  • Interesting off piste opportunities;
  • Bad weather alternative to surrounding higher altitude ski resorts;
  • Lift pass and free ski bus interlinked with Kuhtai;
  • Easy to get to from Innsbruck, Oetz or Kuhtai;
  • Value for money lift pass;
  • Quality mountain huts;
  • Very good après ski.


  • Relatively short skiable vertical off most lifts;
  • Limited advanced piste trails;
  • Limited ski in / ski out accommodation.

Pro or Con Depending On Your Perspective

  • Small ski resort that may or not hold one's interest for more than a day.

Where is Hochoetz, Austria?

The Hochoetz ski resort is perched above the town Oetz in the Oetztal, Tyrol state, Austria! Access to the resort is from Oetz or the high village of Ochsengarten. Oetz is only 55km west of Innsbruck. Accessible by train & bus via the Ötztal Bahnhof, the Hochoetz gateway airports are Innsbruck, Munich or Zurich.

The Powderhounds recommend taking the train & bus from the airports to Hochoetz, but for those with larger groups or just cannot abide public transport, the most efficient mode of travel is a private transfer. Search & book all airport transfers here.

Hochoetz Accommodation

Hochoetz comprises a two main village areas. In the valley is the major town of Oetz, up on the mountain is the more desirable Ochsengarten. Ochsengarten has a regular ski-bus connection to Kuhtai, another accommodation option.

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Ski Rentals

Ski rentals are available in the Hochoetz village of Oetz. Search & book ski or snowboard & equipment rentals here.


The Powderhounds will fully review Hochoetz in 2019. More information is coming soon. Stay tuned for our photos & insights.

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Tours in or near Hochoetz

Single-Base, Multi-Ski-Area Tours

Austria Tour Innsbruck Freeride City
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Snowboarding | 7 Ski Resorts
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Based in Innsbruck, this trip is for intermediate to advanced (or better) snowboarders taking in some of the best ski resorts in the Austrian Alps. Join the "fixed date" tour with your own group or come alone & meet new friends.
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USD 1,839
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