Hochoetz Ski Resort

Hochoetz ski resort Austria
Hochoetz ski resort is a quiet family friendly destination
Hochoetz ski terrain is some of the most sheltered in the Oetztal - perfect during a blizzard
Facilities at Hochoetz are wonderful for families with small children
Hochoetz ski resort.
Two modern gondolas provide swift comfortable access to Hochoetz ski resort
Main base area for Hochoetz is in the valley town of Oetz
Buses link Hochoetz (at Ochsengarten) to Kuhtai ski resort and the main town of Oetz.
Ski Hochoetz
Hochoetz has several great bars & restaurants on the mountain like the Kuetaile Alm
Panorama Restaurant is in the main alpine centre at Hochoetz
Hochoetz skiing from the Acherkogelbahn gondola
Lift lines are non-existent at Hochoetz ski resort
Hochoetz skiing
Hochoetz ski resort, Oetztal Tyrol Austria
The second Hochoetz base area at Ochsengarten is good for après ski drinks.....
Ochsengartem provides a quit alpine alternative to staying in the valley at Oetz
Hochoetz ski resort
Child friendly Hochoetz ski resort
Ski & ride Hochoetz resort in Austria

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
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Mid December to mid April
    9:00am to 4:30pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 39km
    Longest run – 3km
    Advanced - 15%
    Intermediate - 54%
    Beginner - 31%
    Including Kuhtai - 80km+
  • Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 19/20
    Adult - €31 to 41.50
    Child - €17 to 13
    Child u/8yr - Free

    Lift pass valid in Kuehtai
     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 (Ōtztal). Usually playing second fiddle to the larger resorts of Soelden, Obergurgl Hochgurgl & Kuhtai, Hochoetz Austria provides a quiet, sheltered, family friendly alternative that wont break the bank balance.

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.

Pros & Cons for Hochoetz Ski Resort


  • Quality snow and reliable snow pack;
  • Excellent family friendly ski area;
  • 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 & off-piste;
  • 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 town of Oetz, up on the mountain is the quiet, but more desirable Ochsengarten. Ochsengarten has a regular ski-bus connection to Kuhtai, another accommodation option.

Search & book all Hochoetz ski accommodation here.

Further up the valley in Lägenfeld is the amazing Aqua Dome Hotel.

Ski Rentals

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


The Powderhounds reviewed 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
7 Days | 6 Nights | 5 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.
Price p/p From price based on twin/double-share room occupancy.
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AUD 2,450
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