Venet Ski Resort

Ski Venet
Venet ski resort above Landeck Zams in the Austrian Tyrol
The Venet steeps & freeride terrain is deserted
Ski Venet
Venet ski resort Austria
Weinbergbahn at Venet ski resort
Freeride larch & pine tree terrain at Venet
Venet ski resort's best off-piste is straight under the cable car
Venet Gipfelhuette has ski-in ski-out accommodation at the top of the ski resort
Panorama Restaurant at 2,212m elevation on Venet
Venet South chairlift top station - a slow 'enjoy the scenery' ride!
Sunny Venet South off-piste ski terrain
Venet skiing
Venet cable car valley station & car park in Zams
Venet off-piste powder overlooking the Inn valley
Tobogganing the summit area at Venet
The fabulous Hotel Jaegerhof in Zams, next to the Venet cable car valley station
Hotel Schrofenstein in Landeck is a well-situated, reliable accommodation provider
Apres ski on the Panorama restaurant deck
Ski Venet, Landeck-Zams Tyrol Austria

Venet Ski Resort

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  • Venet Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    972m – 2,212m (1,240m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    Unknown
  • Lifts (7)
    1 Cable car
    3 Chairs
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Early December to early April
    9:00am to 4:20pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs – 24km (incl. routes)
    Longest run – 6km
    Advanced - 12%
    Intermediate - 63%
    Beginner - 25%
  • Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 19/20
    Adult – €40.50
    Child – €24.50
    Child u/8yr - Free

Venet Ski Resort Austria

Venet ski resort in the Tyrol of Austria is a compact & easy to get to mountain near the transport hub town of Landeck-Zams. Like many small European ski areas, Venet is hugely under-rated & fabulous on a powder day when in need of a quick fix! Steeps, trees, sidecountry & long cruisers make Venet a tasty entree before sampling the region's many main courses!

With its central location, awesome transport links, free ski buses, & affordable accommodation with availability, Landeck Zams can be the perfect base for a bargain basement ski safari of the Tirol.

Pros & Cons for Venet Ski Resort

Pros

  • Long skiable vertical of 1240m.
  • Uncrowded.
  • Quality on-piste trails for intermediate skiers & snowboarders.
  • Surprisingly good variety of off-piste terrain including challenging steeps & trees.
  • Superb local accommodation (including ski-in ski-out on the summit), with all season-long availability.
  • Affordable & good value lift pass.
  • Stupendous views.
  • Easy public transport access by train & bus plus ample free car parking for day trippers right near the cable car.
  • Close to a feast of Austrian ski resorts, many linked by free ski bus from the centre of Landeck.

Cons

  • Cable car runs on a very ‘relaxed’ timetable – be patient!
  • Limited beginner & advanced on-piste terrain.
  • Low elevation base areas.
  • Ski lifts becoming dated.

Pro or Con (depending on your perspective!)

  • Smallish ski area only good for a limited time.
  • No high-end (5-star et al) accommodation in the area.
  • Villages of Landeck & Zams are traditional & distinctly non-resort like!.

Skiing & Snowboarding Terrain

For a smallish ski resort, Venet punches well above its weight in the terrain stakes. Everyone will note the steep north-aspect chutes, open spur-lines & larch forests under the cable car on the journey to the summit from Zams. They are as good as they look. One can traverse out or try one’s luck on the crazy cable car mid-load station. You will know what we mean when you see it. Check the timetable to know when it makes the stop. A climb to the summit looks fun & adds another 300m+ vertical above the resort.

Away from the steeps, aside from a small novice area at the Zams base & one long trail from the summit to Venet Sud, there is little for beginners at the resort. On-piste trails are predominantly intermediate & long. The runs from the summit into Rifenal include a thigh destroying 1240m vertical. One shouldn't be surprised how good they were, such runs are par for the course in Austria. Sheltered, tree-lined, north-aspected & served by two quad chairs, the lower slopes would be wonderful during a blizzard. The south-facing slopes may get sun-baked, but there loads of off & on-piste potential on its 700m (ish) vertical. The chairlift serving the terrain is best described as ’painfully slow’. The cable car base area at Zams is a low elevation 780m & has no valley trail to it, necessitating a cable car download back down the hill at the end of the day.

See the Venet ski trail map here.

Where is Venet Austria?

The Venet ski resort is perched above the major transport hub of Landeck-Zams along the Inn River valley, in the Austrian Tyrol. Innsbruck is only 75km to the east by road or rail.

Unless one has rented (or has their own) car, train is the only way to travel to Landeck-Zams. Landeck-Zams station is located on the main railway line between Zurich & Innsbruck, providing access via Intercity & Regional train services.

Search & book train tickets to Landeck Zams here.

Once in Landeck (or Zams), buses from the bus station in the centre of Landeck link directly to St Anton, Serfaus Fiss Ladis, Ischgl & with one change, Kaunertal Glacier. Check the timetables out when you arrive in town. Some buses are free for anyone in ski gear (to Venet & Ischgl) others have a small fare that often doesn't appear to be required!

Venet Accommodation

An awesome base from which to explore this entire fabulous ski region is the major town of Landeck-Zams located along the Inn valley. Actually two separate towns, the larger Landeck's position, shops, bars, restaurants, services, bus terminal & train station are perfect for a ski safari base by public transport, but even better if one has their own car.

The centre of Landeck is 2km from the valley station of the Venet cable car (which is situated near the centre of Zams). Mid-week accommodation is usually available in the centre of town just 100m from the free ski bus terminal at the ever reliable Hotel Schrofenstein. Midway between Landeck & Zams, the 4-star Hotel Enzian provides fabulous contemporary lodgings. Above Landeck in a ski-in position if the snow is good, Huber Hotel Tramserhof is the ultimate classic Tyrolean hotel stay in the area. Numerous apartments are available throughout the town as well.

Venet itself has several ski-in, ski-out & other conveniently located quality accommodations near the ski lifts in & around Zams. On the summit at the top of the cable car is the Venet Gipfelhuette. Its unsurpassed views and exclusive access to the slopes would make it a perfect powder morning starting point. Lower down the mountain at the base of the chairlift at Rifenal, the Wally Berg Apartments are a delightful self-contained option. Lower still, at the base of the cable car in Zams, Hotel Jaegerhof is a classic Tirolean 4-star treat.

On the outskirts of the towns & out into the countryside, a plethora of affordable home-stays, farm-stay apartments, guesthouses & pensions are available for those with their own transport. Near Landeck, try the simple & easy Ferienhaus Kristille if looking for comfortable rooms with shared kitchen, dining & bathrooms. Near Zams, the wonderfully peaceful Gasthof Kronburg is the place to stay to avoid the 'sins of the city'!

Search & book all Venet ski accommodation here.

Nearby Ski Resorts

Venet is in the heart of the Tyrol, an amazing Austrian ski region. Glacier skiing at Kaunertal, mid-sized resorts like Nauders, Kappl, See & Galtuer, mega resorts at Serfaus Fiss Ladis, Ischgl & St Anton ..... the list goes on.

Review

The Powderhounds reviewed Venet in 2019 & were surprised by what it has to offer to skiers visiting Austria. Click on the review links on this page to read our thoughts & observations.

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Tours in or near Venet (Landeck-Zams)

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