Winter holiday in the Ötztal

Längenfeld is located in the middle of the Ötztal on 1200 m above sea level. Surrounded by the lovely Ötztaler mountains, the small hamlets of Längenfeld are spread out over 20 km in this wide part of the valley. Längenfeld is a great starting point for the three different skiing-regions, which can be reached from there in a very short time.

Following the tracks of the ski world cup winners

The skiing-region "Sölden-Hochsölden" is not least world-famous for the Ski World Cup Opening.  140 kilometres of ski-runs offer the perfect pleasure for every skier. 51 kilometres of easy ski-runs (the blue marked ski-runs) offer an excellent basic condition for beginners. For advanced skiers 61 kilometres of intermediate ski-runs (the red marked ski-runs) are maintained. Good skiers and professionals experience fun and action on the 27 kilometres of very difficult ski-runs (the black marked ski-runs). State-of-the-art mountain railways featuring a total capacity of 69,000 persons per hour, guarantee ultimate skiing fun without queuing.

Boarder's Park at Giggijoch, Race Course, Easy Cross
or Moguls - the choice is all yours!
Söldens great winter ski area is directly connected to the glacier slopes by a number of ski lifts and a gondola called “Golden Gate to the Glacier”. Skiing enthusiasts can ski uninterruptedly from the village of Sölden up to the glaciers (on 3250 m). With a total length of 12.8 km the ski route from Schwarze Schneide at Rettenbach Glacier is the region's longest ski trail featuring 1,880 m of difference in altitude. The ski route across Rettenbachtal valley (6 km) is well-known from skiing experts and sports fans.

Snow is guaranteed from October through May thanks to the


  • High alpine location of the slopes (1.350 - 3.340 m)
  • 2 glacier ski areas at Rettenbach & Tiefenbach
  • Artificial snow-making systems covering more than 60 % of the slopes


Sölden is Austria's first resort offering no less than three mountain peaks beyond 10.000 ft - called the BIG 3 - which are easily accessible by ski lifts.

  • Gaislachkogel (3058m)
  • Tiefenbachkogel (3250 m)
  • Schwarze Schneid (3340 m)

Three ultimate viewing platforms, three ski mountains and three stunning panoramic views in XXL format! Söldens marvellous BIG 3 open a new dimension in winter tourism, in skiing and experiencing the Alpine scenery.


The message and motto of the skiing area "Obergurgl - Hochgurgl" is clear: High-class skiing.

Beginners and novice skiers are invited to ski at Gaisberg lift, “Mahdstuhllift” or the practicing slope featuring a beginner's lift. More advanced skiers find truly unique sports paradise in the Festkogl ski area in Obergurgl and along the Schermerspitze ski trail - which are both of intermediate difficulty. Real experts can conquer the steep “Hohe Mut ski run” in Obergurgl and the challenging mogul slope down from “Top-Wurmkogl II” in Hochgurgl.

The longest ski-run
is from Wurmkogl to Obergurgl/Pill (8km - 1260m difference in altitude).


Connecting gondola between Obergurgl and Hochgurgl:

Since the winter season 1997/98 this 8-person gondola connects the ski areas of Obergurgl and Hochgurgl within a short eight-minute ride. The 3.6km long gondola trip features 50 cabins and has an hourly capacity of 1,200 persons. High above Königstal and Verwalltal valley skiers can admire the stunning Alpine scenery and the surrounding glaciers while enjoying a unique ride with this panoramic gondola.

The family friendly skiing resort “Oetz- Hochoetz”
is expecting you
The modern 8 person cable car takes you in less than 8 minutes from the Ötztal into the ski resort - directly from Oetz. Short journeys, ample parking directly at the base station and short or no waiting times guarantee limitless winter sport fun. 11 modern ski lifts for a total of 34 km of snow reliable runs of varying degrees of difficulty give you access to the Hochoetz skiing resort which extends down to the west along the Ötztal and to the north up to the romantic Nedertal in the foothills of the Stubaital Alpes.  Sunny south facing slopes with gentle family friendly runs change to faster runs for the more experienced and adventurous skier. Directly next to the top station, you’ll find a unique children’s paradise with fun park, full time indoor nursery, skiing nursery and much more!

Where can I learn how to ski?
In Längenfeld are four ski and snowboard schools. Beginners and advanced skiers can learn the basics or improve their level there.

Perfect for cross-country skiing
Längenfeld is a real paradise for friends of the Nordic endurance sport cross-country skiing. On more than 60 km cross-country tracks – in all levels of difficulty – you pass the lovely small hamlets of Längenfeld. The motto is: “Exciting cross-country skiing - no boredom at all” - 20 kilometres of well-maintained skating runs offer the right choice for everybody. 

You can find other fabulous high-altitude cross-country tracks and skating runs in Gries, on 1600m.  If you take the comfortable bus from Längenfeld to Gries you don’t need to find a place to park your car.

Ski-runs, cross-country tracks and what else?

If you want to experience the winter scenery of the Ötztaler mountains, walking-tours in winter are recommended. On the well-maintained hiking trails you find marvellous vantage points over and over again and pass beautiful sculptures of ice, frozen waterfalls and uniquely snow-covered mountain sides.

The most beautiful tours:

  • Winklen – Wurzberg-Alm and back
    Walking time: about 3,5 h
  • Circular trail Riederseite
    Walking time: about 3 h
  • Walking-tour Längenfeld-Huben
    Walk duration: about 3 h
  • Circular trail Huben
    Walk duration: about 1,5 h
  • From Huben to Aschbach
    Walking time: about 1,5 h
  • Fischbach – Infangweg
    Walking time: about 1 h
  • Huben –Alpengasthof am Feuerstein  (closed on TUESDAYS)
    Walking time: about 1 h
  • Circular trail: Längenfeld-Burgstein
    Walking time: about 45 minutes
  • Längenfeld – Brand
    Walking time: about 45 minutes

A great adventure offer the toboggan runs. There are five toboggan runs around Längenfeld – that’s 18 kilometres altogether. Enjoy the trip down the run and relish the marvellous panorama you can have there. It’s really worth it.

Toboggan runs:

  • Amberger Hütte (Gries)
    Distance: 6 km
    Walking time: about 3 h
  • Nissl-Alm (Gries)
    Distance: 5 km
    Walking time: about 1 h 45 min.
  • Wurzberg Alm
    Distance: 4 km
    Walking time: about 1,5 h
  • Alpengasthof am Feuerstein (closed on TUESDAYS)
    Distance: 3 km
    Walking time: about 1 h 15 min.
  • Sulztal-Alm (Gries)
    Distance: 3 km
    Walking time: about 1 h 15 min.
  • Brand-Alm
    Distance: 1,5 km
    Walking time: 45 min.

Pure relaxation only
The “Aqua Dome” in Längenfeld offers an extensive in- and outdoor programme for the guest. The warm water of the “Fountain of the mineral spring”, the “Ursprung Spa Dome”, has a temperature of 34°C and 36°C. The “Activity Pool” and the “Underwater fitness equipments” offer a unique work-out experience. Behind the panorama glazing you can gaze at the fantastic mountains while practising water sports.

A cascade and the relaxation rooms make sure that a sense and atmosphere of well-being arises.

Outside you can enjoy yourself in the whirlpool. In the “Brine Pool” and the “Liquid Sound Pool” – the bathing experience is enhanced with underwater and overwater music and light effects – you can get away from everyday life easily.

Haus Christophorus

Manfred Karlinger
Oberlängenfeld 59
A-6444 Längenfeld

Tel.: +43(0)5253-5274
Fax: +43(0)5253-6518-0
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