- Internationally renowned as one of Austria’s finest ski areas
- Offering 191 kilometres of snow-sure piste between the two resorts
- High-altitude Solden (3,250 metres) is an ideal Easter skiing resort
- A lively après-ski scene in vibrant Imst
Why choose the Ötz Valley?
It's all about variety when you lead a school ski trip to the snow-sure Ötz Valley. Having an international reputation as one of the finest all-round ski areas in Austria and a lively après-ski scene, Sölden provides skiers and boarders of all abilities with 145km of piste to explore. A group tour to Ötz, on the other hand, is an altogether more laid-back affair. Yet it sill offers an impressive range of skiing, particularly helpful to students – and staff – who need a confidence boost to set them off on the right foot.
Staying in centrally located Imst, just off the motorway, you’ll be connected to the Ötz Valley. The vibrant town has a good infrastructure, giving you access to plenty of shops, bars and restaurants. Its pedestrianised centre is a popular meeting place for skiers and boarders looking to dissect their day on the slopes, over a hot chocolate or a pre-dinner snack.
On the piste
Glide and turn your way down Sölden’s 145 kilometres of piste. With uninterrupted skiing from the glaciers at 3,250 metres down to the village below, the ski area is great for those who want to squeeze in as much mountain time as possible.
Yet gentle beginner slopes in Innerwald and at Giggijoch, as well as varied blue and red pistes throughout the ski area, offer those new to the mountains some easy, confidence-building terrain. Those seeking out a challenge should head for the ski routes of the Gaislachkogl.Your trip comes with a ski pass, which includes four days skiing Ötz and two days skiing Sölden, giving you access to a network of ultra-modern lifts. You’ll also have the option to choose a pass that gives you access to Sölden for the whole week. Snow-sure pistes lasting well into the season make Sölden and Ötz a worry-free option for groups.
|Calais (Coach) to Ötz Valley||16 hours|
|Innsbruck to Ötz Valley||1 hour|
|Salzburg to Ötz Valley||3.5 hours|
|Munich to Ötz Valley||3 hours|
|Zurich to Ötz Valley||4 hours|
Après-ski options range from bowling and curling to skating and pizza in Imst, or you can venture over to Langenfeld to indulge in some muscle soaking thermal bathing.
- Bowling (Imst, Telfs)
- Skating (Imst, Telfs)
- Curling (Imst)
- Pizza (Imst)
- Ice cream (Imst)
- Disco (Imst)
- Thermal baths (Langenfeld)
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