Otztal Valley Pass
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The Otztal Valley Pass covers the whole of the Otztal Valley of the Austrian Alps. It is a large ski domain that encompasses several ski resorts, you automatically get this when you opt for more than 2 or 3 day multipasses in the key valley resorts.
Solden, one of the key resorts within the Otztal Valley Pass, is a purpose-developed ski resort that has grown in popularity over the years. It offers a modern and vibrant atmosphere, with a range of accommodations, restaurants, and après-ski venues.
Solden has gained international recognition as a host of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup races, attracting professional skiers and snow enthusiasts from around the globe. The resort features a lively après-ski scene, with numerous bars and clubs where visitors can unwind and enjoy live music or indulge in traditional Austrian cuisine. One of a handful of ski resorts that a James Bond was filmed in, you can visit the exhibition up the mountain with an addition to your ski pass. Solden also gives access to the glacier giving it a long ski season, but be prepared for quite the trip across multiple Gondolas to access it.
Obergurgl-Hochgurgl is another notable ski area within the Otztal Valley Pass. It is a quiet resort, comprised mainly of big hotel developments. Obergurgl-Hochgurgl offers a more relaxed atmosphere compared to Solden, making it an excellent choice for families and those seeking a peaceful mountain getaway. The après-ski scene in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl is characterized by cozy bars and mountain huts, where visitors can savor a warm drink while taking in breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks.
Kuhtai is a high-altitude ski resort (read: Glacier) within the Otztal Valley Pass, known for its excellent snow conditions and stunning alpine scenery. It is a purpose-built resort situated at an elevation of 2,020 meters, offering ski-in/ski-out convenience right from the accommodations.
Kuhtai is particularly popular among intermediate and advanced skiers who appreciate the wide range of challenging slopes and off-piste opportunities. The après-ski scene in Kuhtai is more laid-back compared to Solden, with a few cozy bars and restaurants where visitors can relax and enjoy a well-deserved break after a day on the slopes. It's one of a handful of resorts that people visit for daytrip from Innsbruck too.
Valley buses run regularly up and down, a 1.5hr trip from end to end, but it's easier to take advantage of this pass with a car.
Don't miss the Aqua Dome spa, with its multiple natural spring pools and spa fascilities, situated in Längenfeld its a managable trip from Solden after a days skiing to cure the aches.
Visit the individual resort pages for more info.
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Train + Bus Option
Trains from Innsbruck to Otztal run regularly. [38min]
From Otztal you get a Valley bus to your resort of choice. The furthest reaches take 1.5hrs to Gurgl (320 bus)
The easiest way to plan train travel is use The Trainline (click the logo below)
This is because it's the most comprehensive integration of all European train operators, so you can even plan cross-border travel.
On average you can book 3-4 months in advance, read our full Guide to European Rail travel