A tributary of the Inn, this river runs through a deep valley for 50km, past the forbidding defiles of the bubbling Ache dominanted by conifers and on to green fertile bowls. The Alps (Ötztaler Alpen) have the northern Tyrol's highest point at Wildspitze (3 774m). Other notable features include Austria's highest parish (Obergurgl 1 930m), highest farms (at Rofen, near Vent, 2 014m) and one of its prettiest waterfalls, the Stuibenfall!
Ötztal (Tyrol): one valley, 3 resorts, 3 different styles
Situated 60km by motorway from Innsbruck, Öztal is a deep, 50 km long valley which descends towards Italy. In spite of the construction of the Timmelsjoch road which opened the Ötztal valley to the sunny slopes of Italy, the road is closed in winter and the valley withdraws into itself. The only thing left to do is get your skis on!Discover