Immerse yourself in the mountain winter.
A throwback to the wild winters of bygone days. Soft snow clinging to nature like a protective blanket. The sunlight sparkling merrily on the white landscape. That’s what winter’s like in our beautiful Vent: natural and authentic. Thanks to its high-Alpine location at 1,880 metres above sea level, an unspoilt snowy paradise extends out around our mountaineering village, between some of the loftiest mountain peaks in the Alps. The opportunities? Endless. Just like the freedom that you’ll discover in Ötztal’s nature. Winter holidays in Tyrol are both relaxing and energising.
Small but excellent: That’s our Vent ski resort, where you can still experience skiing away from the crowds. And yet it has everything: 15 kilometres of easy to moderately difficult descents, two chair lifts, two tow lifts, a ski school, and ski and snowboard hire. Plus, you can enjoy skiing bliss until the end of April. The Wildspitz lift and the Gampen lift are found right by our apartments in Vent. Simply put on your skis in our car park and off you go.
If you’re looking for a change of scenery, you’ll find it in Sölden ski resort, just 20 minutes away, which has gained international renown thanks to the annual ski world cup, and in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski resort, just 30 minutes away, both of which can be reached by car or ski bus.
Pristine mountain slopes, imposing rocky peaks, and enchanting peace: Just the thought of it puts a smile on ski touring fans’ faces. Almost nowhere else will you get as pure a winter experience as in the mountains around our mountaineering village. Put on your skis in front of our apartments in Vent and your adventure in the snow is ready to begin! Our highlight for you: Our family’s three mountain guides will be happy to inform you of the current avalanche warning level and give you advice when planning your tours.
Snowshoeing and winter hiking
15 kilometres of winter hiking trails lead through the peaceful white meadows and snow-covered pine forests against the backdrop of our fascinating Alpine landscape. It’s the kind of pure natural wonder that you’ll only find in Vent. You can get route tips and information on the current avalanche warning level from our family’s three mountain guides.
The five-kilometre-long natural Stablein toboggan run offers thrilling tobogganing fun for all ages. You can warm up and give yourself an energy boost at Stableinalm hut.
The Ebenle trail and the practice trail give you two kilometres of perfectly groomed cross-country skiing trails around Vent. The more than 143 kilometres of prepared trails in Ötztal are available for you to use free of charge throughout the valley.
Our insider tips in winter
Experience Vent’s winter mountains at their most beautiful with our favourite winter routes!
Winter hike Vent – Ramolalm
approx. 3 hours | max. elevation 2,300m
For this easy hike, set off on the “Rund um Vent” (Around Vent) trail wearing snowshoes or sturdy footwear. Follow the trail through the snowy pine forest, past frozen ponds and icy streams, accompanied by the merry calls of the nutcrackers. Once you’re above the tree line, the view opens right up: Spiegelkogel, Similaun, Talleitspitze, and Wildspitze stand before you in all their mighty glory. Continue along the rest of the trail to Ramolalm, which is no longer open for business. From there, if you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of chamois on the rock faces or bearded vultures and eagles circling in the sky above. Head back down via the same route.
Ski tour on Ötztaler Urkund
approx. 4-5 hours | max. elevation 3,556m
This moderately difficult ski tour on Ötztaler Urkund, a secondary summit of Wildspitze, requires Alpine experience. You begin in Vent and take either the Wildspitz lift and the Wildes Mannle chair lift to the Wildes Mannle mountain station (2,660m) or strap the skins to your skis at the bottom of the valley descent, from where you can follow the edge of the run up to the mountain station. From there, descend to the left on a slight diagonal until you reach 2,600m. After strapping on your skins, ascend in a northerly direction between the two moraines of Rofenkarferner glacier on the right-hand side until you reach the tongue of the glacier at approx. 3,000m. Keep right until you reach approx. 3,200m, where the glacier begins to level out. From there, continue your ascent to the northwest until you reach approx. 3,400m, and then continue to the west up to Urkundsattel (approx. 3,520m), where you’ll find the ski depot. Now continue on foot over the narrow ridge up Urkundkolm at 3,556m. Once you reach the summit, enjoy the awe-inspiring views of the mighty Wildspitze and the surrounding peaks before heading back down to the ski depot. Your descent follows approximately the same route as your ascent. Your reward for the challenging tour: magical swings through powder snow near the top and then through creamy firn further down.