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Hochzeiger ski resort is an excellent family skiing option in the Pitztal.
Hochzeiger ski resort is an excellent family skiing option in the Pitztal.
Skiing deep powder under the Rotmoosbahn chair at Hochzeiger.
Skiing deep powder under the Rotmoosbahn chair at Hochzeiger.
Hochzeiger ski resort from top to bottom across the valley.
Hochzeiger ski resort from top to bottom across the valley.
Bus access to Hochzeiger ski resort is very good from anywhere in the Pitztal.
Bus access to Hochzeiger ski resort is very good from anywhere in the Pitztal.
The compact base area has all services and the Hochzeigerbahn gondola.
The compact base area has all services and the Hochzeigerbahn gondola.
Gentle alpine ski terrain for beginners in the centre of Hochzeiger.
Gentle alpine ski terrain for beginners in the centre of Hochzeiger.
The modern Zirbenbahn hooded 6er chair heads to the top of Sechszeiger.
The modern Zirbenbahn hooded 6er chair heads to the top of Sechszeiger.
Hochzeiger has 2 learn to ski areas and extensive beginner trails.
Hochzeiger has 2 learn to ski areas and extensive beginner trails.
Numerous gentle powder slopes at Hochzeiger are perfect for intermediates.
Numerous gentle powder slopes at Hochzeiger are perfect for intermediates.
Hochzeiger's very good on mountain restaurant complex at Mittel Station.
Hochzeiger's very good on mountain restaurant complex at Mittel Station.
Quality food & drink are available at Hochzeiger.
Quality food & drink are available at Hochzeiger.
Hochzeiger off-piste powder alongside the Zirbenfall piste.
Hochzeiger off-piste powder alongside the Zirbenfall piste.
Ski Hochzeiger.
Ski Hochzeiger.
Off piste route C under the Panoramabahn 6er chair.
Off piste route C under the Panoramabahn 6er chair.
Hochzeiger has several light & heavily forested tree skiing areas.
Hochzeiger has several light & heavily forested tree skiing areas.
Hochzeiger tree skiing.
Hochzeiger tree skiing.
Apres ski hut tent at Mittel Station on Hochzeiger.
Apres ski hut tent at Mittel Station on Hochzeiger.
Apres ski at the Hochzeiger base area.
Apres ski at the Hochzeiger base area.
Hochzeiger has several ski in (& some ski out) lodging options.
Hochzeiger has several ski in (& some ski out) lodging options.
Ski powder at Hochzeiger.
Ski powder at Hochzeiger.

Hochzeiger

Hochzeiger Ski Resort Austria

Hochzeiger ski resort is a fun, family oriented ski resort in the Tyrol, Austria. With only a few people skiing off-piste, it doubles beautifully as a powder ski destination in the right conditions.

Hochzeiger superbly complements the nearby Pitztal Glacier ski resort. During a blizzard, ski Hochzeiger. When the sun comes out, head to Pitztal Glacier.

Summary of Pros & Cons for Hochzeiger Ski Resort

Pros

  • Powder snow available off piste for days after a snowfall;
  • Fun piste terrain for families, beginners & intermediates;
  • Easy off piste areas to learn powder skiing;
  • Freeride routes, tree skiing & alpine bowls are fun and diverse;
  • Sheltered skiing alternative to the high alpine Pitztal Glacier;
  • Majority of terrain above the magic 2000m mark for snow surety;
  • Generally quiet during the week;
  • Easy access via train & bus;
  • Ski in ski out accommodation available;
  • Excellent après ski;
  • Great restaurant food & drink.

Cons

  • Relatively short skiable vertical off most lifts; 
  • Advanced piste trails are upper intermediate at best.

Pro or Con Depending On Your Perspective

  • Small ski resort village (but with all services);
  • Medium sized resort with enough terrain for a few days;
  • Best skied with Pitztal Glacier.

Hochzeiger Skiing & Snowboarding Terrain

As one expects in Austria, even a small to medium sized ski resort like Hochzeiger has a cheeky 1000m of skiable vertical. Most of the resort's west facing terrain is in the top 500m vertical, providing alpine bowls through to tree skiing in pines. The aspect of the terrain shelters it from the brunt of the worst blizzards & the trees provide features in poor visibility making it a 'go to' location when Pitztal Glacier is socked out.

Hochzeiger’s wide beginner piste trails are in the centre of the resort, making it easy to progress without the fear of 'where am I' denting one's confidence. Lovely rolling groomers are fun for intermediates but limited for advanced. Off piste, the snow remains untracked for much of a powder day - very pleasing to our Powderhound sensibilities.

The small number of ski lifts at Hochzeiger covers all the terrain with ease & efficiency. Indeed the lift alignments are more reminiscent of a North American or Australian ski resort than a European one - not a bad thing!

Where is Hochzeiger, Austria?

The Hochzeiger ski resort watches over the entry to the Pitz valley (Pitztal!) in the Austrian state of Tyrol. The resort rises above the small town of Jerzens & is only 50km west of Innsbruck (as the crow flies!).

Gateway airports for Hochzeiger are Innsbruck (from within Europe & UK) and Munich or Zurich (for everyone else).
Europe airport & ski resort transfers
The nearest major town is Wenns across the valley, 9km by winding road to the west of the ski resort.

From Innsbruck or Landeck, Hochzeiger is a short train ride to Imst-Pitztal station & then the route 4204 bus (hourly). Journey time from Innsbruck is about 1.5hr. Got a car - a lot quicker. Rent a car from Innsbruck or other Europe location here.

Hochzeiger Accommodation

A compact ski resort village at the base of Hochzeiger, plus the larger village of Jerzens a short way down the hill provide the most convenient accommodation. Several on mountain lodges provide ski-in ski-out options away from the great unwashed below.

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The main town in the Pitztal is Wenns, a short drive across the valley from Hochzeiger. Wenns is connected by regular bus to the ski resort. It is a full service town with multiple supermarkets, hotels, restaurants & bars.





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    Hochzeiger Ski Trail Map
  • Hochzeiger Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1450m – 2450m (1000m))
  • Average Snow Fall
    7m+
  • Lifts (9)
    1 Gondolas / cable cars
    4 Chairs
  • Ski Hours
    Late Nov to late April
    8:00am to 4:30pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 49km
    Longest run – 5+ km
    Advanced - 16%
    Intermediate - 46%
    Beginner - 24%
    Marked ski routes - 14%
  • Lift Pass Prices (Day Ticket 18/19)
    Adult - €32 - 45
    Child - €20 - 28
    Child u/10yr - Free