Alpine pastures & huts
From rustic to top modern refreshment stops
There is no hurry on the sun terraces and parlor benches of Ötztal's pasture inns and mountain huts. But the real Alpine feeling spreads out while the hut tenants offer fresh, regional delicacies. Incidentally, it's no rumor that bacon dumplings, Kaiserschmarrn & more taste even better on the mountain. Just try it for yourselves - some Alpine inns, snack stations and mountain restaurants are easily reachable by cart road or mountain lifts while other huts and Alpine pastures can be conquered only in the classic way by using your legs.
The following list contains all refreshment stops on Ötztal's mountains - with filter function for a quick search of your favorite destination.
Hohe Mut Alm
Hütten , restaurant , live music/concerts , Austrian cuisine , vegetarian cuisine , Glutenfreie Küche , Ski huts , non-smoking locale , regional cuisine , international cuisine , Italian cuisine , Bergrestaurant/Bedienung
Hohe Mut Alm - 2.670 m - a special guest experience
Top cuisine, with many regional specialties, a cosy mountain hut Tyrolean-style, with an abundance of wood and its own delightful atmosphere, homely Tyrolean parlours and one of the sunniest terraces for deckhairrs - the Hohe Mut Alm, at the head of the Ötztal Valley, ofers everything your heart desires, both in summer and during the ski season.
Gather your strength again at our place, before your next downhill run on the glistening powder snow. Enjoy the fresh and healthy Tyrolean mountain air on our sun terrace and pamper you palate with genuine, authentic Tyrolean dishes.
Hütten , regional cuisine
The Hochstubaihütte is the highest hut of the DAV in the Stubai Alps. The Hochstubaihütte is a hut of the category 1 with running.
40 mattress dorm
Sleeping bag is necessary
Summer: open from late June to early September
Winter: winter room is open
Sölden - Kleblealm - Laubkar, time: 5 h
Fiegl’s Hütte - Himmelsleiter, time: 2.5 h
by bus to Kleblealm, remaining time: 3h
alpine dairy/snack bar
Located above the legendary Engelswand rock face, is one of Ötztal´s oldest settlements. A fantastic panoramic view and hearty hospitality at the mountain inn expected you.
Parking: parking lot Mure Umhausen
From there you hike through the meadow to the mountain´s foothill und further winding trail up to Ötztal´s Eyrie.
Duration: approx. 1.5 hour
Altitude gain: 450
Return: same route
whole-time warm meal
mountain breakfast on request
located above the legendary Engelswand rock face
Rettenbach Market Restaurant
Austrian cuisine , après ski , Ski huts , regional cuisine , alpine dairy/snack bar , international cuisine , SS/self-service
Our fully renovated Rettenbach Market Restaurant shines bright after the renovation and combines TRADITION and MODERNITY. With great attention to small details, the newly renovated restaurant has been modernized. Cozy rooms and niches invite you to relax and enjoy. In addition to the first-class self-service restaurant, our service restaurant GLETSCHERTISCH (on the 1st floor) is from now on also located on the Rettenbach Glacier. Our kitchen team will delight you with the finest dishes from our new show kitchen. In the middle of the wonderful backdrop of the Ötztal Alps, our guests can let themselves indulge with all their senses and enjoy a wide variety of culinary delicacies. In our self-service area you can expect anything from traditional Tyrolean cuisine to soups, salads, various variations from the grill, pizza & pasta and desserts. Our perfect location with a view of the World Cup slope makes you want more and rounds off our offer. So you can decide for yourself which variant suits your skiing day better. We look forward to welcome you. Your Gletscher Arena Team
Our offer at a glance:
- Self-service restaurant
- Gletschertisch service restaurant on the 1st floor
- Fantastic sun terrace with a view of the World Cup slope
- Day bar with a cozy lounge
- Bar Gletscherspalte with a mobile roof.
- Riml sports shop
How do you get to us:
- Located at the foot of the Rettenbach Glacier / slopes 30, 31 and 33
- Via the ski area - 8EUB Gletscherexpress / GOLDEN GATE to the glacier (this is the name of the connection between the winter ski area and the glacier)
- Via the glacier road until winter skiing starts (glacier bus or car)
Hütten , Austrian cuisine , regional cuisine
Summer: 24th june 2021 to 17th september 2021
Winter: open from 5th March 2022 to approx 1st may 2022
New rock climbing garden in front of the hut; new trail to Mittlere Guslarspitze and to Hintergrasseleckspitze.
To the hut: from Vent in a south-western direction past Rofenhöfen and to the goods lift. Continue along the trail across Platteibach and walk to Platteiegg (roadside Calvary), or through Vernagttal to the bridge and on to the hut. time: 3 h, altitude gain: 850 m, length: 8 km
Crossings: Breslauer Hütte, Hochjochhospiz, Branden burgerhaus
Winter: ski route from Vent
Peaks: Wildspitze (3,774 m), Fluchtkogel (3,500 m), Schwarzwandspitze (3,467 m), Hochver nagt spitze (3,550m) and many more
Hütten , restaurant , vegetarian cuisine , home cooking , non-smoking locale , alpine dairy/snack bar
Guesthouse on the austrian-italian boarder at 2.509 m.
Almgasthof Acherberg Alm
Hütten , Austrian cuisine , home cooking , alpine dairy/snack bar
The alp with its own dairy and panoramic views, easily reached via the forest trail from the Acherkogelbahn top station in about 30 minutes. Home made butter and cheese. Hot meals throughout the day. Walk from here to the old halfway station in about 35 minutes.
restaurant , Austrian cuisine , home cooking , Ski huts , regional cuisine , alpine dairy/snack bar , SS/self-service
Summer: open from 26th June 2021 to 19nd September 2021
Winter: open from 18th december 2021 to 18th april 2022
Scenic Stableinalm offers a marvelous sun terrace with uninterrupted views of the Rofental valley, the Ortler mountain massif and the rear Ötztal Alps. Stableinalm serves typical Tirolean specialties focusing on fresh regional products. Ideal base for peak tours to Wildes Mannle (3019 m) or Breslauer Hütte (2844 m).
Winter: Skiing, ski mountaineering, tobogganing.
To Panoramarestaurant Stablein:
from Vent with Wildspitze double chair lift (10 min)
from Vent along the trail below the chair lift time: 1.3 h, length: 2.54 km, altitude gain: 450 m
from Vent via Panoramaweg time: 1.5 h, length: 5 km, altitude gain: 450 m
Crossings: Breslauer Hütte, Rofenhöfe farms
Peak climbs: Wilder Mann with great view of Wildspitze
Austrian cuisine , regional cuisine , alpine dairy/snack bar
The Larstigalm lies at an altitude of 1.777 meters, surrounded by lash green meadows and the Ötztal mountains. On the sun terrace and in the old dining room you will be spoiled with austrian and tyrolean specialities. A unforgettable experience for families.
Parking: parking lot Sennhof Niederthai (next to the information office)
From there you walk along the right shores of Horlachbach river on a moderately ascending forest trail towards the Larstigalm.
Alternative from the parking lot Sennhof in Niederthai or the hiking trail back from the Larstigalm to Niederthai: "Bergmahder trail (sunny trail) or Grastal trail"
Altitude gain: 232
Duration: 1 hour (up and down 2 hours)
Return: same route, Bergmahder trail or Grastal trail
whole-time hot meal
own farm produce
daily fresh milk
playground and petting zoo
hiking trail suitable for baby carriages
toboggan rental in winter € 3.00
groups on request
Top Mountain Crosspoint
Hütten , restaurant , Austrian cuisine , vegetarian cuisine , Glutenfreie Küche , Ski huts , non-smoking locale , regional cuisine , Italian cuisine
All our dishes are home-made and hand-produced, we care about sustainable, seasonal and mainly regional purchase of ingedrients, from producers who not only share our vision for quality but knowingly practise it in their own lives.
Juices of all kinds, craft beer, the best coffee and hand-picked wines from Italy and Austria conclude our suggestions for your valuable hours of enjoyment in the Tyrolean mountains.