Hansjörg Auer - Climber
Born in 1984 Hansjörg Auer enjoys life as a secondary school teacher, mountain guide and professional climber in the Ötztal. At 12 years old he devoted himself to climbing and became internationally known in 2007 when he carried out the first free solo ascent without ropes of the legendary Via ...
Florian Scheiber – Ski Racer
Patric Grüner – professional cyclist
Patric Grüner is a professional cyclist who loves extremes. The Ötztaler born in 1985 specializes in long distance racing and often spends many hours or even days in a row on the saddle.
Alessandro Schöpf – football prodigy
It’s not unusual to expect a winter sports professional to come out of the Ötztal, but Alessandro Schöpf has ended up on the football field. From Ötztal to Munich: The Tyrolean football prodigy was kicking around the German Premier League for Bayern Munich in midfield and stayed in the country. ...
Ötztal dialect: What does a „Sumsar“ do?
The Art of Grooming Slopes
While holidaymakers are tucking into their dinners, partying away in après-ski bars, or soothing their achy muscles at a spa, a team of groomers starts their work of turning the messy runs into buttery-smooth slopes, ready for the following day.