From a Farming Community to a Tourist destination
Today Ötztal is one of Tirol’s most touristic regions, but 200 years ago Tirol’s longest side valley was largely unknown.
a glimpse into the history book
The name Riml and the people who carry it are closely associated with the history of Ötztal. Today you find the name on hotels and sports stores but it all started with a cobbler's workshop.
Creaking wood, rough stone, yellowed paper. The air smells musty with a hint of smoke. Ötztal's Heritage Museum and museum custodian Christian tell the story of the valley's past.
Ötztal dialect: What does a „Sumsar“ do?
Do you know what awaits you when someone announces a „Hatschar“? Or whether you should feel flattered or insulted when they call you a „Sumsar“? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, you are more than likely an authentic local Ötztaler.
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.