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Umhausen Niederthai Ski Resort

Trail Map Umhausen Niederthai

The Ski Resort

The small ski area Niederthai Umhausen is located in the middle of the Ötztal Alps at an altitude of 1,549 to 1,680 meters. The total of 4 kilometres of slopes can be reached by 3 ski lifts.

Over a bridge directly in the centre of Niederthai you can reach the shorter of the two T-bar lifts, the Matau lift. The longer Wolfsegg lift leads up to the 1,680 meter high Wolfsegg. The blue runs on the Matau lift and the Wolfsegg lift are suitable for both experts and beginners. Beginners also have a baby lift available in the area.

In the Niederthai ski school you learn the ploughing and curve technique quickly and playfully. Help is provided by the professionally trained ski instructors.


Interesting facts

  • The vertical drop from summit to base is 430 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Austria is 2362 ft. Runs and slopes are therefore relatively short. The ski resort takes you to an elevation of 5512 ft.
  • Average snow depth during the season is 17 " at summit elevation and 6 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 19 " at summit elevation and 8 " at the base.
  • Umhausen Niederthai features 39 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Austria is 42 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 12 sunny days.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

Snowphone+43 (0) 57200 400
Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
(in ")

On Mountain Dining

There are numerous restaurants in the region. On the menu cards of the "Restaurant Kaminstadl", the "Gasthof Krone" and "Ötzi's Einkehr" are local specialities as well as international dishes.


Niederthai / Umhausen (2016) im Ötztal
Hochoetz & Umhausen - Niederthai aus der Vogelperspektive
Skitour Hohe Wasserfalle


The region around Niederthai and Umhausen in the Ötz Valley offers both classic and skating trails.
The region around Niederthai and Umhausen in the Ötz Valley offers both classic and skating trails. ©Ritschel / Ötztal Tourismus

Cross-country skiers will find a good network of trails in Niederthai. The Ötzidorfrunde, the track Sonnenplateau, the Frühloipe and the track Tellerboden can even be used at night thanks to lighting. 50 kilometres of well cleared winter hiking trails offer the best conditions for exploring the landscape around Umhausen off-piste.

Two toboggan runs also promise lots of fun. On the 5 to 7 kilometres long toboggan run Horlachtal you can stop off at the Larstigalm or the Schweinfurterhütte after a walk of 1 to 2 hours. The Tauferberg toboggan run, with a downhill run of 1.5 kilometres, can be reached faster with a walking time of only 30 minutes. It is located near the Wolfsegg lift in Niederthai. The Tauferberg Inn is a place to stop for refreshments.

The offer is extended by skating rinks in Umhausen and Tumpen. For those who find ice-skating and curling too little action, ice climbing at the waterfalls in the Ötztal Valley is just the right thing. Thanks to spotlights, climbing is even possible in the evening hours, for example at the waterfall in Längenfeld.

Various signposted ski tours attract winter sports enthusiasts to the high mountain peaks around Niederthai and Umhausen. For example, there are trails to the Kraspesspitze (2,954 metres), the Hochreichkopf (3,010 metres) and the Zieselsbacher Rosskogel (3,081 metres).

Number toboggan runs: 2
Toboggan hire

Après-Ski and Nightlife

The Bierstadl in Niederthai and the Pub Motiv in Umhausen offer the opportunity for après ski.

Dining and Restaurants

Number of Restaurants: 6

Infrastructure & Rental


Number of Skischools: 1
Number of Snowboard Schools: 1
Cross Country Lessons
Carving Lessons

Number of Ski Rental

Ski Depot
Sports Store
Ski Rental
Snowboard Rental
Cross Country Ski Rental
Backcountry Ski Rental
Telemark Rental

Getting here

Niederthai lies in the Tyrolean Ötztal.

Coming from the west, you can reach the region over the Arlberg Pass or through the Arlberg Tunnel. Then drive to Landeck and follow the A12 towards Innsbruck until the exit Ötztal. Now you take the B186 to Niederthai in the Ötztal.

From Garmisch-Partenkirchen, winter sports enthusiasts can travel over the Fernpass and via Mittenwald/Scharnitz/Seefeld. On the A12 take the exit Ötztal and follow the B186 to Niederthai.

From Munich you follow the A 93 to Kufstein and then the A 12 Inntalautobahn in the direction of Bregenz until the exit Ötztal. Then follow the B186 to Niederthai in the Ötztal valley.


Current Offer

  • Accommodation as booked
  • 3 days, 4 days, 6 days or 9 days lift pass Ötztaler Superskipass, 2 days lift pass Sölden (value of lift pass up to €460) Exceptions see booking process
  • Bed linen
  • Towels
  • Final cleaning
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last update on Jan 4, 2024
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Mountain Stats

Elevation5082 ft - 5512 ft
Opening DayDec 16, 2023
Closing DayMar 30, 2024
Capacity 2543 Persons/Hr.
Hours9:30 AM - 4:00 PM


Total 3

Skiable Terrain

2.5 miles
Overall Slope Length 2.5 miles

Weather (5512 ft)

Open Lifts & Trails


1 day adult €35
1 day youth €32
1 day child €25
All rates & fees