Vent

The mountain village of Vent belongs to the municipal area of Sölden.

Altitude: 1,900 m asl

Surrounded by the fantastic mountains of the Oetztal Alps, there is the Vent valley with the homonymic village, which since 1854 is part of the municipality of Sölden. Already in the 18th century tourists were attracted by this charming alpinists’ village. A little more in the west, there are the Rofenhöfe farms located at 2,014 m asl. These farms represent the highest located and constantly inhabited mountain farms of Austria. Worth to be visited is also a Stone Age hunter’s base at the “Hohler Stein” rock, dating back to the 8th to 4th millennium BC.

Embedded in the high mountains and mighty glaciers of the Oetztal Alps and dominated by the highest mountain of Tyrol, which is the 3,774 m high Wildspitze, there is Vent. As starting point for various fixed rope routes and mountain tours, the mountain village is really popular with those who love to spend active holidays. One of the most popular trekking routes is the Oetztal Trek, including 400 km of trails snaking all over the valley, subdivided into 22 different stages, as well as the Vent panoramic high-altitude trail. This 11 km long path is accessible from the lower terminus of the Gaislachkogelbahn funicular at Sölden and it takes you about 4 to 5 hours to walk this path. At the very end of the Niedertal valley, there is the Similaun, a mountain behind which there is the Val Senales valley in South Tyrol. This is the area where the famous Iceman Oetzi was found in 1991. Still today every year at mid June, thousands of sheep together with their shepards come from the Val Senales valley via this glacier in order to reach the Oetztal valley, where they are spending summertime.

Also in winter there is much to do and see, such as the skiing area, offering 15 km ski slopes, a double chair-lift, three ski lifts and a ski and snowboard school. It also includes a 2 km long cross-country ski track and the Stableinalm sledge track of 5 km. Those who love ski touring can look forward to 100 peaks that are more than 3,000 m high. What a challenge!

Our recommendation: Christmas as Vent does not only stand for white Christmas, but also for a very solemn and contemplative period of time. Ideal for those who would like to escape from the usual hustle and bustle!

Suggested accomodation: Vent

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