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Wenns - holiday paradise with hospitality!



Small but quaint are the resorts located at the entrance of the Pitz Valley. The main resort Wenns /982 m altitude) lays in the bottom of the valley and is perfectly connected to the ski area Hochzeiger with the complementary ski bus. Due to the rising number of guests every year the tourist infrastructure is constantly modernised and sports offer is expanded regularly. Hotels have been erected and have changed the appearance of the villages, but considering all the ongoing change, Wenns could maintain its original mountain village charm. The inhabitants are friendly and the atmosphere is welcoming. The landscape around the valley entrance is towered-over by the Plattenrain (1,476 m) and the Venet (2,512 m). A visit to the "Burg Hirschberg" (castle on stag mountain) originating from the 13th century is worth while. It crumbled considerably in 1921, but in winter it provides a very romantic sight.

Ski
The ski area Hochzeiger, which stretches between the Sechszeiger (2,395 m) and the Hochzeiger (2,560 m) is ideal for those looking for diversity during their ski holiday. In total there are 9 lifts and 40 km of piste, located between 1,450 and 2,450 m altitude. Situated mostly above the tree-line, snow-sure descents offer fun for all levels of skill, beginner to pro.



Especially nice are the sunny slopes on the Sechszeiger. Furthermore, there are a good number of freeride options on the tree-free mountain side. A greater challenge can be found at the Rotmoss lift: here you will find some mogul pistes, ski routes, racing and time-tracking runs. Another special challenge is the 1.5 km long Zirbenfall descent, which, with a gradient of 80% and an altitude difference of 945 m, is the most difficult in the ski area. Freestylers can let off steam in the fun park at the Hochzeiger middle station. Night-time enthusiasts will have fun on the 6 km long toboggan run, which is illuminated once a week in the evening. The ski area is not only suitable for advanced skiers, but also for families. The extra bonuses for families is the children's ski schools excellent offers: transfers from all places in the valley to the piste, children's ski school and ski kindergarten, a piste rules trail as well as child-friendly mountain huts and the children's area, a separate practice area only for children with children's carousel, warm-up stage and the Pitzi Express.



Would you like to explore the entire Pitztal valley on skis or snowboard? By upgrading your ski pass to the Glacier Park Card Winter, six ski areas with a total of 120 km of pistes and 76 pistes are open to you: Pitztal Glacier, Rifflseebahn, Hochzeiger, Imster Bergbahnen, Kaunertal Glacier and Winterberg Fendels. With the ski pass upgrade, you can also use the ski bus in the Pitztal valley free of charge and commute comfortably between the ski areas.

At the Hochzeiger valley station you enjoy real apres ski feeling: in bars such as the "Egger Lounge", "Apres Ski Illegal" or the "Hennenstall" the end of a ski day is celebrated joyfully! The "Rutsche" in the centre of Wenns is the ideal address to continue the evening partying: live music, drinks and of course lots if fun are daily programme here. Otherwise the resort is more a family destination and a rather quiet.

Activities away from the piste include excursions through the Pitz Valley on the many winter hiking trails of the region. The frozen waterfalls surely are a major highlight and a real Mecca for ice climbers. Depending on the weather conditions and temperatures there are approx. 45 routes available for the climbers. Various toboggan runs invite you to join for a joyride. The longest run is 6 km, commences at the Zeigerrestaurant and easily accessible via the gondola at the Hochzeiger - once per week you can even enjoy tobogganing into the evening hours due to the flood lights alongside the track. Further the local restaurants invite you in for enjoy and relax during the evening hours.

Cross-country fans will find a nice selection of lovely trails in Wenns. One highlight is the 8 km long high altitude track "Hubertusloipe", located between 1,581 and 1,680 m. The track difficulties in this region vary from easy to intermediate, so they are especially well suited for children and beginners. In total Wenns offers over 25 km of trails, which can be skied in the classic style as well as the skating style. A service station, as well as cross-country lessons are available in resort.

Further wonderful trails can be found in the closer area: in total the Pitz Valley offers around 70 km of tracks - including high altitude trails on the Pitztal Glacier and in the ski area of Riffelsee.

The over 20 km long valley trail in St. Leonhard is labelled with a cross-country quality seal.

Skiing region
Highest point ski area2.450 m
Lowest point ski area1.450m
Village height982m
Number of lifts16
Number of drag lifts11
Number of chair lifts4
Number of cable cars1
Total pistes40 km
Green/blue pistes10 km
Red pistes22 km
Black pistes40 km


Wenns | Small but quaint are the resorts located at the entrance of the Pitz Valley. The main resort Wenns /982 m altitude) lays in the bottom of the valley and is perfectly connected to the ski area Hochzeiger with the complementary ski bus

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Top hotels in Wenns

Weiratherhof, Wenns

Weiratherhof

Wenns, Tyrol, Austria

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    Kinderhotel Sailer, Wenns

    Kinderhotel Sailer

    Wenns, Tyrol, Austria

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      Hotel Alpina Nature Wellness, Wenns

      Hotel Alpina Nature Wellness

      Wenns, Tyrol, Austria

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        Kinderhotel Stefan, Wenns

        Kinderhotel Stefan

        Wenns, Tyrol, Austria

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          Gasthof Pitztaler Hof, Wenns

          Gasthof Pitztaler Hof

          Wenns, Tyrol, Austria

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            Apartment Apart Auszeit, Wenns

            Apartment Apart Auszeit

            Wenns, Tyrol, Austria

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              Hotel Alpina Resort Natur, Wenns

              Hotel Alpina Resort Natur

              Wenns, Tyrol, Austria

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                Hotel Alpina Family Resort, Wenns

                Hotel Alpina Family Resort

                Wenns, Tyrol, Austria

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                  Bauernhof Huber, Wenns

                  Bauernhof Huber

                  Wenns, Tyrol, Austria

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                    Apartment Bianka, Wenns

                    Apartment Bianka

                    Wenns, Tyrol, Austria

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                      Aparthaus Wildkar Exner, Wenns

                      Aparthaus Wildkar Exner

                      Wenns, Tyrol, Austria

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                        Active Hotel Alpen, Wenns

                        Active Hotel Alpen

                        Wenns, Tyrol, Austria

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                          Apartment Gabi, Wenns

                          Apartment Gabi

                          Wenns, Tyrol, Austria

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                            Haus Alpenblick, Wenns

                            Haus Alpenblick

                            Wenns, Tyrol, Austria

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                              Ferienwohnungen Lechthaler, Wenns

                              Ferienwohnungen Lechthaler

                              Wenns, Tyrol, Austria

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                                Ferienwohnungen Jeitner, Wenns

                                Ferienwohnungen Jeitner

                                Wenns, Tyrol, Austria

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                                  Ferienwohnungen Elisabeth, Wenns

                                  Ferienwohnungen Elisabeth

                                  Wenns, Tyrol, Austria

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                                    Ferienwohnungen Eiter, Wenns

                                    Ferienwohnungen Eiter

                                    Wenns, Tyrol, Austria

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                                      Ferienwohnung Sabine, Wenns

                                      Ferienwohnung Sabine

                                      Wenns, Tyrol, Austria

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                                        Ferienwohnung Gundolf File, Wenns

                                        Ferienwohnung Gundolf File

                                        Wenns, Tyrol, Austria

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                                          Ferienwohnung Frischmann, Wenns

                                          Ferienwohnung Frischmann

                                          Wenns, Tyrol, Austria

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                                            Ferienhaus Lechner, Wenns

                                            Ferienhaus Lechner

                                            Wenns, Tyrol, Austria

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                                              Ferienhaus Hackl Norbert, Wenns

                                              Ferienhaus Hackl Norbert

                                              Wenns, Tyrol, Austria

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                                                Ferienhaus Gundolf Peter, Wenns

                                                Ferienhaus Gundolf Peter

                                                Wenns, Tyrol, Austria

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                                                  Familotel Sailer Stefan, Wenns

                                                  Familotel Sailer Stefan

                                                  Wenns, Tyrol, Austria

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