Vent Ski Area Austria

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Vent is a cute small ski area located in Otztal Tirol, just 20 minutes up a pretty canyon from the very popular, much-busier, Solden. Vent is a classic gem, a throw-back ski mountain, with a high base elevation of 1900-meters (6,233’) and summit of 2646-meters (8,680’).

Your ski day at Vent starts on a humble double chair takes you up to the high-elevation upper mountain skiing at 2600 meters. Here at Vent’s mid mountain, a high-speed 6-passenger chair serves just 4 trails, wide and well groomed. The terrain from the 6-pack offers almost 1000’ vertical of easy intermediate terrain. In addition, Vent has so much off-piste, free-riding, opportunity for ski touring. Vent looks like an ideal place to hire a mountain guide to go exploring and ski touring.

The Wildspitz views from Vent are beautiful. Vent doesn’t get the crowds that nearby mega-resort Solden does. Vent is mostly families and those ski touring, heading off-piste. Vent has a relaxed vibe, but very good grooming.

Vent has just one mountain hutStablein, located mid-mountain at the top of the double and base of the six pack chair. This classic hut serves yummy fare, Austrian specialties, good coffees and drinks, served in the lodge or outside on the panoramic sun deck. Certain nights, there’s evening live music followed by 5-kilometers of rodeling – sledding from the Stablein hut to the base.

Vent’s Run #1 from mid-mountain all the way back to the base village of Vent is fun to ski, as it winds its way down the mountainside.

Vent also has two lower mountain T-Bars, across the street from the main mountain in the valley, for beginner and learning skiers and riders to get their ski legs before riding the double up to the upper mountain. Beautiful Nordic trails and winter wandering surround the pastoral base village.

The village of Vent is small, cozy, with several hotels and chalets, very affordable and family-friendly. You see farmers walking their cattle through town – passing the ski lift – on their way to their barns – its that colloquial. A beautiful church is the centerpiece of the town. From Vent, you are 20 minutes to Solden and Obergurgl Hochgurgl – much bigger ski areas.

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Vent Ski Stats:
Base Elevation: 1900 M, (6,233 feet)
Summit Elevation: 2646 M, (8,680-feet)
4 Lifts, Double Chair and 6-Passenger Chair, 2 lower mountain T-Bars in the Valley,
4 Trails