The Schneedorf is located in Tyrol (Austria) in the Ötztal, in the Hochoetz ski region, approx. 25 minutes' walk from the mountain station/gondola station.

To get to the Schneedorf, drive to the village of Oetz (6433 Oetz, Angerweg 13) in the Ötztal and take the Acherkogelbahn (gondola), which takes you to the Hochoetz ski area within 8 minutes.

Arrival by train

The nearest train station is about 10 minutes away from Oetz and is called "Ötztal Bahnhof"; from there you either take the bus or a taxi. The stop in Oetz is called "Oetz Acherkogelbahn".Arrival by car

The common meeting point for the igloo overnight stay is in front of the main entrance of the panorama restaurant, directly at the mountain station of the Acherkogel cable car at 4.15 pm.

Please be in the bar area of the restaurant at this time.

The gondola runs to the ski area until max. 16:30. After that there is no possibility to get to the Schneedorf.

We recommend to our guests to plan enough time for the arrival and to expect possible delays!

Spending the night in the Schneedorf is a unique experience that everyone should try! However, the schedule is the same every day, so we recommend that our guests do not stay longer than one night.

Generally, there is no age limit as long as you are in good physical condition, since we walk 20 minutes to the Schneedorf and are located at an altitude of 2000 metres. If in doubt, it's worth asking beforehand!

No, children under the age of 15 only pay half of the overnight price. The ticket for the ascent and descent costs € 11.00 for children.

Yes, dogs are allowed in the Schneedorf if they don't mind the cold and they can sleep in the igloo with their owners free of charge.

Multi-layered winter-suitable clothing is best (thick socks, long underwear, ski clothing, thick gloves, hat, etc.) and winter-suitable, warm, waterproof shoes with non-slip soles. As warm as possible, we are at 2,000 metres in the high mountains!

  • Long thermals or pyjamas!
  • Skiers an extra pair of winter boots!
  • At least one extra pair of socks!
  • Large Towel
  • A pillow if needed
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Sunglasses
  • Welcome drink(hot chocolate, tea, mulled wine)
  • Dinner (cheese fondue) in the communal Igloo
  • Breakfast buffet (tea, coffee, juice, bread rolls, sausage, cheese, jam, honey, butter, cornflakes, muesli, milk) in the Balbach Alm
  • Daily freshly washed sleeping bags liners
  • Sleeping bad (up to -40 degrees)
  • Bed made out of snow, insulated with thermo mattress, thermal mat, and sheep skins
  • Introduction on how to use the sleeping bags
  • Torch light hike
  • Sledging
  • Supervision by trained guides

The following additional services can be booked for individual guests:

  • Snowshoe hike (during the day, at least 4 participants)
  • High ropes course (during the day, at least 4 participants, depending on the weather)
  • Igloo building workshop incl. lunch (during the day, at least 4 participants)
  • Thermal baths (on the following day, at least 4 participants)
  • Special requests for birthdays, marriage proposals and other occasions according to effort or rather from a minimum flat rate of € 24,-.

Igloo overnight stay 4:15 pm/Panorama Restaurant Hochoetz 


Igloo overnight stay & snowshoe hike 10:00 am/Camp in Sautens, Dorfstraße 7

Igloo overnight stay & high ropes course 11:00 am/camp in Sautens, Dorfstraße 7

Igloo overnight stay & thermal bath 4:15 pm/Panorama Restaurant Hochoetz

Igloo overnight stay & igloo building workshop 10:00 am/Panorama Restaurant Hochoetz

Yes! The Schneedorf is located directly in the ski area. 

It is therefore a good idea to combine both activities. We will be happy to store your luggage and/or ski equipment for you in the Schneedorf!

The heated sanitary facilities with sinks and toilets are located directly next to the main igloo. There are no showers in the Schneedorf.

  • As an alternative to our cheese fondue, we offer a "Tiroler Jausenplatte" at an extra charge of € 9,- per person
  • We are happy to organise special requests such as vegan or Gluten-free dishes, for a minimum charge of € 18,00 per person

 Such alternatives or special requests must be made known at the time of BOOKING, or at the lastest one week BEFORE the start of the event! 

The following costs are not included in the price of the igloo overnight stay and must be paid in cash on site:

Visitor's tax € 3,00 per person

Acherkogel cable car € 19.50 up and down the mountain

Drinks from € 1,90 

Additional snack plate € 12,00 per person

Special requests for birthdays, marriage proposals or other occasions at cost or from a minimum flat rate of € 24.00

No, only cash payment is possible.

For weekend or holiday nights, it is advisable to book as early as possible in advance, as these evenings are quickly booked up. Weekday evenings can usually be booked spontaneously (approx. 1 week in advance).


Bookings should be made as early as possible, especially if a specific date is desired.