Summer in the pension Maier
Spend your holiday in a relaxed atmosphere
Two spacious children's playgrounds, restaurants, bars, a bike rental, a mountain biking school, a soccer- and a beach volley field, the new Gaislachkogelbahn built in 2010, as well as the hiker's bus stops are all just 200 meters away and can be easily reached in a few minutes by crossing a bridge over the river Ötztaler Ache. We are thus connected perfectly to the shuttles to the most popular hiking trails.
With the Gaislachkogelbahn, you get from the futuristic valley station at 1363 m to the mid station at 2174 m in just 6.7 minutes, and sitting in an eight seat gondola, you glide into the semi-circular, transparent building.
You then switch to the 3S-Bahn. Its gondolas have room for 28 people and reach the mountain station at 3040m in 5.5 minutes. Architecturally, the gondola installation has definitely got the potential to become a landmark in Sölden.
1300 kilometers of marked hiking trails, 250 3000 meter peaks and the thermal bath AQUA DOME
With secret jealousy, the rest of Tirol accepts that the highest peak of the country, the Wildspitze, is located in the Ötztaler Alps.
The entire massif of the Ötztaler Alps has about 250 3000 meter peaks, out of these, 60 are higher than 3400 meters. This is the highest concentration of 3000+ meter peaks in the Alps. With over 60 glaciers (they are called "Ferner" in Tirol and Vorarlberg), the Ötztaler Alps have the most glaciation of the Eastern Alps.
Still, whoever thinks the Ötztaler Alps are interesting only for well trained mountain climbers and ice lovers, is completely wrong. There are lots of hiking opportunities (about 1,300 kilometers of marked hiking routes) available: green alp terraces over tree-covered valley sides, lovely pastures alongside the river Ötztaler Ache, steep slopes with their unique wild flora, and most importantly, side valleys extending all the way up into the high mountain regions - an El Dorado for mountain hikers! You may get moist eyes…
After all these physical activities, it's time to relax: The first and so far only thermal bath in Tirol, the AQUA DOME - Tirol Therme Längenfeld – meets every requirement for perfect relaxation.