Timmelsjoch Hillclimb race in 1962 and 1963

Back in the 1960s, the Timmelsjoch pass was already a popular venue for daring mountain races...

End of season Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road since 30.10.2023

The onset of winter forces the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road to take a winter break on Monday 30.10.2023.

Finally back on the slopes: Gurgl Ski Opening 2022

Get ready for the official Gurgl Ski Opening from 17th to 27th November 2022!

Goodbye for 2022: Winter closure from Thursday, 20:00

We are closing.

General advice for travellers

Opening hours, winter tyres – all facts you need to know in relation to your trip to the Timmelsjoch at this time of the year.

41st Oetztal Cycling Marathon: August 28, 2022

Therefore, the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road will be closed from 11:00 a.m. to 07:30 p.m.. When the marathon has finished, extended opening hours till 09.30 p.m.


Winter closure from 01-11-21

Due to the snow forecast, the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road will be sent into hibernation on Monday, 01-11-21. The last crossing from both directions will be possible until Sunday, 31-10-21 until 8pm.

Ready for a ride over the Timmelsjoch?

Daily from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

29.8.21 – the 40th Ötztal Cycling Marathon!

The Ötztal Cycling Marathon is considered as the most demanding in the Alps. Around 4,000 racing cyclists have set themselves the goal of reaching the finish line again this year. 

Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road can be reached normally!

As of today, Friday, the B186 Ötztalstraße and thus the access to the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road from the north is open again to traffic without restriction.

Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road is open!

The long wait is over – the Timmelsjoch High Alpine road has been open since the 10th of June. 


The Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road is expected to open on 10 June!

In April, snow clearing started on the High Alpine Road between Gurgl and the Passeier Valley. In the meantime the road is free, but due to the avalanche situation it cannot be opened before 10 June.

Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road snow clearing in 2021

Difficult conditions, wind-induced compressed snow – this year, the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road maintenance team had to face many challenges, however they have already reached the South Tyrolean border.

The Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road reopens this Saturday, 18th of July at 7 a.m.!

The blocking of the road (Ötztalstrasse) due to a rockslide …

Coming from the north, it is not possible to use the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road before End of July 2020.

On the South Tyrolean side, the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road ...

Due to a rockslide, the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road cannot be opened until mid-july!

Since end of may, a large rockslide ...

Due to a rockslide, the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road can be opened at the earliest by Monday, June 15, 2020

Since several days, a large rockslide ...

Due to the Coronavirus, a record high could not be reached at Timmelsjoch

A winter with little snow together with warm and sunny days during spring saved the  team of four, working for the road maintenance depot of the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road AG, a great deal of work. But instead of mid-May, the mountain pass, - also known as “the most beautiful scenic road in the Tyrol” - located in the back end of the Oetz Valley, cannot be opened for travellers to the south before 11 June 2020.


Gurgl Ski Opening

Here we go again! The start of the winter season in Gurgl is being celebrated properly from November 14 until November 24, 2019. 


Special Exhibition 100 years of Brough Superior

True legends are being exhibited in the Top Mountain Crosspoint until autumn 2020. 

Our “Wow”-Season 2019

As soon as Mother Hulda comes back from her summer break, we are called to our winter sleep. 


2019 season - photo review

The 2019 season on the Timmelsjoch is slowly coming to an end and so we have put together the best photo highlights of the season to review the past months.

Excursion tips: Ötztaler Museen

Anyone who is interested in experiencing a day full of exciting impressions will find what they are looking for in the Ötztal valley.

Golden autmn is here!

The air is getting cooler and the leaves are changing to red and golden brown – it is finally autumn, also on the Timmelsjoch.

End of season tomorrow Friday 08:00 p.m.!

Tomorrow at 08:00 p.m. the North-South road link, located on 2,509 m, will be closed for this year because on Saturday winter will come and linger.  


Here we go again - snow clearance 2018

Finally it's this time of the year: spring has arrived. That means we can finally start the annual snow clearance at Timmelsjoch high alpine road.

Winter closure of Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road

The Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road was closed for the winter on 3 November. 
15. Nov 2016

Vintage illustration for Motorcycle Museum

The cover of our lastest flyer was designed by the well-known Viennese illustrator Willi Mitschka.
7. NOV 2016

Review 2016

Our resumee for this year’s season: WOW!
5. NOV 2016

Official winter lock since today!

Because of the forthcoming winter the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road has been closed today.
13. NOV 2016

Ski Opening Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

One season has just ended, another one is yet to come! Now that the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road is closed, the popular ski area Obergurgl-Hochgurgl is about to open it’s ski slopes.