Great bracing climate
Protected by high mountain ranges in the north and south, the annual precipitation recorded for the upper Ötztal valley is only half of the precipitation measured in the Bavaria mountains. Sunshine duration is 10% higher than in Bolzano. Merano's basin strongly influences the climate in the southern Ötztal Alps, causing moderate temperatues. The timberline in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl can be found at 2,400 meters.