19 November — 25 April
The Gurgl – Obergurgl-Hochgurgl resort is located in Austria, Tyrol, Tyrol Oberland region, Imst region, Ötztal – Tiroler Oberland, Imst. For skiing and snowboarding there are 107.7 km of ski slopes and 4.5 km of ski slopes. 23 ski lifts transport skiers. The winter sports zone is located at an altitude of 1793-3082 m above sea level.
A 20-minute drive from Sölden, there is one of the highest mountain resorts in Austria – Obergurgl and Hochgurgl, untouched by civilization and preserved the traditional way of life. The main advantage of these places is the height and snow guarantee from November to April – May. Obergurgl is part of the Otztal Arena ski region as Sölden. The area consists of two ski sectors – Obergurgl and Hochgurgl (Hochgurgl, 2150 m), connected by a cable car.
Many good hotels in the resort have their own modern wellness centers with swimming pools, saunas and massage parlors. The resort offers curling and ice skating, sledding, hiking and helicopter flights. The sports center offers bowling, table tennis and squash. Cross-country skiing trails are located around the resort. Hochgurgl has a 700 sqm indoor golf course
The kindergarten is open for kids from 3 years old, the children’s ski school accepts children from 5 years old. A three-kilometer toboggan run descends to Hochgurgl, you can go upstairs by cable car, and toboggan rental is at its lower station. On Mondays and Thursdays – night sledding (from 19:30). In Obergurgl, there is a small training slide in the immediate vicinity of the hotels.
In the Nederhuette, on the descent from the Festkogl to Obergurgl, the atmosphere of a real Tyrolean hut reigns: traditional food and music set in a special mood. Always lively in Davidhuette by the Steinmanbann lift. Among the best mountain restaurants is Top Mountain Star, located at an altitude of 3082 m. In good weather, panoramic windows offer an unforgettable view of the valley and the Dolomites. Pizzeria Belmonte at the Haus Gurgl hotel delights with excellent Italian cuisine. The Hexenkuchl at the Jenewein is famous for traditional Austrian and Tyrolean cuisine. Each of the hotels above Obergurgl, in the small village of Hochgurgl, can surprise you with exquisite cuisine (as, for example, in Top Hotel Hochgurgl) or equally tasty Tyrolean dishes.
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On average, the ski season here lasts from mid November to mid March.
Ski pass prices
The cost of the day ski pass in the main season: € 60 (adult), € 60 (children) and € 48 (youth).
Total length of tracks 108 km. The vertical drop is 1289 meters. The surface of the slopes is maintained in good condition using snow-compacting equipment. There is a system of artificial snowmaking. In total, the resort has 320 snow cannons that cover 99% of the slopes. In the dark, the territory and slopes for skiing are illuminated. A training slope is designed for beginner skiers.
This resort is a real Eldorado for beginners and inexperienced skiers with 60 kilometers of easy trails. But there are also “reds” in sufficient quantity, and “blacks” are really difficult. Below, in front of the valley, the trails pass through a wonderful alpine forest.
The resort has three main ski sectors – Wurmkogl (3080 m), Festkogl (3035 m) and Hohe Mut (2670 m). The first sector is suitable for beginners and skiers with an intermediate level of skiing. In the center, around three nearby cable car stations (including Obergurgl-Hohgurgl), there are a large number of long blue and comfortable red trails, ideal for carving. The Festkogl sector, located above Obergurgl, is better suited for intermediate skiers.
Experienced skiers will love off-piste skiing. Underneath the Gaisberglift is a learning area for beginners. Hohe Mut is famous for its black piste and off-piste trails. The beauty of skiing in Obergurgl is that the tracks are never crowded. A half-pipe has been built in the area of the Ubungslift, below you can ride on virgin soil. There is also a halfpipe (120 m) just below the upper station of the chair lift, at Wurmkogl.
On the tops of the slopes, skiers and snowboarders are delivered 29 cable cars: 9 gondola lift, 7 chairlift and 6 t-bar lift. There are 7 children’s lifts for beginners and children. The total length of the cable cars is 279 km, which are capable of transporting up to 41261 passengers/hour.
The nearest villages to the resort:
- Obergurgl (0.1 km)
- Hochgurgl (0 km)
- Pill (Gurgl) (0.3 km)
- Angern (0.5 km)
- Königsrain (1.3 km)
- Zwieselstein (6 km)