Obergurgl-Hochgurgl is located in the Otztal region of the Tirol, high up at the head of the valley and close to the neighbouring resort of Solden, It is one of the highest villages in the alps with one of the continent’s longest, most snowsure seasons.
1 – Snowsure From November To May
Located at 1930m above sea level, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl is one of the first resorts in the Alps to open for the season in the first half of November, and then it stays open for almost six months, right through to the following May. The resort has 110km of piste which begin at 1800m above sea level – a height which is near the top of the slopes for many ski areas, but for Obergurgl-Hochgurgl the top is at over 3,000m !
2 – Ski-in, Ski-out Convenience
Thanks to its fast, comfortable, modern lift network, getting around this big ski area is easy and those queue gobbling lifts mean the snow-sure slopes remain crowd-free. Skiers and boarders from complete beginners to expert can enjoy runs and terrain for all ability levels. And the icing on the cake is that most of Obergurgl-Hochgurgl’s four and five star hotels offer ski-in, ski-out convenience.
3 – Stunning Views
For breath-taking panoramic views of the Otztaler Alps, stretching out to the silhouette of the famous Dolomites in the south, head to the Top Mountain Star viewing platform 3,080m up at the summit of Obergurgl-Hochgurgl’s ski area. From here there are fabulous, unparalleled views of 21 mountain peaks, each higher than 3,000m.
4 – Off The Slopes
It’s not only skiers and snowboarders who keep coming back to Obergurgl-Hochgurgl year after year, but non-skiers too. Winter hiking, snowshoeing and the wide Nordic skiing tracks create a winter wonderland feeling. Visitors can also enjoy tobogganing on a 3km long run for a bit of apres ski fun.
5 – Top Ski Schools
The ski schools in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl are highly regarded as having some of the best instructors you’ll find anywhere. They’re fully prepared to teach everyone from complete beginners through to experienced skiers in need of extra tips. For the little ones gentle guidance is offered by caring ski instructors in special learning areas.