Renowned for its long ski season, incredible snow reliability (1,800 m to 3080 m altitude) and state of the art mountain lifts, it’s no wonder Gurgl is known as the Diamond of the Alps.

The ski area has gained a reputation as an exceptional family resort, with its high altitude location guaranteeing great snow throughout an impressively long winter season.

The 112 km of spacious slopes and speedy gondolas and chairlifts mean very short waiting times, fast uphill rides and varied downhill journeys. And with most of the accommodation being ski-in, ski-out, accessing the vast ski domain could not be easier.

Non-skiers will also have plenty of entertainment, with stunning walking, tobogganing and snow shoeing routes available.

Don’t expect to find roaring engines on the roads though. Recently, Obergurgl created a series of pedestrianised areas and a ban on driving at night, meaning that it’s the perfect spot for those looking to enjoy a little peace and quiet on their winter holiday this year.

For foodies, Obergurgl has plenty of culinary treats to explore, and one you simply can’t miss is the famous Top Mountain Star restaurant. This futuristic building is perched precariously at 3,080m on a narrow ridge at the top of the Wurmkogelbahn cable car. It offers stunning panoramic views of the Dolomites and the Ötztal Alps, as well as delicious local food and drinks.

For more information on Obergurgl: obergurgl.com/winter

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