The Ski Area

Back to Obergurgl

Nestled at the far end of Ötztal, one of Tirol’s and the Alps’ finest and snow-sure skiing areas, Obergurgl prides itself on 112 km of sunny slopes between 1,800 m and 3,080 m, 25 fast modern lifts, welcoming-mountain restaurants and top-class hotels.

Due to its altitude, Gurgl (the new name for Obergurgl-Hochgurgl) is one of the first winter ski resorts in Austria to open the season in mid-November, and promises excellent snow conditions until the end of April.

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Ideal for Improvers

With a good number of blue and red runs, Obergurgl is a perfect resort for skiers and snowboarders wanting to improve their technique. The vast amount of wide, gentle terrain allows skiers of all abilities to make the most of the ski area, with high quality local ski schools on hand for expert tuition.

The ski area here is particularly enjoyed by families, who can enjoy the various funparks and beginner zones, as well as the many off piste opportunities for mum and dad. There’s never been a better place to work on your powder technique!

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Fun Mountain – This unmissable spot offers a lot of entertainment for skiers of all ages and abilities, including a Snow Park, Fun Slopes & Fun Cross.

Off-Piste Freeriding – From steep couloirs to gentle powder fields, Obergurgl has a vast range of off-piste opportunities, with reliable snowfall making it a true powder paradise.

Epic Lunch Spots – For breath-taking panoramic views to accompany your delicious local cuisine, head to the Mountain Star panorama bar at Wurmkogl and the Hohe Mut Alm on the Hohe Mut vantage mountain.

Night Skiing – Available twice weekly; every Tuesday in Obergurgl and every Thursday in Hochgurgl.

Challenging Routes – Advanced skiers shouldn’t miss the mogul run down from Hohe Mut in Obergurgl, or the very steep trail at Top Wurmkogl II in Hochgurgl!

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Venture Further With the Ötztal Super Skipass

For those who do want to venture further, an Ötztal Super Skipass gives unlimited access to all ski slopes in the valley. So that’s 363 km of pistes, 90 mountain lifts and six ski areas. As well as Gurgl – Sölden, Hochoetz-Kühtai, Niederthai, Gries and Vent are included.

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