OBERGURGL-HOCHGURGL SKI RESORT: A SKI DIAMOND IN THE AUSTRIAN ALPS
OBERGURGL-HOCHGURGL SKI RESORT: A SKI DIAMOND IN THE AUSTRIAN ALPS. Our SKI IN THE ALPS section bring us today the review of Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, a ski resort part of the Öztal Valley.
At the end of Ötztal, encircled by the snow-covered 3000 meter high peaks, the tranquil mountain village of Obergurgl-Hochgurgl towers at almost 2000 meters. It is therefore one of the Alps’ most snow-reliable ski areas. Upscale hotels and restaurants directly on the slopes are ready to spoil sporty connoisseurs who celebrate top quality skiing on 112 kilometers of pistes.
Our #patroncarrerasdemontana, Héctor Rubio, brings us with this the second article, a series in which he will introduce us to different ski resorts in the Alps.
OBERGURGL-HOCHGURGL SKI RESORT:
A SKI DIAMOND IN THE AUSTRIAN ALPS
Ski-in and ski-out in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl: there is hardly any other winter sports resort that better suits the ideals of most skiers. Wide open ski slopes leading right into the village center or to your hotel’s doorstep and skiing fun straight to the sun-flooded terraces promise a holiday of really short distances. In the home village of many visionaries and pioneers, a special Alpine lifestyle is celebrated from mid-November to late April. Cheerful, classy, enjoyable.
The village of Obergurgl (1930 m) and the hotel village of Hochgurgl (2150 m) belong to Sölden’s municipality, a highlight that crowns the rear Ötztal. Because the snow-sure winter sports destination not only can be found at the highest geographical level, but also exceeds all expectations in terms of hospitality and holiday exploration.
The typical guest in Gurgl appreciates this cultivated, familiar lifestyle and always returns to spend a few wonderful days among like-minded people.
OBERGURGL-HOCHGURGL SKI RESORT: INFORMATION, PRICES & MAP
At the rear end of Ötztal you’ll find one of Alps’ best and snow-surest ski areas. Obergurgl-Hochgurgl attracts winter sport fans from around the globe to its sunny ski slopes between 1800 and 3080 m altitude – thanks to state-of-the-art mountain without any waiting times and attractive skipass rates. From November to April all skiers, snowboarders and freeriders enjoy excellent conditions on immaculate runs.
Even more action and fun for the whole family are provided by unbeatable highlights such as the Fun Mountain including Fun Slopes, Family park & Fun Cross. And last but not least, the top destination also makes a superb place for a ski stop-off and a bite to eat: fabulous mountain restaurants combine culinary treats and scenic Alpine wow moments.
WINTER SEASON 2021/2022: DECEMBER 18TH, 2021 – APRIL 24TH, 2022
Operation hours daily from 9.00 am to 16.00 pm
SKI SLOPES AND LIFTS
Total length of 112 km (Hochgurgl Ski Area: approx. 56 km, Obergurgl Ski Area: approx. 56 km), divided in:
- 60,2 km of easy runs (blue)
- 33,2 km of intermediate runs (red)
- 14,3 km of difficult runs (black)
- 4,5 km of ski route
All slopes are freshly prepared in full length and width every day. Almost all ski runs lead right down into the village center, offering deluxe ski-in & ski-out to your hotel’s doorstep.
Changing mountains with a view: the “Top Express” 8-person gondola lift connects the ski areas of Obergurgl and Hochgurgl on a direct route. The 50 gondola cabins with a total hourly capacity of up to 1200 people take winter sportspeople on a 3.6 km long panoramic route across scenic Königstal and Ferwalltal side valleys in only 9 minutes.
COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES: SKI TICKET PURCHASE AND USE OF THE LIFT
The “must have rule” is required for access from 12 years and up. A valid vaccination or a recovery document is required.
Each ski ticket must be ACTIVATED after purchase and before first use. For activation you need a valid 2G proof (Greenpass).
If a passenger cannot or does not want to comply with officially prescribed COVID-19 protective measures, we are obliged to refuse the transport. In these cases, no claim to a (pro-rata) reimbursement can be asserted.
MOUTH AND NOSE COVER
HOW TO GET TO THE OBERGURGL-HOCHGURGL SKI RESORT?
- BY CAR: Located in Tirol, the Ötztal valley branches off to the south and is the longest side valley of the Eastern Alps. Arriving by car, you travel along Inntal valley until you reach the entrance to Ötztal, where you follow the federal road. Besides the toll motorway you can also travel on federal roads. Use our Route Planner to find the most convenient travel route quickly.
- BY TRAIN: Skiers can reach Ötztal by train from all directions. Seven daily direct connections take guests from Zurich to Ötztal-Bahnhof in only 3 hours without having to change trains. Also the Railjet towards Bludenz via Arlberg pass stops in Ötztal-Bahnhof every two hours. In winter, there is even an additional route from Munich to St. Anton am Arlberg, which stops in Ötztal-Bahnhof. Six daily direct connections with an arrival time of 4 hours and 40 minutes are also available from Vienna with stops in St. Pölten, Linz and Salzburg.The journey from the north can be made overnight with ÖBB Nightjet (from Hamburg or Düsseldorf via Nuremberg and Munich to Innsbruck). So you won’t lose a single day. Especially interesting for guests from Germany: No matter if the journey to Ötztal starts in Berlin, Hamburg or Cologne (to name just three cities), Deutsche Bahn takes holidaymakers to Tirol quickly, easily and cheaply. For example, every Saturday from Berlin to Innsbruck on the ICE train without changing. At very attractive prices from only € 18.90 on short routes, e.g. from Munich to Innsbruck (2nd class). Further advantages: The tickets can be booked up to 6 months in advance, children up to 14 years of age even travel for free when accompanied by their parents or grandparents.
- BY PLANE: If you’re travelling by plane, we recommend the closest airports in Innsbruck and Munich. At these airports, you will find several car rental services and can also book transfer services to Berwang-Bichlbach – find the addresses on the airport websites.
TICKETS & PRICES 2022
The prices are divided in three different seasons:
Sat, 18 Dec 21 – Fri, 24 Dec 21
Sat, 08 Jan 22 – Fri, 18 Feb 22
Sat, 12 Mar 22 – Sun, 24 Apr 22
Sat, 25 Dec 21 – Fri, 07 Jan 22
Sat, 19 Feb 22 – Fri, 11 Mar 22
Thu, 18 Nov 21 – Fri, 17 Dec 21
OBERGURGL-HOCHGURGL SKI RESORT: INFORMATION BY HEKRUCA
Arriving to the end of the valley, where in winter the road ends and in summer the Timmesljoch Pass or Passo del Rombo makes the border with Italy, has its reward as the view in every direction on a bluebird day is stonning. From this end of the valley and the nearby village, Vent many attempt to climb the second highest peak in Austria, the Wildspitze and its 2.770 meters.
And the reward is not only in the landscape direction, but also in the quality of the groomed slopes of this 112 km ski resort. With the 2 big differenciated areas, Hochgurl which goes from 20 meters to the top of the station at the Top Mountain Star and its 3027 meters; and Obergurgl which goes from 1930 meters to almost 2900 meters.
Without a glacier, but with a privilage mounatin orientation, the quality of the snow in almost any moment of the year distinguish Obergurgl-Hochgurgl from many other ski resorts in the alps.
It has also enough different slopes for all levels with a very nice and balanced combination of blues and reds from big width slopes to other more narrow and a couple of valley runs through the forest, that for sure can make happy any skier of any level.
All in all a great experience which is also enhanced by the local food that can be enjoyed in the traditional atmosphere of aTirol Hütte.
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