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Obergurgl, Austria


 Obergurgl, Austria
16-18 April 2021

Unfortunately this trip has been cancelled due to current COVID lockdown restrictions

 

High altitude, a great snow record and a traditional Alpine atmosphere. Snow is normally good this time of a year at Obergurgl; however, if for some reason conditions are less than ideal, a short distance away is glacier skiing at Solden.

TRIP COST
1/2 Double: TBD€
Single: TBD€
Youth 6 to 14*: TBD€
Youth 3 to 5*: TBD€
Under 3*: TBD
* Kids rates – in room with two adults

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  • Quieter, family-friendly resort.
  • Excellent for early and late season
  • Fast lifts with no queues

nederhuette_obergurgl_skigebiet_01Gurgl stands for top quality skiing : 112 perfectly groomed kilometers of slopes in all levels of difficulty, 25 ultra-modern lifts and guaranteed snow from mid-November to the end of April ensure top-class skiing enjoyment. Just like the ski fun facilities for the whole family, impressive refreshment stops and a wide range of freeride options .

Situated in the Ötz Valley, Obergurgl is Austria’s highest parish. The resort is framed by high altitude peaks and is famous for having an excellent snow record – resulting in some of the most snowsure skiing in Europe.

The mid-mountain Top Express gondola links Obergurgl with neighbouring Hochgurgl, for easy access to the extended ski area. The reliable snow and quiet pistes make both resorts a popular choice with families and a safe bet for those after gentle and intermediate runs.

Off the slopes, Obergurgl remains largely unspoilt – oozing character, charm and tradition. Plus there’s a great selection of après ski bars, beer kellers and restaurants. If you want to take in the best views in the resort, head up the gondola to the iconic Top Mountain Star restaurant at 3,082m. This futuristic-looking building sits perched on top of the mountain and has phenomenal 360° panoramic views of the Ötz Valley Alps and the Italian Dolomites
https://www.obergurgl.com/weather-snow-report

Sölden – the Hotspot of the Alps

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With 146 kilometres of pistes and 34 lifts Sölden invites to unlimited skiing pleasures. Thanks to the altiltude of the ski area (1,350 – 3,250m) snow is guaranteed from November to May. There are 2 glacier ski areas (Rettenbach & Tiefenbach glacier) and there are snow-making facilities for 90.2km of pistes (67% ).

Both Glaciers are connected to each other by the scenic, 1,7 km long “Rosi Mittermeier Road Tunnel”. Skiers can take advantage of the oustanding Ski Tunnel, situated at 3,240 m above sea level, that guarantees a quick and easy change from Rettenbach Glacier to Tiefenbach Glaciergletscher.

Hotel Alpenland

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https://alpenland-obergurgl.at/en/

Your ski hotel directly at the ski slope

The family-run Hotel Alpenland in the Tyrolean winter sports resort of Obergurgl is located on a small hill above the town center, right at the start of the slopes.

Here you can enjoy pure skiing pleasure – you can ski directly from the hotel to the Gaisberg or Festkogel valley stations. These take you straight to one of the most beautiful and comfortable ski areas in the Alps.

 Obergurgl Ski Area

https://www.obergurgl.com/en

mapObergurgl ski area, together with neighbouring Hochgurgl, enjoys an enviable snowsure position because of its high altitude. The season opens at the beginning of November and closes 1 May. Combined with their modern snow making equipment and the lack of queues, these resorts are especially good for the beginner and intermediate skiers who will love the long wide, motorway pistes.

The ski area totals 110km of marked pistes, divided more or less equally between Obergurgl and Hochgurgl, with 90% covered by artificial snow cannons.  The ski area is graded approximately 30% beginner (blue), 50% intermediate (red) and 20% advanced (black) runs and served by 23 ski lifts and gondolas with a capacity of around 40,000 riders per hour.  With a combined total of just 4,800 beds in both resorts it is easy to understand why queues are almost non-existent.

weatherforecastobergurgl-hochgurglmethodrenderpropdataThe ski slopes are mostly above the tree line and wide open with a lower density of skiers and fewer snowboarders than other resorts. This apart from anything else gives a greater feeling of safety and less congestion. At times it really does feel like a private ski resort. Consistent upgrade improvements on the speed of the gondolas and the chair lifts, means there is virtually no queuing even at peak times such as New Year, February school holidays and Easter; so more time spent skiing than waiting to ski.   Some may find taking skis on and off frequently to ride the gondolas an irritation, but all of the modern high-speed chair lifts have bubble covers to reduce the wind chill – a plus point!  There is no snowboard park in either resort; Obergurgl had one briefly one year but abandoned it the next for lack of support and demand.

ober-liftsFor advanced skiers there are 20 km of black runs, the best in Hochgurgl being the black run down Festkogel through the Ferwalltal, the Fer Valley. In Obergurgl the black run from from the Top Mountain Hut at the Hohe Mut summit is a fiercesome challenge. If this doesn’t prove enough, there are larger glacier ski areas at Tifenbach and Rettenbach above Solden, a 20 minute bus ride back down the valley from the bus station in the centre of Obergurgl. A day’s lift pass will cost extra unless it is pre-booked at the same time as a week’s Obergurgl / Hochgurgl ski pass.

ober-picExperts looking for off-piste skiing in both areas will not be disappointed with mountain guides available to show the best routes. Telemark Skiing offers off-piste tuition with a full day tour included over Easter if conditions permit.

TOBOGGAN RUN IN OBERGURGL-HOCHGURGL

Experience the curvy and action loaded 3 km toboggan run in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl Oetztal. The start of the toboggan run is right next to the Sporthotel Ideal at 2.150m. You have to manage an altitude difference of more then 250m!oberslead

The 3 km toboggan run in Hochgurgl is opened daily from 09.00 a.m. until 04.00 p.m. Experience also the night tobogganing on  Friday from 07.30 p.m. until 10.30 p.m. The night toboggan run offers great flush light and is brilliantly illuminated. The perfect bad wheather option for the whole family.

toboFree toboggan bus from Obergurgl and Sölden

If you own a valid ski pass the night sledging and skiing is included!

For the non-skiers

And those who want to experience the gentle Tyrolean winter feel particularly well looked after in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl. In Obergurgl the joy of movement is not missed out.

SKIPASS PRICES WINTER SEASON 2016/17 (To be updated)

Day passes (with bus shuttle)
 
ADULTS
CHILD (10-14 Y.)
YOUTH (15-18 Y.)
SENIOR (65+)
1 day
48,00
34,00
39,00
45,00
from 11:00 a.m.
44,00
30,00
36,00
41,00
from 12:00 p.m.
40,00
27,00
32,00
38,00
from 1:00 pm
36,00
24,00
29,00
35,00
from 2:00 pm
28,00
20,00
23,00
27,00
Beginner’s pass 1 Day
23,00
( valid at Mahdstuhl, Wiesen,
Krumpwasser practicing ski lifts)
2-day pass
95,00
62,00
76,20
89,00
3-day pass
138,00
90,00
112,00
132,00
4-day pass
177,00
108,00
146,00
169,00

SPECIAL INFORMATION (17 until 27 November 2016):

  • Senior rates apply for all adult ski passes.
  • Children born 2008 or later are free of charge.
  • Discounted lift tickets are only issued on presentation of a valid photo ID.
  • Night skiing and night tobogganing is included in all ski pass rates.
  • Ski pass upgrade – common ski pass Sölden & Obergurgl (from 5 until 14 days) = one day in Sölden Adults, youth and seniors plus € 14and children plus € 9. This ski pass upgrade must be ordered explicitly before you purchase the pass
  • Deposit € 3.00. By returning the ski pass card to cash desks  you get the deposit refunded.

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KINDERGARTEN IN THE SKI AREA

Wiesental Children’s Area

2 top modern moving carpet lifts plus a rope lift are available for the youngest snow fans. Of course, there is also plenty of additional material for easy and fun-filled practicing on skis. In good weather the kids spend their breaks in the outdoors: building a snowman, action-packed tobogganing and many other activities are scheduled. In case of inclement weather the ski kindergarten is at our disposal: a great place for playing, painting, jigsaw puzzles and a lot more.

Pirchhütt Children’s Area

This children care can be found in the hamlet of Pirchhütt, right behind Hotel Hochfirst. 3 moving carpet lifts, a rope lift and a splendid roundabout for kids await you here – plus many useful devices for playful practicing hours. Similar to the Wiesental children’s area there is an outdoor zone in good weather and an indoor ski kindergarten in bad weather, where the kids spend their well-deserved breaks and can warm-up.

SKI SCHOOLS AND MOUNTAIN GUIDES

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SKI SCHOOL OBERGURGL

T: +43 5256 6305
F: +43 5256 6503
info@skischule-obergurgl.com
www.skischule-obergurgl.com

SKI SCHOOL HOCHGURGL
T: +43 5256 6265
F: +43 5256 6265 10
tophotel@hochgurgl.com
www.tophochgurgl.com

Ski Rental

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SPORT LOHMANN

6456 Obergurgl
T +43 (0) 5256 6372
www.sportlohmann.at

SPORT SCHEIBER

6456 Obergurgl
T +43 (0) 5256 6223 704
www.scheibersport.com

INTERSPORT RIML

6456 Obergurgl
T +43 (0) 5256 6216
www.dergurgler.com

Obergurgl Apres Ski

nederhuette_obergurgl_nederhuette_01A perfect skiing day in scenic Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ends with a fine drink in the afternoon. After the last lift ride you are warmly invited to stop at one of the trendy mountain huts, umbrella bars or pubs before you go back to your hotel. Make new friends and listen to great music together with your family or companions! Enjoy a couple of jovial hours in a quaint hut, accompanied by hot or cool drinks, after a sporty day in the mountains.

Obergurgl’s apres ski hot spot is the Nederhutte with live music four nights a week and traditional dancing on the tables. Snowmobiles will ferry you back to the village if you feel unsafe on skis after too many beers! For dinner in Obergurgl, the gourmet attractions lie in the restaurants of many of the upmarket hotels rather than village restaurants which are scarce.

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David’s Hutte, next to the Steinmann lift, is open Wednesday and Thursday evening for après ski and BBQ or Fondue. One of the highlights of the week is the Night Skiing on Tuesdays with “The Return of the Pioneers” performed by the ski school, an impressive show of stunts and jumps, rounded off with a firework display.

In Obergurgl itself, the Edelweiss Umbrella and the CU bar between the Edelweiss and the Josl cellar are popular. The Josl cellar is open daily from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.  Hochgurgl is more sedate, with little après ski.

FREE BUS RIDE*

On presentation of a valid Guest Card issued in one of the Ötztal Tourismus holiday resorts,
for holders of a valid skipass or people with winter sport equipment. This special extra is
an included service available from check-in to check-out at your accommodation.
Valid from 10 October 2016 to 02 June 2017.

  • Ötztal line (Haiming – Obergurgl)
  • Glacier line (Sölden – Rettenbach Glacier/Tiefenbach Glacier)
  • Vent line (Sölden – Vent)
  • Kühtai line (Ötztal Bahnhof – Kühtai)
  • Bus to Gries (Längenfeld – Gries)
  • Regiotax Niederthai (Umhausen – Niederthai)
  • Regiotax Haimingerberg (Haiming – Ochsengarten)
  • *Regular bus ticket required for rides from or to the
    working place/school and nightliner rides.
    A joint project presented by „Regiobus Ötztal“, „Ötztal Tourismus“,
    „Ötztaler“ and „ÖBB-Postbus“ public lines.
    ÖTZTAL