Ötztal - Obergurgl&Hochgurgl Ski Hotel Guide - Ski accommodation

Ötztal - Obergurgl&Hochgurgl

"See you on the peak!"

Obergurgl-Hochgurgl at the very end of Ötztal Valley, is one of the few ski resorts in the Alps where snow is always guaranteed. Between 2,000 m and3,000 m winter sports lovers can choose from 110km of immaculate slopes ranging from easy routes to challeniging downhills.


Ski runs

Beginners and novice skiers are invited to ski at Gaisberg lift, Mahdstuhl lift or the practicing slope featuring a beginner's lift. More advanced skiers find a truly unique sports paradise in the Festkogl ski area in Obergurgl and along the Schermerspitze ski trail - which are both of intermediate difficulty. Real experts can conquer the steep Hohe Mut ski run in Obergurgl and the challenging mogul piste down from Top-Wurmkogl II in Hochgurgl.

Longest ski run:
Wurmkogl - Obergurgl/Pill (8km - 1,260m difference in altitude).

Most difficult ski run:
Obergurgl, Hohe Mut Alm - Gaisberg, mogul piste, Number: 11
Hochgurgl, Top Mountain Star - Wurmkogl middle station, steep, Number: 27


Connecting gondola between Obergurgl and Hochgurgl

Since the winter season 1997/98 this 8-person gondola connects the ski areas of Obergurgl and Hochgurgl within a short eight-minute ride. The 3.6km long gondola features 50 cabins and has an hourly capacity of 1,200 persons. High above Königstal and Verwalltal valley skiers can admire the stunning Alpine scenery and the surrounding glaciers while enjoying a unique ride with this panoramic gondola.

Snow making systems

Powder snow or crunching corn snow during late spring - The 110km slopes in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl are always perfectly groomed, also thanks to the modern snow-making facilities.

Due to its high-altitude location snow is almost guaranteed in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl. Just to be on the safe side, more than 100 % of all slopes in both ski areas are equipped with artificial snow-making systems (since the winter season 1999/2000). Therefore, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ranks among the top ski resorts where snow is always available in abundance.

The entire snow making system is computerized. If both the temperature and the humidity are ideal, the snow making facilities start automatically. Five weather stations providing detailed information on the current conditions are spread across the ski area. The artificial snow consists of cold air and UV-irradiated and sterilized drinking water which comes from a reservoir (10,000m³) in the Gaisbergtal valley.



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