WEsayA charming high altitude resort with magnificent glacial scenery, together with cheerful apres ski, Obergurgl has been enjoyed by both our staff members Jane and Mark.
This Austrian resort attracts a loyal group of visitors that return year after year to enjoy winter sports in a secluded setting. The fact that snow is virtually guaranteed throughout the season makes it a great place to stay for people that fancy a late break before the arrival of summer puts a stop to all the fun. The slopes begin at the village, as do the lifts, so it's often possible to walk out your front door and start skiing straight away!
A glacial reception
Fortunately, the hoteliers and restaurateurs that operate establishments in the Otz Valley offer their guests a much warmer welcome than can be expected from the local geographical features. There are many reviews of the area online and some great deals available on skiing breaks, which means that for an affordable ski holiday Obergurgl is a good choice. Whilst the climate may be cold, the glacial terrain at Hochgurgl, which can be reached via an express gondola that stretches a little over three and a half kilometres, offers a nice selection of wide blue descents to enjoy.
Visitors have the chance to enjoy a number of other activities whilst holidaying in the village. Ice-skating, curling and snowshoeing are three of the more popular choices that continue the winter sports theme, whilst hiking and bowling provide holidaymakers with the chance to slow down and relax. For those that cannot get enough of the slopes there is an eight kilometre floodlit run that reaches the centre of the village and finishes close to the apartments, cabins and other accommodation in Obergurgl.
New for 2017/18
Obergurgl and Sölden (20 minutes down the valley) will be conducting a shared lift pass.
New for 2016/17
A new Funslope will be built in the Festkogl area and a new childrens play area will open at Hohe Mut.
New for 2015/16
In Hochgurgl the Kirchenkar draglift was revamped by a 10-person gondola. The plan is that a second stage will be added to take skiers higher but not till 2017/18 at the earliest. At the base of the new gondola, called the Top Mountain Cross Point, there is a new table-service restaurant and a new motorbike museum.
- Glaciers apart, one of the most snow-garanteed resorts in the Alps
- Brilliant for a late-season holiday
- Perfect area for beginners, developing intermediates and families Queue and crowd-free, with efficient lifts in the main peaceful, chalet-style village
- Low amounts of traffic and charming hotels
- Jolly Tirolean teatime apres-ski