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Ski area Obergurgl/Hochgurgl

You will find the skiing area of Obergurgl-Hochgurgl at the end of the Ötztal at an altitude of 1,793 - 3,082 m. Thanks to the high altitude and the modern snow-making devices it's not surprising that this area has the reputation of having the most snow-sure skiing area in the Alps! With the lift pass you have access to 110 kilometres of piste and 28 lifts. Up to 99% of the pistes are accessible to the snow-making devices, therefore the lifts are open from November to May! The "Top-Express-Gurgl" gondola connects the two skiing areas – the ride of 3.6 km takes just 9 minutes. During this time you can just relax and enjoy the magnificent glacier scenery!

From the winter season 2015/2016, the "Top Mountain Crosspoint" has opened its gates. The modern site has three functions: it is the valley station of the new Kirchenkar gondola with a full service restaurant, further it has a toll pay station of the Timmelsjoch highway and lastly, with the "Mountain Motorcycle Museum" it features the highest altitude museum of Europe. The modern, multi-functional complex is architecturally built like a snowdrift.

The broad slopes of Hochgurgl are ideal for beginners. Obergurgl is more demanding but also offers a few blue runs. Advanced skiers get their kicks at the "Hohen Mut" (high courage) at Obergurgl – the most demanding slope of the Ötztal with its mogul piste and extremely steep run!

Since the 2013/2014 winter season, boarders can find a new snow park at the Bruggenboden lift with that gives you adrenaline on 2 different lines and almost 20 obstacles. Numerous great free ride areas at e.g. Wurmkogel and Festkogel, as well as on the Hohe Mut also ensure all kinds of fun and action.

In Obergurgl as well as Hochgurgl, you have the possibility to snight ski and sledge under starlit skies.
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Expert rating report Obergurgl/Hochgurgl

The rating report Obergurgl/Hochgurgl comprises the main groups "Top rating categories", "Categories for special interests" and "Further rating categories" which all influence the overall result with their own count.

Overall rating

(4.2 out of 5 stars)

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Lifts & cable cars
Reliability for snow

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Families & children
Experts & freeriders
Snow parks
Cross-country facilities & trails

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Après ski
Orientation (piste maps, info boards & sign posting)
Mountain restaurants, huts & gastronomy
Getting there & parking facilities

Accommodations in Obergurgl - Hochgurgl

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2 accommodations: Ski area Obergurgl - Hochgurgl

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The cosy, 3-star Hotel Lohmann is located in the heart of Obergurgl, approx. 100 m from the ski areas Festkogel. Access to a cross-country track is close-by and a ski bus stop is within approx. 100 m form the accommodation. The hotel offers an entrance area with reception, lift, Internet corner (incl.), as well as Wi-Fi (incl., only available …
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Lift pass valued up to $322 included! All included services

Room Type Nights Lift pass from  
Double room/2 addl. beds, shower/wc (approx. 30 m², "Krokus"), HB PLUS 3 - 7 $467 Continue
Double room/2 addl. beds, shower/wc ("Wildspitze", approx. 42 m²), HB PLUS 3 - 7 $491 Continue
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The two comfortable 4-star Hotels Austria & Bellevue are situated approx. 500 m away from the centre. The ski area can be reached within approx. 300 m and the next ski bus stop can also be found in approx. 300 m. If snow conditions allow, you can ski-in to the hotels. You have access to the cross-country trails in approx. 500 m. The …
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Included services

Lift pass valued up to $322 included! All included services

Room Type Nights Lift pass from  
Double room, shower/wc, HB PLUS 4 - 8 $635 Continue
Double room/2 addl. beds, bath/wc, HB PLUS 4 - 8 $695 Continue
Family room, shower/wc, HB PLUS 4 - 8 $743 Continue
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Last-Minute & More bookable bookable on request

Information about the ski area


Highest point: 3,082 m
Lowest point: 1,793 m
Altitude ski resort: 1,930 m
Lifts in total: 28
Tow lifts: 13
Chair lifts: 7
Gondola lift: 8
Pistes in total: 110 km
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55 km
20 km
Ski routes: 5 km

Customer review

Obergurgl - Hochgurgl

81 Number of reviews:

96 % Recommendation rate:

Resort 8.5
Ski area 9.3