Resort Profile: Obergurgl - Hochgurgl

By adamrowden, 12 Nov '12 at 14:47

The ski areas of Obergurgl and Hochgurgl are linked and make for a great ski resort. In fact, the ‘ski-hamlet’ of Hochgurgl is the highest ski resort in Austria and the amazing ski area of Obergurgl - Hochgurgl is one of, if not the, most snow sure ski resorts in Europe.

The ski areas of Obergurgl and Hochgurgl are linked and make for a great ski resort. In fact, the ‘ski-hamlet’ of Hochgurgl is the highest ski resort in Austria and the amazing ski area of Obergurgl - Hochgurgl is one of, if not the, most snow sure ski resorts in Europe.

This largely unknown resort (among Brits) offers you wide and varying terrain as well as uncrowded pistes, so you really can be guaranteed a good time when you are in town.

Uncrowded, snow sure, varying terrain, it doesn’t get much better...

When it comes to being out and about on the pistes, beginners are very well catered for. The Mahdstuhl nursery slopes are located just below the Obergurgl village and there are also a plethora of varying and nice beginner slopes also on the lift pass. And, unlike many other resorts, some of the beginner runs hit over 3000m in altitude and offer you panoramic views of the surrounding areas.

Intermediate skiers and snowboarders will be keen on the pistes on the Festkogel and Gaisberg in Obergurgl. These runs are mostly above the tree line and they take you all the way down towards the village. Hochgurgl offers you plenty of challenging runs to test yourself on and, you should also try out some of the tree skiing that can be done around the Steinmann lift.

More advanced skiers and snowboarders can take advantage of the continual fresh powder that falls in this resort and head off piste. The Festkogl route is steep and when covered in a blanket of the fresh stuff, it is a truly unforgettable ride. The Konigstal, on the Hochgurgl side of the resort, also has some excellent off piste that you should most definitely try out on a bluebird morning.

There are also some pretty sweet spots to head to for a beer after hours including Krump'n Stadl, Josl Keller and The Lodge as well as a few others. There is also a wide variety of brilliant mountain restaurants and cafés in Obergurgl, so prepare yourself for some not-too-expensive fine dining.

The Highlights:


- One of the most snow sure resorts in Europe
- Fantastic conditions
- Austria’s highest resort
- Uncrowded pistes
- Wide variety of terrain
- Great local restaurants and bars

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