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Related Regions: Austria, Tyrol, Ötztal

Season Start/End: 15/11/2018 - 28/04/2019
1800m - 3080m
34%|37%| 14%| 14%
Lift Tickets
from €24.00 to €53.00
Complete list of skipass prices


With a chilled out vibe and a long season stretching from the beginning of November to  the end of May, Obergurgl ticks all the boxes for a certain kind of skier. What kind of skier you ask? Well let’s see. Perhaps one with children, definitely not a raver but someone who enjoys a good knees up, probably not an expert, but an intermediate skier would find plenty of challenging terrain. Oh and definitely someone who is fond of Austrian things. You see, for despite lying at the end of the Otztal Valley right next to the Italian border, the resort has all of the elements you would expect of a traditional Austrian mountain village.  In fact, it wouldn’t be entirely unheard of to spot a fellow skier in lederhosen at the breakfast bar tucking into some wholesome homemade muesli - such are Obergurgl’s indisputable Tyrolean qualities.

The resort is known for two things. Its height – it boasts of having the highest parish in Europe – and for being the crash pad of Swiss explorer Auguste Piccard who in 1931 crashed his hot-air balloon on the Gurgler-Ferner glacier. Piccard was attempting to reach a world altitude record and he achieved it right before he hurtled down to Obergurgl. Fortunately for the village locals, Piccard’s misfortune literally put them on the map; newspapers around the world reported the story and visitors began to flock to the special mountain.

It’s fortunate too that the locals are genuinely welcoming, the village is quaint, quiet and mostly car-free. Year after year the resort continues to draw back loyal customers while attracting new ones too.

Obergurgl has a sister resort; the ski in ski out hamlet of Hochgurgl which is the highest ski resort in Austria. The two resorts are connected by the 3.6km Top Express gondola and the journey takes just under 10 minutes.  Hochgurgl sits at 2150m and is largely made up of luxury ski-in ski-out hotels. It has some great runs too and these include the black 8km long Wurmkogl run.

Together, the resorts offer high altitude skiing in an area that was recently voted the most snow-sure resort in Europe. The ski area provides access to a wide range of crowd-free pistes, and untracked powder, and the lifts operate from the village making it easy to get out on the slopes early. Best of all, queues tend to be minimal because most day trippers journeying up the meandering Ötz valley take themselves and their skis to Sölden instead of driving the extra few miles to Obergurgl.

A new addition for the 2015/16 season is the Top Mountain Cross Point which is the new base for the Kirchenkar gondola. It has a fantastic restaurant as well as Europe's highest motorbike museum. The new 10-seat gondola gives speedy access to the prisine Kirchenkar slopes.


  • 3080m
  • 1280m
    Vertical Drop
  • 1800m


  • 8
  • 3
  • 5
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 8
  • 24


  • Beginner Runs


  • Intermediate Runs


  • Advanced Runs


  • Expert Runs


  • Runs


  • KM Pistes

    110 km

  • Terrain Parks


  • Night Skiing

    3 ha

  • KM Night Skiing

    11 km

  • Longest Run

    8 km

  • Skiable Terrain

    45 ha

  • Snow Making

    45 ha

  • KM Snow Making

    110 km

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening Ski SeasonProjected Closing Ski Season15/11/201828/04/2019
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Best Obergurgl-Hochgurgl Hotels

Kressbrunnenweg 9 Obergurgl, 6456
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
Top Hotel Hochgurgl
Hochgurgl 60 Hochgurgl, 6456
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
Hotel Hochfirst Alpen-Wellness Resort
Gurglerstrasse 123 Obergurgl, 6456
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

Obergurgl-Hochgurgl Reviews

9th December 20165
Very pleasant small town/village with lots of cosy Austrian-style hotels, good for families as there is no through traffic. Went there three...Full review
10th December 20155
been to some of the best ski places in Tirol and Canada. Simply can't beat Obergurgl for consistently uncrowded slopes, variety of...Full review
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Tourist Office

  • Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

    Gurglerstrasse 93

    A 6456 Obergurgl


    Phone: +43 (0) 57200 100




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