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What’s the skiing like? The pretty Alpine village of Obergurgl offers high-altitude skiing up to 3,080m. It is one of the most snow-sure ski resorts in Europe with most of its slopes above 2000m and a ski season spanning November to May. The 112km of slopes are served by state-of-the-art lifts, often with heated seats. Skiers will find quiet, open slopes with no lift queues.

Best suited to? Beginners and intermediates

Beginners like the snow-sure slopes, good English-speaking ski schools and friendly villages. The children’s area in Obergurgl is served by three magic carpets and is complete with Bobo the penguin. Families enjoy the Fun Slope with its bridges, tunnels, rails and jumps.

Intermediates can head to the good cruising blues and reds just below the summit of Festkogl. Or those wanting to stretch their legs on longer runs, head to the mid-mountain red and blue slopes of neighbouring Hochgurgl.

Advanced skiers love the off-piste opportunities here, particularly those surrounding the Hohe Mut at 2,670m. The deep, untouched powder is a favourite for freeriders in the know.

Those looking for more challenging pistes can head to nearby Solden or Vent, both included in the Obergurgl lift pass.

The Audi Quattro terrain park at 2,120m has 22 features including kickers, boxes and rails.

What’s the resort like? The traditional village of Obergurgl has an 18th-Century church and hardly any traffic. There are limited shops in the resort but a good selection of accommodation, including B&Bs, apartments some plush 4- and 5-star hotels with luxurious spas and ski-in/ski-out facilities.

The apres-ski in Obergurgl is not for hardcore drinkers, it’s more about live bands and dancing, and a particularly favourite is the Nederhutte mountain restaurant. But there is a nightclub, the Josl-Keller, with a DJ in the resort.

Off the slopes? Enjoy tobogganing and the outdoor ice-skating rink. Slightly random but you can visit Europe’s highest motorcycle museum at the Top Mountain Crosspoint. Or take the gondola up to the Top Mountain Star (3,030m) for 360-degree views of the Otztaler peaks and even the Italian Dolomites. Enjoy a hot chocolate in front of the fire at the Hohe Mut Alm (854m) mountain restaurant.

Downside? In bad weather the slopes can be quite exposed as they’re above the treeline. Advanced skiers may find the local slopes limited but can access the other ski areas in the Otztal Valley ski pass.

Nearest airport(s): Innsbruck 90 mins/94km

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Obergurgl-Hochgurgl Lodging
Lift Access

Best Time for Snow

Total Snowfall

264cm
165cm
110cm
55cm
0cm
0cm
Nov
190cm
Dec
220cm
Jan
35cm
Feb
75cm
Mar
0cm
Apr
0cm
May
0cm
Jun

Terrain Overview

30%
Intermediate Runs
13%
Advanced Runs
4%
Expert Runs
50
Runs in Total
112.2 km
Runs in Total
8 km
Longest Run
112.2 km
Skiable Terrain
4 ha
Night Skiing
11 km
Night Skiing
45 ha
Snow Making
112 km
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 25

9
Gondolas & Trams
2
High Speed Sixes
7
High Speed Quads
7
Surface Lifts

Elevation

3030m
Summit
1280m
Vertical Drop
1793m
Base

Important Dates

November 18, 20212021/11/18

Projected Opening

April 24, 20222022/04/24

Projected Closing

N.A.

Projected Days Open

166

Days Open Last Year

1949

Years Open

800cm

Average Snowfall
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