Award winning destination for the perfect destination, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl presents snow-shore resort and bags world class name in skiing. It lies at the end of Otztal Valley, running next to Italian border while maintaining the identity of traditional Austrian mountain village. Obergurgl-Hochgurgl is sister resorts. Both the ski resorts are famous for high altitude skiing with Hochgurgl being the highest ski resort in Austria. Overall, the place is packed with wonderful adventures, is welcoming, car free and peaceful. The two resorts connect each other via 3.6 Km (2.23 miles) Top Express gondola of 10 minutes distance.
Skiing is the prime tourist activity in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl. Standing at an elevation of 5882 ft. (1793 m)-1011 ft. (308 m), its high altitude snow is guaranteed. However, to ensure just the best, powder snow during late spring is maintained by modern snow making facilities. 99% of all shops are well equipped with artificial snowmaking system and hence ranked top. Facilities of doorstep skiing to your hotel are one of the key highlights at this ski resort.
A total of 24 lifts, which include eight-seater chair lifts, 7 T-Bar lifts, seven gondolas and two conveyors with a capacity of 39400 persons/hour are available at the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski resort area.
Base Elevation: 1800 m
Summit Elevation: 3080 m
Vertical Drop: 1280 m
The total length of 110 Km (68.35 miles) is the ski run area, of which approx. 54 Km (33.55 miles) is covered by Hochgurgl ski area, and 56 Km (34.79 miles) is covered by Obergurgl ski area. Out of 110 Km (68.35 miles), 35 Km (21.74 miles) are easy ski runs, 55 Km (34.17 miles) are intermediate ski runs, and 20 Km (12.42 miles) are difficult ski runs. Different lifts are dedicated to different abilities of skiers.
For beginners and novice skiers is Gaisberg lift, Mahelstuhl lift or the practicing slope. Skiers with intermediate abilities can avail skiing in Festkogi ski area in Obergurgl and Schermerspitze ski trail. Experts can explore the steep Hoche Mut ski run in Obergurgl and Hochgurgl, the challenging Mogul piste down from Top-Wurmkoge II. The Longest ski run is between Wurmkogl and Obergurgl, covering a distance of 8 km (4.97 miles) and 1,260 m (4133.85 ft.) altitude difference. For the skiers wanting to ski at expert level, Hohe Mut Alm- Gaisberg, mogul piste in Obergurgl and Top Mountain Star-Warmkogl middle station in Hochgurgl are said to be the most difficult ones.
Sports enthusiast have the opportunity to learn sports techniques from experienced ski trainers at ski resorts for alpine skiing, carving, snowboarding, and cross country skiing. There are separate programs for kids too.
Valley offers more than 195 Km (121.16 miles) of well-maintained cross-country skiing tracks. Great options for the ones seeking endurance training at high altitudes are available. The track covers 12 Km (7.45 miles) of Nordic ski trails, 3 Km (1.86 miles) of practicing tracks and 1 km (0.62 miles) is fitted with floodlights in Hochgurgl. Training is offered for beginners as well as advanced training seekers.
Touchless data cards can be availed with ski passes. The good thing is that these ski passes do not require insertion into control machines and the turnstiles open automatically. Also, on returning these ski pass in undamaged condition, there is a full refund deposit. Obergurgl- Hochgurgl has collaboration with Tirol Snow Card, offering unlimited skiing fun in 86 ski area.
An advance online ski ticket shop option is also available where you can purchase ski pass online for 2-7 days. The process involves online payment and receipt of pick up code in return which gets you ski pass at the cash desk.
The high terrains, ski runs, and elevations do not compromise on fun for tiny tots but instead provides endless options in children dedicated areas. There are two areas in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl where kids have fun, described below.
Wiesenthal Children’s Area
Apart from various easy, fun practicing activities on skis, this area provides two top modern moving carpet lifts in addition to a rope lift. Ski kindergarten with activities of painting, jigsaw puzzles, playing can be accessed in case there is some weather shift.
Pirchutt Children’s Area
This is similar to Weisental with a ski kindergarten located in the hamlet of Pirccutt it has got options for three moving carpets lifts, a rope lift and a splendid roundabout for kids.
Accommodating areas with quality awards ranging from 5 stars, 4 stars superior to 3 Edelweib are available with distinct features like indoor swimming pools, allowance of pets. There are many hotels, Ferrienhaus, holiday apartments, b and b inn, residential hotels and one camping. Online inquiry and group bookings can be made directly from the ski resort Obergurgl-Hochgurgl’s official website only or with other booking portals as well.
Adding on to the adventure perfect ski resort, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl has got some really amusing places to relax and eat at sky reaching elevations beyond 3,000 meters (9842.51 ft.). Eat while enjoying panoramic views of the ski resort at Rustic ski huts, umbrella bars, snack stations and mountain restaurants. The treat to your taste buds right in settings of magnificent mountains is unmatchable and worth your every penny. And if you are a food lover, there can be no better place to enjoy a great meal with your near and dear ones.
Now that is outstanding! Right in the mountains are discos, night clubs, bars and pubs with glamor parties, clubbing events, live concerts and music running throughout the season. That is something dreamlike to experience amidst the captivating aura of diamond alpines. There are three places where you can chill out- Putt-in Bar, Josi Keller, and CU Cocktail bar, Top-notch entertainment is guaranteed.
Shopping lovers, ding-dong!
Shopping amidst the Diamond of the Alps offers some outstanding choices of ski and sportswear, jewellery, toys, souvenirs and fashion items. So, you can have a lot of fun shopping at this amazing resort.
Obergurgl-Hochgurgl does not leave an excuse for you not to tour it. Indoor Alpine Golf at 2200 m (7217.84 ft.) covering 700 m2 (7534.79 sq. ft.) offers one of the world’s classic 54 virtual golf course. It has state-of-art gold simulators, 200 m2 (2152.78 sq. ft.) putting queen and ‘putt’ golf park bar. Both beginner and experts can enjoy training and tee- off spots.
Horseback riding on the backs of Tirolean Haflinger horses with uninterrupted views of the diamond alpine is yet another reason to fall in love with Obergurgl-Hochgurgl. In the village center of Obergurgl is an indoor riding space with both international tournament standards and size of indoor riding area in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl is 20 m x 40 m, covering around 800 sq. meters.
All the mentioned know how of Obergurgl-Hochgurgl is just promising as it is alluring. It is the perfect combination of fun, adventure, luxury, class, relaxation and peace to give your life a memorable turn to cherish for forever. With so much on offer at the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, you cannot afford to miss out on all the fun. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead, grab your tickets, pack your bags and head out straight for the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl with your near and dear ones. You won’t regret it, we promise!
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