Obergurgl, aka ‘The Diamond of the Alps,’ is a cut above the rest. Quite literally! With sky-high altitude, it’s one of the most snow-sure resorts in Austria. Combine this with age-old Alpine charm and oodles of quiet slopes, and you’ve got one gem of a place to ski. Families will have the time of their lives here. Not only are there easy-to-access nursery slopes, but confident little rippers can hit up mini jumps and sliders in the Funpark. Big kids will love the Fun Cross course, too - whizz around berms, zoom through tunnels and get some big air on the kickers. Win, win!
With most slopes sitting above 2000 metres and some reaching over 3000 metres, Obergurgl’s got a fantastic snow record. This means the lifts can open as early as mid-November and run well into April, sometimes May - perfect for early or late-season ski trips. Nice one! Families flock here in the holidays, so it can get busier at Christmas and Half Term, but less so than some of Austria’s bigger resorts. Calling all fans of the Freeride World Tour - head here in March to catch the 4*OPEN FACES Freeride Content qualifier when some of the world’s best riders drop in on the gnarly Hangerer ridge.
Things to do in Obergurgl
Fancy some lively apres ski? Obergurgl’s mountain huts are where the party’s at. Warm up proceedings with a Glühwein on a sun terrace before sinking shots of schnapps and dancing on the tables. Prost! Down in the village, things are more relaxed with casual dining and chilled hotel bars. Fondue is a firm favourite, and with the Italian border just a snowball’s throw away, pizza is popular too - and you can’t leave without trying one of the giant pastries from the cafes on the way to the lifts. Yum! For some extra fun, race the kids down Hochgurgl’s toboggan run. Or test your balance on the open-air ice rink - get your skates on, let’s go!
Hotels & Apartments in Obergurgl
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4 Sterne Superior Mühle Resort 1.900 Obergurgl-Hochgurgl