Obergurgl - Information
Famed as Austria’s highest parish, Obergurgl is certainly impressive. The views of rugged mountain peaks covered in snow are awesome and the village itself looks very attractive amidst the snow. Due to its height the snow is usually present from November until May, which means conditions for skiing and snow-boarding are more often than not very good. With quality hotels in the resort and linked with Hochgurgl in the Oetz valley an excellent choice for early and late season skiing. Largely unspoilt, the compact village centre is attractive and relaxed. The resort has some lovely accommodation, so whether you are visiting for a week or just a weekend break you can expect a pleasant welcome and a fantastic holiday. Obergurgl and its sister resort Hochgurgl have some beautiful skiing and snow-boarding and with many of the slopes and the cable-car linking the resorts offering views of the spectacular Oetz Valley there is plenty to see and do in Obergurgl.Accessing the slopes is quite simple, with a number of the lifts starting directly from the villages of Obergurgl and Hochgurgl and several runs finishing at the villages. The nursery slopes of Mahdstuhl are some of the gentlest there are, so it won’t be long before most beginners are jumping on the lifts to the Gaisberg area, which has plenty of slopes that will compliment your technique. Intermediates will enjoy virtually the whole resort, with its wide, friendly blue and red runs, especially the cruising terrain at Festkogl. Experts should look at hiring a guide to take them off-piste, but there are some steep and knee crunching bumps on piste too. A visit to nearby Sölden is also an option.