HOLIDAYS IN OBERGURGL-HOCHGURGL
WINTER HOLIDAYS OF THE HIGHEST CLASS
What would your winter holiday in Obergurgl be without snow? We are fortunate to still be able to rely on winter here, since Obergurgl can call itself the region with the best snow conditions for winter sports in the Alps thanks to its special location at the peak of the Ötz Valley. The Obergurgl ski resort is located at 1,930 m above sea level, which means that you can enjoy powder-fresh skiing while flowers are blossoming everywhere else. A total of 25 ultra-modern cable cars take you up to 3,080 m in no time at all. And without any waiting times. You can then look forward to 112 kilometres of perfectly prepared slopes for your descent.
OBERGURGL – AN INTERESTING, DIVERSE PLACE
You will soon see for yourself that Obergurgl's location is by no means commonplace. Surrounded by an impressive mountain landscape, the Ötz Valley is the perfect place to take some time out and of course for your next skiing or winter holiday. There are many kilometres of slopes here as far as the eye can see - yet the hustle and bustle of the major winter sports resorts is very much unheard of in Obergurgl. Apart from being idyllic and picturesque, Obergurgl can also look back on a long history. The first traces of settlement can be found as early as 7,500 BC. The special climate and location have contributed to the development of Obergurgl. Obergurgl developed more and more from the middle of the 20th century into the unique holiday resort that it still is today.
FOR YOUR WINTER HOLIDAY IN OBERGURGL
Helpful links for your perfect winter holiday in the Ötz Valley.
WINTER HOLIDAYS AWAY FROM THE SLOPES
A winter holiday in Obergurgl has much more to offer. How about a leisurely toboggan trip, ideally combined with an eventful evening spent in a mountain hut? If you are looking for complete tranquillity and solitude for a few hours, then you should go out and explore the surrounding area on snowshoes. There are of course also numerous winter hiking trails that will whisk you away to the nearby Swiss stone pine forest. Cross-country skiers will also find enjoyment on all levels in Obergurgl. Or do you fancy a guided ski tour to one of the many three thousand metre peaks? Enjoy the breathtaking views, be the first to leave your traces on the untouched deep snow slope and feel what a winter holiday in Obergurgl is like.
OBERGURGL – MORE THAN JUST A WINTER SPORTS RESORT
Obergurgl is more than "just" skiing, snow and mountains. There are also wonderful buildings and architectural highlights in this unique mountain village situated in the Ötz Valley. The parish church of St. John of Nepomuk deserves a special mention. It is not only that this beautiful church was expanded in 1924 by the famous architect Clemens Holzmeister to include a gallery bay and a side chapel, Obergurgl is also the highest parish village in Austria. Nowhere else can you get as close to the skies as here in Obergurgl. And if you have an interest in unique buildings, you shouldn't miss the Piccard monument. This commemorates the emergency landing and rescue of Auguste Piccard, who had to make an emergency landing on the Gurgler Glacier on May 27th, 1931, after having set a new altitude record with his balloon, and spend a night there in the snow before he was finally rescued. As you can see already: Obergurgl is diverse, steeped in history and is just simply beautiful. See for yourself during your next holiday spent here with us in Obergurgl!