Ski holidays in Hochgurgl

"High altitude skiing with quality hotels"

Obergurgl (1,930m) and its smaller, higher Neighbour of Hochgurgl (2,150m), are situated in the upper Ötztal Valley on the main Alpine ridge where snow is always guaranteed from November through to May. About 90 minutes drive south-west of Innsbruck with slopes rising up to 3,080m, their altitude was not lost on Walter Ingham, the founder of the Inghams’ tour operation. He brought his first party of skiers here in 1934 after placing an advert in The Times. It said: “Private Party to Ski the Tyrol  - 14 days for 12 guineas.”  At the end of the 1990s Obergurgl and Hochgurgl finally got a crucial mid-mountain link between their two previously separate ski areas - the Top Express eight-person gondola. A red run from the top of the Schermerspitze chairlift down to Obergurgl gives an impressive vertical descent of 1,500m. The two-stage chairlift up the Wurmkogl gives access to some truly challenging red runs and some fun off-piste.

Hochgurgl has recently opened the doors of its new ‘Top Mountain Crosspoint’ vintage museum and restaurant set at the bottom station of the new Kirchenkar 10-person gondola.  The multifunctional building that hosts a motorbike museum and a state-of-the-art mountain restaurant with table service and panoramic views. 

Skiing in Sölden is included

6 day lift passes are also valid in the superb Sölden ski area, where you can enjoy the bonus of 145km of high-altitude, glacier skiing.

Added value

50% off ski/snowboard hire or carriage when you pre-book your lift pass (must be booked 6 weeks prior to departure)

Lift pass for children born 2014 or later €2 per day (available locally)

1 Free Child Skis & Boots when 2 adults pre-book skis & boots

  • from£1235pp
  • 49 rooms
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This traditional, family-run hotel offers high standards of comfort and cuisine as well as wonderful views over the valley and Obergurgl.

  • from£1515pp
  • 100 rooms
Hotel Riml Horchgurgl Austria Exterior

Ski in/Ski out Hotel Riml is on the mountainside overlooking Obergurgl. In this adults-only state of the art complex, you'll have classy cuisine, extensive spa facilities and an indoor putting course and golf simulator. 

Ski and Snowboard Information
Skiing levels
Cross country

Beginners Skiing in Hochgurgl

Hochgurgl has a beginners' area and many wide, open blue runs to progress on to. In Obergurgl, there are two beginners areas, one in the village centre near the Rosskar lift and one at the bottom end of the village near the Festkogel lift. Bobos Miniclub will keep your little ones occupied with plenty of fun in the snow. The blue pistes in Hochgurgl are great for experienced beginners. 

Intermediates Skiing in Hochgurgl

The Wurmkogl area has an extensive choice for skiers who like long, spacious blue and red runs. Blue runs 5 and 6 are good runs for low intermediates.

Advanced Skiing in Hochgurgl

There are some challenging black runs and good moguls on the unprepared ski routes or book a guide to explore the deep powder off-piste skiing on the Wurmkogl in Hochgurgl. A day trip over to the glacier in Sölden is well worth it with your 6 day lifts pass which is valid in the superb Sölden area.

Snowboarding in Hochgurgl

Pistes are generally suitable for snowboarding with a selection of jumps on the Festkogl area.

Our favourite run

'Pistes from top of the Wurmkogel lift in Hochgurgl. Relaxing cruisy blue runs, with the treat at the top – the two Wurmkogel lifts take you the Top Mountain Star, a mountain restaurant and look-out point with one of the most glorious views, looking south across the Italian border to the rose-coloured crags of the Dolomites. Simply sensational on a clear day. From there, you can ski down all the way to Untergurgl, so it's a lovely long, scenic run.' (Neil Lodge, Product Manager Austria).

Mountain facts
Area 110 km
Resort Altitude 2150m
Ski Alt. From 1930m
Ski Alt. To 3080m
Longest run 8 Km
Lifts Chairlifts 7, Draglifts 8, Gondolas 7
Lift Times

Daily 9.00 - 16.00

Lift Ski LockersNo
Local Pass Lifts25
Whole Area Pass Lifts90
Night Skiing IncludedYes
Mountain Restaurants8
Snow Cannon Coverage99%
Cross Country Trails


Night Skiing

Once a week in Hochgurgl and once in Obergurgl 

Off-piste OptionsYes
Slope DirectionN, W
Things To Do
  • Ice skating
  • Nightski
  • Snow shoeing
  • Snowpark
  • Sledging 
  • Toboganning
  • Indoor golf 
  • Resort bus free with lift pass 
Resort Facilities
  • Bar
  • Cash dispenser
Ski Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

Save up to £86 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we’ll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details. 

Lift Passes
Days Season Adult
Born before 2001
 Area Pass 6 L £265 £212 £146
M £296 £237 £163
H £306 £244 £168

*Senior born before 1942 qualify for child prices*

*Children born  2014 - 2017 will need Snow-Kids lift pass at €2 per day and bookable in resort*

Low season (L) until 17 Dec; Mid Season (M) 18 - 24 Dec, 08 Jan - 18 Feb, 12 Mar-24 Apr; High season (H) all other dates

Area pass includes Obergurgl, Hochgurgl, Untergurgl & Solden - Duration of 3 days or more gives access to the whole valley which includes Obergurgl, Hochgurgl, Sölden, Hochoetz and Kühtai - total 361 kilometres. 

Equipment Description Blue Red Black
Adult Skis £88 £124 £151
Ski Boots £53 £53 £67
Snowboard £88 £124 £151
Snowboard Boots £113 £177 £218
Youth (9-14yrs) Skis - £62 -
Ski Boots - £26 -
Snowboard - £79 -
Snowboard Boots - £112 -
Child (3-8yrs)† Skis & boots - £51 -

 Please see here for a description of hire categories. †Child snowboard & boots from 6yrs. 

Tuition Days Times Adult Child 
Ski 4/6 10am-12pm & 1.30-3.30pm £209/£257 £209/£257

Group ski lessons need a minimum number of guests to take place. Very occasionally these numbers aren’t reached. If you have pre-booked lessons and this happens, the ski-school will do their best to offer private lessons to the value of the lessons you had originally booked.

Prices and supplements are based on winter 21/22 and are correct at the time of publishing. Up to date prices will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Useful Information
Information about Hochgurgl
Resort Code ATHC
Languages spoken German/English
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 46.870110
Longitude 11.026370
Travel and Transportation

Flights depart Saturday

To Innsbruck

From Gatwick

Transfer 1½ hrs by coach

Flight supplements may apply.

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: Yes

Local bus services: <p>Yes from the bottom of Hochgurglbahn </p> <p>Resort bus is free with lift pass</p> <p>You can travel throughout the village and to Sölden for free. There are also buses to the end of the valley for a charge. </p> <p>Within skiing hours the bus runs every 10 minutes and out of ski hours runs hourly. </p>

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: Yes

Good to know

  • High altitude skiing & guaranteed snow
  • Ski-in/ski-out from many of our hotels
  • Short transfers from Innsbruck airport
  • Best for families 
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