Ski holidays in Obergurgl

Huge choice of top-quality hotels in one of Austria's highest resorts

If you’re looking for guaranteed snow, queue-free modern lifts and immaculate slope grooming then Obergurgl is the place for you.  Known as the ‘diamond of the alps’ all our hotels are 4 star and above. As a family resort, many of the hotels offer kids activities and are close to the ski school and lifts.

You’ll have quiet scenic pistes suited to all levels of skiing. There is a great ski school, learning area and child friendly snow park. At a height of 1,927 metres the views in Obergurgl are spectacular.

With a community of 400 locals working in the traditional pubs, parasol covered bars and rustic mountain huts –expect lederhosen’s, large beer steins and service with a smile. Obergurgl is a small resort meaning you’re never too far from friends or family on the slopes.

The best views can be enjoyed from the top mountain star 360° bar or the Hohe Mut Alm – where you’ll find the spot known as Tirol’s most beautiful mountain ridge. We recommend a winter hike around the stone pine forest – which became a UNESCO natural treasure in 1963. There is a weekly ski-show, night skiing and tobogganing or why not holiday in style with a helicopter ride or champagne gondola lunch.

No trip to Obergurgl would be complete without a trip to the famous après Nederhütte, located half way up the mountain. Be sure to try the sticky ribs, they’re a specialty that shouldn’t be missed. Once you’ve had a bite to eat. It’s time to party – the house band and staff will be the first to demand you get up on the benches for a good old knees up.

In Obergurgl you'll have one of our reps in resort who will know the local area and can assist you with any queries.

Added value

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

Free child helmet when booking skis and boots

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£1099pp
  • 132 rooms
Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl Obergurgl Austria Exterior

In the Edelweiss & Gurgl you can expect a memorable holiday. You'll enjoy the spa facilities, the après ski ice bar and large sun terrace - in a convenient location next to the ski lift. 

  • from£1089pp
  • 86 rooms
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 Hotel Alpina Deluxe Resort provides culinary and spa bliss, with a stunning children and teen facilities.

  • from£979pp
  • 48 rooms
Exterior Picture - Hotel Bellevue - Obergurgl - Austria

Hotel Bellevue is the perfect winter retreat for hearty food, extensive spa facilities and comfortable accommodation, located a 5 minute stroll from the nearest ski lift. Children are well accommodated here. 

  • from£1139pp
  • 52 rooms
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This superb, family-run hotel offers excellent quality of both food and accommodation and has a loyal following of Inghams guests.

  • from£939pp
  • 40 rooms
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Hotel Jenewein is ideal for those seeking a small family run hotel with a homely feel. You'll spend a lot of time in the cosy bar facing the slopes - be sure to enjoy the mountain views from the spa. 

  • from£1099pp
  • 27 rooms
Hotel Wiesental Obergurgl Austria Hotel Exterior Winter

Ideally located in the centre of the village and recently stylishly refurbished using natural woods and attractive stone work.

  • from£1069pp
  • 38 rooms
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The small, family-run Alpenland is popular with our regular guests who appreciate the warmth and good hospitality of the Kieler family.

  • from£1269pp
  • 75 rooms
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With a special accent on good food and wine, this superior hotel is a member of the 'Small Luxury Hotels of the World'.

  • from£899pp
  • 29 rooms
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Ideal for those seeking a small, quality hotel with the emphasis on good service and excellent food and wine, the Olympia has a cosy and romantic feel and is beautifully furnished in traditional Tyrolean style.

  • from£669pp
  • 25 rooms
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Luxury apartments, which are ideal for those wanting an idyllic retreat with state of the art furnishings. Only 80m to the nearest ski lift.

  • from£629pp
  • 19 rooms
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Pension Martinshof is centrally located and well connected for quick access to the ski areas. It's a clean and traditional bed & breakfast house which has a warm atmosphere and offers simple, good-value accommodation in Obergurgl.

Ski and Snowboard Information
Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Beginners Skiing in Obergurgl

There are now 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. The Obergurgl ski school has an excellent reputation and all its instructors speak English. Bobos Miniclub will keep your little ones occupied with plenty of fun in the snow. The blue pistes in Hochgurgl area a great place to ‘find your ski legs’ again and great for middle beginners. 

Intermediates Skiing in Obergurgl

The whole area, the Rosskar, Hohe Mut or Festkogl (Obergurgl) to the Wurmkogl (Hochgurgl) 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, and red run 7 and the runs by the Plattach chairlift in Obergurgl are good for better intermediates.

Advanced Skiing in Obergurgl

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 Hohe Mut in Obergurgl. A day trip over to the glacier in Sölden is well worth it. As an experienced skier or boarder this area presents an exciting challenge. You can get lost exploring Sölden’s 2 glaciers and three peaks over 300m.

Snowboarding Obergurgl

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 1927m
Ski Alt. From 1930m
Ski Alt. To 3080m
Runs
36
56
20
Longest run 8 Km
Lifts Lifts 25, Chairlifts 7, Draglifts 8, Gondolas 7
Lift Times

Daily 09.00 - 16.00

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

Once a week in Obergurgl and in Hochgurgl

Off-piste OptionsYes
Off-piste Restrictions

High avalanche risk

Slope DirectionN, E, S, W
Walking12
Things To Do
  • Ice skating
  • Nightski
  • Snow shoeing
  • Snowpark
  • Tobogganing in Hochgurgl
  • Indoor golf in Hochgurgl 
  • Skating and curling
  • Winter walking
  • Champagne Gondola Lunch
  • Helicopter Ride
  • Aquadome Spa 
  • 007 Elements Mountain Museum & Restaurant 
  • Resort bus free with lift pass
Ski Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SPECIAL OFFER ON EQUIPMENT HIRE
Save up to £107 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
W21/22
Days Season Adult
Born before 2002 
Youth
2002-2006
Child
2007-2013
 Area Pass 6 L £269 £215 £149
H £304 £243 £167

*Senior born before 1942 qualify for child prices*

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

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 361km. 

Equipment (6 days) Description Blue Red Black
Adult Skis £88 £115 £142
Ski Boots £38 £54 £70
Snowboard £88 £115 £142
Snowboard Boots £126 £169 £212
Youth (10-14yrs) Skis & boots - £78 -
Snowboard & boots - £113 -
Child (3-9yrs)† Skis & boots - £46 -

Please see here for a description of hire categories. †Child snowboard & boots from 9yrs.

Tuition Days Times Adult Child 
(4-12yrs)
Ski 3/4/5 10am-12pm & 1.30-3.30pm £175/£234/£257
Snowboard 3 from £190 from £190

Please note, ski school might be closed on Xmas and New Year day.

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Useful Information
Information about Obergurgl
Resort Code ATOG
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
Manchester
Stansted
Heathrow
Bristol
Edinburgh
Birmingham

Transfer 1½ hrs by coach

Flight supplements may apply.

 

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: Yes

Local bus services: <p>Yes</p>

Parking available: Yes

Resort Ski bus available: Yes

Ski bus info:

Resort bus is free with the lift pass 

Also a village bus which goes up to the hotel's on top of the hill

You can travel throughout the village and to Sölden for free. There are also buses to the end of the valley for a charge. 

Buses run every 10 minutes through the village or every 20 mins to Sölden

On night skiing evenings (varies throughout the seasons) there is an evening bus. Otherwise the last bus is 00:30 down the valley 

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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