Hochgurgl Ski Resort

A satellite of Obergurgl, the high-altitude village of Hochgurgl is Austria’s highest and Europe’s most snow-sure ski resort. Surrounded by glaciers and jagged mountain peaks, the combined skiing area features a vast range of uncrowded pistes and lifts, making it easy to get onto the slopes at any time of the day.

The quaint and friendly atmosphere in the village makes for a great place to relax and unwind after a day on the mountain. The mountain huts and numerous weekly activities keep the area vibrant and exciting during the week with there being plenty to do after skiing.

Call our ski experts today to find out more about skiing in Hochgurgl.

Hochgurgl Transfer Time
Map Marker 1h 30m

Best For...

  • High-altitude skiing
  • Snow-sure conditions
  • Uncrowded slopes

Resort Statistics

  • Resort Altitude 1,930m
  • Skiing Altitude 3,080m
  • Total Ski Area 110km
  • Lifts 24
  • Blue Runs 35km
  • Red Runs 55km
  • Black Runs 20km
  • Cross Country 12km

Ski Accommodation in Hochgurgl, Austria

Our collection of Hochgurgl ski accommodation has been hand-picked by our ski experts. Whether you’re looking for a luxury escape, a boutique hotel or something suitable for the whole family, our experts would be delighted to help you find the perfect accommodation for your ski holiday.

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Ski Areas in Hochgurgl

Ski Areas in Hochgurgl

Nicknamed the ‘Diamond of the Alps’, this secluded mountain village boasts sun-flooded slopes from 1,800m to 3,080m. With top quality, modern lift systems reducing the queuing time to nothing, skiers and snowboarders will adore the immaculate 110km of corduroy pistes available. The high-altitude means snow-lovers can often take to the slopes from mid-November to the end of April.

Skiing in Hochgurgl

Skiing in Hochgurgl

The slopes of Hochgurgl consist of high, gentle bowls, with fast lifts serving the main slopes above the village. Hochgurgl is great for beginners with blues rising up to almost 3,000m. Above the treeline, intermediates will enjoy the long runs in the bowls and the exciting tree skiing on a variety of long, challenging runs. For the more advanced skiers, the area has some very challenging skiing. The Hohe Mut is one of the Tyrol‘s biggest bump runs. Sattel has some great off-piste and the exhilarating Festkogl ski route is steep and unforgettable in fresh powder.

Snowboarding in Hochgurgl

Snowboarding in Hochgurgl

The gentle bowls and dedicated runs provide the perfect terrain for beginners. Intermediates can enjoy some excellent carving opportunities on long, cruising runs and exciting tree runs. For the more advanced, there is an abundance of off-piste potential. There is also a fun park and half pipe for the more adventurous boarder.

Ski Schools in Hochgurgl

Ski Schools in Hochgurgl

With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.

We’ve partnered with New Generation and Oxygène and highly recommend their services. All of our partners offer fantastic lessons for all ability levels.

Book your ski lessons with our recommended suppliers. If you’re travelling during a peak week be sure to book these well in advance.

Restaurants in Hochgurgl

Restaurants in Hochgurgl

From cosy Alpine mountain refuges to elegant restaurants in five-star hotels, Hochgurgl has plenty of eateries on offer for hungry guests. There is a vast number of culinary styles on offer, from Tyrolean home cooking to international haute cuisine and specialities. The area is also well known for its high-quality wine culture. Many hotels are open for all guests and regularly welcome those looking to be spoiled with a decadent à la carte menu.

An après ski bar on the mountain in Hochgurgl

Après Ski in Hochgurgl

With many umbrella bars throughout the ski resort, skiers often end their days in rustic, traditional establishments enjoying a few drinks. The umbrella bar at the TOP Hotel Hochgurgl is open until late and is a lively place to enjoy après ski. The nightlife in the area is more relaxed, however, for a livelier social scene, Sölden is a mere 20 minutes drive away.

Non-skiers on a snowy hike in Hochgurgl


Non-skiers are spoiled for choice when it comes to activities in Hochgurgl. Relaxing spas and wellness facilities are perfect for unwinding and relaxing. There is also a motorbike museum at the Top Mountain Crosspoint, Nature Park and an indoor golf centre for those longing to see green in winter. For visitors wanting to take in the scenery and fresh Alpine air, there is a range of hiking, tobogganing, ice skating and snowshoeing on offer.

Map of Hochgurgl

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