Obergurgl Ski Resort

Obergurgl in the Tyrol is one of Austria’s highest ski resorts, with a loyal British clientele of families and intermediates. Obergurgl and its smaller, higher satellite resort of Hochgurgl, are situated at the end of the Otz valley, about a 90-minute drive south-west of Innsbruck, and have one of the most snow-sure ski areas in Austria, with slopes rising to 3,080m. The winter season here typically runs from late November until the end of April, making it far longer than that of most Austrian resorts.

At the heart of Obergurgl lies a traditional village with a church, although it is all but overwhelmed by the luxurious hotels that surround it. There is a further group of hotels outside the village by the ice rink and yet another cluster around the bottom station of the gondola. Hochgurgl is a separate slopeside compound of hotels connected by a lift. Many of the hotels in this resort are ski-in ski-out, giving visitors fantastic access the snow-sure pistes.

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Obergurgl Transfer Time
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Best For...

  • Families
  • High-altitude skiing
  • Intermediate skiers

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 Obergurgl, Austria

Our collection of Obergurgl 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 Obergurgl

Ski Areas in Obergurgl

Due to its fantastic altitude, Obergurgl and Hochgurgl are often the first ski resorts in Austria to open; around mid-November. The more advanced terrain sits surrounding Hochgurgl, and carvers are treated to wide-open pistes throughout the resort. All the slopes are well maintained and groomed, and every level of skier should find they are able to ski all the way back into the resort.

Skiing in Obergurgl

Skiing in Obergurgl

The combined areas of Obergurgl and Hochgurgl now offer a total of over 110km of slopes with most best suited to intermediates, although there is plenty for beginners and experts as well. For beginners, the nursery slopes are located away from the main village close to the cross-country track. From here novices tend to graduate to the easy blue runs that are found above Hochgurgl. The greater concentration of red runs for intermediates is found in Obergurgl ski resort.

Snowboarding in Obergurgl

Snowboarding in Obergurgl

Obergurgl ski resort is traditional and therefore does not attract a wealth of snowboarders. However, do not let this deter you; the wide pistes create some amazing carving opportunities, and there is some great off-piste potential. Obergurgl also makes a fantastic option for more novice snowboarders looking to build their confidence on the slopes.

Ski Schools in Obergurgl

Ski Schools in Obergurgl

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 skiing 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 Obergurgl

Restaurants in Obergurgl

Pic Nic is an outstanding restaurant within the resort. The Pizzeria Belmonte in Haus Gurgl is the place to go for pizzas. Head to the candlelit stübli of the Edelweiss & Gurgl for an elegant dinner with fine wines. Up the mountain, the Nederhüutte does good fondue evenings.

Après Ski in Obergurgl

Après Ski in Obergurgl

On the slopes, the Nederhütte is a key end-of-afternoon party venue, but as the lifts close and the crowds leave the slopes, the village of Obergurgl bursts into life, with the umbrella bar of the Edelweiss & Gurgl being the liveliest rendezvous spot of all. Later at night, the most happening place is Krumpn’s Stadl, which has live music every other night. Read more about Obergurgl après ski here.

Best Après Ski in Obergurgl
Non-Skiers in Obergurgl


The slightly gentler gradient of Obergurgl ski resort in comparison to some other resorts means that there are numerous trails that can be walked during the season, offering beautiful scenery. Non-skiers are able to access the mountain restaurants and are therefore able to meet up with skiers at lunchtime.

Things To Do in Obergurgl

Map of Obergurgl

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