Obergurgl Ski Resort
Obergurgl has long been a Ski Club favourite thanks to its incredible snow record, traditional mountain village charm and reputation as a family friendly resort.
Almost all the ski area sits above 2000m and most is well above this, which, coupled with a powerful snowmaking system, ensures that Obergurgl possesses one of the longest and most reliable seasons in the Alps. The terrain is above the tree-line and favours beginner and intermediate skiers, but there is some good off piste to explore for more advanced skiers. Obergurgl is one of the most popular resorts with Ski Club members and Ski Club holidays to the resort usually sell out well in advance so make sure to get booking early!
The village itself is the highest parish in Austria and has retained a lot of its traditional charm. It is split into three parts, one by the Rosskarbahn, the other by the Festkogelbahn and the third – named Hochgurgl – lies 200m higher up the Timmelsjoch road. Obergurgl is generally pretty quiet, but there is a good selection of restaurants and bars and a couple of lively spots for an après drink.
Our Ski Club Rep Service will be operating in Obergurgl this season. Join the Rep for a drink during the nightly social hour at the Hotel Edelweiss and Gurgl between December and April this season.
Why not also check out the Ski Club’s Obergurgl Facebook Page, a vibrant community of over 150 like-minded skiers and snowboarders.
What's New for 2019/20
The updates for the 2019/20 season in Obergurgl have been limited but last season saw the significant addition of the second stage of the Kirchenkar Mountain Gondola. This 10 passenger gondola can carry up to 2400 people per hour and will open up several kilometres of additional terrain in this area which already has 112 kilometres to explore.
One new addition for this season is the Gurgl Carat congress and events centre, which will host congresses and many other types of events. The diamond-like shape of the building, in the centre of Obergurgl, is a nod to the area’s nickname. It is scheduled to open just after the New Year.
Our Obergurgl Resort Ratings
- Beginner ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Advanced ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
- Snow Reliability ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
- Fast Lifts ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Resort Activities ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Après ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
- Value ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆