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Ski holidays Austria

Land of mountains, valleys & slopes

What makes a ski holiday in Austria a successful one? Of course, enough snow forms - in the literal sense - the basis for skiing fun. What else? A multitude of perfectly groomed and varied slope kilometers. Top modern mountain lifts. First class mountain gastronomy. Action on fun slopes and in the fun park. Downhill runs in deep snow. Panoramic views. Professional ski schools. Phew, a long list that could definitely be expanded! And yet there is a winter sports resort at the rear end of Ötztal, that combines all this and much more. Welcome to Gurgl, the Diamond of the Alps!

Snow - absolutely guaranteed!

Is there currently enough snow? You don't have to worry about this question when you are spending your ski holidays in Austria. At least not in Gurgl, Austria's highest parish village. Thanks to its high altitude, the ski area that stretches from 1800 up to 3030 meters and beyond, is one of the most snow-sure in the entire Alpine region. And that's also the reason why it is among Austria’s first winter ski areas to open its ski lifts already in mid-November until they close again at the end of April or beginning of May.

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Wide open slopes, no waiting times

Spend your ski vacation in Austria in Gurgl’s ski area boasting 112 kilometers of varied slopes. No matter if you are on skis for the very first time, advanced or a true expert, Gurgl has the right piste menu for everyone: 36.5 kilometers are easy (blue) slopes, 55.5 kilometers are intermediate (red) runs and approx. 20 kilometers are difficult (black) pistes.

Thanks to state-of-the-art mountain lifts and 6 different feeder lifts that lead straight to the ski area, waiting times are a thing of the past. In theory, all mountain lifts in Gurgl can collectively transport more than 42,000 people per hour. Therefore, it’s not surprising that the ski resort regularly receives top ratings from leading winter sports portals. Top quality skiing is not just an empty phrase in Gurgl, but is lived by the slope grooming team every day.

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Accommodation right on the slopes

Gurgl also offers the perfect lodging place for every taste. If you are looking for luxurious comfort, you will find many upscale hotels awarded several stars. A less expensive but more rustic stay is waiting for you in a small, family-run guesthouse or holiday apartment. What do most of the accommodations in Gurgl have in common? They are in the immediate vicinity of the sunny slopes: ski-in & ski-out is just normal here! If you are planning ski holidays in Austria and are looking for a varied ski area with absolute snow guarantee, we strongly recommend a stay in Gurgl, the Diamond of the Alps. We look forward to welcoming you!

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FAQ Ski holidays in Austria

The packing list for a ski holiday can be roughly divided into two fields: ski equipment and personal equipment. In addition to the skis, you also need ski boots, ski poles, a helmet, ski goggles and possibly a back protector for skiing. If you don't have your own equipment, you can rent it from one of the countless sports shops in Gurgl. A detailed packing list for your ski holiday in Austria can be found here.

A ski vacation in Austria is even better together with all the family. In the Gurgl ski area there are 112 slope kilometers available for all big and small snow sports aficionados. Over 36 kilometers of them are blue or easy ski pistes. Ideal for all novices on two skis that mean the world. Additionally, there is a lot of snow action at several attractions on the fun mountain and many exciting events off the slopes. In Gurgl you will also find various ski schools that offer ski lessons for children from the age of 3. You can find out everything you need to know about your ski holiday in Austria here.