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Winter holidays

Snow-packed fun in Gurgl

What makes a perfect winter day for you? Mountains, snow as far as the eye can see, frosty winter air paired with warming sunshine and winter activities such as skiing, cross-country skiing or tobogganing should not be missing either... Sounds too good to be true? Not quite. Because this is exactly what a winter holiday in Gurgl in the Ötztal looks like.

Winter from November through April

While the beginning of winter falls on the 1st of December in meteorological terms and on the 21st of December in terms of the calendar, Gurgl’s winter season starts as early as mid-November. Even at this early time there are perfect slope conditions in the ski area. And in Gurgl skiing fun is not yet over when spring begins in March. Winter vacationers can enjoy both snow and mountains until late April. Thanks to the high alpine altitude – the ski area stretches up to 3030 meters – the snow conditions are ideal even in spring. This makes Gurgl a true heaven for all kinds of winter activities on the mountain and in the valley.

couple walking winter laughing Gurgl

Winter holiday activities



The classic of all winter activities is skiing. In the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl winter sports area, all skiers and snowboarders have 112 kilometers of pistes at their disposal. 25 mountain lifts and gondolas take snow sports enthusiasts up the mountain quickly and comfortably. This means that there are no waiting times at the mountain lifts and maximum skiing fun on the slopes.

Details about ski area


Winter hiking & snowshoeing

Scenic winter hiking and snowshoeing are as well popular winter holiday activities. Trudging through snow-covered forests and fabulous views of winter white mountain peaks is a very special experience. In Gurgl there are many sunnshine days even in winter. This makes walks in the frosty winter air even more pleasant.

Winter hiking trails in Gurgl

Snowshoeing in Gurgl


Cross-country skiing

If you don't want to do without two boards under your feet during your winter vacation, you can really let off steam on the cross-country ski trails around Gurgl. Around 12 kilometers of high-altitude tracks are available to all Nordic athletes. Whether in classic style or with skillful skating - magnificent views are guaranteed when cross-country skiing in Gurgl.

Cross-country skiing in Gurgl


Tobogganing, ice skating & more

Make your ski and winter holiday in Gurgl even more varied. The toboggan run from Hochgurgl down to Pill features 25 curves on 3 kilometers that meander into the valley. As part of the weekly night skiing, you can even go tobogganing at floodlights in the evening. The ice rink in Obergurgl also welcomes you during the day and in the evening, offering ice skating and curling. All those who prefer a more leisurely winter vacation will find rest and relaxation in countless in-hotel wellness parlors.

Winter activities in Gurgl

Hotels & accommodations for your winter holiday in Gurgl

A perfect winter holiday not only includes snow-packed winter landscapes, but also the right accommodation. In Gurgl you can stay in deluxe hotels, stylish apartments and cozy guesthouses. Most of the accommodations are right on the ski slope or just a few steps away. This is ski-in & ski-out in a class of its own. Winter hiking trails and cross-country ski tracks are not far away either. Many accommodations feature relaxing wellness parlors. Of course, culinary treats are also an important part of your holiday in Gurgl. Book your winter holiday with best price guarantee now.

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couple accommodation skiing Gurgl winter

FAQ Winter holidays

Enjoy a truly picture-book winter holiday in Gurgl. The ski destination in Tirol’s Ötztal enchants vacationers with winter with snow-covered slopes, clear mountain air, prime slope conditions and fantastic sun-kissed days that make the ice crystals glitter. Obergurgl nestles at over 1900 meters, real winter feelings are guaranteed here. Skiing fans can look forward to 112 slope kilometers and absolutely no waiting times, and even off the beaten slopes you spend your winter holiday in a snowy paradise. You can go cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ski touring or winter hiking in Gurgl until the end of April. All hotels and accommodations for your winter holiday in Gurgl can be found HERE.

It is best to book your winter holiday as early as possible. Not just because anticipation is known to be the greatest joy... It's also worth planning your next winter holiday already in spring or summer. The earlier you book, the greater the choiceHERE you will find an overview of all hotels and accommodations in Gurgl. Thanks to the comfy filter function, you can select all criteria that best suit your winter vacation. If you book via gurgl.com, you also benefit from many other booking advantages. You are guaranteed to book at the best price and without any booking fees. And just in case your holiday plans should change after all: the cancellation guarantee for your winter holiday offers flexibility and peace of mind when it comes to holiday planning.

There can only be one answer to the question of where to go on winter holidays: Gurgl is the first choice! Your winter holiday in Gurgl is the perfect getaway for couples or all the family. On 112 kilometers of pistes, every family member is guaranteed to find their favorite spot in the huge ski area. Away from the groomed slopes, many other winter activities await you on your winter holiday in Gurgl. How about a fun-packed toboggan adventure? Or winter hiking or snowshoeing through winter white landscapes? Perhaps you dare to go ice skating or curling. You will find the perfect accommodation for your winter holiday in Gurgl HERE.