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Gurgl – Where winter is at home

Ski Opening 18.11.2021

Dig out your skis & get ready for Gurgl

Here in Gurgl, one of Tirol's highest winter sport areas featuring 25 mountain lifts and 112 immaculate slope kilometers, the annual Ski Opening starts on 18 November 2021. The vastness of the ski area, stretching up to 3080 meters, is therefore considered to be very snow reliable: a great benefit for winter sports enthusiasts in two ways. In addition to superb slope conditions, there are no waiting times at the mountain lifts. Just come here, get on the lift and go - enjoy your ski day to the full. Ski in & ski out convenience is also available in countless hotels right in the ski area. Top comfort in the hotel and fun on the slopes right outside the (hotel's) front door. What more could a heart desire?

The most snow reliable ski area in the Alps

Top Quality Skiing is the motto in Gurgl. The ski area stretches between 1800 and 3080 meters above sea level, therefore snow is guaranteed thanks to its high Alpine altitude. The ski area is also one step ahead when it comes to amenities: modern lifts, no waiting times plus upscale hotel & mountain gastronomy.

  • The perfect ski experience – thanks to 25 mountain lifts & 112 slope kilometers.
  • The most scenic downhill run – FIRST LINE in the early morning.
  • The highest parish village in Austria - exclusivity at 1900 Meter.
  • The most beautiful vista - on Top Mountain Star at 3080 Meter.
  • Pure relaxation – thanks to varied wellness offers.
  • The most memorable skiing pleasure - in the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area.
Skiers in Gurgl, Tyrol

Sneak Peek – New Highlights 2021/22

Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum

Europe's highest motorcycle museum will open its doors again from 18 November 2021. The adventure world covering 4500 m² offers not only motorbikes from around the globe but also a noticeable motor experience including 4D cinema and digital gadgets.

New mountain lift – Rosskarbahn

The latest gondola lift replaces the previous chairlift, offering topnotch gondola comfort. In almost no time, winter sports enthusiasts are carried from 1910 m in the valley up to the top station at 2668 m. If you reach the mountain faster, you can enjoy even more skiing fun.

Ski Opening Side Program

Opening of the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area.

1.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Musical Hut Rally with live music at Hohe Mut Alm and Top Mountain Star ski huts.

8.00 pm

“Sound World of Mountains” multi-vision show. Pictures and videos by mountain photographer Heinz Zak are accompanied by classical music. A delight in pictures and music at Gurgl Carat. The admission price is € 18 in advance sales and € 23 at the box office.

More details HERE.

1.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Musical Hut Rally with live music at Top Mountain Crosspoint and Festkogl Alm.

8.00 pm

"Gurgl and its diamonds - a homage to the Ötztal". Premiere of the new film about Gurgl, Ötztal and its inhabitants. A cinema experience with live music, aperitif and fine Ötztal delicacies at Gurgl Carat.

More details HERE.

Gurgl Slope Challenge from 18.11 – 21.11.2021
Find all checkpoints spread over the ski area in the course of the Gurgl Slope Challenge. You can even win a ski weekend in Gurgl and many other non-cash prizes. The stamp passes for the challenge are available at the Gurgl Information Office and at the skipass desks in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl.


Free Ski Guiding from 19.11. -21.11.2021
Ski guiding with expert ski instructors of Obergurgl Ski School and Hochgurgl Ski School from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm. You can register at the Gurgl Information Office until 5.00 pm the day before. Meeting point: Hohe Mut Gondola ticket office. Participants must be able to ski blue slopes.


And there is more! We have some great discounts for your start into the skiing season. You get - 20% on ski rental in all sports shops in Obergurgl – Hochgurgl and - 10% on admission to Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum with valid skipass.

Dynamic Pricing

Early starters are rewarded: If you book your skipass early, you can save up to 20 percent. The online prices for the skipass in Gurgl are not fixed but based on demand and date of purchase. Discounts for early bookers are available for ski tickets that are bought five or more days in advance in the online shop.

Adventure worlds in Gurgl

Gurgl not only has many beautiful sides. It also offers a really varied choice of activities so that everyone will find their winter (sports) enjoyment. No matter if you are traveling as a couple or family, whether you want to enjoy some action in the snow or treat yourselves to a luxury holiday - Gurgl is the place for you! Hotels, accommodations, restaurants and superb ski slopes provide a wellbeing ambiance for everyone. The dreamlike nature - unique in all Europe - makes the holiday experience really perfect.

Ski Holidays for all the family

Family time is well-being time

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Find something very special in the mountains

Pure luxury in the Alps

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Find your challenge

When the mountains call

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Romantic holidays

A relaxing break for two

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