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Obergurgl-Hochgurgl Ski Area Facts

Top Quality-Skiing at its very best

112 kilometers of snow-sure ski runs in blue, red and black plus 25 top modern mountain lifts make the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area a dream destination for discerning winter sports aficionados. Already in mid-November it will be one of the first non-glacier ski areas in Tirol to start the winter season. Beginners, families and real experts enjoy a maximum of variety on sun-kissed slopes (1800 - 3080 m) until late April. The latest highlight is the Rosskarbahn - the new comfort feeder lift from the village center to the Obergurgl ski area. Skiers and pedestrians can be transported with it from the village towards the mountain and also back to the valley.

Ski Runs & Mountain Lifts

Total length of 112 km (Hochgurgl Ski Area: approx. 56 km, Obergurgl Ski Area: approx. 56 km), divided in:

  • 60,2 km of easy runs (blue)
  • 33,2 km of intermediate runs (red)
  • 14,3 km of difficult runs (black)
  • 4,5 km of ski route

All slopes are freshly prepared in full length and width every day. Almost all ski runs lead right down into the village center, offering deluxe ski-in & ski-out to your hotel's doorstep.

25 Mountain Lifts
11 mountain gondolas
7 chairlifts
4 T-bar lifts
2 button lifts
1 rope lift

Changing mountains with a view: the "Top Express" 8-person gondola lift connects the ski areas of Obergurgl and Hochgurgl on a direct route. The 50 gondola cabins with a total hourly capacity of up to 1200 people take winter sportspeople on a 3.6 km long panoramic route across scenic Königstal and Ferwalltal side valleys in only 9 minutes.

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Obergurgl Hochgurgl Ski Area  Landscape

Where can I find my favorite ski run?

The Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area has great challenges for all ability levels. Beginners appreciate the flat slopes for their very first turns in the snow at Gaisberg lift, practicing lift and Mahdstuhl lift. Also on Hochgurgl's countless blue ski slopes they can improve their skills quickly. With a bit more carving practice the moderately difficult runs at Festkogel in Obergurgl and on the Schermerspitze downhill route in Hochgurgl are really fun. A baptism of fire for highly experienced winter sports fans is waiting on the mogul run down from Hohe Mut in Obergurgl and the steep trail at Top Wurmkogl II in Hochgurgl.

Longest downhill ski run:
Wurmkogl ­– Obergurgl/Pill (8 km long, 1260 meters of altitude difference)

Most difficult ski run:
Obergurgl: from Hohe Mut Alm to Gaisberg, mogul piste
Hochgurgl: from Top Mountain Star to Wurmkogl middle station, very steep!

Obergurgl Hohe Mut Winter Landscape
Ski Area Obergurgl Hochgurgl Gondola

Safe winter sports without lift lines

In theory, the modern mountain lifts of Obergurgl-Hochgurgl can transport more than 43,000 passengers per hour. Even on peak days all winter sports fans reach the high Alpine ski slopes quickly as 6 feeder mountain lifts take them right from the valley floor to the ski mountains. This ensures plenty of space for long turns and more safety on uncrowded slopes. There is no other place where guests can fully indulge in their carving passion in such a comfy way and experience the authentic fascination of Alpine winter sports. However, the lift companies take their responsibility very seriously: in the event of avalanche danger or strong wind, all slopes and mountain lifts will be closed in the respective area - entirely in the interests of our guests.

Tips: how to enjoy the varied ski area to the full!

  • Highlights such as Fun Mountain (incl. Funcross, Fun Slope & Family park), First Line, Selfie Cam and Night Skiing provide a lot of variety.
  • Superb refreshments and drinks await you at countless mountain restaurants.
  • Breathtaking views are offered by the fully glazed Top Mountain Star panorama bar at Wurmkogl beyond 3000 meters altitude and Hohe Mut Alm at 2670 m, nestling on the Hohe Mut vantage mountain.
Top Mountain Star Hochgurgl Winter

Top ratings for many good reasons

A region that promises Top Quality-Skiing has to meet high standards. The Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area achieves top ratings in varied tests of leading winter sports portals and guest surveys on a regular basis. This kind of recognition is the best reward for excellent work in front of and behind the scenes. At the same time, it is a motivation to constantly improve our offer for truly unique skiing holidays in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl.