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Ski areas Austria

High-class skiing at the Diamond of the Alps

Do you like skiing or snowboarding? Countless ski areas in Austria have beautiful slopes ready for all winter sports enthusiasts. But real enjoyment on the slopes only becomes top-class in Gurgl, the Diamond of the Alps. From beginners to experts and from freeriders to piste aficionados, all winter sports enthusiasts will get their money's worth in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl. Thanks to the high altitude of the ski area between 1800 and 3080 meters as well as the most modern snowmaking systems, Gurgl is one of the most snow-sure ski destinations in the Alps and one of the first ski areas in Austria to open the ski slopes every year in November. This is how top-quality skiing works!

Varied choice of slopes, fabulous panorama

Because here in the Austrian Alps, some 112 kilometers of blue, red and black slopes are waiting to be discovered by ambitious winter fans. Embedded in the breathtaking surroundings of majestic three thousand meter high peaks, you will be amazed by an unforgettable panorama. For example, at the Top Mountain Star panorama bar towering on a narrow rock ridge at over 3000 meters. Stopping here, sipping a cup of tasty coffee or hot chocolate and indulging in the breathtaking view of the snow-covered mountains of upper Ötztal is one of those things that you should definitely have done on a ski holiday in Gurgl.

The crisp and clean mountain air relieves your head from everyday worries. Treat yourself to exclusive winter holidays in the multifaceted ski area of Gurgl, because at the rear end of Ötztal - at Wurmkogl and Hohe Mut - crunchy corn snow, powder or deep snow offer pure skiing pleasure.

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Be it skiing or tobogganing: Austria is worth a vacation

The winter sports paradise of Austria has everything that makes a ski vacation really unforgettable: Dreamlike Alpine panorama, snow-sure glaciers, quaint ski huts. But Gurgl cannot only come up with rustic ski huts, such as Hohe Mut Alm nestling on the panoramic mountain of the same name, but also with multifunctional buildings and top modern architecture. Such as the Top Mountain Crosspoint in Hochgurgl. The building resembles a snow cornice and combines 4 functions in its interior: A road toll station, a mountain gondola terminal, a restaurant and Europe's highest motorcycle museum - another must-see during your ski holidays in Ötztal.

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At your own pace

If you want to take it easy, you don't necessarily have to go skiing, a snowshoe hike through the idyllic stone pine forest of Gurgl makes a special experience for all the family. Stop at a homely Alpine hut or mountain inn and warm up with a tea by the fireplace. Good mood is also guaranteed when tobogganing or ice skating in Gurgl. Twice a week there is tobogganing and skiing under floodlights even in the evenings. Just ask the hotel staff about the varied leisure time activities in and around Gurgl, the hospitable service is sure to help you. No matter if you prefer toboggan, snowboard or skis: Austria and Gurgl are well prepared for every type of winter sport. Visit us in Gurgl and experience one of the top-class ski areas in Austria.

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Bird's-Eye View Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

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FAQs ski areas in Austria

Gurgl ranks among the most snow-reliable ski areas in the Alps and is therefore one of the first non-glacier ski resorts to open the skiing season already in mid-November. HERE you will find all details about the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area.

There is no exact date, depending on the snow conditions and the area, the start of operation in the single regions can vary. Gurgl in Ötztal, for example, is one of the very first ski areas in Austria to open the ski season in mid-November thanks to its high Alpine altitude and absolute snow guarantee. You can find all details about the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area HERE.

That strongly depends on the snow conditions and varies in every ski area. Experience has shown that the ski season ends around the end of April in the higher ski regions. Due to its altitude between 1800 and 3080 meters, Gurgl is one of the most snow-sure ski areas and therefore in operation until approx. the end of April. You can find more detailed information about skiing in Gurgl HERE.

Tirol at the heart of the Alps and above all Ötztal as Tirol's longest side valley, offers a huge variety of perfectly groomed slopes. In Gurgl alone there are 112 immaculate slope kilometers of all difficulty levels and 25 mountain lifts for winter sports enthusiasts. You can find more details about the slopes in Gurgl HERE.