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Ski areas Tirol

In a top winter shape

Get on your skis and get ready for Tirol where the best ski runs are waiting for you. Such as in Gurgl in upper Ötztal, which is Tirol’s longest side valley at just under 65 kilometers. You are guaranteed to enjoy skiing here, because the Diamond of the Alps enchants guests with absolute snow reliability and 112 kilometers of perfectly groomed slopes.

High, higher, Gurgl

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Gurgl is not only the highest parish village in Austria. The ski area is also an exceptional winter sports destination due to absolute snow guarantee at high altitude. It’s not without reason that the ski resort ranks among the first winter ski areas in the country to open its slopes to skiing fans in mid-November.

Here 25 mountain lifts take you up to over 3000 meter high peaks, where 112 immaculate slope kilometers are at your feet. Whether at Hohe Mut Alm and the panoramic mountain of the same name or in the Top Mountain Star panorama bar at Wurmkogl: Challenging downhill runs plus breathtaking panoramic vistas are guaranteed. Take a rest stop consciously and let the majestic glaciers work its magic on you before you tackle the next downhill adventure.

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Beginners who prefer easier terrain will find 35 kilometers of blue slopes here. You can make your first turns at Gaisberg or Mahdstuhl practice lifts. What’s best: At the end of a long winter sports day, you can ski straight into the village and quickly reach your hotel as the majority of the accommodations is located directly on the slopes. Ski-in & ski-out at their very best.

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Much more than just skiing: Tirol and Gurgl promise variety

If it gets too cold for you while skiing, simply enjoy a stop in one of the countless ski huts. On the ridge of Hohe Mut saddleback, Hohe Mut Alm of the same name spoils you not only with culinary delicacies such as Kaiserschmarren & more but also offers panoramic delicacies: From the sunny terrace you have an indescribable 360-degree view of the 3000 meter high peaks of upper Ötztal.

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If you want to experience nature in peace, you can set off on a hike through the snow-covered, centuries-old stone pine forest. Schönwieshütte in Rotmoostal side valley, also makes a worthwhile (and delicious) stop-off point. The white splendor enchants Tirol’s landscape in an unforgettable way. Families are recommended to try the natural toboggan where fun and action-packed adventures await them on their skiing holiday. Whether you prefer to carve down the slopes at high speed or enjoy a leisurely snowshoe hike: Gurgl in Tirol is the ideal place for your multifaceted winter holiday.

Off the beaten slopes in Gurgl

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Bird's-Eye View Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

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FAQs ski areas in Tirol

Popular Ötztal is an internationally renowned winter sports destination offering 6 ski areas and 2 glacier ski mountains. Depending on snow conditions, the ski season starts around mid-September and ends approx. in late April. Gurgl ranks among the first non-glacier ski resorts to open the skiing season already in mid-November. You can find all details about the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area HERE.

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.

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.