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Ski Austria

Traditional & top-class

Skiing and Austria belong together like a pot with a lid on it. For many decades already, skiing has had a long tradition in the land of mountains and valleys. Also in upper Ötztal, more precisely in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl or just Gurgl, everything revolves around skis and boards that are presented on the big natural stage from mid-November to the end of April.

On your skis, get set, go

Encircled by majestic three-thousand-meter high peaks, you can ski down on the snow-covered slopes of Gurgl in upper Ötztal from mid-November to late April. Thanks to the high altitude of the ski area between 1800 and 3080 meters, it is one of the most snow-sure winter sport regions in the entire Alpine region. But it's not just the absolute snow reliability in Gurgl, also the huge variety of slopes: all carving enthusiasts, leisurely skiers, families and freeriders get their money's worth here.

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Multifaceted skiing fun

Beginners will find just as splendid downhill stashes in Gurgl as long-time experts. The blue slopes are located around Gaisberg or Mahdstuhl lifts, black slopes and a particularly difficult downhill run await ambitious skiers at the highest summit in the ski area, Wurmkogl peak, and at Hohe Mut. Those who tackle the steep slopes there, will also be amazed by the magnificent Alpine panorama. On a clear day you can see as far as the Dolomites in South Tyrol. Skiing in Austria with a direct view of Italy, that’s really unique! Getting curious now? Then see for yourself and come to Gurgl for skiing in Austria, enchanting you with its huge choice of sporty options!

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Freeride insider tip: Gurgl

Shush! Don't tell anyone, but the Gurgl ski area is still a real insider tip among freeriders and ski touring fans. Well, not that secret, because the freeride elite have been gathering for years on occasion of the Open Faces Freeride Contest held in upper Ötztal every spring.

One size smaller, the Gurgl ski area offers countless off-piste variants and freeride opportunities for powder snow aficionados. Thanks to the perfect lift infrastructure, only a short hike is usually necessary to reach the coveted deep snow slopes. As always, the following applies in open skiing terrain: Safety comes first! Hit the pristine slopes only with complete freeride equipment and taking into account the prevailing weather and avalanche conditions in the open terrain!

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Skiing, what else? A lot more!

Some winter vacationers want more than just skiing in Austria. In addition to the first-class ski area, Gurgl also offers a varied holiday even when you have taken off your skis.

Enjoy crisp and clean mountain air and the amazing Alpine panorama of upper Ötztal. Cross-country ski trails and winter hiking paths lead through untouched natural landscapes and centuries-old stone pine forests. Discover quaint Alpine mountain inns and ski huts, where hearty snacks and first-class culinary delights are served. After an eventful skiing day, an exciting toboggan adventure or a scenic walk in the snow, you can end the evening comfortably next to the crackling fireplace. Simply enjoy your winter holiday to the fullest.

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