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Snow-sure ski areas Austria

Skiing in the winter wonderland of Gurgl

What do Christmas, Carnival and Easter have in common? A little hint: it is white, cold, glittery and not only makes children's eyes shine. Exactly... snow. Because there is plenty of it in Gurgl on all these public holidays and also in between. Add to that the best slope conditions, maximum skiing comfort and many more winter activities – and the perfect ski holiday is complete in Gurgl.

Enough snow? For sure!

Did you know that Obergurgl-Hochgurgl is one of the snow-surest ski areas in Austria? The holiday resort at the rear end of Ötztal owes this primarily to its high alpine altitude. The ski area stretches between 1800 meters up to 3030 meters. This means that skiing fun in Gurgl begins where it has long since ended in many other ski areas. Additionally, Gurgl is one of Austria’s first non-glacier ski areas to open its ski slopes and mountain lifts. Skis and snowboards are in action already from mid-November. Usually, all 112 kilometers of ski pistes are already open at this time. True winter sports enthusiasts can look forward to the white splendor for almost 6 months as the snow-sure Gurgl ski area is in operation from November to April.

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Ski area with highest level of comfort

A total of 25 modern gondolas and chairlifts take skiers up the mountain. Thanks to the high capacity of the mountain lifts, the wide and spacious ski slopes that are never really crowded, you enjoy skiing pleasure without any waiting times. Comfort generally plays a major role on your ski vacation in Gurgl. Because almost all hotels and accommodations are located right on the slopes of Gurgl. Over 90% of all guest beds are less than 250 meters from the ski slopes. It means you are on the slopes in a maximum of 4 minutes. This is what ski-in/ski-out stands for in Gurgl.


Guaranteed snow, skiing comfort, the range of slopes and a lot more make Gurgl one of the best ski areas world-wide. Of course, all Gurgl lovers have known that for a long time. In 2022, it was once again confirmed by Skiresort, the world's largest rating portal for ski areas.

During your holiday in Gurgl you can also explore other snow-sure ski areas located nearby. If you purchase a skipass for 3 or more days, your ski ticket is automatically valid in all ski areas within Ötztal. This Ötztal Super Skipass gives unlimited access to a total of 363 slope kilometers in 6 ski destinations. The snow-sure ski areas of Sölden (with two glaciers) and Vent are also included. Both are just a few driving minutes from Gurgl.

Snow-sure ski area for all the family

In Gurgl there is a suitable slope category for every type of skier. The entire ski area boasts 36.5 kilometers of blue (easy) slopes, 55.5 kilometers of red (intermediate) slopes and around 20 kilometers of black (difficult) slopes. And even if it doesn't snow that much in winter, skiing fun is guaranteed in Gurgl as almost all slopes feature top modern snow-making systems. Thanks to the high alpine altitude and the low temperatures, skiing is already possible from autumn. This makes Gurgl one of Austria’s snow-surest ski areas. Other fun-packed winter sports activities are scheduled as well during your holiday in Tirol’s Ötztal. Go skiing today, tobogganing tomorrow and snowshoeing the day after – that’s real variety. Snow-sure areas are also guaranteed away from the groomed pistes in Gurgl. Perfect for long winter walks, fun toboggan adventures, snowshoe hikes, cross-country ski units or exciting ski touring and downhill experiences. Everyone, be it young or old, will find their favorite holiday activity in Gurgl.

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