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5 good reasons not to stow away the skis yet

Sunny days. Snowy landscape and firn snow. This and a lot more await you when sunshine skiing in Gurgl. Thanks to the altitude, skiing conditions are like so many things in Gurgl: absolutely top. You can make the most of the sunshine hours in Gurgl until the end of April. Here are 5 excellent reasons why you should not put your skis in the basement yet, but in the trunk of your ski holiday in Gurgl:



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1. Top Quality Skiing. Active relaxation while sunshine skiing.

From the hotel straight to the ski runs. 112 immaculate slope kilometers for your perfect turn. High alpine landscape that has the sky (almost) within reach. Being active, clearing your mind and starting your daily routine with renewed energy. Doesn't that sound almost too good to be true?

Skiing tip: A piste route that offers no less than 4 sunny spots for maximum relaxation between the downhill runs: no. 38, 32, 33. There is a terrace at Kirchenkarhütte, sun loungers at Schermer's Umbrella, seating at 5-star Superior Top Hotel and last but not least the Downhill Grill outdoor area.

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2. Relaxation galore. Breathtaking mountain scenery.

Make smooth turns on the slopes in the morning. Let the sun shine on your face in the afternoon. Indulge in the panorama and feel the warmth of spring. Literally: enjoying the sunny side of life. This is PURE relaxation! Can you imagine anything nicer? We definitely can't!

Enjoyment tip: You can relax even better over a glass of fine wine. Of course, tastes vary: a cup of coffee is as well highly recommended.

3. All tanned towards spring

To start into spring with enjoyment and a tanned complexion, you don't need a sandy beach by the sea - just fresh alpine air, a good portion of mountain sun and fabulous sunshine skiing in the Gurgl ski area!

Essential tip: Don't forget to use quality sunscreen with high UV protection as the springtime sunbeams are particularly intense. A tanned complexion is the order of the day but certainly without sunburn.

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4. Snow-surest ski area in the Alps

The convenient location and excellent slope grooming methods promise perfect snow and skiing conditions until late April. Due to cold and clear nights, the snow freezes. And with the sun it slowly melts again, creating the popular spring firn slopes: the turns on skis really feel very special on such corn snow.

Skiing tip: Firn slopes can be found mainly off the groomed runs. It is best to enlist a local guide. For safety reasons and, of course, for the best routes far and wide.

5. Kaiserschmarrn, Ziachkiachl & more

Yummy... can you already smell scrambled pancakes or savory fried donuts? One more reason to grab your skis again is of course the "gourmet" classics served at alpine huts and restaurants. Be it hearty or sweet, there is the right Tirolean treat for all tastes.

Our holiday motto: These specialties are soul food and not love handles material. Together with some active skiing, your summer shape is not in danger.

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Vanessa Gstrein

Author: Vanessa Gstrein

… lives in the Ötztal Valley and knows a lot of insider tips. Whether on a hiking trip or ski day – the camera is always with her to capture the beautiful moments and share it with the community.