The Diamond of The Alps.
Obergurgl--Hochgurgl is a ski resort in the Ötztal Alps in Tirol (Austria). The village of Obergurgl (1930 m) and the hotel village of Hochgurgl (2150 m) belong to Sölden's municipality, a highlight that crowns the rear Ötztal
Skiing in the Ötztal, the longest side valley off the Inntal valley, means being able to enjoy one of the ski paradises in Europe: 6 ski resorts including two glaciers, and 363 kilometers of slopes with the best infrastructures.
Within the Ötz Valley, the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl and Sölden resorts stand out, as two of the most famous international ski destinations in the Alps.
The Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski resort is located at the end of the Ötztal Valley, in what is one of the best ski areas and with the best guarantee of snow that we can find in Tirol and the Alps. There are not many places in the Alps, outside of the glaciers, where skiers and snowboarders can enjoy excellent conditions from November to May.
The ski area known by the nickname "Diamond of the Alps" is located between 1,800 and 3,080 meters above sea level. These are two stations Obergurgl and Hochgurgl linked by the Top-Express gondola lift. The 50 8-person cabins, with a capacity of up to 1,200 people per hour, transport skiers in just 9 minutes along a 3.6 km scenic route over the picturesque Königstal and Ferwalltal valleys.
Ski-in and ski-out Obergurgl-Hochgurgl has a modern network of 24 lifts and 112 km of slopes divided into: 60.2 km of easy slopes (blue), 33.2 km of intermediate slopes (red), 14.3 km of difficult slopes (black), and 4,5 km of ski routes.
The longest slope is the Wurmkogl – Obergurgl/Pill with 8 kilometers in length and a skiable slope of 1260 meters.
Since 2018, the brand new Kirchenkar Mountain Gondola Section II in Hochgurgl takes skiers up to 2,839 meters above sea level, adding an additional 2.2 km of slopes and fantastic terrain for freeride lovers.
The Hohe Mut Alm panoramic bar, at 2,670m, also offers stunning views of glaciers and 21 peaks over 3,000m. The decoration of the restaurant with solid wood furniture in traditional Alpine style is particularly cosy. The large panoramic windows and the terrace offer views of the glaciers and 21 peaks higher than three thousand meters.
The highest point of the Ötztal Alps is Wildspitze 3,774 meters, the second highest mountain in Austria after Großglockner (3,798 m).
The most striking restaurant in the ski resort is found at the highest point of the ski area, on the peak called Wurmkogel. The futuristic building of the Top Mountain Star restaurant is situated on a narrow ridge at 3,080 meters above sea level and offers stunning views of the Dolomites and the Ötztal Alps.
Since season 2018-2019 the new Ötztal Superskipass allows us to ski in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl and Sölden with a single ski pass, but also in the ski resorts of Hochoetz-Kühtai, Niederthai, Gries, and Vent. 363 kilometers of slopes, 90 ski lifts and six ski areas in the longest valley of the Tirol available for those who buy a skipass of 3 days or more.
One more thing. A selfie cam in Wurmkog shows skiers from a completely different perspective: sitting high up in the air, floating on the chairlift towards the camera lens. It's easy to join in: activate your WiFi connection and check-in at the base station of Wurmkogl I chairlift, keep the website open and press the button as soon as you arrive at the selfie point. Later you can check your selfie on the website.
Obergurgl-Hochgurgl offers a free WiFi network thanks to the countless WiFi hot spots scattered throughout the ski area and in the mountain restaurants. After registering once, you can start surfing the Internet in a truly relaxed way.