In the clouds & on the snow.
Hochgurgl is the highest ski holiday resort in Austria and the second highest in the Alps. Located at a whopping 2150m and with skiing reaching over 3000m, Hochgurgl is about as snow sure as you can get.
The ski resort of Hochgurgl is totally ski-in, ski-out and has some high-end hotels that offer luxury as well as immediate access to the skiing in Hochgurgl. Obergurgl is just below in the Ötztal Valley offering further facilities.
HOCHGURGL AT A GLANCE
Facts & figures
- Resort: 2150 m
- Top lift: 3027 m
- Lifts: 23
- Season: Nov – May
- Inhabitants: 400 (Obergurgl)
- Innsbruck | 68 miles
- Salzburg | 171 miles
- Munich | 183 miles
- Après ski
- Winter walks
- High-altitude skiing
- Ski-in / ski-out
- Ski region
Located at the very end of the Ötztal Valley, Hochgurgl is the high-altitude ski resort that accesses the combined Obergurgl- Hochgurgl ski area that is ideal for intermediate skiers and snowboarders and has one of the best snow guarantees in the Alps. Hochgurgl accesses the Wurmkogel side of the ski area whilst Obergurgl links into the Festkogel ski area. Both the Obergurgl and Hochgurgl ski areas are linked to each other by the Top Express Gurgl ski lift that essentially travels horizontally and over 2 vast valleys which separate the areas.
The combined ski area offers high altitude ski pistes that often enjoy superb snow and have a glacier skiing feel to them, with wide lumbering pistes between craggy peaks. The skiing in Hochgurgl is ideal for beginners and intermediates, whilst Obergurgl offers better skiers and snowboarders some great off-piste, as well as some genuinely tough ski routes. The new mountain restaurant at the top of the Wurmkogel is an incredible structure, with precipitous drops beneath the meshed steel, circular balcony.
Stunning architecture perched on the rocks above Hochgurgl, with remarkable views across the ice into Italy.
Drop into the Nederhutte in Obergurgl for live music & schnapps-laden planks on the slopes above the resort.
Slope-side pools & wonderful relaxation rooms are offered in Hochgurgl, taking clients to a stress-free world.
Hochgurgl is the highest ski resort in Austria, located at a cloud-busting 2150m. The resort is ski-in, ski-out and is lift & ski piste linked to the larger neighbouring resort of Obergurgl. There are a number of high-end, quality hotels in Hochgurgl, many featuring spa complexes. Outside of the hotels there are limited facilities and entertainment.
Down in the Ötztal valley lies Obergurgl, the neighbouring resort of Hochgurgl, which is located at the still impressive height of 1930m. Obergurgl offers the majority of the accommodation, shops, bars, restaurants and services in the combined Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area and can be reached by ski lift, piste or road.
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