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Obergurgl is situated at the head of the Otztal Valley at an altitude of almost two thousand feet and is considered to be the most snow sure resort in Europe. It is connected by gondola to the highest resort in Austria, Hochgurgl. The resort has one hundred and ten kilometres of pistes which offer great conditions for all ability levels. The terrain offers ideal conditions for snowboarding but there is no designated snow park. Lifts from the village give quick and easy access to the slopes. A large number of instructors offer tuition in both skiing and boarding. There are classes for children from the age of four and there are kindergarten facilities for children from two years. Good quality, mainly four star, hotels offer comfortable accommodation. Many of the best places to eat are in the restaurants of the most upmarket hotels where a diverse cuisine is served. The mountain restaurants also serve good food. There are shops for holiday essentials as well as sport’s clothing and equipment. Nightlife is fairly subdued with many of the larger hotels providing evening entertainment.
An Obergurgl ski holiday offers an almost cast iron guarantee of snow throughout the season, good accommodation, excellent food and a variety of recreational activities.
Obergurgl is a charming alpine village offering great ski holidays. With snow sure slopes, good hotels and restaurants and a range of recreational facilities and a warm and welcoming atmosphere Obergurgl attracts visitors who return year upon year.
An Obergurgl ski holiday is popular with those looking for a relaxed resort and great skiing. The skiing particularly attracts those at novice and intermediate level as there are a limited number of demanding runs for advanced skiers.
The Obergurgl ski season extends from the beginning of December to the end of April although there is often snow cover well into May. This beautiful village is also popular in the summer months with walkers, climbers and mountain bikers.
Obergurgl is a high altitude resort located in the beautiful Otztal valley and surrounded by magnificent icy peaks. As it lies at the head of the valley and there is no through traffic and the use of cars within the resort frowned upon. There are free buses that run through the day and well into the night making cars redundant. Obergurgl offers one hundred and ten kilometres of piste half of which accommodates intermediate skiers. Almost a third is for novice skiers and the remainder for advanced skiers. Since the total number of holidaymakers in Obergurgl and Hochgurgl is less than five thousand, the slopes are never crowded and beginners gain confidence quickly. Modern lifts give rapid access to the slopes. Novices soon graduate from the gentle slopes near the village to the blue runs above Obergurgl. Intermediate skiers have the greatest choice of runs with pistes on the Festkogel and Gaisberg. Advanced skiers have twenty kilometres of black runs, among them some challenging terrain. There are many opportunities for off-piste skiing and mountain guides are available from the ski schools. Ski schools offer tuition in skiing for children from four years and in boarding for children from eight years. A kindergarten accepts children from thirty months. There is no snow park in Obergurgl for boarders and perhaps for this reason boarders are a little thin on the ground which pleases many skiers.
Obergurgl provides good quality accommodation with many four star hotels. Its restaurants serve a wide variety of cuisine and cater for most tastes. The mountain restaurants also serve good wholesome fare. Shops are fairly limited supplying clothing, equipment and essential holiday items. Obergurgl nightlife is relaxed and low key with the larger hotels providing most of the evening entertainment.
To complete your enjoyment, Obergurgl provides a range of recreational activities including ice skating, bowling, indoor horse riding and fitness training.
Obergurgl nightlife is fairly restrained with many of the larger hotels providing evening entertainment. There is a disco where you can dance until late but Obergurgl is not a resort that parties until dawn.
Obergurgl shopping is fairly limited with shops providing holiday essentials and sport’s equipment. Those who enjoy a little retail therapy will need to journey to Innsbruck where the choice of goods is almost limitless.
Fine dining is found in many of the best hotels in Obergurgl and for a cheaper option there are a number of additional restaurants in the village including a pizzeria.