Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

Obergurgl: 1.930 m, Hochgurgl: 2.154 m
Inhabitants: 430

Obergurgl (1930 m) and Hochgurgl (2150 m) – two internationally renowned winter sport resorts with an exclusive touch – promise pleasant skiing from your hotel's doorstep up to altitudes beyond 3000 meters. 24 mountain lifts and 110 immaculate slope kilometers await you at the "Diamond of the Alps". Superb skiing is guaranteed from November through May. In the summer months, avid walkers and hikers explore the picture-book mountains on cross-border hiking routes, easy to intermediate high-altitude trails and demanding peak tours. Gourmet fans get together at the scenic Hohe Mut Alm and Top Mountain Star panorama bar where fine dining and uninterrupted panoramic views are on the daily menu. Deluxe hotels and excellent restaurants down in the valley add to a memorable holiday. Brand-new highlight (autumn 2015): the ultramodern Top Mountain Cross Point, a multifunctional building that hosts a Motorcycle Museum, the base station of the state-of-the-art Kirchenkar mountain gondola and a restaurant with table service.

Austria's highest parish village is famous for its huge choice of high Alpine hiking and glacier tours. Therefore it makes a real heaven for passionate mountaineers.

Additionally, the broad valley floor of Gurgler Tal promises marvelous cross-country skiing. Nordic tracks offering superb views of three-thousand meter high peaks lead from the hamlet of Pill to Obergurgl. Another superlative feature: the Hochgurgl high-altitude Nordic track travels on a scenic terrace at 2000 m above sea level, accompanied by panoramic vistas of glacier fields glittering in the sun. Snowshoe hikers can explore Obergurgl's varied routes leading towards quaint mountain huts or along the romantic Gurgler Ache brooklet.

special features:

Austria's highest parish village. 300-year old Stone Pine Forest, the highest forest preserve of its kind in all Austria, it was declared a nature treasure already in 1963. Obergurgl University Center, a high Alpine research and convention center for scientists world-wide (since 2004). Giant ice and glacier world in the surroundings of Gaißbergferner, Rotmoosferner, Langtaler Gletscher and Gurgler Ferner. Emergency landing of Prof. Auguste Piccard in his stratosphere balloon on Gurgler Ferner glacier in 1931. Timmelsjoch High Alpine Pass Road incl. "The Pass Experience" museum. Hohe Mut vantage peak offering fabulous views of 21 summits higher than 3000 m.

ACTIVITIES:

Winter: Alpine skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, ice skating, ice curling, Nordic skiing, winter walking, snowshoe hiking, ski mountaineering, freeriding.
Summer: Walking, hiking, alpinism, climbing, mountain biking, cycling, indoor golf, horseback riding, tennis

Summer season: late June to late September
Winter season: mid-November to late April

Top 15 Nations Obergurgl-Hochgurgl - Winter/Summer

Winter Summer
Germany 50,3% Germany 52,1%
United Kingdom 21,3% Austria 11,6%
Austria 5,5% Belgium 8,8%
Netherlands 4,2% United Kingdom 6,2%
Belgium 4,2% Netherlands 5,3%
Switzerland 3,8% Switzerland 3,2%
Luxembourg 1,5% Italy 2,4%
Sweden 1,2% Czech Republic 1,7%
Denmark 1,1% France 1,7%
Czech Republic 0,8% Denmark 1,2%
Poland 0,7% Poland 0,8%
France 0,6% Sweden 0,8%
Russia 0,6% Hungary 0,7%
Ukraine 0,4% Japan 0,6%
EE/LV/LT 0,3% Luxembourg 0,6%