News from Obergurgl-Hochgurgl
START Summer Lifts
22 June - 09 September 2017
Hochgurglbahn section I & II and Top Wurmkogl are in operation every Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 9.00 am - 3.45 pm.
23 June - 17 September 2017
Hohe Mut Bahn section I & section II are open daily from 9.00 am - 4.00 pm.
Stone Pine Forest Nature Theme Trail
Ötztal Tourismus is going to modernize the already existing Stone Pine Forest Nature Theme Trail in cooperation with Motas Design. The trail will be resurfaced and widened by adding themes and topics concerning the Nature Park. Walkers and hikers - especially families - can explore the Stone Pine Forest in a playful way. Newly installed Info Points provide interesting details on the forest area. In all probability the new trail will be available right in time for the 2017 summer season.
Another new highlight: A Geocaching Treasure Hunt leading along the Stone Pine Forest Loop Tour.
NATURe PARK HOHE MUT INFO POINT
A true highlight of natural history. The special exhibition on 135 m² displays varied Alpine themes at Hohe Mut Alm (2670 m) offering awesome panoramic views of the Rotmoostal and Gaisbergtal glacier areas. Here you get to know more about the glacier as a natural habitat, imminent climate change and glacier research deeply rooted in the valley‘s history over the last decades. The exhibition in two languages focuses on a selection of high Alpine animals and plants, explains the wide range of stones in and around Obergurgl and gives an insight into the eternal glacier ice.
Open: daily 9.00 am - 4.00 pm from early July to 17.09.2017
Due to high danger of falling rocks at the former brook crossing point (wooden bridge on the valley floor) and considerable water masses in the warm season, a suspension bridge was built over the ravine of Gurgler glacier – promising a quick, easy and safe crossing of the valley by connecting the hiking trail network of Hochwildehaus, Karlsruher Hütte and Ramolhaus in the most future-oriented way. Additionally, the trail to both sides of the suspension bridge was newly built by using top modern technology. The bridge can be used during the summer months from early July to late September. Safety equipment and appropriate hiking gear strongly recommended.
Construction: summer 2016, August - September, time required: 8 weeks
Altitudes: west: 2490 m, east: 2470 m, valley: 2380 m
Length: 142 m
Height: 100 m above ground
Width: 0.7 meters
Construction Material: steel