Obergurgl-Hochgurgl Ski Area Facts
Top Quality Skiing at its very best
112 kilometers of snow-sure ski runs in blue, red and black plus 25 top modern mountain lifts make the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area a dream destination for discerning winter sports aficionados. Already in mid-November it will be the first non-glacier ski area in Tirol to start the winter season. Beginners, families and real experts enjoy a maximum of variety on sun-kissed slopes (1800 - 3080 m) until late April. The season's highlight is the new section of Kirchenkar mountain gondola II, opening up additional high Alpine terrain and freeride variants.
Ski Runs & Mountain Lifts
Total length of 112 km (Hochgurgl Ski Area: approx. 56 km, Obergurgl Ski Area: approx. 56 km), divided in:
- 36.5 km of easy runs (blue)
- 55.5 km of intermediate runs (red)
- 20 km of difficult runs (black)
All slopes are freshly prepared in full length and width every day. Almost all ski runs lead right down into the village center, offering deluxe ski-in & ski-out to your hotel's doorstep.
25 Mountain Lifts
9 mountain gondolas
4 T-bar lifts
2 button lifts
1 rope lift
Changing mountains with a view: the "Top Express" 8-person gondola lift connects the ski areas of Obergurgl and Hochgurgl on a direct route. The 50 gondola cabins with a total hourly capacity of up to 1200 people take winter sportspeople on a 3.6 km long panoramic route across scenic Königstal and Ferwalltal side valleys in only 9 minutes.
Even more attractive from the 2018/19 winter season
The new Kirchenkar mountain gondola II is the connecting lift of Kirchenkar's section I, which was built in 2015. Now the heated 10-seater gondola leads up to 2839 meters above sea level, opening up an additional 2.2 km of slopes and fantastic terrain for freeriders. The entire trip from the base station of Top Mountain Crosspoint to the new top station takes about 9 minutes, the second stage from the middle station about 3:40 minutes.
Where can I find my favorite ski run?
The Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area has great challenges for all ability levels. Beginners appreciate the flat slopes for their very first turns in the snow at Gaisberg lift, practicing lift and Mahdstuhl lift. Also on Hochgurgl's countless blue ski slopes they can improve their skills quickly. With a bit more carving practice the moderately difficult runs at Festkogel in Obergurgl and on the Schermerspitze downhill route in Hochgurgl are really fun. A baptism of fire for highly experienced winter sports fans is waiting on the mogul run down from Hohe Mut in Obergurgl and the steep trail at Top Wurmkogl II in Hochgurgl.
Longest downhill ski run:
Wurmkogl – Obergurgl/Pill (8 km long, 1260 meters of altitude difference)
Most difficult ski run:
Obergurgl: from Hohe Mut Alm to Gaisberg, mogul piste
Hochgurgl: from Top Mountain Star to Wurmkogl middle station, very steep!
Safe winter sports without lift lines
In theory, the modern mountain lifts of Obergurgl-Hochgurgl can transport more than 42,000 passengers per hour. Even on peak days all winter sports fans reach the high Alpine ski slopes quickly as 6 feeder mountain lifts take them right from the valley floor to the ski mountains. This ensures plenty of space for long turns and more safety on uncrowded slopes. There is no other place where guests can fully indulge in their carving passion in such a comfy way and experience the authentic fascination of Alpine winter sports. However, the lift companies take their responsibility very seriously: in the event of avalanche danger or strong wind, all slopes and mountain lifts will be closed in the respective area - entirely in the interests of our guests.
Tips: how to enjoy the varied ski area to the full!
- Highlights such as Fun Mountain (incl. Snow Park, Fun Slopes & Fun Cross), First Line, Selfie Cam and Night Skiing provide a lot of variety.
- Superb refreshments and drinks await you at countless mountain restaurants.
- Breathtaking views are offered by the fully glazed Top Mountain Star panorama bar at Wurmkogl beyond 3000 meters altitude and Hohe Mut Alm at 2670 m, nestling on the Hohe Mut vantage mountain.
Top ratings for many good reasons
A region that promises Top Quality Skiing has to meet high standards. The Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area achieves top ratings in varied tests of leading winter sports portals and guest surveys on a regular basis. This kind of recognition is the best reward for excellent work in front of and behind the scenes. At the same time, it is a motivation to constantly improve our offer for truly unique skiing holidays in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl.