Snow-sure Ski Area
More than 90 % of all ski runs covered with snowmaking systems
Snow in abundance instead of white ribbons amidst green landscapes: winter sports enthusiasts can rely on the white element on the top floor of Ötztal Valley. Thanks to the high Alpine location (1800 - 3080 m altitude) and smartly controlled snowmaking systems, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl has been the first non-glacier ski area in Tirol to start the winter season for many years already - offering the full variety of slopes and winter fun. 112 kilometers of immaculate runs boast first-class conditions from mid-November to late April.
Respecting the resources
For many years, the lift companies of Obergurgl and Hochgurgl have been showing their green ideas when it comes to snow production: thanks to computer-controlled snowmaking, the systems start automatically as soon as temperature and humidity are perfect. Detailed information is provided by five weather stations spread all over the ski area. The energy required is sourced from green electricity. The water comes from five reservoirs and is pumped to the slopes as UV-irradiated, sterilized drinking water in the form of snow.
Did you know that? Facts about snow production
- The snowmaking facilities in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl can produce about 5000 m³ of snow per hour (it is allowed only in certain months).
- 1 m³ of snow costs approx. 3 Euros, about 1,000,000 m³ are produced per season.
- Machine-made snow consists exclusively of frozen water. Chemical or other artificial additives are not used in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl - we can guarantee that!
- Technically produced snow is melting slower and promises fast and enjoyable carving turns. Especially a hard carving ski has many advantages on such a snow surface.