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Winter activities in Obergurgl

A MULTIFACETED WINTER HOLIDAY IN THE ÖTZTAL VALLEY

Cross-country skiing, winter hiking, tobogganing, ice skating, ski touring: Man and mountain come closer to one another in Obergurgl in so many ways.

There is so much to do here both on and off the slopes. A sleigh ride and an ice skating rink ensure fun for the whole family. Those who seek the silence of nature will enjoy the idyllic winter hiking trails in Obergurgl just waiting to be discovered. For those who want to go even higher: The mighty three thousand meter peaks of the Ötztal Alps invite you to enjoy fantastic ski tours. Carving your tracks in the powder snow in the midst of the magnificent mountain panorama is a truly inspiring experience.

Cross-country skiing

Ski tours

Tobogganing

Winter hiking

Ice skating

OBERGURGL: A CROSS COUNTRY SKIING PARADISE

In Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, you’ll find everything a cross-country skier's heart desires: From classic and skating tracks to high-altitude and practice trails and even flood-lit night tracks! Here, sports enthusiasts can prove their fitness on 12 kilometres of cross-country ski trails. In Obergurgl, for example, there is a 3 km practice track as well as a 7 km cross-country ski run. Meanwhile, Hochgurgl boasts a high-altitude cross-country ski run with a length of 2 kilometres.

But that’s not all: 185 kilometers of perfectly groomed cross-country trails invite you to enjoy cross-country skiing throughout the entire Ötztal region. The reward after exhausting hours of physical activity awaits you at the Hochfirst’s ‘Alpen Spa.’

Would you like to get into cross-country skiing? The Obergurgl ski school also offers cross-country skiing courses.

Pill high-altitude
cross-country skiing trail

Length: 7 km, skating, classic
Level of difficulty: medium

Entrance at the car park of the Hochgurglbahn valley station. Flat route at the bottom of the Pill/Angern valley - easy to medium-difficult ascent over the Isse meadows to the districts of Königsrain and Alt-Poschach - Follow along the Ötztaler Ache stream back to the right past the Hotel Jagdhof to the car park.

Obergurgl
practice track

Length: 3 km, skating, classic
Level of difficulty: easy

Entrance just 3 minutes from the hotel. Two flat cross-country ski runs with connecting track along the Ötztaler Ache stream towards the Bobo’s Kids’ Club area - cross the stream – head over the bridge to the Bartebene area.

Hochgurgl
practice track

Length: 2 km, skating, classic
Level of difficulty: easy

Starts above the Hochgurgl chapel at the ski slope. Scenic route is mostly flat and leads above the tree line towards the Königstal valley. A section of the cross-country skiing trail is illuminated. There is also a separate winter hiking trail.

SKI TOURS IN OBERGURGL

Beyond from the groomed ski slopes, the Ötztal Alps offer numerous routes for off-piste skiing and touring. The three thousand metre peaks entice visitors with magnificent views and breathtaking powder snow slopes. It’s a true paradise for every ski tourer. After all, what could be more amazing than printing your tracks in the powder snow while surrounded by the fantastic mountain scenery and bright sunshine?

Experienced ski tourers will enjoy extremely challenging routes while beginners can test out this sport on easier tours. The Wildspitze, Tirol's highest mountain peak at 3,768 metres of altitude, is a special highlight for touring fans. The Obergurgl ski school offers guided tours in the area 1 to 2 times a week in winter. Provided that there are at least 4 participants, the destination will be chosen according to snow conditions and the ability of the participants.

TOBOGGANING IN OBERGURGL-HOCHGURGL

Make way for tobogganists in Hochgurgl! This winding three-kilometre, natural toboggan run leads from the mountain station to the valley station of the Hochgurglbahn cable car. Ascend quickly and comfortably from Pill with the Hochgurglbahn cable car.
The toboggan run is open daily from 09:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Night toboganning: Every Thursday from 7:30 - 10:30 pm

WINTER & SNOWSHOE HIKING IN OBERGURGL-HOCHGURGL

Obergurgl’s 12 km of winter hiking trails invite you to enjoy romantic walks. Along the way, enjoy the wonderful views in the refreshing Ötztal mountain air and admire the snow-covered mountain landscape.

One of the highlights of a skiing holiday in Obergurgl is a snowshoe hike through the romantic Ötztal landscape. The Obergurgl ski school therefore offers guided tours into the winter terrain twice a week. Excursions at night are also possible.

To the routes

Zirbenwald
nature trail

Duration: approx. 1 hour

Head from Obergurgl to the ‘Zirbenwald’ (Swiss-stone pine forest) past the Davidshütte mountain hut to the Zirbenwald crossroads. Return: Just after the Zirbenwaldbrücke bridge, take the Imfong-Weg path down to the left back to Obergurgl.

Gurglertal
winter hiking trail

Duration: approx. 1 hour

Flat route at the bottom of the Pill/Angern valley - easy to medium-difficulty ascent over the Isse meadows to the districts of Königsrain and Alt-Poschach. Then head back along the Ötztaler Ache stream on the right side.

Hochgurgler
romantic trail

Duration: approx. 1/2 hour

This rather flat leads in a scenic loop above the tree line towards the Königstal valley. A portion of the winter hiking trail is illuminated.

ICE SKATING IN OBERGURGL  

Swap your skis for runners: The well-groomed ice rink in Obergurgl is very popular with people of all ages. Across 1,000 m², you can glide along the ice in comfort - or hit the bull's eye during a fun curling session. Skates and ice sticks can of course be rented on site.

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