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- Glaciers apart, one of the most snow-sure resorts in the Alps; good for a late-season holiday
- Excellent area for beginners, timid intermediates and families
- Mainly queue- and crowd-free
- Traditional, quiet, chalet-style village with little traffic
- Jolly Tirolean teatime après-ski
- Limited area of slopes, with no tough pistes
- Exposed setting, with very few sheltered slopes for bad weather
- Little to do outside the hotels
- Village is fragmented, and lacking a real centre
- For a small Austrian resort, hotels are rather expensive
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koru 29 Oct 2010
scottol 17 Mar 2010
Harry Murphy 17 Nov 2008
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Obergurgl has never quite floated our boat. If we’re going to a bleak, remote resort where there is little to do but ski, we’d rather go somewhere with rather more skiing to do.
But a loyal band of visitors go back time after time to Obergurgl or its higher satellite Hochgurgl, booking a year in advance to avoid disappointment, and it’s not difficult to see why. If the list of plus-points is what you’re looking for, there really is nowhere else to beat it.
News – 2011/12
Hochgurgl snowmaking was improved. A new beginner lift pass was introduced, and children up to nine years old can ski for free. The frequency of bus transport along the valley was improved. Night skiing was introduced in Hochgurgl.
News – 2010/11
A new variant on the red from Hohe Mut opened.
There was also a new timed speed track by the Plattachbahn lift (Festkogl).
At Hochgurgl, snowmaking was extended and a new ice-bar opened beside the hotel Alpina.