The slopes

  • Extent 2 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 5 out of 5
  • Snow 5 out of 5
  • Queues 5 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 2 out of 5
  • Expert 2 out of 5
  • Intermediate 3 out of 5
  • Beginner 4 out of 5
  • Boarder 2 out of 5
  • X-country 2 out of 5
  • Restaurants 3 out of 5
  • Schools 4 out of 5
  • Families 4 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 4 out of 5
  • Convenience 4 out of 5
  • Scenery 3 out of 5
  • Eating out 3 out of 5
  • Apres ski 4 out of 5
  • Off-slope 2 out of 5

Key facts covers:

  • Obergurgl

Key facts

Resort1930 m
Slopes1795-3080 m
Lifts24
Pistes110 km
Price index110

Obergurgl

Austria

Resort and mountain

The upside

  • 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
  • Queue- and crowd-free, with slick lifts in the main
  • Quiet, chalet-style village with little traffic and good hotels
  • Jolly Tirolean teatime après-ski

The downside

  • Limited area of slopes, with no tough pistes (but lots of easy lift-accessed off-piste)
  • 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
  • Latest user reviews

    Visited last Easter (2010). Snow still in great condition.…

    koru 29 Oct 2010 

    Not renowned as a place for boarding, but we had an…

    scottol 17 Mar 2010 

    The big advantage of this resort is the fact is that…

    Harry Murphy 17 Nov 2008 

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    News – 2017/18

    Obergurgl and Sölden (20 minutes down the valley) will operate a shared lift pass.

    Summary

    There are, of course, other resorts with reliably good snow, or with uncrowded easy and intermediate pistes, or with traditional chalet-style architecture, or with little or no traffic, or with teatime raves on the slopes. But we’re hard pressed to think of other resorts that match all of Obergurgl’s attractions.
    The resort attracts a lot of British visitors, many returning time after time, booking the same hotel a year in advance to avoid disappointment, and it’s not difficult to see why. Many reporters stress what a good resort it is for families.

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    The slopes

    • Extent 2 out of 5
    • Fast lifts 5 out of 5
    • Snow 5 out of 5
    • Queues 5 out of 5
    • Terrain p'ks 2 out of 5
    • Expert 2 out of 5
    • Intermediate 3 out of 5
    • Beginner 4 out of 5
    • Boarder 2 out of 5
    • X-country 2 out of 5
    • Restaurants 3 out of 5
    • Schools 4 out of 5
    • Families 4 out of 5

    The resort

    • Resort charm 4 out of 5
    • Convenience 4 out of 5
    • Scenery 3 out of 5
    • Eating out 3 out of 5
    • Apres ski 4 out of 5
    • Off-slope 2 out of 5

    Key facts covers:

    • Obergurgl

    Key facts

    Resort1930 m
    Slopes1795-3080 m
    Lifts24
    Pistes110 km
    Price index110