Skiing in Austria


Obergurgl-Hochgurgl Ski Resort - Excellent Skiing Experience

Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski resort is located at a village in Otztal Alps situated at Tyrol state, Austria. It is in the municipality of Solden.

The ski resort lies in the southern part of Otztal Gurglertal valley. It consists of 110 km length trails, 39 pistes that are above 2500 m. It can spread the natural snow to a length of 110 km downhill trails. It has 24 lifts that can uplift 37000 skiers per hour.

Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski resort gained its popularity in 1931 when a Swiss explorer (the first man to fly into the stratosphere) was having a balloon flight, and on the course was forced to land there. It takes only one hour drive from the airport to reach the resort. Other transportation means include the use of the free bus, the cable cars and the ski bus. They take a few minutes from the train station, and they offer people magnificent scenes of the surroundings from an aerial view.

Other services provided at Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski resort

The presence of ski schools makes Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski resort to be the perfect place for whole family ski holiday. Their qualified trainers help the kids and the first timer skiers to understand and get a perfect introduction to the ways of skiing. The school offers other activities like day care services for the very young kids when their parents want to ski.

They offer full day instructions on skiing for both the young and the adults. They also give private lessons for anyone interested. To make the learning tasteful, they give ski and easy cross country tours for beginners. During break time, the kids are provided with boards to shape, make or mend their skis. A certificate is offered for every level finished and passed.

The Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski resort has specific ski runs for specific levels of expertise. The advanced and free skiers have the black Hohe Mut runs that are very steep with the kind of challenge they adore. The red ski runs take about 55 km for the intermediate skiers. Others comprise of 20 km of black pistes and 35 km of downhill trails.

There are several hotels that take care of accommodation issues for the guests. The restaurants offer great tasting food prepared by to the highest standards. Several bars and clubs are also available for people who would love to give their taste buds a run for money with the exotic and local wines of Austria. One of the main attractions available here is the tallest church in Austria that was sanctified in 1737.


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