Ski Area Facts Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

Top Quality Skiing

is the name of the Obergurgl and Hochgurgl Ski Lift Company.

Lifts/gondolas - 24 lifts - more exactly:

  • 8 seater chair lifts
  • 7 T-bar lifts
  • 7 gondolas
  • 2 Conveyor

Overall capacity: 39,400 persons/hour.

Ski Runs

Total length 110km (Hochgurgl ski area: approx. 54 km, Obergurgl ski area: approx. 56 km):

  • 35 km easy ski runs (blue)
  • 55 km intermediate ski runs (red)
  • 20 km difficult ski runs (black)

Beginners and novice skiers are invited to ski at Gaisberg lift, Mahdstuhl lift or the practicing slope featuring a beginner's lift. More advanced skiers find a truly unique sports paradise in the Festkogl ski area in Obergurgl and along the Schermerspitze ski trail - which are both of intermediate difficulty. Real experts can conquer the steep Hohe Mut ski run in Obergurgl and the challenging mogul piste down from Top-Wurmkogl II in Hochgurgl.

Longest ski run: Wurmkogl - Obergurgl/Pill (8km - 1,260m difference in altitude)

Most difficult ski run:
Obergurgl, Hohe Mut Alm - Gaisberg, mogul piste,
Hochgurgl, Top Mountain Star - Wurmkogl middle station, steep

TOP EXPRESS Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

Connecting gondola between Obergurgl and Hochgurgl:

Since the winter season 1997/98 this 8-person gondola connects the ski areas of Obergurgl and Hochgurgl within a short eight-minute ride. The 3.6km long gondola features 50 cabins and has an hourly capacity of 1,200 persons. High above Königstal and Verwalltal valley skiers can admire the stunning Alpine scenery and the surrounding glaciers while enjoying a unique ride with this panoramic gondola.

Snow Making Systems

Powder snow or crunching corn snow during late spring - The 110km slopes in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl are always perfectly groomed, also thanks to the modern snow-making facilities.

Due to its high-altitude location snow is almost guaranteed in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl. Just to be on the safe side, more than 99 % of all slopes in both ski areas are equipped with artificial snow-making systems (since the winter season 1999/2000). Therefore, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ranks among the top ski resorts where snow is always available in abundance. The entire snow making system is computerized. If both the temperature and the humidity are ideal, the snow making facilities start automatically. Five weather stations providing detailed information on the current conditions are spread across the ski area. The artificial snow consists of cold air and UV-irradiated and sterilized drinking water which comes from a reservoir (10,000m³) in the Gaisbergtal valley.

More Information about the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area: www.obergurgl.com