OBERGURGL - HOTELS & TOURIST INFORMATION
The village is part of a three - resorts complex that also includes Untergurgl and Hochgurgl. Obergurgl located on less than three kilometers upstream from Untergurgl, is one of Austria's loftiest villages at 1,928 meters and the second-highest parish in Europe.
Obergurgl Skiing Holidays
This area is one of the major ski centers of the Tyrol province. It is not well known amongst the American skiers, although if one stays here, he'll be virtually on the doorstep of the Otztal Alps, encircled by towering peaks and glistening glaciers. All ski runs end right in the cosy village. There is a two-stage chair lift, leaving from the center of Obergurgl, which services the principal ski area, the Gaisberg-Hohe-Mutt.
There are no direct train connections to Obergurgl. Most travelers take a train to the railway station at Ötztal Bahnhof and then get one of the dozen or so daily buses that travel the fifty kilometers up the Ötz Valley to Obergurgl (trip takes about ninety minutes). If driving from Innsbruck, head west on Route number 171 to the junction with Route #186, where should cut south.
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Obergurgl Ski Piste Information
Summit Elevation: 1930 meters
Base Elevation: 1793 meters
Vertical Drop: 1289 Feet , 1280 meters
Beginner: 14 Runs (30%)
Intermediate: 16 Runs (50%)
Expert: 9 Runs (20%)
Total Runs: 39
Total Length: 110 kilometers
Longest Run: 8 kilometers
Toughest Run: Hohe Hut Buckelpiste Top - Wurmkogel II
Surface (t-bar, etc): 11 lifts
Chair Lifts: 11 chairs
Cabin (tram, gondola, etc): 2 lifts
Capacity: 22000 skiers per hour
Halfpipe - 1
Terrain Park - 1
Obergurgl Ski Area Piste Map