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Ski and snowboard fun in the Alps’ rough diamond – the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area

The Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski resort is known as the rough diamond of the Alps. With its countless pistes, cliffs, ramps and slopes, freedom-loving skiers, ambitious ski tourers and daring freeriders find perfect untouched conditions. For the latter, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl has become a true Mecca as the resort plays host to the Open Faces Freeride Contest each year, attracting numerous athletes and fans from around the globe.

For all those who prefer to take things easy, the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area offers everything you need for an easy-going day out on the slopes. With Hotel Alpenblume as your basecamp, you can race down 12 kilometres of sunny pistes, accessible via 25 state-of-the-art ski lifts. The blue, red, and black pistes at 1,800 to 3,000 metres above sea level cater to the needs of rookies and pros, families, and solo athletes alike.

What would a day in the snow be without a break or two in one of the ski huts – preferably right at the slope? Enjoy local food and typical Tyrolean flair in one of the traditional guesthouses, bars, or cabins – with a good glass of beer, of course. And for all you foodies and connoisseurs out there, top-notch restaurants serve up multi-course dinners with a fine selection of wine and liquors – always against the stunning backdrop of the breath-taking mountain panorama of the Ötztal Alps.

Not an early bird? The late sleepers among you can snooze their alarm and stay a little longer in the cosy rooms of Hotel Alpenblume in Obergurgl. Just hit the slopes later – why not wait until it’s dark and try the night ski run on flood-lit, perfectly prepared pistes? And the youngsters can get their fair share of adrenaline with the fun slopes, rails and other obstacles at the Obergurgl Snowpark and the Family Park.