If I needed to e-book an Austrian ski vacation with dependable snow, Obergurgl would in all probability be on the high of the listing. Obergurgl is the very best parish in all of Austria. Situated on the head of a snowy valley, near the Italian border. It’s straightforward to know why this very small village ought to grow to be so common in winter. Deep dependable snowfall, nice views, and a alternative of accommodations for all budgets.
The village is at 1,930m, making it one in all Austria’s highest ski resorts, with the highest ski elevate station at 3,080m, Obergurgl competes fortunately with different excessive European ski resorts, comparable to Val Thorens and Val d’Isere which additionally declare each dependable and glorious snow cowl. The snow in Obergurgl is just about assured from November by way of to Might. Good for skiers and snowboarders alike.
The ski elevate system in Obergurgl is fashionable, primarily high-capacity gondolas and quick chairs which give entry to the 112km of completely groomed pistes above Obergurgl. The pistes are greatest suited to intermediate skiers and novices, the slopes are extensive and excellent for lengthy carving turns. The Blue and among the crimson runs are properly inside the capabilities of most first or second-week skiers. Whereas there are a couple of black runs, none are notably testing for the superior skier or snowboarder, who would like Solden, additionally lined by the ski cross. Obergurgl is a superb alternative for both novices or actually any degree of intermediate-level skiers.
Free lifts can be found on the nursery slopes for novices and the simple development slopes deliver consolation to even essentially the most nervous first-time skiers.
For guests staying greater than 3 days, the ski cross additionally covers snowboarding within the close by Solden, which supplies entry to an additional 145km of snowboarding. Solden was the movie location for a lot of James Bond Spectre.
Guests from Austria, Germany, Netherlands, and Brits make up the majority of customer numbers and plenty of return 12 months after 12 months to take pleasure in, in all probability essentially the most dependable snow cowl in Austria and an après ski scene that makes Austria so common.
The selection of locations to remain in Obergurgl is intensive for a village with simply 480 full-time residents however I’ve chosen two fairly totally different 5* lodging to make your keep in one in all Austria’s best-kept secret ski locations in Obergurgl.
Extremely really helpful; Hochfirst Alpen-wellness Resort, Obergurgl, Austrian Alps
Having not too long ago returned from Obergurgl I dropped in on a resort that has been common with my shoppers for a few years. The resort has been beneath the identical “Fender household” possession and administration for 80 years. With every era passing on a fair higher resort than they inherited to the subsequent era. At the moment Karl Fender oversees the household jewel and the Hochfirst is considered one in all Austria’s most interesting and most luxuriously and fantastically embellished accommodations in Austria.
As with all nice snowboarding resort, location is a key consideration, one thing resort rankings aren’t decided by, which has at all times been shocking to me. The Hochfirst received’t disappoint, its location couldn’t be higher as its ski in/ski out with the closest elevate only a brief and mild ski from the resort’s ski room.
Nice meals is a given at Hochfirst, given the vitality ranges wanted for an energetic ski vacation, Hochfirst cooks promise meals to recharge and energise your batteries in fashion and flavours. There are numerous eating choices accessible. Nevertheless, the Connoisseur Parlour holds Three stars with Gault & Millau (an equal to a Michelin star ranking) Their 6-course menu is elegant.
The day begins with a scrumptious cooked and natural breakfast within the resort’s luxurious eating rooms.
Within the night visitors are required to put on formal apparel. Whereas the resort cooks are required to drive your style buds wild. The resort’s Connoisseur Parlour, an beautiful 6-course gourmand menu awaits. An a la carte menu can be accessible along with an intensive wine listing from the accommodations first-class wine cellar. The Seepferdl Bistro affords a comfy spot within the Alen Spa in a really informal ambiance.
An amazing spa permits ski wimps to wimp out from a day if clouds shut in and non-skiers to nonetheless benefit from the wonders of the Alps. For skiers, it’s the proper option to rejuvenate drained muscle tissue. The Hochfirst, Alpen spa extends a formidable 1,500m2, the in-out heated pool being particularly common. Warming saunas, soothing steam rooms or enjoyable massages are all accessible along with magnificence remedies and rest areas, even a waterfall makes the Alpen spa a vacation vacation spot in its personal proper.
Every of the rooms at Hochfirst are distinctive, and individually furnished to cater for all design tastes. However with a reassuring high quality that appears easy to guests fortunate sufficient to remain right here.
Extremely really helpful; Chalet Obergurgl’s model new 5* luxurious flats
The 5* Chalet Obergurgl is a brand new idea for Obergurgl, fashionable flats provide an actual home-from-home really feel and provide an opulent base for a bunch of pals however are particularly preferrred for households. The flats provide one, two or three bedrooms and every of the bedrooms has a personal toilet. (50m2, 70m2 and 120m2)
The entire flats have entry to a balcony. It will be a pity to waste these fantastic mountain views! Among the rooms will take further youngster’s beds and the residing area is beneficiant in all of the flats. The bedrooms have area and lightweight offered by big home windows which supplies entry to the numerous balconies to take full benefit of the mountain setting.
Described as self-catered flats, we perceive visitors not often cater for themselves. As a substitute, they use the web reserving service for breakfast and dine out in one of many many nice eating places. Among the greatest eating experiences are within the native accommodations. I notably loved lunch within the See You restaurant, a couple of minutes’ stroll from Chalet Obergurgl.
For budding residence cooks, the flats present high-quality Bosch and Mille home equipment, with cooking pots, pans, plates and cutlery. A close-by grocery store is useful for provides. You’ve gotten every thing you want to feed a hungry household.
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A cool spa with an onyx wall, heated pool, sauna, steam room and sizzling tub supplies the proper place to chill out after snowboarding. Should you nonetheless have vitality, the health club may be very properly geared up.
Angus Kinloch is the Managing Director at Ski Line. Ski Line specialist ski company that gives luxurious ski holidays to Europe’s and North America’s hottest ski resorts.