Snow fun off the slopes

Various possibilities to enjoy the winter in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

If you prefer experiencing the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski resort with high snow guarantee off the ski slopes, you will find gorgeous winter landscapes at the end of Ötztal – wonderful spots that invite you to explorations. Plan a ski tour to the mountain top, enjoy blissful free-riding in the powder snow or indulge in cosy cross-country skiing or snowshoe hiking – there are so many off-slope activities available in Ötztal.

Ski tours

Trudge through the snow step by step up the mountain, bizarre rock and ice peaks are within your reach and you can already look forward to great downhill rides through the untouched powder snow: in the Back Ötztal (Hinteres Ötztal), beginners as well as pros will find vast terrain suitable for ski tours. If you want to be on the safe side, take a mountain guide with you. The experts at the Ortovox Safety Academy in Obergurgl will teach you all you need to know about safety, off-slope behaviour, tour planning and ski tours.


Snowboarders and skiers looking for secured off ski slope areas can look forward to various free-rider tours in Ötztal. In gorgeous small tributary valleys terrains with different difficulty levels await you with the unique Ötztal Alps panorama. Get an overview of the area in the Obergurgl free-ride map, which is available at the tourism office in Obergurgl. 

Cross-country skiing

Classic or skating style? On the cross-country trails in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl you can pursue both styles. At an altitude of ca. 2,000 metres this healthy winter work-out is even more efficient. 12 kilometres of cross-country ski runs wind along the Ötztal peaks; in addition, you will also find a 3 kilometre long practice trail. Hochgurgl offers a 1 kilometre long passage that is floodlit and therefore allows cross-country bliss even after it gets dark outside.

Winter hiking

Scrunching snow, trees covered in snow and the joy of exercising: winter hikes let you experience a very unique kind of peace and recreation and is perfect for the whole family. 12 kilometres of prepared and sign-posted winter hiking paths lead through upper Ötztal, where magical pine forests, wide snow fields and Ötztal Ache (Ötztal River) are waiting for you. With the snowshoes on your feet you will find that almost all paths are accessible for you.

Tobogganing/sleigh rides

Dash down the mountain on two runners – fun for children and grown-ups alike. In Hochgurgl a new natural toboggan run offers tobogganing fun and lots of bends on 3 kilometres. Starting point is at the Hochgurglbahn mountain station, which you will reach by lift or by foot from Pill. Once a week indulge in idyllic night tobogganing with a stop at Downhill Grill.

Ice skating & curling

At Hotel Enzian's ice rink in Obergurgl you will be able to do your rounds on ice that is smooth as a mirror. With your partner or with the whole family, ice skating is a great alternative activity for your skiing holiday in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl. The ice rink is perfect for yet another activity, curling.

Winter right out of a picture

In Obergurgl-Hochgurgl you will experience a fairytale winter with guaranteed snow from mid-November to May. Enough time to spend your winter holiday here – the perfect apartment with luxury amenities and special service awaits you at Chalet Obergurgl. Send us your non-binding inquiry for your luxury apartment in Tyrol today!