ALPINE HOLIDAYS IN OBERGURGL

Obergurgl belongs to the municipality of Sölden and is located at the end of the Ötz Valley 1,927 metres above sea level. This is Austria’s highest village. Gurgl as a place was first mentioned in a document dating from around 1250, however the earliest traces of settlements date back to 7500 BC. The 20th century brought change to Obergurgl as it transformed from an Alpine farming village to a modern winter sports resort with ski slopes that are unrivalled. The first ski lift was built in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl in 1949 and just 4 years later the first chairlift was added. In 1960, the Timmelsjoch-Hochalpenstraße was completed and the hotel village Hochgurgl was built on the sunny Alpine meadow above Obergurgl. Since then, the ski resort Obergurgl-Hochgurgl in the Ötz Valley has been a winter sports resort par excellence. Hotel Josl is located in the middle of it right next to the slopes and the cable cars for a very special skiing holiday right on the piste.

NEVERENDING WINTER FUN AT THE 4-STAR HOTEL IN OBERGURGL

The ski resort Obergurgl-Hochgurgl offers 112 kilometres of slopes, 25 cable cars, funparks, race courses, practise pistes and much more. A highlight both in terms of architecture and cuisine is the Top Mountain Star, the panoramic bar on the Wurmkogel summit. At the Top Mountain Crosspoint you’ll find the cable car up to the Kirchenkar summit as well as a motorbike museum and an architecturally opulent restaurant. Last but not least, the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski resort is deemed the most snow-sure due to its location at 1,800 m and 3,080 m respectively. This guarantees ski slope fun from mid-November until the beginning of May. Cross-country skiers, freeriders, ski touring fans and toboggan enthusiasts are also well catered for on a winter holiday at Hotel Josl. Here you’ll stay right at the bottom of the mountain with relaxed après ski in the Josl Keller and the luxurious panoramic Sky Sphere spa on the top floor.

Wonderful snow in the ötz valley natural park

Obergurgl shares the heart of the Ötz Valley Natural Park in Tyrol with three other mountain villages. Since 2006, an association has dedicated itself to the preservation and exploration of the park, which covers 510 km2. That makes it the third-biggest natural park in Austria with UNESCO taking a keen interest in the Gurgler Kamm Biosphere Park. To be able to take a holiday in these surroundings is a real privilege no matter whether you’re with your partner or a group of friends. 100 km of high-Alpine hiking trails, 67 glaciers and the highest waterfall in Tyrol are just a few reasons for taking a holiday here. There’s plenty more to see and do – come and find out for yourself.

THE GREAT OUTDOOR FEELING IN OBERGURGL

Does the name Bertrand Piccard ring a bell with you? Piccard is a Swiss scientist and adventurer. He was the first to circumnavigate the globe in a balloon in 1999 and also holds numerous other world records. He even has a connection to Obergurgl in Tyrol. His grandfather, Auguste Piccard, crashed near Obergurgl after completing his successful attempt to break the record for reaching the highest altitude in a balloon. As a result, he spent a few days in the village. The height of 16,940 metres was a new world record in 1932 and this historic event is commemorated with a monument in Obergurgl that was erected in 1989.

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Josl Mountain Lounging
Ramolweg 18
6456 Obergurgl-Tyrol
Austria

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