If I needed to e book an Austrian ski vacation with dependable snow, Obergurgl would most likely be on the high of the record. Obergurgl is the very best parish in all of Austria. Positioned on the head of a snowy valley, near the Italian border. It’s simple to know why this very small village ought to change into so standard in winter. Deep dependable snowfall, nice views, and a selection of inns for all budgets.
The village is at 1,930m, making it certainly one of Austria’s highest ski resorts, with the highest ski elevate station at 3,080m, Obergurgl competes fortunately with different excessive European ski resorts, reminiscent of Val Thorens and Val d’Isere which additionally declare each dependable and wonderful snow cowl. The snow in Obergurgl is just about assured from November via to Might. Good for skiers and snowboarders alike.
The ski elevate system in Obergurgl is trendy, primarily high-capacity gondolas and quick chairs which give entry to the 112km of completely groomed pistes above Obergurgl. The pistes are finest suited to intermediate skiers and inexperienced persons, the slopes are broad and ideal for lengthy carving turns. The Blue and a few of the purple runs are effectively throughout the capabilities of most first or second-week skiers. Whereas there are a number of black runs, none are significantly testing for the superior skier or snowboarder, who would like Solden, additionally coated by the ski move. Obergurgl is a wonderful selection for both inexperienced persons or actually any degree of intermediate-level skiers.
Free lifts can be found on the nursery slopes for inexperienced persons and the straightforward development slopes convey consolation to even essentially the most nervous first-time skiers.
For guests staying greater than 3 days, the ski move additionally covers snowboarding within the close by Solden, which provides entry to an extra 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 get pleasure from, most likely essentially the most dependable snow cowl in Austria and an après ski scene that makes Austria so standard.
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 certainly one of Austria’s best-kept secret ski locations in Obergurgl.
Extremely really useful; Hochfirst Alpen-wellness Resort, Obergurgl, Austrian Alps
Having not too long ago returned from Obergurgl I dropped in on a lodge that has been standard with my purchasers for a few years. The lodge has been below the identical “Fender household” possession and administration for 80 years. With every era passing on a good higher lodge than they inherited to the subsequent era. At this time Karl Fender oversees the household jewel and the Hochfirst is thought to be certainly one of Austria’s most interesting and most luxuriously and superbly embellished inns in Austria.
As with every nice snowboarding lodge, location is a key consideration, one thing lodge rankings aren’t decided by, which has all the time been stunning to me. The Hochfirst gained’t disappoint, its location couldn’t be higher as its ski in/ski out with the closest elevate only a quick and delicate ski from the lodge’s ski room.
Nice meals is a given at Hochfirst, given the power ranges wanted for an energetic ski vacation, Hochfirst cooks promise meals to recharge and energise your batteries in type and flavours. There are numerous eating choices accessible. Nonetheless, the Connoisseur Parlour holds Three stars with Gault & Millau (an equal to a Michelin star score) Their 6-course menu is classy.
The day begins with a scrumptious cooked and natural breakfast within the lodge’s luxurious eating rooms.
Within the night friends are required to put on formal apparel. Whereas the lodge cooks are required to drive your style buds wild. The lodge’s Connoisseur Parlour, an beautiful 6-course gourmand menu awaits. An a la carte menu can also be accessible along with an intensive wine record from the inns top notch wine cellar. The Seepferdl Bistro presents a comfy spot within the Alen Spa in a really informal ambiance.
An incredible 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 technique to rejuvenate drained muscular tissues. The Hochfirst, Alpen spa extends a powerful 1,500m2, the in-out heated pool being particularly standard. 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 useful; 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 gaggle of buddies however are particularly very best for households. The flats provide one, two or three bedrooms and every of the bedrooms has a personal lavatory. (50m2, 70m2 and 120m2)
All the flats have entry to a balcony. It could be a pity to waste these great mountain views! A number of the rooms will take further little one’s beds and the residing area is beneficiant in all of the flats. The bedrooms have area and lightweight offered by large home windows which provides entry to the various balconies to take full benefit of the mountain setting.
Described as self-catered flats, we perceive friends hardly ever 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. A number of the finest eating experiences are within the native inns. I significantly loved lunch within the See You restaurant, a couple of minutes’ stroll from Chalet Obergurgl.
For budding dwelling cooks, the flats present high-quality Bosch and Mille home equipment, with cooking pots, pans, plates and cutlery. A close-by grocery store is helpful for provides. You could have every thing you might 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 offers the proper place to calm down after snowboarding. Should you nonetheless have power, the fitness center may be very effectively 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.