Ski season starts in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl in the Ötztal Valley Tyrol 5-star-Superior TOP Hotel Hochgurgl

Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski season

Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski season starts on 15 November!

Let’s get the new ski season started! The time has come: on 15.11.2018 the TOP ski area, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, opens for skiing – in spite of the mild weather! As usual, the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area in the Ötztal Valley, Tyrol is the year’s first non-glacier ski area in Tyrol to attract winter sports enthusiasts, slope freaks and party people to a sparkling ski opening. Best of all, the diamond of the Alps has lots to celebrate this year and, the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area is tempting visitors with a really loooooong ski opening starting on 15.11 and continuing until 25.11.2018. And all this at the most beautiful valley head of the Tyrolean Alps.

Ski season starts in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl in the Ötztal Valley Tyrol 5-star-Superior TOP Hotel Hochgurgl

Excellent high-altitude slope conditions

2018 has already proven to be the hottest year since temperature records began… Dozens of snow cannons in the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area have done their bit to beat the mild temperatures. We are therefore delighted to announce that parts of the ski area will be open on 15 November for our ski season opening. Slope conditions in the higher areas of our winter sports destination are very good!

The following facilities will be operational for the ski season opening on 15 November:

  • Festkogelbahn (feeder for the Festkogel)
  • Plattachbahn (from the midway station)
  • Gipfellift
  • Hohe Mut Bahn I + II (pedestrians only)
  • Hochgurglbahn I + II (feeder for Hochgurgl)
  • Wurmkogl I + II
  • Schermerbahn
Ski season starts in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl in the Ötztal Valley Tyrol 5-star-Superior TOP Hotel Hochgurgl
Ski season starts in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl in the Ötztal Valley Tyrol 5-star-Superior TOP Hotel Hochgurgl
Ski season starts in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl in the Ötztal Valley Tyrol 5-star-Superior TOP Hotel Hochgurgl

Eating and drinking at the ski season opening on 15 November

Buckle up, ski down… and then treat yourself to a relaxed break: at the Hohe Mut Alm (pedestrians only), the Quattro Festkogel Alm, the TOP Mountain Star, the TOP Schermer Schirm, the Wurmkogelhütte, Gerry’s Schirmbar, the Downhill Bar in Pill (Hochgurglbahn valley terminal) or at the TOP Mountain Crosspoint where you’ll also find Europe’s highest motorcycle museum. These restaurants will be serving food and refreshments during our grand ski season opening on 15 November. And the highlight: join us on Saturday 17 and Friday 23 November 2018 on a musical ski hut rally with live music at the Quattro Festkogel Alm and at the TOP Mountain Star – landmark building at a lofty 3,080 Alpine metres above sea level with views over the Ötztal and Stubai glaciers and all the way to the Dolomites. The musical ski hut rally starts at 1pm!

A sparkling ski opening programme

Further musical highlights during our extra-long ski opening in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl are held on 16, 17, 23 and 24 November 2018 at 9pm. Don’t miss out on the ‘winter palace’ ski opening parties held in Obergurgl’s indoor riding arena! On Friday 16 November, the Bayern 1 Band turns up the heat, and on Saturday 17, visitors get to enjoy one hell of a party with Bergluft. On Friday 23 November, enjoy the cool sounds of Steffi Mittermayr & Band and on Saturday 24 November, party band Keep Cool and DJ Andy Dangel provide a brilliant party atmosphere. Admission for each event is €9. On Saturday 24 November 2018 at 2pm, the Quattro Festkogl Alm invites you to the antenne 1 radio station’s après ski party! Also on Saturday 24 November 2018: piste-bashing entertainment in the Hochgurgl ski area with DJ from 10am to 4pm. Après-ski parties at the Nederhütte with live music from the Nederlumpen band and illuminated valley descent on 23 and 24 November. It’s going to be awesome!

Ski season starts in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl in the Ötztal Valley Tyrol 5-star-Superior TOP Hotel Hochgurgl
Ski season starts in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl in the Ötztal Valley Tyrol 5-star-Superior TOP Hotel Hochgurgl
Ski season starts in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl in the Ötztal Valley Tyrol 5-star-Superior TOP Hotel Hochgurgl
Ski season starts in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl in the Ötztal Valley Tyrol 5-star-Superior TOP Hotel Hochgurgl

Free ski guiding on 19 and 22 November 2018

If you seek to hone your technique and enjoy unbridled snow fun in one of the world’s most attractive ski areas, we’re happy to oblige. The Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area offers another ski opening highlight for passionate skiers: free ski guiding with local ski instructors from the Obergurgl ski school. Only available on Monday 19 and Thursday 22 November 2018. Don’t hesitate, book now: availability is limited! Ski opening specials from 15 to 24 November 2018: 20% discount on ski rental from all Obergurgl-Hochgurgl sports shops and 10% discount on admission to the TOP motorcycle museum with valid ski pass.

Ski-in & ski-out at the 5-star superior hotel

If you would like to treat yourself to the extraordinary during the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area opening, come to the Alps’ highest 5-star superior hotel: the TOP Hotel Hochgurgl – the highest Relais & Châteaux hotel in the Alps in the Alps’ highest ski resort… simply superlative! Enjoy ski-in & spa-out fun on a luxurious skiing holiday.

Allow us to spoil you rotten with our Grand Opening offer: 3 nights from 15 to 18 November 2018 including TOP gourmet half board with late-riser gourmet buffet (and à la carte) breakfast as well as 5-course dinner with salad buffet and cheese selection. Also included: use of the TOP Mountain SPA with panoramic outdoor pool, indoor pool, sauna area, gym and highly effective beauty and spa treatments. Plus additional TOP services and unforgettable extras for skiers and winter enthusiasts from morning to night. We look forward to your visit!

Ski season starts in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl in the Ötztal Valley Tyrol 5-star-Superior TOP Hotel Hochgurgl
Ski season starts in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl in the Ötztal Valley Tyrol 5-star-Superior TOP Hotel Hochgurgl