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Safe skiing during your Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski holiday
The popularity of carving skis and high-speed skiing has made ski safety a hot topic. Here in the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area, we do our utmost to minimise the risks during your Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski holiday on our 112 gorgeously groomed slopes. Obergurgl-Hochgurgl has not only made it into the league of the world’s most attractive ski destinations, it is also numbered among Tyrol’s safest ski areas. Every day, we endeavour to offer you safe skiing, so you may return home with only the best memories of your skiing holiday.
Skiers get more space than soccer players!
The Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area offers leisurely skiers and piste explorers wide and spacious slopes above the tree line – all of which stretch from 1,800 to 3,080 lofty metres above sea level. What does plenty of space for safe skiing actually mean? In Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, it means that every skier has around 480sqm of piste at his or her disposal. A football pitch, on the other hand, ranges in size from 5,000sqm to 10,800sqm.
So, our ski slopes are really rather empty when compared to a pitch during a soccer match where 22 football players and one referee share the space. Here in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl the same area is shared by just up to 18 skiers. And instead of a horde of football fans, they get to admire the three-thousander peaks of the Ötztal Alps. Thanks to the altitude and width of the slopes, we can guarantee our skiers plenty of snow as well as space to wave, carve and accomplish wedge turns.
A wide selection of slopes ensures safe skiing
Beginner, fun-rider, ski-lover or adventure-seeker? In Obergurgl-Hochgurgl we have the right downhill runs and attractions to meet all winter sports requirements: 37km of easy slopes (blue), 55km of moderately difficulty slopes (red) and 20km of challenging downhill runs (black). The nursery slopes on Gaisberg and Mahdstuhl cater for beginners while young and old snow freaks can’t get enough of Funslope Hochgurgl and Funmountain Obergurgl with its Snowpark, Familypark and Funcross. It’s an adventure playground for all who enjoy their skiing seasoned up with a generous dash of action and variety.
Ski patrols and the rescue helicopter
In the event that – despite all precautions – an emergency should arise, highly qualified ski patrollers are on duty throughout the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area. Airlifts by rescue helicopter at the head of the Ötztal Valley are possible quicker than in most other winter sports destination as the helicopter is kept in the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area during the entire ski season.
Safety first in the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski resort
Prevention is the be-all and end all in the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area. All skiers and snowboarders must comply with the FIS Code of Conduct which Hochgurgl’s ski instructors pass on to all their pupils. Avoiding risks, skiing responsibly and in line with the FIS Code of Conduct, which covers consideration to others, speed limits, safe skiing, overtaking and stopping as well as providing assistance and the obligation to carry identification. We call on all winter sports enthusiasts in the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area to study and observe these rules that make such a fundamental contribution to ski safety, ensuring that Obergurgl-Hochgurgl remains one of the safest ski areas in Tyrol.
The Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area in a nutshell
- Ski resort altitude: 1,800 to 3,080m above sea level
- The first non-glacier ski area in Tyrol to open in November
- 112km of slopes for all ages and skill levels – 37km easy, 55km intermediate and 20km challenging
- Maximum space and safety on spacious, broad slopes above the tree line
- 25 state-of-the-art lifts with a capacity of around 42,000 people per hour
6 feeder gondolas in the village, so no waiting (Hochgurglbahn, Festkogelbahn, Hohe Mut Bahn, Rosskarbahn, Grosse Karbahn & Kirchenkarbahn)
- Off-piste fun with almost unlimited variations
- Two fun slopes and a snow park in the ski resort
- Technical snowmaking possible on around 90 percent of the slopes
- NEW! Kirchenkarbahn II gives access to new slopes and a new freeride area!
- NEW! Ötztal Super Ski Pass: 6 ski areas and 356km of slopes with just one ski pass!
- TOP gastronomy with TOP Mountain Star at 3,080m altitude and TOP Mountain Crosspoint with Europe’s highest motorcycle museum
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Safe skiing and gentle winter in the heart of the Ötztal Alps’ three-thousanders.