Expert guide to Obergurgl
Austria is well-known for the high standards of its friendly, clean and usually family-run hotels and Obergurgl is no exception to the rule. Rather than traditional British-run chalet options, UK tour operators tend to offer good-value, half-board packages to a selection of these hotels – some well-located by the main access lifts, the Rosskarbahn chairlift or Hohe Mut Bahn gondola.
Small and cosy, the four-star Hotel Olympia is located about 300m from the Rosskarbahn chair. It has a small wellness area with sauna and steam room, a wine bar and an in-house restaurant with views of the slopes.
This family-run guest house is in a peaceful position by the cross-country track at the foot of Hochgurgl and on the outskirts of Obergurgl. House Gstrein has great views and is 200m from the Hochgurglbahn gondola.
Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl
This is the resort’s original village inn and dates back to 1889. It is in a convenient ski-in/ski-out position in the middle of the village beside the Hohe Mut Bahn gondola. Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl has a pool, spa, a gym and a popular après bar with outdoor tables.
Renowned for both its cuisine and its wine cellar, Hotel Bergwelt has indoor and outdoor pools and a modern spa over three floors. It’s located above the village, 300m from the Rosskarbahn chair, but is almost ski-in/ski-out.
The Chalet at 11° East
A rarity in Austria, The Chalet at 11° East is a luxurious British-owned and British-run private chalet sleeping up to 10 people. Its ski-in/ski-out location right by the children’s ski school in Obergurgl makes it ideal for families – guests can sit at the chalet’s own bar, drink in hand, and watch through the window as little ones tumble through their lesson.
Book it: From £1,800 based on 10 people sharing for five nights (exclusive use), with thechalet.com. Excludes flights and transfers.
Within 500m of the Rosskarbahn chair and the Hohe Mut gondola, Chalet Angela is a conveniently placed former family home that has been renovated into a light and airy chalet hotel, with an open-planning living area and room for up to eight guests – ideal for small groups or families.
Book it: From £1,399 with Ski Solutions.
Booking.com rates above are guide prices per person per night, please note that packages can differ across accommodation. Owing to the current coronavirus pandemic, these rates may change. Please check the properties’ websites for further information on what’s included.
Unless stated otherwise, package prices are per person, based on two sharing a double or twin room half-board for seven nights, including flights and transfers.