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Sustainability

Climate-friendly Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl

We know that we are lucky enough to live in a (snowy) oasis with some of the most beautiful nature anywhere in the world. We are grateful for this wonderful gift and are determined to do whatever we can to pass it on to future generations.

After all, many of our guests choose the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl not least because of its outstanding location in the heart of the untouched alpine landscape. Scroll down to find out how we at the Edelweiss & Gurgl are working to make our hotel as environmentally sustainable as possible.

Holidays without a bad conscience

There are many things at a hotel which determine how environmentally sustainable the business really is.

  • It's about water and washing,
  • about heating and accommodation,
  • about sleeping and eating.
  • That is exactly why we should all do our best to live a sustainable life: it is about everything.

"Together we want to create a sustainable future for the generations to come – so that your grandchildren can also enjoy the pleasure of skiing in the Alps!"

Sustainable sleeping

Ergonomic beds & natural materials

Our rooms and suites are equipped with VALEO sleep systems for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. VALEO is committed to "perfecting the culture of sleep", and we are seriously impressed by the result.

  • Outstanding natural materials
  • Patented ergonomic design
  • Two elements (soft and firm) in one mattress
  • Hygiene: all sheets are washed at 60°C
  • 100% cotton piquet sheets
  • Anti-allergy duvets and pillows
  • Satin bedsheets with exclusive Edelweiss & Gurgl design

"When we talk to our guests, we often get the impression they would like to take our beds home with them!"

Eco-friendly heating

District heating: the environmentally friendly option

The renovation work carried out at the E&G has not only made our hotel more attractive but also more energy efficient.

By insulating the outer walls and switching to district heating provided by an eco-friendly power plant we save around 140 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. Sounds like a lot? It sure is!

Eco-friendly eating

Regional produce & delicious vegan and vegetarian options

More and more people are committing to following a plant-based diet - and that's good news for the planet.

Here at the Edelweiss & Gurgl we offer a wide range of delicious vegan and vegetarian options. This season we will have a different daily "ski fit" vegan menu each day. We also have a long and proud tradition of vegetarian cooking

Ski resort

Environmentally friendly skiing in Gurgl

Climate protection is an issue which is taken seriously at the ski resort of Obergurgl-Hochgurgl. Pistes without a sufficient covering of snow are closed in order to prevent skiers damaging the ground (though here at 2,000 metres above sea level we normally have more than enough of the white stuff). Skiers and snowboarders are banned from the resort's forests in order to protect the local flora and fauna.

The mountains around Obergurgl-Hochgurgl form part of the Ötztal Nature Park, home to many rare species in need of protection.

Car-free travel in the resort:

  • Direct lift connection: straight from the hotel to the piste
  • Excellent network of ski buses
  • Public transport to and from the resort

Green holidays at the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl

Help us protect the beautiful region we are proud to call home so that your children and grandchildren can enjoy the majestic beauty of the Ötztal Alps.