Hotel next to the ski slopes
Ski-in, ski-out at the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl
The Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl promises guests from around the world an unforgettable stay in the heart of the Austrian Alps. Here at 1,930 metres above sea level, in the centre of Obergurgl, we offer an ideal base for exploring the fabulous ski slopes of the Ötztal Valley – and the adventure begins outside our front door.
After a long day out and about in the fresh mountain air, there is no better place to relax than in our cosy rooms or with a drink in front of the roaring open fire in our bar & lobby area. There is then just time for a visit to the spa and a massage before dinner is served in our restaurant.
Four-star superior ski hotel in Austria
Feel at home the moment you arrive
- Four-star superior service at 1,930 metres above sea level
- Two state-of-the-art ski lifts next to the hotel
- Snowsure slopes from November until early May
- Ski passes available from reception
- Ski school and meeting point just a few metres away
- Equipment rental and sports shop in the hotel
- Ski storage room with personalised lockers
- Ski boot storage area with boot-drying technology
Four-star superior accommodation next to the ski slopes
There is no better way to start a ski day than waking up in the morning and looking out at the freshly groomed slopes with no skiers anywhere to be seen. After a healthy and hearty breakfast in our hotel it is time to clip in and head out onto the pistes. The ski-in, ski-out location of our hotel means no wasted time in the morning waiting for the ski bus or queueing for the lifts.
If the weather gods aren't smiling on Obergurgl, why not treat yourself to a morning off and relax in our Glacier Spa? This spacious wellness temple overlooks the ski slopes as well as the centre of the village. A session in the sauna and a few lengths of our indoor pool are the ideal way to get your body up and running for an action-packed afternoon on the ski slopes.
"The Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl offers ski-in, ski-out holidays in the heart of the Alps. We have been welcoming guests from around the world since 1889 – and we still take great pleasure in sharing with them this region we are proud to call home." Lukas Scheiber, owner of the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl
Something for everyone in one of Tyrol's most snowsure resorts
At the end of the Ötztal Valley, almost 2,000 metres above sea level, the winters are long and snowy. Our hotel is surrounded by 21 mountains above 3,000m stretching high into the sky. It is this combination of alpine altitude and state-of-the-art snowmaking that makes the resort of Obergurgl-Hochgurgl one of the most snowsure in the Alps.
Pistes for all abilities
The season begins in mid-November, when other resorts are still servicing their lifts, and continues through until early May. For years now, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl has been the only non-glacier resort in Tyrol to open so early.
- 112 kilometres of pistes with excellent snow cover
- State-of-the-art snowmaking facilities
- Over 90% of slopes covered by snowmaking
- Ski down into the village throughout the season
"The state-of-the-art snowmaking infrastructure in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl means we can guarantee excellent conditions throughout the season."
Obergurgl-Hochgurgl uses the latest technology to produce artificial snow in the most environmentally friendly way possible. Five weather stations in the resort keep a close eye on conditions. As soon as the air is cold and damp enough, the snow cannons begin to produce snow. The electricity needed comes from sustainable sources, while the water is drawn from five reservoirs.
Facts & figures
- Snow cannons produce around 5,000 m³ snow per hour
- 1 m³ snow costs €3 Euro; per season around 1,000,000 m³ snow is made
- The artificial snow in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl uses no chemical or artificial additives
- Artificial snow is excellent for carving tight turns with the latest skis
"To make your holiday as simple as possible, we offer guests the chance to purchase ski passes directly from reception." Edelweiss & Gurgl team
Rental shop in the hotel
In the basement of our hotel you will find Scheiber Sport with all the latest ski and snowboard gear you need for a great winter holiday. Pop in and talk to one of the friendly members of staff for a little advice.
As well as skis, boots, poles, etc. you will also find a selection of stylish and useful accessories for the slopes.