Freeride Tools

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For freeride aficionados, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl or “the diamond of the Alps,” has earned its keep as one the premier destinations for off-piste skiers and snowboarders. Countless back country routes, side valleys, loads of Champagne powder and an uninterrupted panoramic views are just some of the reasons for this great reputation. Recently, I discovered that Obergurgl Mountain… Read more »

Après Ski in Obergurgl

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When you’re staying at the Chalet at 11˚ East Obergurgl, the perfect day on the slopes ends with the après ski tradition. Imagine your last ride of the day has just completed, you’re tired but exhilarated from a wondrous day on the mountain and your thirst for a refreshing beverage leads you to one of… Read more »

The story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics.

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Interesting review of Eddie The Eagle by Arnie Wilson of the Huffington Post. When the colourful Olympic ski jumper Michael “Eddie the Eagle” Edwards got the film distribution company behind the long-awaited movie of his lovable and brave – some would say foolhardy – exploits at the 1988 Canadian Winter Games Olympics, to organise an informal… Read more »

5 Reasons to Ski Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

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If you’re thinking about a ski vacation in the Alps this winter, undoubtedly you’ll be researching which mountain resort to travel to and where you can count on the best weather. And, if you haven’t already visited the Chalet at 11˚ East you may not be aware of all the reasons to choose the wonderful… Read more »

10 Things to Pack for Off-Piste Skiers

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If you’re an avid off-piste skier, you never know when the opportunity to ski untracked snow will come up. If you’re prepared, you can be spontaneous, and with Obergurgl’s snow sure reputation, you can bet on the benefit of planning ahead. It isn’t easy knowing what to take up the mountain so the Chalet at… Read more »

First Line Obergurgl

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Add a touch of exclusivity to your Obergurgl ski experience and book the ”first tracks” on the mountain! Every Friday, at 8:15, a small group of skiers has the unique chance to hit the slopes before the mountain lifts are not in operation (except for you!). You will be the first on the mountain, accompanied… Read more »

Ötzi was here. But was Hannibal?

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A great deal has happened to the high pastures and glaciers of the local Ötz Valley in the 5,000 years or so since Ötzi the Iceman was cut down by a hunter’s arrow and imprisoned in the not so perma-frost just a few yards across the Italian border. Until Ötzi’s sensational discovery in 1991, the… Read more »