If you’re visiting the Chalet at 11° East for the first time or just want to make the experience extra special, we have some recommended activities to enhance your luxury ski holiday. From experiencing the first tracks on the mountain to exclusive spa packages for relaxation, we have rounded-up the best of our local knowledge. Read on for the top five special experiences in Obergurgl.
First Line Obergurgl
Experience the awakening of the mountain with First Line Obergurgl. Every Friday at 7.30 am from early February, meet at Festkogl base station and get the first tracks on the mountain. You’ll ski on two trails, Festkogl and Hohe Mut, with a ski guide, which will be followed by a first-class breakfast at Hohe Mut Alm.
- Maximum number of participants: 50 people / at least 5 people.
- Price per person € 49.00
- Advance booking at your hotel or Ötztal Tourism Office by Thursday 5pm
Tobogganing is a great activity for the whole family, and until the end of the season, you can sled from Hochgurglbahn to the base terminal in Pill under the soft glow of the moonlight!
- Every Thursday, in Hochgurgl from 7.30 pm – 10.30 pm
- Take the free ski-bus from Obergurgl and Sölden
Hut Evening with Traditional Fondue
Treat yourself to one of the most delicious traditions in the Alps – fondue! There are many restaurants in Obergurgl that offer a traditional fondue cheese dinner; however, the hut evening at Hohe Mut Alm really takes the cake.
Start with an uphill ride with the Hohe Mut Gondola to the Hohe Mut Alm, then enjoy fondue with live music in the most atmospheric setting.
- Advance booking required: T + 43 (0) 5256 6396 32
- Every Wednesday until April, beginning at 6:30pm
There is nothing more peaceful than a winter walk on a crisp and clear day. Imagine the snow crunching under your feet and you breathe in the mountain air and witness the beauty of the Alps up close. Stop for a rest or a picnic at one of the quaint mountain huts that you will pass on your journey.
Snowshoes can be rented and in theory, you can go almost anywhere you want, however, the Chalet at 11° East recommends taking part in a scenic guided snowshoe hike. Your destination will be determined by the winter conditions so best to book in advance and then leave it up to the mountain guides.
Advance booking and Information:
Obergurgl Ski School
T: +43 (0) 5256 6305
T: +43 (0) 5256 6305 50
Dinner at Top Mountain Star
There is truly no better place to dine than the Top Mountain Star! At over 3,000 m, this architectural masterpiece is perched on a narrow ridge, offering a spectacular 360° view of view of the Ötz valley Alps up to the Dolomites. A panoramic handrail gives you information about the names of the surrounding peaks and the distances to many cities in every direction. The food is fantastic as well, and when combined with the view, this is truly a wonderful experience that anyone travelling to Obergurgl should not miss.
If you’re interested in the view and don’t have time to dine, you can also visit the Star Bar (decorated with thousands of Swarovski crystals) for a glass of wine or après ski beverage.