Like some deep-sea diving sphere recovered from the ocean floor in a Jules Verne novel, the slithering aluminium capsule from Professor Auguste Piccard’s hot air balloon is manhandled, in deep snow, by rescuers from the high-altitude Austrian ski village of Obergurgl (6330 ft). Passing skiers come to witness the extraordinary spectacle. It’s April 25, 1932,… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Obergurgl
This week we had our first real dump of snow! Snow-topped mountains and picturesque landscapes covered all in white. There is no time to waste in booking the ski holiday of a life time at The Chalet at 11º East Obergurgl. Have a look at our live web cam – during the day_ to see… Read more »
Obergurgl is a fascinating resort in the summer, with long steep walks to enjoy. Fortunately there are various mountain huts along the way to provide a little refreshment, and many of them are only accessible during the summer months. One of our favourites is the cosy Langtalereckhütte, (2450m) which is… Read more »
Cold Brew Coffee! The new best thing, and one The Chalet at 11º East Obergurgl, will be happy to serve this coming winter ski season. The excitement is because cold brewed coffee creates a far smoother, richer, less bitter concoction than you can get from the numerous coffee shops, or indeed from your Nespresso! Below… Read more »
Aperol Spritz 50/50 Champagne and Perrier plus 40 cl Aperol. Serve in a large wine glass, top up with ice and a slice of orange.
Hugo: Take a large wine glass and add until half full with 50% Champagne 50% Perrier Add a dash of either elderflower cordial, or better, Chases elderflower vodka, a sprig of mint top the glass up with ice, and stir..
Many people like the idea of skiing over Easter but are concerned about the snow levels! Obergurgl has an unrivalled snow performance and the photos below were taken on Saturday 19th April! Overnight we had an incredible 12 inches of fresh snow , making for a wonderful powdery and sunny day. Obergurgl has a base… Read more »
The Chalet at 11º East, Obergurgl, featured in The Times top 20 ski chalets editorial late last year, and deservedly so. In being selected for such a mighty accolade, the selectors had focused on our superb décor, excellent food, and very friendly but efficient service. Of course being a ski in, ski out, chalet, set… Read more »
The sun shines every day now, and miraculously we have had an enormous one meter dump of snow over the weekend, ensuring Easter skiing will be at its best. Come and join us at The Chalet at 11º East in Obergurgl for a truly luxurious catered ski chalet experience! We have five very beautiful furnished… Read more »
One of the guests at The Chalet at 11º East Obergurgl, doing a little exercise in the sun! The weather is incredible and the snow perfect.Skiing by day, luxury by night!