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Obergurgl ski resort

Why not drive to Obergurgl and save the hassle and concerns of flying that are becoming so apparent this year?


Desperate for  crisp clean mountain air and a skiing holiday?

Concerned how flying this year might turn out to be a disaster?

One of the many advantages of staying at The Chalet, at 11º East Obergurgl, is that you can easily drive there.

It’s a bit over 11 hours from Calais so if 4 adults are in the car – less than 3 hours each.

Driving to the Alps allows you to be in control of your journey and given the waiting times at airports- before delays- , it’s not as long as you may have thought.

  • no worrying about who you are sitting next to.
  • no concerns over flights being cancelled.
  • no need to get to the airport hours ahead of departure.
  • no cancellation fears! – Eurotunnel is pretty reliable.
  • lots of nice places to stop off overnight if you want to break the journey.
  • an easy drive, mainly on the motorway
  • no hassle with luggage – just load the boot up and off you go!
  • Free private parking immediately outside The Chalet at 11 º East when you arrive, and we have plenty of space for four cars.
  • Driving to the alps will always be better than flying if you want to be in control of your journey,


And of course, when you arrive, The Chalet, at 11 º East is exclusively yours for the week, so again absolutely no need to worry about who is sitting at the table next to you at dinner or at the bar!

We normally break the journey at Baden-Baden which is a delightful upmarket town with several good quality hotels to choose from. Its only about 15 minutes from the motorway so not a huge detour from your journey.

Our favourite is Roomers which is  a5* boutique hotel with roof top pool and an excellent pan-asian restaurant.

Hotel der Kleine Prinz or Hotel Belle Epoque are also very nice.- see attached write up from the Daily Telegraph:

Calais – Baden-Baden – Obergurgl is a very easy journey, but alternatives are to stay in Stuttgart or even somewhere in the Champagne area near to Reims?

Stopovers between Calais and Obergurgl:

Time from Calais to Km from Calais to: And then onward to Obergurgl in KM:
Baden Baden 6 hours 650 km 432 km – 4 .5 hours
Stuttgart 7 .5 hours 748 km 337 km – 3 hrs 57 mins
Reims 3 hours 246 km 801km – 8 hrs
Saarbrucken 5 hours 524 km 545 km – 6 hrs
Munich 9.5 hours 967 km 210 – 3 hrs
Luxembourg 4.75 hours 389 km 641 km 7 hrs
Obergurgl 11 hours 1071km


The Chalet, at 11º East is available for exclusive hire to one family or group of friends at a time.  It sleeps just 10 guests in beautiful, luxurious surroundings in 5 en-suite rooms. Breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner are all served to you using the freshest and nicest ingredients. We have a full bar and excellent selection of Italian, French, Austrian or New Zealand wines, and typically get the evening going with a glass of Veuve Clicquot or a Mojito!

We are physically on the slopes, ski in ski out, and just two minutes to the main lifts and village centre.

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Article by Codastar

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