Goodbye Ski Season, Hello Hiking Season

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  Today marks the final day of the 2016-17 ski season. While we are sad to turn in our skis for half a year, it does mean that summer is coming and with it, another opportunity to hike some amazing trails with some of the world’s most breath-taking scenery. In June, two of the summer-lifts… Read more »

Ötzi the Iceman – Visit the Discovery Site

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On 19 September 1991, two German tourists, Helmut and Erika Simon, were walking off the path between the mountain passes Hauslabjoch and Tisenjoch when they stumbled upon an unusual finding. There, at an elevation of 3,210 metres (10,530 ft), frozen in time, was the body of a deceased mountaineer. The following day, a mountain gendarme… Read more »

Top Event: Ötztal Glacier Flea Hiking Day

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On Sunday 7 August 2016, dare to participate in the Ötztal Glacier Flea Hike: a challenging tour, high in the alpine leading up to 3200 meters above sea level. The hike will lead from the starting point in Obergurgl, through Ramolhaus (for a food and drink stop), then on to Ramoljoch (the highest point at… Read more »

Obergurgl’s Best Summer Nature Outings for Families

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Obergurgl is most visited in the winter months for the ski season. The village attracts skiers and snowboarders looking for family vacations, off-piste powder stashes, a snow-sure vacation and catered ski chalets. Though the area is absolutely stunning during the winter months while covered in snow, unfortunately many fail to see how beautiful Obergurgl is… Read more »

Spring Hiking and Mountaineering Begins

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This week we said goodbye to the 2015/16 ski season. Although we will miss the snowy slopes and ski holidaymakers, we are happy that Obergurgl’s spring hiking and mountaineering season has begun! Imagine long and leisurely paths along the Waalweg trails, easy access to idyllic pastures, authentic mountain huts and crystal clear alpine lakes. The… Read more »

Timmelsjoch High Mountain Road

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If you’re planning a visit to the Obergurgl area, be sure to check out the highest mountain pass of the Eastern Alps– the Timmelsjoch High Mountain Road.  At an altitude of 2500 meters, you’ll experience the absolutely stunning natural scenery  of the Otztal Valley, including unprecedented views of the Alps, steep rocky slopes and mountain… Read more »

Popular Hiking Routes in Obergurgl

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This summer, every Sunday-Friday until the 12th of September, there will be 2 different high lake hikes available for guests of the Obergurgl area. The hikes are guided by certified experts who will offer both a beginner and expert hike featuring some of the most popular routes. Experience the mountain glacier trails, the garnet hike… Read more »

Health and High Altitude Chalets

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Recently, I discovered an article on www.obergurgl.com regarding the positive health effects related to vacationing in high altitude resorts, like Obergurgl-Hochgurgl. How interesting, considering how when we normally hear about the effects on humans in altitude there is generally a negative connotation. Common related articles cover topics such as altitude sickness and preparing for climactic… Read more »