Welcome to "Das Apart Rauch" (formerly Alpenhäusl) in Obergurgl
The small and cozy town also called the "Diamond of the Alps" has less than 400 inhabitants and is located at the very end of the Tyrolean Ötztal.
The fact that the place is already at an altitude of 1930 m above sea level is one of the factors why Obergurgl is one of the most snow-reliable places and ski resorts in Europe.
This is possible because Obergurgl has hardly any day tourists and the lifts with a transport capacity of 33,000 people per hour transport the maximum 6,000 skiers per day without delay to the over 120 km of groomed slopes.
Some parts of Obergurgl may only be driven by car on arrival and departure.
The low-traffic and idyllic place is extremely family and child-friendly.
Gurgl is one of the few winter sports resorts where children up to 8 years are free, i.e. get a ski pass for free and young people up to the age of 16 receive a "child discount".
In Obergurgl you will not only find a ski children's club and 5 ski schools, there are mainly easy and intermediate slopes in the Gurgl ski area.
But Gurgl also has a lot to offer for professional athletes !! You should then drive up the "Wurmkogel" (3082 meters in altitude) or on the "Hohe Mut". How the name of the second summit came about is easy to guess. The place also invites to various ski hiking tours e.g. into the Königstal.
If your condition allows, you can ski down from the "Wurmkogel" to Gurgl and overcome over 1,300 meters in altitude in one piece on the 6 km long descent.
The Gurgler ski area has a total of 120 kilometers of ski slopes, 95 kilometers of which are equipped with snow-making systems. The snow-making systems ensure that you always have enough snow under your skis even in busy areas and that the season is guaranteed from mid-November to early May.
Since 2019 there is the "Ötztal Superskipass" which gives winter sports enthusiasts the opportunity to experience the concentrated power of the Ötztal in one ski pass. 361 kilometers of slopes, 90 lifts and 6 ski areas - with the Ötztal Superskipass* you have free travel on all slopes in the valley. The well-known ski destinations Sölden and Obergurgl-Hochgurgl as well as the family-friendly regions in Hochoetz-Kühtai, Niederthai, Gries and Vent are included.
There are three fun parks in the Gurgl ski area, where snowboarders and jumping enthusiasts will also get their money's worth.
For those who do not keep it in the groomed terrain, there are various ski tours (also guided) that can be undertaken. However, since this requires very good alpine knowledge, you should not tackle this without a local ski and mountain guide.