As a keen skier myself, I was excited to get on to the piste to find out a little more about the actual ski area Obergurgl and the surrounding municipality of Sölden.
The main resort of Obergurgl’s doors open onto a plethora of intermediate style skiing, with the majority of runs being classified blue or red in terms of difficulty. The skiing is challenging but very enjoyable, particularly around the two peaks of Obergurgl and Hochgurgl, from which you can enjoy spectacular views of the Alps. You most definitely can’t pass on taking a pit stop at the top of Hochgurgl to enjoy a refreshing Austrian beer or warming hot chocolate and marvel at the view.
The area is very accessible with ski-in and ski-out hotels and chalets aplenty, making for an easy coast back down the mountain for afternoon tea. Choosing to stay at the Hotel Crystal at the base of the Obergurgl cable car meant this was particularly easy for us. After a relaxed afternoon, it is easy to access the bars that line the bottom of the Hohe Mut Bahn for a taste of the Austrian après-ski, as well as the many quaint restaurants serving traditional Austrian fare.
As a family we prefer to ski in different places, rather than returning to the same place each year. After returning from the trip, however, I don’t think any of us would turn down a return trip back to Obergurgl and the Austrian Alps!