European Ski Resorts A-Z

Obergurgl, Austria

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Obergurgl is arguably the most snow-sure non-glacial resort in the Alps, with an unusually long season.


Its altitude is exceptional by Austrian standards, many of its slopes face north or north-west and Obergurgl also claims 100% artificial coverage.


They don’t come much safer than this.

Where to ski in bad weather:

Obergurgl's slopes are high, mostly open and bleak in bad weather. The few trees offering any sort of shelter are at the bottom of the Hohe Mut area (to the bottom right as you look up the slopes from Obergurgl).

Where to head in poor snow conditions:

The best snow conditions in the Obergurgl area are usually in the high bowls above Hochgurgl, notably below Wurmkogl.

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