Hochgurgl’s Kirchenkarbahn 2 opens up new pistes and freeriding

Hochgurgl’s Kirchenkarbahn 2 opens up new pistes and freeriding for 2018/19 season

Hochgurgl’s new Kirchenkar 2 lift opens up new pistes and freeriding opportunities for the 2018/19 season for skiers and boarders in Obergurgl and Hochgurgl, and also those in bus-linked Solden.

The combined Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area has much to recommend it – high snowsure skiing, beautiful mountain views, hardly any lift queues, good mountain restaurants, and fun apres-ski with live bands and tea dancing – but there have always been two longstanding complaints: it’s not quite big enough, and there are not enough challenging runs for advanced skiers.

And these are the problems that the new Kirchenkar 2 lift above Hochgurgl which opened in November 2018 has tackled head on.

Firstly it’s created two new high-altitude pistes, Piste 43 (blue) and Piste 44 (red), adding more than 2km to the combined Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area’s 112km of runs.

And secondly, off-piste skiers and freeriders can now use the Kirchenkarbahn 2, which ascends to 2839m above sea level, to open up new testing North-facing terrain on both sides of the lift.

And it’s not just Obergurgl and Hochgurgl skiers who will benefit from this new Kirchenkar 2 lift. Solden is less than 25 minutes away by free ski-bus, and is part of the Otztal Super Ski area too, so Solden-based skiers can also ski in Obergurgl and Hochgurgl.

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