Ski Lifts in Obergurgl
The Obergurgl lift company has invested heavily in recent years to upgrade ski lifts with modern gondolas and high-speed covered chairs. Important improvements include the new 3.6 kilometre Top Express 8-seat gondola linking Obergurgl and Hochgurgl, which transports skiers above the Ferwalital and Konigstal valleys in 12 minutes.
Obergurgl Hochgurgl Ski Lifts
In Obergurgl, the old Gaisbergbahn chair lift from outside the Edelweiss Hotel has been replaced by a new 8-person gondola which passes through the Nederhutte middle station to the top of the Hohe Mut, a distance in altitude of 736m covered in about 4 minutes with an hourly capacity of 2,400 skiers.
In Hochgurgl, the Top Schermerbahn 3000 is a similarly new 2,400 per hour 8-person gondola with heated seats, which starts at the mid-station area next to the start of the Top Wurmkogl lift and the Top Express gondola linking with Obergurgl.
The ski lifts are open for night skiing twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays in Hochgurgl, and on Tuesdays in Obergurgl.
The new Kirchenkar 2 lift above Hochgurgl which opened in November 2018 created two new high-altitude pistes, Piste 43 (blue) and Piste 44 (red). The lift ascends to 2839m above sea level, so it also opened up new testing North-facing terrain on both sides of the lift for freeriders and off-piste skiers.
Obergurgl Hochgurgl Ski Lift Passes
The Obergurgl ski pass covers both the Obergurgl and Hochgurgl ski areas, including sledging, and may be purchased at official lift stations, in some hotels or in ski sports shops. Lift passes are free for young children up to and including eight years of age and discounts are offered for children aged 9-16 as well as for seniors aged 60 and over (proof of age required).
Solden is just 20 minutes’ drive down the valley from Obergurgl and the two resorts are connected by a bus service. Solden has a similar, but slightly larger, high altitude ski area, so intermediates and above staying in Obergurgl and Hochgurgl will definitely want to ski in both ski areas. Because Solden and Obergurgl-Hochgurgl are part of the Otztal Valley Superski area, most Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski passes of more than 3 days include access to Solden, but this is worth checking before buying a pass. Hochoetz-Kühtai, Niederthai, Gries and Vent are also included in the Otztal Superski area.
Obergurgl Ski Lift Company
Information Lift Co
Tel: +43 (0) 5256 6396