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Want to know what Obergurgl and Hochgurgl are like? British journalist and filmer Chris Moran and editor James Fage visited the Tirolean ski area and spoke to visitors and locals on the chairlifts, in the bars and on the slopes to get their take on it.
We have summarized the main findings for you:
Obergurgl is a ski-in-ski-out resort
The area has a super-long ski season from mid-November until mid-April
It’s the joint highest ski town in Austria at 2020-metres in altitude (Kühtai is the same)
The clientelle are super friendly, dedicated skiers who’ve often been returning to Obergurgl for years. They must be doing something right!
The Top Mountain Star restaurant and viewing deck is one of the most stunning buildings in the world
The Nederhütte is one of the Alps’ most famous apres ski venues.
Obergurgl is home to one of the most reputable ski schools in the Alps
The US ski team bases itself in Obergurgl. Quite the accolade!
The top lift is well over 3000-metres
There are photopoints dotted around the ski area, collect all or race between them for a fun week-long adventure!
The Hohe Mut Alm restaurant is super high class, high altitude dining at its best.
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And here are a few opinions and impressions from people in the ski resort: