Season start 2017 in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, Ötztal

This year the ski season in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl begins on 16.11.2017. As in previous seasons, skiers and boarders keen to hit the slopes as early as possible can look forward to some great events and special offers. During the two-week ski opening period there will be rocking parties in the winter palace, live music in many of the traditional huts and free guiding by qualified instructors.

Early start to the season

plenty of snow during the skiopening
Top snow conditions for the skiopening.

Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, the most snowsure ski resort in the Alps, throws its doors open to the public in mid-November. Its altitude between 1800m and 3080m means the area offers ideal conditions for early-season skiing on a combination of natural and man-made snow.

The freedom of the mountains

There are few better feelings than cruising down a freshly groomed ski piste with the wind in your hair and majestic summits on the horizon. Skiing and snowboarding really are the ultimate way to experience the freedom of the mountains.

Season start in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl – more than just skiing

Every Saturday there is traditional live music in the Hohe Mut Alm hut and the Top Mountain Star restaurant, while on selected days instructors from the Obergurgl Ski School and the Hochgurgl Ski School will be available to show skiers and snowboarders around this vast resort at the end of the Ötztal Valley. In the evenings the indoor riding centre in Obergurgl is transformed into a magical winter palace hosting great parties. Another must-visit highlight during the opening of the resort is the Nederhütte hut with its legendary live music evenings. And, last but not least, Austria’s number one pop music radio station Ö3 will be stopping off in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl during the season opening and bringing its unique party vibe to the resort.

All-inclusive packages and special deals

Skiopening 2017 in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl
Fun on the slopes during the skiopening.

Obergurgl-Hochgurgl is celebrating the start of the 2017 season with all-inclusive deals and special offers. Scheiber Sport has 20% off all wintersports rental equipment, while lift pass holders also get 10% off admission to the Motorbike Museum at the Mountain Crosspoint.

Scheiber Sport is your professional partner for wintersports equipment. All branches in the resort are located close to the ski slopes, making it easy to swap and test different skis and boots during your holiday. Scheiber Sport also has storage lockers in the resort where guests are welcome to leave their equipment overnight and pick it up again the next morning.

Enjoy the start of the season – see you on the slopes!