The region around Obergurgl enjoys snowsure conditions throughout the winter and is therefore ideal for wintersports enthusiasts in search of off-piste adventures. Skiers new to the sport and those who don’t want to take their ski touring gear with them on holiday will find everything they need available to hire at Scheiber Sport.
Easy and flexible
Obergurgl’s location at the end of the Ötztal Valley, surrounded by majestic mountains with metres of snow, makes it a true paradise for ski touring. This popular alpine sport involves walking up the mountain on skis fitted with skins which grip the snow, before removing the skins at the top and descending back down into the valley through untouched powder. The Obergurgl region is especially popular with ski touring enthusiasts in springtime, when the weather is warm yet there is still plenty of snow to be found. There are also guided ski tour introduction courses going on throughout the winter – and all the ski and safety equipment you need can be hired from Scheiber Sport.
Walking in a winter wonderland
Warm sunshine, soft snow and glistening peaks are enough to tempt skiers of all abilities and fitness levels away from the marked slopes and back to nature. Simply visit one of the Scheiber Sport shops and talk to a member of staff. We will be happy to provide you with all the gear you need to stay safe and have fun in the mountains. Beginners who want to try ski touring without the risk of venturing into open terrain can practise climbing up and skiing down the slopes in the resort. Ski touring equipment includes:
- touring skis (incl. skins)
- ski touring boots
- avalanche protection equipment (beacon, probe, shovel)
For just a small fee you can hire all this equipment and start exploring the many peaks in the Ötztal Valley over 3,000 metres in altitude.
Tip! If you are planning an off-piste ski tour outside the marked boundaries of the resort, we recommend that you hire a guide.
Alpine adventures above 3,000 metres
Obergurgl offers ski tours for all abilities, from short adventures taking just a few hours to day-long expeditions leading up to any beyond 3,500 metres above sea level. Some of the most popular ski tours in the region are listed below:
Langtalereckhütte – 2,430 m (1.5 hours, 15 kilometres, 870 vertical metres)
- Eiskögele – 3,233 m (3 hours, 11.5 kilometres, 1,280 vertical metres)
- Hochfirst – 3,403 m (4.5 hours, 15 kilometres, 1,450 vertical metres)
- Schafkogel – 3,537 m (3.3 hours, 10 kilometres, 1,090 vertical metres)
For advice, information about guides and to reserve ski touring equipment please send us a mail, call us or visit our online hire service on this website.