Hotel Austria and Hotel Bellevue are two well-kept four-star hotels in a quiet location in the beautiful village of Obergurgl. The hotels are connected underground, share all facilities and offer, among other things, a beautiful wellness centre and outstanding cuisine.
After an active day on the slopes, relax in the hotel spa or swimming pool. The hotels have a beautiful, covered swimming pool that is connected to the heated outdoor swimming pool with panoramic views. There is also a sauna, steam bath, solarium, and fitness centre. You can also book a wonderful massage (extra charges apply).
Please note: the rooms are spread between both hotels - the hotels (Austria & Bellevue) are connected via an underground tunnel.
Obergurgl and Hochgugl together form the highest altitude skiing area in the whole of Austria. Obrgurgl , as well as Hochgurgl has a total of 55 kilometres of pistes. The descent from Hochgurgl to Obergurgl is six kilometres long with a drop in altitude of 1220 metres!
The festkogel bahn , a six persons gondola lift, leaves from just outside Obergurgl and in the village itself there is the Rosskar chair lift. This connects with the Plattachban that takes you further and over the magical 3000 metres altitude to the top of the Fest kogel at 3035 metres. Another chair lift leaves from Hochgurgl to the highest destination, the Wurmkogel, where from the new viewing platform, ‘Top Mountain Star’, at 3080 metres with its panorama bar,there is a spectacular view of the Otzaler Alps.
It’s a fantastic skiing area, with guaranteed snow, for beginners and experienced skiers alike and certainly for families. The varied, sunny, broad pistes and ski lifts, without waiting times, will ensure an unforgettable winter sports holiday. More fun parks have been created for snowboarders and for the really daring there is the Hohe Mut, the wildest ‘’ buckle piste’’ in the whole of Austria. This skiing area is less suitable for langlaufen but there are, however, simple routes in both places. Walkers are certainly catered for because it’s a lovely walk, through the beautiful birch forest, from Obergurgl to Hochgurgl (and back again of course!)
The capital is Vienna.
The official language is German but English is widely spoken as well.
There is one hour time difference with the UK (GMT+1).
The official currency is the Euro.
It is customary in Austria to tip between 5% and 10% in bars and restaurants.
Food & Drink:
Austria is known for its Vienna Schnitzels and Glühwein. Tap water is safe for drinking.
Opening times shops:
Shops are usually open from Monday until Friday from 09.00 AM to 18.00 PM (some shops close during the afternoon). Most shops are closed on Sunday.
Travelling by car:
Snow chains are obligatory in the Alps. You need a toll permit for the motorways in Austria. You can buy the permit at the AA in the UK or in Austria at the major border crossings. The European Commission advises you to wear a safety reflector jacket in the event of a break down or accident. This vest can be purchased from the AA in the UK as well.
The voltage is 230 volt.
UK mobile phones work in Austria as well.
You need to be in the possession of a valid passport to travel to Austria.
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When booking, indicate for which days the ski pass is valid (eg Sunday to Friday). If you want the ski pass to start on a different day than indicated in the booking steps, you must contact our contact center by telephone. The booking can then be adjusted. On site it is not possible to start the ski pass on another day. An extension of the ski pass can often be booked additionally; the price for this can be found in the further course of the booking steps. The discount for “no ski pass” can also be found in the booking process.
Discounts:The ski pass for children born from 1/1/2017 is free. Children born between 1/1/2001 and 31/12/2012 and seniors born before 1/1/1956 receive a discount on the ski pass. You will find this discount in the calculation of your booking.
The deposit is € 2 for the ski pass. Only for the free ski passes no deposit has to be paid.
Mini Card:For children born between 31-12-2010 and 30-12-2014 you can purchase a mini card for € 2. This is issued on presentation of identification.