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Backcountry Skiing in Obergurgl

Strap on some backcountry skies and discover the sublime scenery and perfect powder of southwestern Austria’s Obergurgl!

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There are many reasons for choosing Backcountry Skiing in Obergurgl

The Alps around Obergurgl are stunningly beautiful. Heading up the adjacent Schermerspitze or Banker Kirchenkogel mountains provide incredible views over the surrounding snow-capped peaks, powder blanketed valleys and imposing glaciers. Escaping farther into the backcountry brings even better views as well.


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Best time to visit:

December to March

What’s the weather like?

During the winter, average daily temperatures in Obergurgl range from -6 to -11 ℃ in December to -5 to -10 ℃ in March. The area also receives a quite liberal supply of snowfall throughout the winter

How to get there:

The best way to get to Obergurgl is by flying into the airport at Innsbruck (INN), which offers direct flights from London, Frankfurt, Vienna and Amsterdam year-round. There are also seasonal flights here from various European airports during the ski season. From Innsbruck, Obergurgl is only 1.5 hours away by car and only slightly farther by bus

More info about Backcountry Skiing in Obergurgl:

At an elevation of 1,930 meters, Obergurgl is the highest parish in all of Austria. Surrounded by mountains, forests and some rivers as well, Obergurgl is the perfect spot to head out and explore in the winter. Away from some of the aforementioned spots, the slopes of the iconic Wildspitze are not too far away. If you have the time, it is well worth making the 45 minute drive into the neighboring valley. The Schwarze Schneid is another nearby mountain with some excellent backcountry skiing options. Regardless of whether you are heading off-piste for the first time or are a seasoned pro, you will be at home in Obergurgl. Guides offer an array of trips, from courses covering the basics of off-piste skiing, to adrenaline-pumping descents perfect for advanced freeriders

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