Activities in winter
Even away from the slopes Obergurgl-Hochgurgl and the Ötztal offer a wide variety of opportunities for leisure pursuits. In addition to cross-country skiing and ski touring, the gentler winter sports, such as snowshoe and winter walking, are also available. With this particularly intense encounter with nature you not only discover pristine snow-covered landscapes, but amid the silence of nature, regain your strength and your energy. Or how about a thrilling toboggan ride? Now that is winter fun for the whole family!
Whatever you decide: when you stay us you can experience winter with all its many and varied options to the full no holds barred.
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AQUA DOME – The hot spring resort in the Alps
Ötztal stone massage, Tyrolean honey massage or coloured light therapy with the rainbow spectrum – the treatments available from Beauty & SPA Morgentau are unique and focus on the primeval forces of the Alps. It's all based on the innovative spa concept of the AQUA DOME, whereby the healing power of nature, the meditative effect of the vast mountains and the energy that emerges from colour, light, fire and water, inspire the treatments.
In this premium spa and against an impressive mountain backdrop, we skilfully deploy all our resources – everything from herbs to hot spring water.
Ski Mountaineering - STEP BY STEP TOWARDS NEW HEIGHTS
Pristine mountain flanks, untouched slopes, bizarre rock formations, icy summits, majestic glaciers and endless peace. The most beautiful peak tours, the most pleasurable corn snow and powder stashes are waiting for you. You are only a few steps away from happiness... and the first line on untouched powder or corn snow slopes. Passionate ski mountaineers and backcountry skiers of all skill levels find an almost untouched winter wonderland at the rear end of the Ötztal with some of the undisputed "Hautes Routes" in the Eastern Alps.
Cross Country Skiing
Cross-country skiing helps to stay fit and healthy. There are two different types of Nordic skiing: classic style or skating. Obergurgl-Hochgurgl boasts perfectly groomed tracks for Nordic sport fans, ideal also for stamina training at high altitude. Facts and figures: 12 kilometers of Nordic ski trails, 3 kilometers of practicing tracks, 1 kilometer equipped with floodlights in Hochgurgl. Professional instruction for both beginners and advanced is available at the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl Ski Schools.
Snowshoeing & Winter hiking
Peace and silence, crisp and clear mountain air, endless sunshine, crunching snow under your soles... discover the smooth side of winter on a scenic winter walk ideal also for families. Explore the most beautiful spots on 12 km of cleared winter hiking trails leading right across snow-covered forests, white fields or along mountain brooks. Quaint mountain huts invite you to enjoy a well-deserved snack. In theory, the snowshoeing terrain is almost unlimited. You can either take part in one of the scenic guided snowshoe hikes or explore the winter wonderland on your own "big feet".
Tobogganing & Sledding
RUNNERS + CURVES + CULINARY TREATS = TOBOGGANING FUN
Winter fun at its very finest! There is nothing more rewarding than a fun-packed toboggan adventure together with your family or friends, followed by a stopover at a picturesque mountain inn. This is an absolute must during your winter holiday in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl. The unrivaled highlight can be found in Hochgurgl: a winding, three kilometer long natural toboggan run leads from the top station of Hochgurglbahn mountain gondola down to the valley. Enjoy an effortless ascent with the mountain gondola from the hamlet of Pill. Romantic night sledding is scheduled once a week on the floodlit track, followed by a stopover at "Downhill Grill". Winter holidays with absolute snow guarantee for all kinds of sports.
Ice Skating, Ice Hockey & Ice Curling
Winter sport "on the rocks" has become a trend again: ice skating fans of all ages get together for fun-filled holidays on ice – accompanied by music at the ice rink next to Hotel Enzian in Obergurgl. As it is a very elegant activity off the beaten tracks, ice skating makes a great alternative to Alpine skiing or snowboarding!
Fun-filled ice curling tournaments promise action-packed hours for groups and friends. The objective is simple: slide a curling stone from one end of the ice rink to the other to a target on the ice – great fun guaranteed!