Off the beaten tracks

Fun in the snow away from the pistes

Do you enjoy being out in the snow without skis as well? No problem! At the top winter sports resort Obergurgl you will find a wide range of leisure activities. If you are a big fan of the white stuff, you'll find plenty to do in Obergurgl apart from the resort's superbly maintained slopes. Cross-country ski fans can try out their skills on around 12 km of trails around the resort set in the magnificent Ötz Valley. It's not all downhill and cross-country skiing, though. There's much more to see and do. Other popular activities in Obergurgl include winter hikes, toboggan runs and ice skating at the Hotel Enzian. If the weather is not quite so good, visitors can try their hand at indoor golf or bowling.

For those who prefer cross-country skiing, there are twelve kilometres of superbly maintained trails suitable for beginners and the more advanced. Throughout the winter season, the trails are freshly prepared every day so that cross-country skiers can be sure of the best possible conditions. The trails are wide enough to allow you to use either the traditional or free style of cross-country skiing. As well as cross-country skiing trails, there are lots of inviting and picturesque winter walking routes for a more relaxing outing in the snow. Many visitors enjoy winter walking around Obergurgl, as it allows them to admire the idyllic surroundings of the Tyrolean Alps from up close and recharge their batteries. If you fancy trying out a snowshoe walk between your cross-country outings, you can get everything you need from the experienced team at the Obergurgl ski school.

As well as cross-country skiing, tobogganing is becoming increasingly popular in Obergurgl. Children especially love zooming down the toboggan runs. You can hire all the tobogganing equipment you need for a small charge at one of the local hire centres. The outdoor toboggan run in Hochgurgl is the most popular in the whole area. Getting there is easy on the Hochgurgl cabin lift. It's a great spot for parents and children to shoot down the mountains together. And don't miss the evening tobogganing sessions! Every Monday and Thursday evening, the toboggan slope is lit up to create a really special atmosphere.

At the Hotel Enzian you will find a large ice rink for those who enjoy skating and ice hockey. The Eisloch bar, right next to the rink, serves delicious hot drinks to help keep you warm. Another exciting and popular winter sport in Obergurgl is curling. There are other activities, too, for those who fancy a break from the snow and the more traditional winter sports. The resort is equipped with a modern riding hall , where you will find ten Haflinger horses waiting for their next ride. Details and prices are available from the riding hall itself or from Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl. Visitors can also show off their skills on the indoor golf course. The holes are carefully designed to cater for both beginners and more experienced players. For a convivial evening, why not stroll down to Obergurgl's nine-pin bowling centre? There are two sound-proofed bowling alleys and the Evergreen Bar. Have fun! With such a brilliant range of activities on offer, visitors to Obergurgl can be sure of a relaxing and unforgettable winter holiday.