Winter holidays

at their very best

A Real Winter Wonderland: Obergurgl-Hochgurgl.

And our 4 Star Superior Hotel Mühle Resort 1900 is right in the middle.

Outside our Mühle Resort 1900 in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, winter appears in all its beauty: snowy white and sparkling, a dream of snow, ice, azure blue sky and mountain peaks as far as the eye can see.

Winter enjoyment rich in snow, 1,900 m above sea level – this is what we stand for.

Alternative ideas

for your winter holiday in the Ötztal

You don’t have to restrict yourself to skiing, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, ski touring or winter hiking. Winter holiday in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl offers a broad variety of alternatives: 

  • Ice climbing frozen waterfalls (you can also take a course). 
  • Having a ride in a nostalgic horse-drawn carriage and horse-riding through the winter landscape.
  • Snow-shoe hiking – also possible in the Mühle Resort 1900 (rent your equipment in the hotel).
  • Ice skating and Bavarian ice curling – right in the village centre: our hotel shuttle gives you a ride!
  • Numerous events, ski shows and night skiing three times a week.
  • Visiting museums and traditional handicraft businesses in the Ötztal.


a village with history & character

Over a length of about 65 km the impressive Ötztal valley winds its way through the Tyrolean Alps until the head of the valley peaks at the feet of the Gurgl glacier world. Here, at the top of the Ötztal, is where you find Obergurgl-Hochgurgl. An idyllic mountain village far away from everything – so high, so wild, so beautiful!    

Did you know …

  • Due to its location 1,927 m above sea level, Obergurgl is Austria’s highest parish village.
  • The name Gurgl derives from the old word “Gurgal”, meaning something like “village in the glacier-crowned area”. 
  • Traces of first settlements date back to 7,500 BC.
  • In 1910, Obergurgl had only 39 inhabitants.  
  • In May 1931, the adventurer Auguste Piccard landed on the Gurgler Ferner glacier and put Obergurgl on the map of international tourism.  
  • In 1991, the 5300-year old “Ötzi”, the “Man from the Ice” was discovered near the Hauslabjoch saddle – one of today’s most significant discoveries.

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