Chalet Christophorus is one of the very few catered chalets for adult guests in the whole of this superb resort and offers the most fabulous location on the very edge of the piste!
Set in a quiet cul-de-sac off the main street, within easy walking distance of the village centre, and right on the slopes at the foot of the No 6 Blue run, the Christophorus is one of the best located chalets in the Alps. For added convenience, the beginners’ ski area is just behind the chalet and the ski-school meeting-point is a mere 50m away.
Just 30m from the ski-room door, you can put your skis on and ski down to the main Festkogl gondola, and then ski back right to the chalet at the end of the day. Or, if you wanted to start from the village centre, the regular free ski-bus stops just 50m from the chalet.
The bedrooms are all well appointed, comfortable and attractively styled, most with their own private en suite bath and separate wc, and several with balcony or terrace.
The dining-room on the first floor is traditionally styled with light wooden fixtures, and there is a traditional Tyrolean tiled stove to add ambience and warmth to your chalet dining experience. A small separate lounge offers a quiet spot to read or chat over the day’s skiing, and the sauna and relaxation area are an added bonus for unwinding after a busy ski day.
- Superb piste-side location
- Village centre approx 5 minutes' walk (500m)
- Main Festkogl Gondola approx. 3-4 minutes' walk (350m)
- Most bedrooms with en suite facilities, some with balcony or terrace
- Attractive dining-room and separate lounge
- Flat screen TVs in all bedrooms
- Free Wifi
- Sauna and relaxation area
- Buffet breakfast with hot option*
- Afternoon tea/coffee and cake*
- 4-course dinners including apéritif, choice of complimentary quality wines, coffee and chocolates*
Breakfast hot option, afternoon tea and dinner is 6 days per week, due to Chalet hotel staff's day off.
Obergurgl with it's high-altitude snow is one of Austria’s most famous, best loved and most sought-after ski resorts, and deservedly so.
Set high at the end of the picturesque Ötz Valley - indeed the highest village in the whole country - the village centre benefits from having no through traffic at all, and the ski area boasts an enviable snow record stretching normally from November right through until May.
The attractive Tyrolean village centre retains its appealing, traditionally relaxed charm and a cosy, intimate feel, yet is big enough to offer an ample range of facilities, and a friendly après-ski atmosphere.
Skiing in Obergurgl
Ski Range 1,900m -3,000m
A long-standing favourite with British skiers, the Obergurgl ski area offers spectacular scenery, a great snow record, beautifully groomed pistes, and a fast, modern lift system. This has been further enhanced by the ‘Top Express’ gondola, making it simple to cross to and fro at convenient mid-station level between Obergurgl’s own village slopes and the heights of the Hochgurgl area.
The ski area’s three main parts – Hochgurgl, Festkogl and Hohe Mut – combine to offer an excellent choice of red and blue runs, with the occasional black for those days when you feel like a challenge, and an ideal beginners’ area just behind the village centre. With the great snow at this altitude, expertly prepared, there are also miles of flattering, open cruising runs to enjoy, with a welcoming choice of ‘pit-stops’ along the way!
Obergurgl does not claim to be a ‘macho’ resort for experts, but the half dozen black runs and excellent off-piste possibilities still serve to get the adrenalin flowing, and the top half of the Hohe Mut red run is renowned for its challenging moguls.