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Worth visiting if only for the charming name you’ll never get tired of hearing, Obergurgl is an absolute diamond in the Austrian Alps. And if the idea of skiing in a quaint resort that doesn’t seem to have changed in decades appeals to you, we’ve got all the info you need to get there. Like most resorts across the Alps there are dozens of entry-points, but we’ve put together a concise guide with the closest airports, approximate transfer times and pretty much all you need to know. It’s never been easier to get into and out of Obergurgl – and with our help you really can’t go wrong!
Ok so here’s one of the best things about Obergurgl in a nutshell – you will almost never, ever find yourself having to queue for a lift at any time of the day. The lifts in service can carry a staggering 40,000 people per hour and this is at least four times the average number of skiers on the slopes at once – for those that hate waiting in lines it’s pure Heaven! As far as the slopes go, there are 39 pistes to choose from and a total of 110km of downhill skiing – all of which ranges from the safe and simple right through to the suicidal. No matter what your skill level, you’ll be spoilt for choice like you never imagined! It’s not the place to head for throbbing and thumping nightlife, but there’s still more than a fair scattering of bars, pubs and clubs to keep you busy come nightfall.
Can you get the best out of Obergurgl in just a weekend? You sure can – fly in through Innsbruck International Airport and you’ll find yourself just a 90-minue airport transfer from all the action. There are plenty of scheduled Obergurgl resort transfer services running from here all through the season. If you have more time to play with though, you could look a little further afield to Memmingem or Bolzano to try and score some cheap seats in return for stomaching a slightly longer transfer.
The time it takes to get to Obergurgl from the closest airports depends entirely on the time of year and the state of the roads at the time. Say there’s a blizzard or a sudden rush of traffic – even the best Obergurgl resort transfer drivers on Earth can’t magic them away, sadly. As such, take the following examples as guidelines only and always give yourself some breathing room when making your plans.
It’s perfectly possible to make it to Obergurgl on public transport by bus or by train, but chances are you’ll face delays, multiple connections and the very real chance you won’t even get a seat at all!
As such, the smart money is always on booking a seat in advance on the most convenient, comfortable and downright luxurious airport transfer service you can find.
Find out how to get to other resorts: http://www.ski-transfers.com/ski-resort-listing.php