Sölden and Obergurgl, Austria, December 2016
This is the fourth time that the club is going to the so-called “The Diamond of the Alps” in Austria, upper Öztal Valley. Due to its high-altitude location snow is almost guaranteed. Just to be on the safe side, more than 99 % of all slopes in both ski areas are equipped with artificial snow-making systems. Therefore, either Sölden Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ranks among the top ski resorts where snow is always available in abundance. The plan is to ski 1 day in Sölden and 2 days en Obergurgl.
Sölden Ski Area
Alpine Ski World Cup venue and one of Europe's most renowned Ski & Snowboard Resorts. The infinite number of slopes and ski trails for all levels and abilities coupled with the perfect grooming of not less than 145 km of slopes make Sölden a truly unique winter sports center. 33 state-of-the-art ski lifts and gondolas with a total capacity of 70,000 persons/hour guarantee ultimate skiing fun without queuing.
Sölden stands for the full force of winter! Sölden's great winter ski area is directly connected to the glacier slopes by a number of ski lifts and gondolas called Golden Gate to the Glacier. Skiing enthusiasts can ski uninterrupetedly from the village of Sölden up to the glaciers at the elevation of 3,250 m - With a total length of 15.0 km the ski route from Schwarze Schneide at Rettenbach Glacier is the region's longest ski trail featuring nearly 2,000 m elevation change.
Obergurgl Ski Area
Capacity of 39,400 persons/hour and total length of 110 km (Hochgurgl 54 km and Obergurgl 56 km).
- Beginners and novice skiers will find a perfect learning area in: Gaisberg and Mahdstuhl lift.
- More advanced skiers can enjoy a truly unique paradise in the Festkogl ski area in Obergurgl and along the Schermerspitze ski trail.
- Real experts can conquer the steep Hohe Mut ski run in Obergurgl and the challenging mogul piste down from Top-Wurmkogl II in Hochgurgl.
- Longest ski run: Wurmkogl - Obergurgl/Pill (8km - 1,260m difference in altitude).
Km slopes distribution:
- 35 km easy ski runs (blue)
- 55 km intermediate ski runs (red)
- 20 km difficult ski runs (black).
The Hotel Laurin is located some hundred meters from Hochgurgl lifts, in this way you can return easily to the hotel after a long day of skiing. The rooms were recently refurbished and the hotel offers a relaxation area: Tyrolean bath with solarium, steam bath, sauna and Jacuzzi. Breakfast and dinner will be offered in the hotel as well.
The bus will leave EUMETSAT at 15:45 and from ESOC at 16:00 on Thurday the 1st of December. We will arrive in Hochgurgl late on Thurday night. On Sunday we ski all the day, leaving the slopes around 16:00 and arriving back in Darmstadt late on Sunday night.
Trip price includes Bus transfer, 3-Day Ski Pass, 3 nights Bed, Breakfast and 2 Dinners.