Overview of Hotel Hochfirst

90 Rooms
1.5 hours Transfer time
Half board Board basis

Sitting right at the bottom of Obergurgl’s 110km of pistes the Hotel Hochfirst occupies a wonderful location. Stroll to the main gondola or, if you don’t fancy a 30 second amble, catch the drag lift up and ski down. Even the night skiing is on your doorstep.

Built in 1934, the Hotel Hochfirst is one of the oldest hotels in Obergurgl, being renovated over time into an impressive 5* residence. The décor is elegant and stylish yet still preserves its historical charm with the beautifully furnished rooms making you feel like you’re at a more luxurious version of your own home.

This Austrian hotel is well known for its excellent 1500 square metres of wellness spa; a large heated indoor and outdoor swimming pool, an array of different saunas (including an outdoor Tyrolean sauna hut), a steam bath, a saltwater steam grotto, waterfall and infrared cabins. A perfect place to admire the views and relax those legs after a day skiing.

This is all before even mentioning the rave reviews that the restaurant gets with it six-course evening meal and exceptional wine cellar. The open fire in the Kaminecke, the massages, the live music or the fully supervised kids club.


Wonderful ski accommodation set in the mountains of Obergurgl, Austria.


  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Massage
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Jacuzzi
Rated 4.5 on TripAdvisor

What others have said

Truly Superb Londonfroggielover From start to finish we had an incredible holiday at the Hochfirst. Before we arrived we spoke to the hotel over the phone and via email on a number of occasions and they were prompt and courteous in... Rated 5 on TripAdvisor
Wonderful hotel...great location I have to admit that I was a little nervous taking a young family and teenageer to a 5* hotel after reading previous reviews but...from the moment you step through the door the service is excellent... Rated 5 on TripAdvisor
Some good, some great - but all good Cluj-Napoca, Romania services - great, room - good (lights too low, balcony could be cozier for those who want to admire the view or have a smoke), facilities - good (considering we went for skiing it was enough... Rated 5 on TripAdvisor

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The Hotel Hochfirst sits at the bottom of the slopes so you can ski directly back to the hotel at the end of the day. There is a drag lift you can take from the back of the hotel and ski down from here to the main gondola (Festkoglbahn) alternatively it’s a short walk – really short – over the snow to the gondola to get up to the slopes.

The meeting point for the Obergurgl ski school is also directly behind the hotel, it couldn’t be closer. You can also access the night skiing from the Festkoglbahn.

  • Ski region
  • Distance to town
    500m, 10 minute walk
  • Distance to lifts
    Doorstep skiing


Each of the 90 rooms at the Hotel Hochfirst come equipped with:

  • Flat screen TV
  • Blu-ray or DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Safe
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Complimentary WiFi

Verwall (single room)

The Verwall is a single room with a bathroom with shower and WC. No balcony.

Approx. 21m2, sleeps max. 1


The Zirbenkogl is the hotel Hochfirst’s standard room type. It features a bedroom with *Austrian twin bed and a sitting area, luxurious shower, separate WC and a north facing balcony.

Approx. 30m2, sleeps max. 2


The Festkogl has a bedroom with Austrian twin beds (two single mattresses with separate linen on a single bed frame) and seating area, bathroom with luxurious shower and separate WC. Also has a north facing balcony.

Approx. 32m2, sleeps max. 2


Hochfirst rooms are superior to the standard rooms and additionally feature a south facing balcony and enough room for an extra bed for a third person.

Approx. 32m2, sleeps max. 3

Junior suite Festkogl

Junior suites consist of a bedroom with *Austrian twin bed and a sitting area, a bathroom with bath, a separate WC, and a north facing balcony. There is also a double sofa bed for an extra 2 people.

Approx. 38m2, sleeps max. 4

Hotel facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Gourmet snug
  • Wine cellar
  • Hotel bar
  • Winter garden
  • Hochfirst lounge
  • 1500m Alpen Spa
  • Massage and beauty treatments – Clarins, Ligne St Barth, Sisley Paris
  • 220m2 indoor to outdoor swimming pool with underwater massage benches
  • Tyrolean sauna hut
  • Finnish sauna
  • Bio sauna
  • Textile Swiss pine sauna (in pool area)
  • Aromatherapy steam bath
  • Saltwater steam grotto
  • Natural waterfall
  • Quiet area with waterbeds
  • Infrared cabin
  • Fitness room
  • Complimentary WiFi in the rooms and lobby
  • Ski storage with lift
  • Gift shop
  • Kids club (aged 3+) fully supervised
  • Conference rooms up to 220 people
  • Parking free, surcharge for indoor garage

Board basis


Resort guide

Obergurgl ski weekends

The resort
Resort height - 1,930m
Highest point - 3,080m

Ski areaObergurgl/Hochgurgl - 110 km of piste

Blue runs 32%
Red runs 50%
Black runs 18%

Lifts - 24

Season length - November to May

Resort ratings
Beginners - 4/5
Intermediates - 3/5
Experts - 2/5
Snowboarders - 2/5
Families - 3/5
Après - 4/5
Eating out - 3/5
Scenery - 3/5

Cross-country skiing | snow shoeing | ski touring | tobogganing | night skiing | ice-skating | curling

Transfer time
Innsbruck - 1 hour 30 minutes
Salzburg - 3 hours 15 minutes
Munich - 3 hours 30 minutes
Zurich - 3 hours 50 minutes

Obergurgl local lift pass
3 day lift pass from £153
6 day lift pass from £282

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