Obergurgl/Hochgurgl

 

 

 

 

Latitude: 46.876106
Longitude: 11.033012

 

 

Aire/Campsite:

We stayed at ‘Camping Solden’ (Lat: 46.957813, Lon: 11.011435) www.camping-soelden.com and have to say this is possibly the best ski campsite we have ever used!

Although it lacks the individual bathrooms of Ski Arlberg, the superb facilities are located in one modern block and include:

  • A central reception area – open all evening with café style tables – perfect for reading or playing games if the van feels cramped or cold.
  • An excellent and very warm ski/boot storage area
  • Excellent showers/loos
  • Pitch side grey water drains
  • Launderette
  • WiFi in the van
  • Good English spoken

In addition some more eccentric features included an indoor climbing wall, free sauna & fitness room, electric hob, and an indoor dog shower!

The site is located 200m from the main Gondola/ ski run home and the bus stop – there are supermarkets, bars ATMs etc. all within easy walking distance.

If you have never used your motorhome for skiing, or have a Van conversion or not fully winterised van – this is a great place to try – we even saw someone in a tent in February!

Inevitably this does cost, (as do most Austrian sites), expect to pay around 32 Euros for 2 adults, + a minimum of 3-4 Euros per night for metered electricity – a lot more if you use it for heating.

There are 2 or 3 other camp sites in the valley. It is well worth noting that Solden is easily accessible avoiding all European tolls – including the dreaded ‘GoBox’.

Enter Austria from Germany via the Fernpass, and navigate around Imst – avoiding the A12.

Website: http://www.camping-soelden.com/contents/en/main.php#.

 

Resort:

Also in the Otztal valley, some 20 minutes past Solden. The base station, (at Untergurgle), starts at 1800m, there is a large car park – however overnight parking in a motorhome is expressly forbidden.

A very efficient hourly bus service links the ‘Gugles’ and Solden, and for that matter the whole Otztal valley – the service was free to skiers – and ran past 6pm – allowing time for an après ski drink.

 

Skiing:

The skiing however is excellent, wide sunny slopes lead to more traditional villages, the slopes are also very quiet.

 

Thanks to Graham Smith for the information.