We went on a 2 day trip to the Ötztal hunting for some spring powder in Obergurgl/Hochgurgl. Last weekend it snowed roughly 20 cm, so Obergurgl with it’s high elevation up to 3100m was the perfect place to go. Generally it’s been a low snow year in the southern Alps this season but above 2600m there are still great dry pow stashes to be found. Obergurgl offers a huge amount of terrain and amazing lift infrastructure giving access to seven huge bowls that have AK like terrain.
December hasn’t really delivered the goods here in Austria but at higher elevations above 2400m there is a decent base and good snow conditions to be found. This doesn’t leave many options so we headed back to Obergurgl in the Ötztal one of our favorite spots to ride easy access backcountry. The terrain is gnarly and there is a ton of options available with short hikes. Thursday during the day and evening there was significant precipitation in most of western Austria. Due to the high temperatures it rained up to 2400m. Above that it snowed about a good 10cms. […]
With most Austrian lower elevation ski resorts still closed and waiting for more snow. We headed back to Obergurgl/Hochgurgl which is one of the 4 non Glacier ski resorts that are currently open in the country. We have had some colder temps and precipitation in most parts of the Alps and it looks like winter is coming and here to stay. The forecast a mix of sun and clouds left us hopeful to get some decent visibility. With a significant snowfall at higher elevations there were 20cms of fresh pow above 2500m at all aspects of the mountain […]
November has been a very unusual month in Austria. It’s been the warmest November ever recorded in weather history (in 240 years). That of course meant close to no snow at all in the mountains except of course on the glaciers and at higher elevations above 2500m. So we have been waiting and praying for colder weather and snow. Temperatures have still been quit high but freezing level has dropped to about 2000m now in early December. On the 2nd of December it finally snowed a 10-15 cms mostly in the […]