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The Hotel Sportiv is attached to the Hotel Crystal and is located in an
enviable position opposite the Festkogel gondola offering skiing to the door. Formerly the
Deutschmann Hotel, the Sportiv offers an enjoyable and relaxed
atmosphere coupled with traditional style. Guests staying here are able
to enjoy the magnificent split level wellness area in The Crystal which is a perfect way to unwind at the end of an enjoyable day on the mountain.
6 minutes walk to village centre • ski to and from the door • ski bus stop outside • 5 minutes walk to ski school meeting point.
Rooms: 32 Simply furnished yet comfortable
Austrian twins have bath or shower, cable TV, radio,
telephone and hairdryer, some have safe and fridge.
Singles have bath and twins with shower are also
available for single occupancy. More spacious family
rooms sleeping up to four have bath or shower and
of wellness facilities at the Hotel Crystal including indoor pool and
heated outdoor pool, 2000m² split level wellness area with bio sauna,
outdoor sauna with panoramic views, steam room, infrared cabin, fitness
room, whirlpool, hot water grotto and relaxation area • extra charge for
massage and solarium • lounge and bar with open fireplace • non-smoking
dining room • free 'Smily' kid's club with supervision in Hotel
Crystal, Mon-Fri 10.00am-9.00pm with lunch included (3-12 yrs incl.) •
35 bedrooms • lift to all floors.
Meals: Half Board
Hot and cold buffet breakfast · 3 course evening meals with choice of main course and daily salad buffet.
All children staying at the Hotel Sportiv are able to use the free all season supervised 'Smily' kid's club in Hotel Crystal. This club is open Mon-Fri 10am-9pm (3-12 yrs incl.).
These facilities do not need to be pre-booked.
Special offers from December 2014 - April 2015
· Free use of wellness facilities at Hotel Crystal
· Free daily après ski snack from 3.30-5pm in Hotel Sportiv
· Free 'Smily' kid's club with supervision in Hotel Crystal, Mon-Fri 10am-9pm (3-12 yrs incl.)
· Book before 27 Oct 2014 and get £35 per adult off the brochure price for all departure.
- Great location near the Festkogel ski lift, with skiing to the door, 5 minutes walk to ski school meeting point.
- Sister hotel of The Crystal with use of all their facilities.
- Indoor swimming pool and heated outdoor pool.
- 2000m² stunning split level spa including sauna, steam room, whirlpool and fitness room.
- Free kid's club for ages 3-12 years with supervision Mon-Fri 10am-9pm.
Obergurgl Resort Info
Obergurgl is great for beginners and intermediates, which, along with good ski schools, makes for an excellent family ski holiday destination. One of the highest resorts in Austria at 1930m, Obergurgl has an excellent snow record and long season. Linked to Hochgurgl, there are over 100km of runs to enjoy. For more advanced skiers and boarders, there is often some nice off-piste to get that adrenalin pumping, although not much else…
Obergurgl ski resort
The resort itself is pleasing to the eye and offers a sense of alpine charm. Off snow activities are a little sparse, although après ski is jovial without being too hectic. Hotels are generally of a high standard, though there is a lack of independent restaurants (they are pretty much all part of the hotels).
More Obergurgl resort information
Obergurgl Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 26 Feb 2015|
|Last snowed|| 25-Feb-2015|
|Fresh snow||7 cm|
|Lower slopes||50 cm|
|Upper slopes||205 cm|
|Runs to resort||Excellent|
|Off piste snow||Powder|
|Comments||Loads of new snow. Fantastic skiing|
Snow Overview - Austria (snow news updated 26-Feb-2015)
It’s a great week to be in Austria as fresh snow fell in all of our featured resorts in the past 48 hours. All resorts are either reporting powdery or fresh conditions but rest assured, there are fresh pistes and pockets of fresh powder on offer.
By far the most recorded snow came around the Salzberg region with Kaprun (100/310cm) and Zell am See (15/123cm) reporting excellent conditions, particularly at the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier where around 40cm was reported to have settled. This has brought fresh powder off the track and fresh pistes, which have been packed down and groomed to perfection. Zell am See and Kaprun had all of their lifts turning, with a total of 47 to get you around the mountains.
We’re expecting more clouds to form this weekend which could bring fresh snow to many parts of Austria. It has been quite changeable recently so do keep an eye on local forecasts but most of all get out there and enjoy the excellent conditions.
European Weather Outlook
Yet another period of snow is set to move into the Alps from the west during Thursday night, continuing through Friday to drop a further 20cm for many resorts. Almost anywhere can expect new snow by Saturday morning, but the heaviest falls will be in the north and the west. The sun may make a brief appearance on Saturday before another wave of snow, this time much heavier, sweeps across the Alps. On current forecasts, Sunday and Monday are set to be dominated by heavy snowfall, with the most intense precipitation falling in the north and west of the Alps. Snowfall totals are currently looking to be around 20cm in Italy and eastern Austria, but increasing steadily further north to between 40 and 80cm in France and Switzerland. Some of this may fall as sleet on the lower slopes on Monday as the freezing level nudges up just above some resort bases.
The heavy snow that has been dumping on the Pyrenees all week is set to slowly peter out during Friday, but not before a further 25cm of potential new snowfall. Saturday and Sunday are looking brighter which is great news, but following all the new snow lots of work will need to be undertaken by resort teams to open up the slopes. Bear in mind too that the freezing level is set to rise to around 2,500m this weekend which could produce some serious avalanche conditions following all the new snow. Please stay up to date with the very latest avalanche forecasts as the situation is currently very dangerous.
Thursday’s sunshine in Bulgaria is set to be replaced by thick clouds on Friday and snow is expected to fall. Some of the snowfall is expected to be very heavy, with up to 40cm forecast for the upper slopes by Sunday.
New snow is predicted this weekend across Scandinavia, with Norway expected to catch the most with around 20cm predicted on Sunday and Monday. The snow is set to be lighter in Sweden, but fewer sunny breaks are expected and a similar amount can be expected, perhaps more at Salen.
Cold weather returned to Scotland during Thursday, firming up the pistes across the country before the arrival of yet more snow in the coming days. For the best chance of brightness then aim for Saturday and Sunday, although both days could see some snow showers falling at times.