Après-ski is a great way to round off a day on the slopes. The bars, huts and restaurants in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl are the perfect place for live music, hearty food and cool drinks.
Ski huts in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl
No good ski day would be complete without a little après-ski. As the day slowly comes to a close and the afternoon temperatures rise, why not stop at one of the many huts, bars and restaurants in the resort of Obergurgl-Hochgurgl for a relaxing drink before heading back to the hotel for a quick session in our Glacier Spa before dinner?
Thanks to its outstanding location next to the slopes in the heart of the resort, the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl makes it possible to ski down, clip out and enjoy a drink at our outdoor bar and terrace before walking just a few metres back to your room.
The best après-ski spots in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl
There are lots of huts, bars and restaurants dotted around the resort of Obergurgl-Hochgurgl. Families can split up into groups for the morning and then meet at one of these locations for a hearty lunch in the warm sunshine. Scroll down for details on some of the best spots in the resort offering wonderful alpine views.
Traditional hut in the heart of the resort
Located at the bottom of the Steinmann-Bahn cable car, at 1,946 metres above sea level, the Zirben Alm is run by the same people as the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl. It has several cosy wood-panelled rooms inside as well as a large terrace outside. Food ranges from classic Tyrolean dishes to international favourites.
Tip! There is live music at the Zirben Alm every Thursday. Don't miss out on the opportunity to experience traditional Tyrolean music and dancing. The Zirben Alm is also open in summer.
Stylish café high in the mountains
Perched at the top of the Wurmkogel mountain, the Top Mountain Star offers breaktaking views at 3,080 metres above sea level. It serves cool drinks and tasty snacks.
Tip! The Top Mountain Star is available to hire for parties, events and celebrations. Speak to a member of staff at reception for details.
Alpine hut with glacier views
From the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl it is just a short cable car ride on the Hohe Mut Bahn up to the Hohe Mut Alm, a traditional alpine hut located on one of the region's most beautiful mountains. The views of the 21 mountains over 3,000 metres are truly majestic. Settle down for a drink and a snack as you let your eyes wander from one summit to the next.
Tip! Every Wednesday the Hohe Mut Bahn operates free of charge from 18:30. The cable car leads up to the Hohe Mut Alm, where guests are received with a glass of mulled wine straight from a fire-heated cauldron. Inside they can enjoy a traditional fondue with a glass of fine wine.
Après-ski spot next to the hotel
The Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl has its own outdoor bar next to the ski slopes. Carve down to the hotel, clip out and enjoy a cool drink in the heart of the resort before walking just a few metres to your room.
The bar is a popular meeting point for guests and locals of all ages.
Party highlight with fine food
Located at 2,650 metres above sea level, the Festkogl Alm is a stylish hut serving hearty food and offering great views of the glacier-capped mountains at the end of the Ötztal Valley. It is known for its party vibes and cool drinks.
Tip! On Tuesdays the Festkogl Alm is open from 18:30 until 22:00 for night skiing in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl.
Hotspot with live music
As you ski down to the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl, why not stop off at the middle station of the Hohe Mut Bahn cable car for a drink at the Nederhütte? This après-ski spot at 2,104 metres has a large, sunny terrace with fine views.
Tip! Every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday there is live music at the hut. Enjoy the sound of Tyrolean music as you gaze out over the mountains.
Traditional, cosy, authentic
The ski hut on the Kirchenkar mountain looks like something from an alpine postcard: dark wood, roaring open fire, comfy seating and a sunny terrace with fantastic mountain views.
The food is hearty and homemade. There is also a special children's menu. A great place for lunch with all the family.
The Schönwieshütte is located away from the ski slopes above the pine forest. It is easily accessed using a skidoo shuttle. A quiet alternative to the busy après-ski spots in the resort.
Tip! This traditional hut at the start of the Rotmoostal Valley is a popular place to stop off during winter walks. Speak to a member of staff at the hotel for details.
Summit sun & winter wonderland
The Wurmkogelhütte has a cosy self-service restaurant, an outdoor bar and a large sunny terrace. It is perched at 2,800 metres in the heart of the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl resort.
Motorcycle museum in Hochgurgl
The Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum is just a stone's throw from the Top Mountain Crosspoint Restaurant. The design of both the museum and the resturant is stylish and modern with large windows offering marvellous views as well as a cosy open fire in the winter. There is live music every Tuesday.
The museum houses a large collection of motorcycles.
The restaurant serves Austrian and Italian cuisine with craft beers and fine wines from around the world. Enjoy antipasti and pizza or Schnitzel and apple strudel high in the Alps.