Chalet Verwall, Obergurgl

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The enthusiasm of the childcare team is infectious - our children both enjoyed Snow Club / Nursery and after a ski lesson our eldest said 'this is the best time ever'. The housekeeping team were also great and nothing was too much trouble. Would recommend to anyone and hope to come back again... + more
McGinn Family
4 out of 5
We had an excellent experience. The team in Obergurgl were fantastic with our children, Thanks... Very good food too! + more
Dawson Family
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Overview - chalet description - Chalet Verwall description

NB: Next year chalet catering will be 5 nights catered not 6, for winter 2018/2019 (i.e. guests eat out 2 nights, if staying in this property).

NB: This is a "family" chalet, so all bookings must include at least one child or teenager.

Chalet Verwall (pronounced 'Fair-val')is perfect for families who want easy access to the slopes at the beginning and end of each day.

The location is unbeatable, at the end of a short, quiet cul-de-sac off Obergurgl's main street, with the easiest possible access to and from the slopes, and accommodation ideally suited to families, with all suites having two separate sleeping areas (Suites 1 & 2 have three), private facilities and most have a small kitchenette.

Just 30m from the ski-room door, you can step into your bindings and ski down to the Festkogl gondola, one of the area's main high-speed lifts, and your best route straight up into the Obergurgl half of the ski area. The ski-school meeting point is also here. From here, the choice is yours, either to ski the varied slopes above the village, or to take a blue or red run to the 'Top Express' gondola and whizz across to the wide open slopes of Hochgurgl.

The dining-room on the ground floor provides an ideal setting for adult dinner in the evenings, and can be a little snug at breakfast time.The separate lounge is up on the top floor, with quirky 'hobbit-size' doorway and sloping ceilings. Like the comfortable family suites themselves, the dining-room is furnished in traditional Tyrolean style.


Families - any extra notes for parents with children

  • Nursery 17 weeks - 40 months In Chalet Alpenblume (120m)
  • Snow Club 3 - 8 years In Chalet
  • Cocoa Clubs
    • Mini Cocoa Club 3 - 5 years In Chalet Alpenblume (120m)
    • Cocoa Club 6 - 12 years In Chalet
  • Children’s Ski Lessons 3 - 12 years offering a wide range of ski classes and activities
  • Strict signing-in/out procedures for all ages whenever responsibility for children passes between staff or ski instructors and parents
  • Guided Ski Fun 6 - 12 years afternoon groups
  • Snow Club fun 40 months + for children over nursery age

Ski Childcare & Children’s Ski Lessons

We have led the childcare concept for UK families on skiing holidays for the last 35 years and our programme is constantly reviewed and refined, with previous guest feedback always the key element in further enhancing the experience.

For parents, Classic Childcare means being able to leave your accommodation after breakfast to head for the first lifts, only needing to return after the last one shuts. We look after your children completely throughout the ski day if you wish.

While the babies and toddlers go to our Nursery, staff take the older ones to our partner ski-school, collect them, give them lunch, run activities to keep them happy and stimulated and then take them back to their chalets for their high tea, giving you our super-convenient ‘Seamless Service’ throughout the day.

Why Choose us?

  • 35 years experience as the UK’s leading family ski specialist
  • The biggest choice of childcare services in skiing
  • Flexible childcare options, from half-days up to our 'Seamless Service' from 9am-6pm
  • Strict ratios of nannies to children in all our Nurseries
  • All nannies properly qualified and English-speaking
  • All childcare staff are subject to the new Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Check (formerly the 'CRB' check) in line with the UK's legal requirements for anyone working regularly and closely with children.
  • All appropriate childcare and catering staff trained to the City & Guilds Level 2 in Food Safety or equivalent
  • Strict signing-in/out procedures for all ages whenever responsibility for children passes between staff or ski instructors and parents
  • Exclusive ski classes, with the best English-speaking instructors
  • Maximum 8 children in a class, and only 6 per class for 3-4 year-olds
  • Guided Ski Fun afternoon groups
  • Family Ski Guiding on your last day
  • FREE evening Baby-Listening/ Child Patrol Service every night in all our Chalet Hotels, Xtra Chalets and larger chalets, and in all properties on our staff’s one night off per week

Facilities - Chalet Verwall features

  • Skiing virtually to and from the doorstep / short ski down to main Festkogl gondola
  • 'Boboland' children's ski area and ski-school meeting-point approx. 1 minutes' walk (80m)
  • Village centre approx. 5 minutes' walk (500m)
  • Sauna
  • Comfortable family suites, all with private facilities and most with balcony
  • Sauna
  • Dining-room and separate lounge
  • Chalet catering with wine included

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

  • LOWER GROUND FLOOR

    Sauna, Snow Club room and Ski & boot room with external entrance

  • GROUND FLOOR

    Main entrance, dining-room & kitchen

    Suite 1, Sleeps 5-6, Double bedroom and two Austrian twin bedrooms (one with en suite wc) sharing private bath/shower/wc

    Suite 2, Sleeps 4-6, Austrian twin bedroom with en suite bath/wc and separate twin room. Additional lounge with small double sofa-bed suitable for one adult or two children

  • FIRST FLOOR

    Suite 3, Sleeps 4-5, Triple bedroom (Austrian twin & single sofa-bed) and separate living area with double sofa-bed (shower/wc/balcony)

    Suite 4, Sleeps 4, Austrian twin bedroom and separate living area with double sofa-bed (shower/wc/balcony)

    Suite 5, Sleeps 4, Austrian twin bedroom and separate living area with double sofa-bed (shower/wc)

  • SECOND FLOOR

    Suite 7, Sleeps 4-6, Austrian twin bedroom and separate living area with a triple and a single sofa-bed (shower/wc/balcony)

    Suite 8, Sleeps 4, Austrian twin bedroom and separate living area with double sofa-bed (shower/wc)

  • THIRD FLOOR

    Lounge with small kitchenette area for afternoon tea

  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Suites 3, 4, 7 & 8 will take a cot.
    Supplements p.p.p.n: En suite shower/wc £4.50; En suite bath/wc £4.50; En suite shower/wc/balcony £5.50 (Suite 1 no supplement).
    The owners retain an apartment on the second floor.


Meals - food and drink in Chalet Verwall

Winter 2017/18 Cuisine

We set high standards for our cuisine, and train our staff extensively before the season starts, to ensure that guests will enjoy every meal.

Breakfast

In all our properties breakfast is served buffet-style with a selection of cold options including a choice of cereals or porridge, cold meats, cheese and preserves, and bread (and croissants in France) fruit juices, tea and coffee and a cooked breakfast of bacon, sausage, eggs and beans.

On the one staff night off per week, a continental style breakfast is laid out for you to help yourselves in all chalets.

Piste Picnics

Our Chalet Hotel teams can also prepare a packed lunch for you on request, at a small local charge.

Afternoon Tea

Every day, apart from the one staff day off, a home-baked cake and tea and coffee making facilities are laid out for you to help yourself when you return from the slopes.

Chalet Meals

High Tea at 5.30pm is served as a 2 course evening meal for all children under 13 as many parents prefer to enjoy adult-only company over dinner. Parents are asked to accompany their children under 3, whilst 3-12 years old are supervised by our childcare team.

Adult dinner at 7.30pm comprises 3 courses including an appetiser, main dish and dessert, preceded by a prosecco apéritif, accompanied by a choice of red and white wines, and culminating with tea or coffee.

If it's important to you to eat dinner altogether as a family, we offer Family Dining in any chalet when you book the entire chalet for exclusive use. Dinner is then served from 6:30pm with the menu based on our adult dishes with some flexibility for the children's preferences. There is a supplement of £39 per child for Family Dining.

Children’s High Tea

High Tea provides children under 13 with a healthy menu, but tailored more towards children’s tastes than our main adult dinner, and puréed food is also always available for infants on request. Parents are asked to accompany their children under 36 months at High Tea please, whilst children from 3-12 years will be supervised by staff.

Special Diets

Vegetarian options are available in our chalets if you advise us in advance. Other special diets can generally be catered for at a cost of £35 per person per week. Any dietary requirements must be advised to us at the time of booking in order for us to be fully prepared.

Winter 2018/19 Cuisine

Our staff prepare and serve breakfast, afternoon tea and a 3 course evening meal including wine and coffee, on five days a week, representing great value for money in any ski resort and giving you more precious time as a family. The staff nights off give you a chance to sample some of the delicious local restaurants an ensure that you don’t leave The Alps without your fill of Weiner Schnitzel or Fondue! Our baby listening service ensures that you can enjoy your meal out without worry.

We set high standards for our cuisine, and train our staff extensively before the season starts, to ensure that you will enjoy every meal.

Breakfast

In all our properties breakfast is served buffet-style with a selection of cold options including a choice of cereals or porridge, cold meats, cheese and preserves, and bread (an croissants in France) fruit juices, tea and coffee and a cooked breakfast of bacon, sausage, eggs and beans.

On the two staff nights off per week, a continental style breakfast is laid out for you to help yourselves in all chalets.

Piste Picnics

Our Chalet Hotel teams can also prepare a packed lunch for you on request, at a small local charge.

Afternoon Tea

Every day, apart from two one staff days off, a home-baked cake and tea and coffee making facilities are laid out for you to help yourself when you return from the slopes.

Christmas & New Year Celebrations

All our chalets and Chalet Hotels offer traditional fare for Christmas dinner, with roast turkey and all the trimmings, Christmas pudding, mince pies, crackers, party hats and of course a pre-dinner glass of Champagne plus a lively, fun atmosphere for all the family.

This is the one meal that all families share together regardless of children’s ages, so in some properties the dining tables can be quite crowded, but this adds to the festive ambience of all celebrating together!

A special festive menu followed by Champagne is also served on New Year’s Eve, but this is for adults only (and those aged 13+ of course), unless you are staying in a Family Dining chalet.

Staff Day/Night Off

Once a week for 2017/18 and twice a week for 2018/19, you have an opportunity to eat out and enjoy a local Alpine Restaurant on our staff's day(s) off. Don't forget, you can still take advantage of our free Baby-Listening/Child Patrol Service on this evening.For the 2017/18 season.

NB: Next year chalet catering will be 5 nights catered not 6, for winter 2018/2019 (i.e. guests eat out 2 nights, if staying in this property).

We update Chalet Verwall's details often, but facilities do change. e.g. some extras listed by the supplier as "free" or included might only be for the first time you use them, or for one time per party, then charged for further use. If any specific feature is essential to your holiday, make sure you ask us to confirm the details of it before you book your holiday.

Resort - about Obergurgl - about holidays in Obergurgl - about ski holidays in Obergurgl - about ski holidays in Obergurgl Austria

Long ski season Chic and cheerful Ski in / ski out

With some of Austria’s most snow-sure conditions, an easy-going atmosphere and bundles of character, it’s no wonder Obergurgl is known as the ‘Diamond in the Alps’. A favourite destination for family holidays on the mountains, this is a place to enjoy quality skiing accompanied by stunning vistas and age old Austrian traditions.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Families Tyrolean charm Snow Sure

Obergurgl webcam

Snow Report: Top 150cm, Bottom 60cm

Snow Forecast: 10cm expected this week

Snow History: December average depth 87.67cm

Obergurgl trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Innsbruck85 km, 1hour
Region:Oztal Alps, Austria.
First opened:1840

Obergurgl lift pass price last reported as € 246,00 (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Chalet Verwall.
Night skiing: Yes
Obergurgl has NSEW facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing November- May.

Town altitude: 1930m
Top of slopes: 3082m
Bottom of piste: 1930m
Vertical drop: 1152m
Total length of trails:110km
Longest piste:8km
This traditional mountain village sits at a high 1930m in Austria’s Oztal valley. Obergurgl is renowned as a snow sure resort with some of Austria’s highest altitudes, making it well worth a visit if you’re travelling particularly early or late in the season. Scattered with upmarket accommodation, the village itself blends a touch of luxury with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. It has a vibrant character and is oozing alpine charm with many a Tyrolean tradition to be found in the town and on the mountains...
A number of highly regarded ski schools are on hand for beginners – there’s a gentle learning slope at the resort for picking up the basics. A mini club and ski kindergarten are available at the Obergurgl Ski School where skiing is taught in a fun and safe environment for little ones just starting out. The Topexpress Gondola takes you to Hochgurgl’s higher-altitudes. Wide pistes and amazing snow make this the perfect area for progressing beginners to test their abilities. After steadying those legs, work y...
The après starts on the mountains where there are a host of bars ready to serve skiers that well-deserved pick me up of warm glühwein. The skis come off at the lively Nederhutte, just above the resort, where merry skiers mingle with drinks accompanied by live music before getting up on the tables when the real party starts. The gondola next to the bar will take those a little unsteady on their skis back to the resort - when these close skidoos run everyone back to base. Hohe Mut is another favourite amongst...

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McGinn Family
4/ out of 5
The enthusiasm of the childcare team is infectious - our children both enjoyed Snow Club / Nursery and after a ski lesson our eldest said 'this is the best time ever'. The housekeeping team were also great and nothing was too much trouble. Would recommend to anyone and hope to come back again...

"Excellent"

Dawson Family
4/ out of 5
We had an excellent experience. The team in Obergurgl were fantastic with our children, Thanks... Very good food too!
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