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• Cup of coffee from €2.50 • Small beer from €2.50 • Bottle of wine from €15.00 • Schnitzel from €12.20 • Glass of coke from €2.50 • Schnapps from €3.00 • Sandwich from €7.00 • Pizza from €8.00 • Burger & fries from €9.00
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Free ski/board social service
Less than 2 hour transfer
Advanced Ski Rating
Intermediates Ski Rating
Beginners Ski Rating
So what's it like?
An idyllic resort with tree-lined pistes and charming chalets
Alpbach is one of Austria's most picturesque villages - a true winter wonderland. The sweeping ski slopes of the Alpbach area are amongst the most attractive in the Alps and you can enjoy relaxed après ski and a friendly atmosphere in the charming village centre.
The Alpbach and Niederau (Wildschönau) ski areas have been linked to create the aptly named Ski Jewel - a combined 145km of piste. The Ski Jewel area is now one of the largest in the Tirol and has perfect slopes for beginners and intermediates alike. There is also a good number of black runs and some off piste to keep the more advanced skiers happy.
This superb area is covered on one lift pass and all ski buses are included.
Ski Information Beginners
Beginners use the excellent wide nursery slope in the village or are taken to the 'Wiedersbergerhorn'
(5 minute bus ride away) where the gondola takes you up to further nursery slopes at the 'Horn Boden'.
Ski Information Intermediates
This area is an excellent choice for intermediates. The main skiing access is via the Wiedersbergerhorn gondola. You can enjoy long, often tree lined, red runs across the whole area, offering some beautiful views.
Ski Information Advanced
The off-piste run down to Hygna (only advisable with a guide) will excite the advanced skier and there are also some black runs to be found on the Wiedersbergerhorn.
Alpbach offers a few good bars and an informal night club:
· Jakober: Head to the bar of the Gasthaus Jakober and try a pint of Weissbeir - a great meeting point with an informal atmosphere and regular live bands.
· Postalm: A popular spot for live music and fun. Known for an eclectic mix of tunes from traditional Tirolean music to 80s rock & pop and beyond.
· Waschkuchl: In the centre of Alpbach is the lively Waschkuchl. Open from 9pm 'til late.
· Swimming and spa: Get wet at Wörgler Wasserwelt (water world) with adventure pool featuring 4 slides - including the world's first double looping slide. If swimming laps is more your thing head to the sports swimming pool. There's also an indoor and outdoor Roman sauna area including a wide selection of saunas, infrared cabins, steam rooms, relaxing lagoons and baths and the opportunity to experience a 'sauna ceremony'.
· Walking: Alpbach is home to around 70km of cleared and marked walking paths giving plenty of chance to explore the beauty of the area. After dark join the torchlit walks available in resort.
· Snowshoe walking: No, they are not tennis racquets. Pull on some snowshoes and get off the beaten track.
· Tobogganing: Not just for kids... There are eight toboggan runs around the Alpbachtal area. Alpbach has a 4km floodlit tobogganing track running from the Bischoferalm mountain hut.
· Mountain huts: Head to one of the fantastic mountain huts and enjoy some genuine Austrian specialities. Warm yourself with the friendly atmosphere and a cup of Glühwein. Try Tirolean bacon dumplings (Speckknödel), feast on fondue and finish off with a sweet pancake with apple sauce and raisins (Kaiserschmarrn).
· Sleigh rides: A perfect way to end your day. A sleigh ride under the stars.
· Paragliding: Soar above the slopes and see the mountains from an incredible new angle - no previous experience necessary.
A good variety of restaurants in and around Alpbach:
· Alphof: Popular mountain hut next to the Wiedersbergerhornbahn middle station.
· Roβmoos: Serves a great selection of Tirolean and international dishes including its ever popular fondue.
· Messner's: Stylish and cosy café serving fresh coffee, pizza and a selection of pastries and breads.
· Jakober: Traditional restaurant perfect for a relaxed nights out and fondue.
· Zottahof: Home to the popular Kaiserschmarrn - a sweet pancake mixed with chopped raisins and served with a fruit compote - perfect for sharing.
· Reblaus: Highly rated for thier Italian influenced menu. Great for pizza.
· Berghof: Relax in the homely restaurant at the Berghof, serving local and international specialities.
3-course evening meals from approx. €15-20.
· Banks and cashpoints · Supermarket · Small selection of shops
One-way (arrival) from £23pp
Return from £44pp
• Advanced skis can be interchanged for a snowboard once weekly.
Kids ski free
• Free lift pass for children born 2009 or later.
• Free child helmet when pre-booking skis & boots.