Alpbach may be a small village but there's a good choice of around 20 restaurants, mostly hotel-based. Chefs in the area know to take advantage of the amazing local produce, and tend to stick to traditional Tyrolean recipes.
• Messner's Pizzeria – A stylish and cosy cafe that serves crispy, thin crust pizzas with loads of toppings. You can also choose pasta and traditional Austrian dishes like dumplings.
• Jakober Gasthof – This old cabin is the hub of the village, and has a relaxed ambience and an extensive menu of Austrian dishes, plus weekly fondue nights - a must visit.
• Hotel Zur Post – You'll have a hard time choosing which local dish to try - the potato pancakes with creamy spinach is a popular one. It's a bit more expensive here, but worth it.
• Gipfö Hit (Schatzberg Peak) – Classic combination of a large terrace and breathtaking views, plus a cosy open fire inside and traditional mountain food.
• Böglalm (piste to Inneralpbach) – Popular with the locals, the battered wooden beams and rustic fare give character to this self-service restaurant.
• Rübezahl-Hütte (top of Markbachjoch gondola) – Cosy up next to the fire to tuck into familiar Austrian mountain dishes, and enjoy the view of the Wilder Kaiser.
Energetic après and nightlife is fairly limited in Alpbach, though you'll still be able to enjoy a beer or two in a relaxing environment, whether it's up on the mountain or down in resort.
• Post Alm – Known for its eclectic mix of live music from traditional Tyrolean sounds to 80's rock 'n' roll.
• Jakober – Look out for the advertised live bands here, there's often something happening in this informal Irish pub - so head to the bar and try a pint of Weissbier.
•Hotel Böglerhof – Sit back and relax in the warmth of this large and luxurious bar. Here you'll find an open fire and waiters and bartenders wandering around in their traditional lederhosen in true Austrian style.
Down the road from Alpbach is the village of Rattenberg, home to the annual Rattenberger Advent celebration that takes place from the end of November to the end of December. It's an exciting event full of culture, traditional handicrafts and culinary specialities alongside live music and storytelling, as well as the opportunity to watch craftsmen at work. The highlight of the advent is 'Anklöpfler' - a re-enactment of Joseph and Mary's search for shelter. The story is told through a procession of carol singers and historic characters, with lots of opportunities for visitors to join in with the fun.
• Red 67 is an excellent run to the end the day on - it's one of the most beautiful in the area.
• The snowpark is great for beginners and families just having fun, or intermediates honing their skills.
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All our holidays include shared transfers to and from your accommodation. However, if you would prefer a private transfer, this can be added when booking. These are taken by car, 6-seater or minibus, depending on the number of people in your booking.