In the idyllic setting of the Tyrolean mountains it is not surprising that Alpbachtal won the title ‘Most Beautiful Village in Austria’. The relaxed atmosphere and welcoming locals make for the perfect family orientated holiday, particularly since the traditional chalet style for which Alpbachtal is now famous provides an undeniably picturesque backdrop. Not to be forgotten, the snow in this resort is renowned for its reliability and quality, making for some impressive slopes for skiers of all abilities.
Alpbachtal’s 63 km of skiing provides easy access to beginners, as well as excellent off-piste terrain and deep snow free-riding for those more advanced. Installed in 2012, the much anticipated lift connection to the Wildschonau has established the new Alpbachtal-Wildschonau ‘Ski Juwel’ region, with a further 128 km of piste and 17km of ski routes served by 17 different lifts. The queues are short to non-existent, the pistes well maintained and the views staggering; Alpbachtal really is the whole package where skiing is concerned.
Eating in Alpbachtal provides a true insight into all the delights Tyrolean cuisine has to offer. Both on and off the mountain there are a variety of fantastic restaurants serving mouthwatering dishes. Despite the laid back ambiance there is still plenty of fun to be had. Alpbachtal has a lively après scene; live music, good beer and fun bars are plentiful in this town. If a little ski holiday indulgence is what you are after then there are also a collection of spas so you can enjoy some spoiling rest and relaxation amongst the activity and excitement.
For the adrenaline junkies a permanent giant slalom race course has been built on the Reitherkogel, where the current Giant Slalom World Cup winner, Eva-Maria Brem, used to train. This diverse resort also offers the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes and co-pilot a piste caterpillar. To reap the benefits of your hard work you can then arrange to be the first, with your family, to ski down the crisp fresh pistes with the ‘First Line’ scheme.