The Austrian Ski Jewel (or Juwel) region celebrates 10 years this winter.
The region was created in 2012 by linking the long established Alpbach
tal and Wildschönau regions to create one of the country's 10 biggest ski areas and linking the slopes above the villages of Alpbach, Auffach
The region is making a big celebratory spend on a new detachable 6-seater chairlift with weather protection hood and seat heating above Alpbach, replacing the old Hornlift 2000, a fixed-grip quad.
The new top station "Top of Alpbach" will feature an observation tower as well as a platform with a unique panoramic view.
At the same time on the Wildschönau side the new Schatzberg Zwergenland at the Schatzbergbahn mid-station above Auffach.
The large area offers enough space to learn to ski and to play in the snow with a new children's ski school/beginners' area including a Snowball playground, Big Schatzberg IGLOO, Ski carousel, Photo wall and three magic carpets with 9 + 12 meters long.
The Children's fun area include an XL magic carpet, T-bar lift, course with small bumps with fun elements and the start of the toboggan run into the valley.