Alpbach - Ski Area Guide

Alpbach, Austria

Ski Resort in Ski Jewel Alpbachtal Wildschönau, Austrian Alps - 45km of Piste (1,000m to 2,030m)

An ideal beginner resort oozing Tyrolean charm and voted the most beautiful village in Austria by Austrians themselves in 1983. The village's 2500 year history has not been compromised by modern development, which includes an excellent indoor pool complex. Inneralpbach is linked to skiing of Alpbach, 4km (2.5 miles) away, it is a quiet, ideal beginner resort. In 2012-13 the local ski area was connected by two gondolas and several miles of piste to that of neighbouring Wildschonau creating the 'Ski Jewel' area with 145km of piste shared between the two resorts.

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Piste and Lift Stats for Alpbach
18Black Pistes (35km)
13Red Pistes (77km)
34Blue Pistes (32km)
45kmDownhill Pistes
20kmCross Country Pistes
14Ski Lifts

Ski Jewel Alpbachtal Wildschönau Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Ski Jewel Alpbachtal Wildschönau
18Black Pistes (35km)
13Red Pistes (77km)
34Blue Pistes (32km)
 1 Green Piste
145kmDownhill Pistes
50kmCross Country Pistes
47Ski Lifts

Alpbach Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Alpbach
1030mMax Vertical
2030mHighest Lift
1000mLowest Piste
1000mResort Altitude (Alpbach)


The Austrian Ski Resort of Alpbach is part of the Ski Jewel Alpbachtal Wildschönau area with access to 145km of downhill skiing, with 83 individual pistes, served by 47 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Alpbach itself (45km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Ski Jewel Alpbachtal Wildschönau ski resorts of Auffach, Kramsach, Niederau, Oberau, Reith im Alpbachtal and Thierbach.

With skiing above 2000 metres, snow cover is generally reliable.

There are four Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Alpbach are perfectly feasible. Innsbruck Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Skiing in Alpbach

Alpbach's skiing is largely centred on the wooded Wiedersberger Horn mountain, the main access gondola lift to which is a four minute bus journey from the village, at Achenwirt. It's also possible to reach the skiing by a second gondola lift, an eight seater, up from Inneralpbach. The slope has largely north-west facing, well prepared slopes that are grass covered in the summertime, so that skiing is possible on even a thin layer of snow without much fear of hitting rocks beneath.

Alpbach has three separate nursery areas at village level, away from the main pistes below the Wiedersberger Horn mountain. If snow cover is inadequate at village level you can take the four minute bus ride over to the mountain and take the gondola to the top where there is another nursery area. Intermediates will find plenty of long reds cut down through the trees from the top to the bottom of the mountain.

A particularly long and challenging route, the Gmahkopf, goes from the top of the gondola down to Inneralpbach. Experts have a choice of two blacks, plus off-piste routes and good tree-lined powder skiing when the snow is freshly fallen. Alpbach also participates in the huge Kitzbüheler Alpen Ski Pass which covers 680km (425 miles) of runs in total and more than 260 lifts. Guest races are staged at the end of the week with a prize giving ceremony following.

In 2012-13 the local ski area was connected by two gondolas and several miles of piste to that of neighbouring Wildschonau creating the 'Ski Jewel' area with 145km of piste shared between the two resorts.

Snowboarding in Alpbach

Alpbach offers a 40 metre long half pipe. Otherwise 'boarders will find plenty of natural terrain features to enjoy, including some excellent long red cruises and off-piste powder routes. Although the village nursery slopes are drag lift driven the gondola served main mountain terrain, including additional altitude blues for the less confident has a lot going for it.

Alpbach Aprés Ski

Alpbach is usually jolly and lively as soon as the lifts close. No visit to Alpbach is complete without a visit to the two historic Inns, originally built by miners in centuries past, at the Böglerhof and the Jakober. The Postalm is also popular, as is the Messnerwirt Pizzeria and Bar.

Organised evening activities include the not-to-be-missed farmer's theatre (Tyrolean night) and film shows. Evening sleigh rides to the Rossmoos Inn for a yodel and to learn a bit of yodelling technique are another popular weekly option.

Alpbach in brief

Alpbach Ski Resort is:
Good for Expert Skiers.
Very good for Intermediate Skiers.
Excellent for Beginners.
Good for Snowboarding.

Alpbach Season Dates

We have no confirmed season dates for Alpbach.


Usual opening - Early Dec.

Usual closing - Early April.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Alpbach.

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Alpbach Snow Making

Snowmaking :- Alpbach is able to augment natural snow, on 37km of ski runs, with 67 Snow Cannons.

Alpbach Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 14 Ski Lifts of Alpbach are able to uplift 19,000 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

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