Alpbach resort information & après-ski
Despite its modest scale and family draw, little Alpbach still has its wilder side for those who look hard enough. Most of the lively après-ski scene is centred on several 'must visit' venues which include the Postalm (tel: +43 699 12755 926; www.postalm-alpbach.at), Waschkuchl Pub (tel: +43 650 591 8335) and the bustling Irish Pub in the Jakober Inn. These are all popular venues where locals and tourist alike let their hair down after a full day of skiing.
The 20 or so restaurants in Alpbach and the surrounding area capitalise primarily on the abundance of good, local produce with the recipes generally staying loyal to traditional Tyrolean cuisine.
The Gasthof Zirmalm (tel: +43 5336 5107; www.zirmalm.at) is one of the best in the resort for high calibre, local cuisine served to perfection. Among the other options in the village is the Alpbacherhof (tel: +43 5336 5237; en.alpbacherhof.at), which has a first-rate à la carte restaurant; and The Post Hotel (tel: +43 5336 5203; www.hotel-post.cc), with its traditional rusticstübl (Tyrolean wood-panelled parlour) that hosts Tyrolean music evenings.
The nearby village of Brixlegg is home to Sigwarts’ Tiroler Weinstuben (tel: +43 5337 63390; www.tiroler-weinstuben.at), a Gault Millau and À la Carte Restaurant Guide-listed restaurant. Dopo Lavoro (tel: +43 5337 62613; www.dopolavoro.at) in Rattenberg also offers great food with a focus on Italian dishes.