Alpbach Ski Resort Information
Alpbach has a sizeable list of off-slope activities that add to the winter holiday atmosphere in the charming resort.
On the snow, visitors can enjoy tobogganing, sleigh rides, snowshoe excursions and 50km (31 miles) of snow-cleared winter hiking paths. There are also cross-country ski trails at neighbouring Inneralpbach. The brave can try paragliding above the slopes with a tandem flight, which affords stunning views of the region.
Indoor options include bowling in the village and an adventure swimming pool in nearby Wörgl. Skaters will enjoy the large indoor ice rink in nearby Kundl, while an outdoor rink is located within Alpbach itself.
Alpbach is a lovely location for a family holiday as it has a relaxed, friendly and beautiful environment. Accommodation and dining in the village itself is equally family friendly with a number of low-priced options and tailored menus.
The Kids Centre (tel: (05336) 5351; www.alpbach-aktiv.com), located below the top station of the gondola, looks after children aged two to four from 1000 to 1500 daily; while from four until six years of age, there are special ski kindergarten classes. In nearby Reith, Juppi’s Kid’s Club (tel: (05337) 212 0040) offers programmes for children aged two to 12.
On the slopes, the ski schools in Alpbach (tel: (05336) 5515; www.skischule-alpbach.at) and Reith (tel: (05337) 62117; www.schischule-reith.com) offer classes for kids aged four and above. Children don't pay for lift tickets until the age of seven, when they receive a 50% discount until the age of 15 – some of the best family pricing in the Alps.
Alpbach ski resort has a small selection of village shops covering most holiday needs. The majority of shops are independently run and it's a pleasant experience strolling around the local butchers, grocers and bakery. Among the other options are a photographers’ gallery, sweet shop, chemist and several ski shops. For a greater shopping choice, Innsbruck is less than an hour away.
The Romantik Hotel Böglerhof (tel: (05336) 5227; www.boeglerhof.at) has a spa with excellent facilities and a huge range of treatments available for women. Men are not left out however, and the 'Just for Men' special is a two-and-a-half hour package including an aromatherapy facial massage, a rock oil bath and a full-body massage.