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 winter hiking paths where the snow has been cleared for easier trekking. 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 (+43 5338 720 549), while an outdoor rink is located within Alpbach itself. For skating enthusiasts wanting to sample a more traditional environment, lake skating is on offer at nearby Lake Reintal in Kramsach (tel: +43 5337 212 0020) – so long as the ice is deemed thick enough (consult the local authorities before venturing out onto the ice).
Alpbach is a lovely location for a family holiday, being relaxed, friendly and benefiting from beautiful natural surroundings.
The Kids Centre (tel: +43 5336 5351; www.alpbach-aktiv.com), located below the top station of the gondola, looks after children aged two to four while for children aged four to six, there are special ski kindergarten classes.
On the slopes, the ski schools in Alpbach (tel: +43 5336 5515; www.skischule-alpbach.at) and Reith (tel: +43 5337 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.
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: +43 5336 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 aromatherapy facial treatment, a rock oil bath and a full-body massage.