Alpbach Resort Info
Alpbach is one of the truly classic Tyrolean ski resorts, only 45 minutes from Innsbruck. You'll find lots of charm, great scenery, friendly locals, pretty buildings and ambience by the bucketload. Accommodation is mostly hotel- or guesthouse-based, most of which are family-run and very welcoming. The more expensive accommodation is near the slopes and cheaper stuff often means a bit of a trip to get to the lifts.
Alpbach offers all the traditional off-snow activities, so skiing isn't the only attraction for visitors. There are loads of old-fashioned eateries up the mountain, but a more limited choice in the resort. Après-ski is subdued and the resort is all ready for bed by 11pm. Only 23% of visitors are British and they come for the skiing as well as ambience.
The slopes offer intermediates and beginners the best choice, making Alpbach an ideal family venue. Ski school and childcare are of a high standard. There is some powder for experts, but this relies on decent snow, something that isn't guaranteed in Alpbach. There are only 45km of pistes and it might be better to invest in the 'Kitzbueheler Alpen' Pass for greater variety (700km of pistes). You might want to give cross-country a try, as there are plenty of trails to cover. Boarders have much to amuse them, with a fun park and two half-pipes. Alpbach also features as a regular host for international events. Queues aren't a problem, so you can really enjoy the real Tyrolean experience without the scrums.
Overall, Alpbach has proven itself to be a real jewel in the crown of Austrian skiing…
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Alpbach Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 17 Apr 2014|
|Last snowed|| 15-Apr-2014|
|Fresh snow||25 cm|
|Upper slopes||65 cm|
|Runs to resort||Closed|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||The best conditions can be found on the upper slopes|
Snow Overview - Austria (snow news updated 22-Apr-2014)
The majority of resorts in Austria have now closed for the season following the relatively busy Easter period. Some fresh snow has fallen over the last week though, which is great news for the resorts that are still open.
15cm of fresh snow has been reported in the Arlberg area, which includes Lech (15/40cm), Zurs (15/40cm) and St Anton (15/115cm). This is the last week of the winter ski season for this area.
You can still enjoy skiing at the higher ski areas in Austria too, including the likes of Obergurgl (33/149cm), Kaprun (120/260cm), Hintertux (30/400cm), Neustift (100/365cm), Kuhtai (60/90cm), Kaunertal (305/343cm), Pitztal (239/322cm) and Solden (0/314cm). Fugen (0/70cm), Galtur (20/85cm), Ischgl (0/80cm) and Kiztbuhel (0/66cm) may not have the depths of some of the glacier skiing areas but you can still enjoy good spring skiing at these resorts too.
Cloudy weather is expected to dominate this week and with the freezing level rising up to 3,000m most slopes will could receive rain.
European Weather Outlook
The forecast is for cloudy skies across the major European nations this week and over next weekend. The freezing level is supposed to rise to around 3,000m this week before dropping back down to around 2,000m next week. This could result in wet weather for many areas this week following by snow conditions on the higher slopes next week.