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 - 07 Mar 2014|
|Last snowed|| 06-Mar-2014|
|Fresh snow||3 cm|
|Lower slopes||30 cm|
|Upper slopes||90 cm|
|Runs to resort||Good|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Very good piste conditions, best at top|
Snow Overview - Austria (snow news updated 08-Mar-2014)
It has been a snowy week in Austria with most of our featured resorts enjoying light dustings and some fresh tracks.
Neustift (50/330cm) enjoyed another powder day on Thursday 6th March with 25cm of fresh snow falling overnight. It continued to fall during the day which restricted visibility but there were great conditions on the slopes.
Zauchensee (110/165cm) has also provided excellent skiing all week. 10cm of new snow fell overnight on both Wednesday 5th March and Thursday. It was still snowing during the day as conditions get better and better.
Lech (120/140cm), Zurs (120/140cm) and St Anton (55/145cm) have all had a snowy week. All three resorts received regular light dustings and 10cm of new snow fell on Thursday. There was also mostly sunny weather during the day making for perfect conditions.
European Weather Outlook
Very little snow is expected to fall in Europe over the next week as spring conditions take over. No resorts in France, Switzerland and Austria have snow in the forecast with constant sun predicted next week.
Temperatures at resorts like Alpe d’Huez in France will reach around 4C and some lower resorts could experience slushy conditions on their resort-level pistes. It is a similar story in Switzerland with no snow forecast and temperatures of up to 8C coming to Wengen.
Italian and Austrian resorts will also experience warm and sunny weather over the next nine days but some snow is expected in Bulgaria. 25cm of new snow could fall in Borovets next week.