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 - 09 Dec 2016|
|Last snowed|| 29-Nov-2016|
|Fresh snow||5 cm|
|Lower slopes||45 cm|
|Upper slopes||50 cm|
|Piste state||Hard packed|
|Runs to resort||Artificial|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Best skiing on groomed runs, variable elsewhere|
Snow Overview - Austria (snow news updated 09-Dec-2016)
The sun just keeps in shining in Austria. Thursday 8th December saw a continuation of the conditions of late across the country. Snow on the lower slopes is now starting to suffer in places, and is becoming patchy at resorts such as Galltur (0/30cm) and Seefeldd (20/50cm).
As has been the case in recent weeks, Hintertux (25/105cm) continues to boast some of the best conditions at present. The resort was running 19/20 lifts on Thursday, and conditions on the upper slopes remain well groomed and in good nick.
No change in the forecast for the weekend. The sun in set to hover over the country for in most regions, with the odd cloud predicted for resorts on Sunday 11th December.
European Weather Outlook
It’s been dry and sunny for most of Europe recently, and this looks set to continue for the foreseeable future. Austria and Eastern Europe could see some snow over the next week but it will be mostly dry. It’s a similar story in the Pyrenees, where sunshine is set to dominate.