Oceans of flowers in the summer, fluffy snow in the winter and amazing alpine views – it’s Alpbachtal, a valley where the time stands still. Here we will find the Village of Thinkers, Convention Center, freeride areas and kilometers of trails.
Perfect snow conditions, network of modern lifts and extensive tourist infrastructure - such assets are actually typical for every ski resort located in the Austrian Alps. And even though some of them are so similar to each other, this doesn’t mean that they have nothing to tempt with. Quite the contrary. A great example would be the Alpbachtal ski area, with amazing Alpbach, a charming village situated on a ledge hanging over the valley.
In the season 2008/2009 ADAC Skiguide awarded the resort with the 1st place in the category "Klein & Fein". And the award was well deserved - conditions for winter sports will satisfy every visitor. The ski season lasts until the end of April, the snow is fluffy and landscapes breathtaking and captivating. From the top station of the resort (to which we get by the lift Hornlift 2000) you can see adjacent peaks and mountain ranges Zillertal, Rofan and of course Alpbachtal.
The Village of Thinkers - Alpbach
Alpbach is proud of its traditions, culture and architecture, as well as a huge amount of gorgeous flowers that can be enjoyed in warm months. Here we can find typical and pleasing alpine buildings, where - like for the contrast – was placed a modern conference center. For years, many important businessmen have come here for the annual conferences or participate in the "European Forum Alpbach". Visits of the most important people from the world of economic, politics and culture contributed to the name of the place, which is "The Village of Thinkers".
And the valley itself tempts with slopes of varying difficulty. Besides the ski runs, there’s also an area, where you can indulge in the madness of freeride. Cross-country skiers and “normal” mountain wanderers will be equally happy for the opportunity to explore amazing landscapes.
Ticket prices in Alpbach - Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau in the season 2013/2014
Alpbach is a great place for skiers, who feel confident on the slopes. There are 25% of slopes for intermediate skiers, while for those, who like challenges – 14%. Advanced amateurs of skiing have 61 % of all descends for themselves, so they won’t get bored here either.
To have the possibility of using the slopes, you have to purchase an appropriate pass. But you have to remember that some ski resorts provide the price for a 6-day ski pass in the field "weekly pass." An adult skier will pay for it 205.00 EUR, while the ski pass for children costs 102.50 EUR. The price for one-day pass for adults (and seniors) is 41.00 EUR, while for children - 20.50 EUR.
The charms of Alpbachtal Valley
You can literally fall in love in the local landscapes. No wonder that the vast majority of tourists want to spend at least few days in the valley. The owners of motorhomes will be very happy - there are few year-round campsites with a wide offer for tourists. One of them is Camping Seeblick Toni in Kramsach, where the accommodation for adult costs from 6 to 10.5 EUR, depending on the season. Its greatest asset is its location: on one side there’s a lake, on the other - forest. There’s a mini market, café and restaurant, solarium, swimming pool, sauna... to name just a few. In the end, this is a 5-star campsite.
The Tyrolean valleys hide a whole bunch of fantastic places for skiing. There’s a lot more to discover in Alpbachtal and we’ll return here for sure.