The Alpbach Valley in Austria is not only an impossibly picturesque mountainous area of Austria, but also has some wonderful skiing, which has been highly popular with British tourists for over 50 years. Located in the north-east of Tirol, the Alpbach Valley offers many sporting options, as well as an enviable atmosphere and mouth watering cuisine.
The traditional ski season in the Alpbach Valley, Austria, starts on the 16th December, marked by the traditional ceremony at the base of the Galtenberg ski lift. There are two main lifts in the Alpbach Valley, giving skiers access to over 50km of pristine pistes of such quality that they have been awarded a “white Oscar” by the ‘Good Skiing and Snowboarding Guide’. The area is particularly good for novices, with learner slopes running throughout the heart of the valley, plenty of ski schools catering for all age groups from snow babies to those deciding to try the sport later on in life. However, experts are still regularly seen heading into the upper reaches of the Alpbach Valley to tackle some of the infamous off-piste and backcountry skiing available throughout the region. There are also over 100km of cross-country trails to be conquered.
Off the pistes, the Alpbach Valley offers some fantastic fun in the snow. There are no less than eight toboggan runs, 200km of winter walking routes, half pipes, plentiful horse drawn sleighs and many chances to go ice-skating.
In the summer months, the chalets in the Alpbach Valley are still in huge demand. There are over 900km of paths in the area, with walkers staying in Alpbach accommodation to explore the whole of the Alpbachtal and Tiroler Seenland area. The mountains which surround the Alpbach Valley offer some amazingly diverse walking, all of which offer stunning views over Tirol. Whether you are looking for slow strolls up gently climbing slopes of dramatic climbs along craggy peaks, a rental chalet in the Alpbach Valley offers all you could wish for.
The Alpbachtal is a huge ski domain set on a high plateau in the Alpbach Valley. Known as being one of the most beautiful settlements in the whole of Austria, Alpbachtal exudes charm, hospitality and ambience, whilst offering both excellent shopping and thriving commerce, perfect for anyone who wishes to do a little shopping and sample a little culture whilst on a skiing holiday in Austria.
As a winter play ground, the Alpbach Valley is of course gripped with cold weather during the winter months. Between October and February temperatures plummet to an average of around -1°C, and snow cover has been historically exceptional. In the summer months, the Alpbach Valley does become surprisingly warm, with temperatures in June and July averaging around 17°C in most years.
The proximity of Innsbruck Airport (INN) to the Alpbach Valley, Austria, makes reaching a self catering holiday rental fantastically easy from the UK. easyJetprovide regular flights from Bristol (BRS), Liverpool (LPL), Gatwick (LGW) and Manchester (MAN), and the 45 minute journey from the airport to the heart of the valley can be taken by road (hire car or local bus) or rail with ease.