Alpbach



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Alpbach
Alpbach is a good family resort, equally suitable for couples and small groups. Caters for all budgets up to refined sophistication. Skiing is mainly intermediate; beginners and advanced are catered for but some might find the slopes limited. Accommodation here is ranged from high-standard, 4-star hotels to charming, unsophisticated, friendly B&B chalets. The village is very popular for skiing: 3,300 ft. Highest lift: 6,600 ft. Snow here tends to disappear from the S-facing village and slopes long before that of the N-facing slopes of Wiedersbergerhorn. Movable snow cannons ensure snow on the Boglerfeld slope, extending the season in the village. 28 mls of runs: 5 mls of blue runs, 15½ mls of red, 2½ mls of black and 5 mls of "ski-tour" trails. Frequent ski-bus shuttle (free to lift-pass holders) allows easy access to both Wiedersberger Horn gondola and lifts at the neighbouring hamlet of Inner Alpbach. There is also a regular post-bus service. Nearest train stations are at Brixlegg (accessible from village via bus) and Wogl (accessible via taxi only). Entertainment and activity in Alpbach include curling, sleigh rides, ice-skating, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, winter hiking (44 mls of trails), 2 toboggan runs, sledding; public indoor swimming pool with sauna. Good choice of hiking trails, lake walks and mountain biking in summer, plus white-water rafting, kayaking, tube riding, paragliding and summer glacier skiing.
By night there are plenty of apres-ski options, including bars and pub, disco and disco/bar; generally unsophisticated. Torchlit hikes, night skiing and floodlit snowboarding are also available.