The slopes

  • Extent 3 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 4 out of 5
  • Snow 2 out of 5
  • Queues 4 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 2 out of 5
  • Expert 2 out of 5
  • Intermediate 3 out of 5
  • Beginner 3 out of 5
  • Boarder 3 out of 5
  • X-country 2 out of 5
  • Restaurants 3 out of 5
  • Schools 3 out of 5
  • Families 4 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 4 out of 5
  • Convenience 3 out of 5
  • Scenery 3 out of 5
  • Eating out 3 out of 5
  • Apres ski 3 out of 5
  • Off-slope 3 out of 5

Key facts covers:

  • Ski Juwel

Key facts

Resort1000 m
Slopes670-2025 m
Lifts47
Pistes128 km
Price index90

Alpbachtal-Wildschönau – Ski Juwel

Austria

Alpbach's quiet slopes

The upside

  • Charming, traditional, relaxed village, good for families
  • Good intermediate terrain, not without challenges

The downside

  • A lot of bus riding if you choose to stay in cute central Alpbach
  • Long easy runs for progression are few, and not easily reached
  • Latest user reviews

    With the new gondola the area got much more interesting.…

    Peter_is_skiing 17 Mar 2015 

    I would not have considered Alpbach before the link…

    Andrew Wise 10 May 2013 

    Exceptionally cute village. ...

    Chris Gill 21 Jul 2005 

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    News – 2017/18

    The Schatzberg gondola out of Auffach is being replaced by a new 8-seater carrying 2,650 people per hour. A new sled-on-rails coaster will be open this season at the top of the Wiedersberger Horn.

    News – 2016/17

    Two new mountain restaurants were opened: Wurmegg opened at Schatzberg (where the Alpbach slopes meet the Auffach slopes), and Hornalm opened at the top of the Alpbach slopes to replace the Wiedersbergerhorn Hütte which was destroyed by a fire.

    Summary

    Alpbach is an old British favourite – it even has a British ski club. The Wildschönau area (which gets its own web page) is best known in Britain for the tiny resort of Niederau (which also gets its own page), although its major resort in skiing terms is Auffach. A two-stage gondola is all it took in 2012 to link Alpbach and Auffach. Reith and Oberau, like Niederau, aren’t linked to the other resorts.

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    The slopes

    • Extent 3 out of 5
    • Fast lifts 4 out of 5
    • Snow 2 out of 5
    • Queues 4 out of 5
    • Terrain p'ks 2 out of 5
    • Expert 2 out of 5
    • Intermediate 3 out of 5
    • Beginner 3 out of 5
    • Boarder 3 out of 5
    • X-country 2 out of 5
    • Restaurants 3 out of 5
    • Schools 3 out of 5
    • Families 4 out of 5

    The resort

    • Resort charm 4 out of 5
    • Convenience 3 out of 5
    • Scenery 3 out of 5
    • Eating out 3 out of 5
    • Apres ski 3 out of 5
    • Off-slope 3 out of 5

    Key facts covers:

    • Ski Juwel

    Key facts

    Resort1000 m
    Slopes670-2025 m
    Lifts47
    Pistes128 km
    Price index90