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Alpbach Ski Resort Guide

Alpbach, Austria

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length45km
Highest Lift2,030m
Resort Height1,000m
 Nearest AirportsInnsbruck Airport and Munich
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The Austrian ski resort of Alpbach is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 1,000m, with 45km of marked runs.


Alpbach is part of the Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau area with access to 109km of downhill skiing, with 83 marked pistes, served by a total of 46 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Alpbach itself (45km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau ski resorts of Auffach, Kramsach, Niederau, Oberau, Reith im Alpbachtal and Thierbach.

With ski lifts as high as 2,030m, snow cover is generally reliable.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Alpbach offers some good boarding.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Alpbach is 8km long and the most difficult run is the 'FIS'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Alpbach?

The next notable snow forecast is 28cm, expected on 26 May.

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Snow Forecast by day for Alpbach

Ski Area Stats

Alpbach Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Alpbach Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,030m
Lowest Piste1,000m
Resort Altitude (Alpbach)1,000m
Max Vertical1,030m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Alpbach
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Alpbach

Ski Hire Shops in Alpbach.

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Ski Lessons in Alpbach

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To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Alpbach Ski Schools and Alpbach Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Alpbach?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in Kufstein, Tyrol.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Alpbach is Innsbruck Airport, 45 minutes drive away.

Munich, Salzburg, Bolzano, St. Gallen-Altenrhein, Memmingen, Linz and Friedrichshafen airports are all within three hours drive.

Innsbruck Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 14 ski lifts are able to uplift 19,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 37km of ski runs, with 67 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Alpbach open?

 Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau is reported Closed, but was expected to open : 8 December 2021*
*Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau.

 Closed : 18 April 2022*
*Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Early April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

Alpbach Piste Map

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Alpbach, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Alpbach Tourist Office for the latest.

Talking about Alpbach

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Alpbach Webcams

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