Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau
The Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau area lies in the Tyrol and encompasses two picturesque valleys: the Wildschönau valley with pretty church villages Niederau, Oberau, Thierbach and Auffach and the Alpbach valley with Alpbach and Lagerhaus. Thanks to its medium size with about 100km of slopes, this is a wonderful spot for families offering a myriad of outdoor activities in authentic Austrian setting, easily accessible from Innsbruck.
- Elevation up to 2,025m
- Total Ski Runs 93km (blue 26km, red 54km, black 13km)
- Ski Routes 16km
- Lifts 43
- 4 ski lifts remain open in summer
- Transport: By car 50min from Innsbruck airport
Don’t miss: Tasting the fresh Alpbachtaler Heumilchkäse cheese and the Brandenberger Prügeltorte cake - two specialties from local ingredients.
The Alpbach Wildschönau area is characterised by endless rich pastures, majestic old farmhouses and gentle hills. Its name Wildschönau, meaning wild and beautiful, captures the beauty of this area. Nestled within the Kitzbüheler Alpen, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and dominated by the 2,128m high Widersbergerhorn, Alpbach is a lovely village with traditional homogenous architecture with beautiful floral decorations. In the Wildschönau valley, Niederau is the first village on the way with the nearest motorway exit in Wörgl just 10km away. It has a pretty pointed church with the Markbachjoch mountain forming the backdrop to the village and offering a compact ski area. In summer, the sky is dotted with parachutes as Niederau is the home of Tyrol’s largest paragliding school. Slightly higher up, at 963m lies the village of Oberau with its imposing 250 year old baroque church. Still further up at 1,150m, Thierbach is more of a peaceful settlement with pretty farmhouses and a small church. Auffach, the fourth village in the Wildschönau also known as the Schatzberg village, is the busiest in winter being the getaway to the Ski Juwel ski area.
Winter Season & Ski
Ski Juwel Alpbach Wildschönau offers a generous ski area with a good variety of slopes. The Schatzberg mountain in the Wildschönau valley is known for its long and wide slopes - ideal for beginners. More challenging terrains can be found in Markbachjoch-Lanerköpfl ski area in Niederau. The best for families are the Schiesshüttl lifts in Oberau thanks to their location directly in the village centre, easy for parents to check up on their offspring. Fans of freeriding should head to the Wiedersbergerhorn which has some good free-riding spots. But Alpbach and Wildschönau offer much more than just great ski terrains. The Alpbachtaler Lauser-Sauser is a modern alpine coaster descending over 134 vertical metres and riding through two 360° twists. Quite unique is also the igloo building experience at the top of the Markbachjoch. And there is much more including snowshoe hiking and night tobogganing.
If you look to spend your holidays in unspoilt alpine environment, then Alpbach Wildschönau could be the perfect destination for you. There are plenty of activities on offer, yet you will also find a quiet place where you can relax and completely unwind. Four ski lifts remain open to allow access to elevated areas to hikers and bikers. For families with kids, a visit to the Lauserland mountain top adventure play area is compulsory. Kids will have fun at one of the 40 play areas and adults can enjoy the wonderful views from one of the hammocks. Tennis courts and an outdoor pool are part of the infrastructure in Oberau. Mountain bikers have a myriad of route options and often choose the village of Thierbach for a rewarding trip.
As elsewhere in Austria, gastronomy is one of the byproduct pleasures for all incoming visitors, but thanks to its plentiful pastures and farms, the choice of fresh delicacies in Alpbach-Wildchonau is especially tempting. There are about 70 farmers in the Alpbachtal are who each deliver their fresh milk to the dairy in Reith in Alpbachtal. This pure organic milk produced entirely without chemicals is the main ingredient for the creation of the many cheese varieties. The "Alpbachtaler Heumilchkäse" is probably the most popular from the wide selection. The village of Brandenberg is known for the famous "Brandenberger Prügeltorte" cake made over the open wood fire for generations.