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18 October 2018.

Alpbach, Skiing & Snowboa...

An ideal resort for first timers and intermediates, Alpbach has a good variety of terrain and some tasty off-piste for the more adventurous. The main ski area is 5 minutes away by bus on the Wiedersbergerhorn Mountain with much of the skiing below the tree line. There is also a small nursery area on the village outskirts. The neighbouring village of Reith has a further 8 lifts and is covered by the Alpbach lift pass. Plans are currently afoot to build a link with the near by area of Wildschonau thus adding a further 63 km of piste.

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Beginner

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Beginners are well catered for with nursery slopes in the village and at the top gondola station on Hornboden. However progressing beginners have less choice with only a few blue runs on which to build up their confidence.

Intermediate

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Consisting mainly of red runs almost the whole mountain is suitable for intermediates. With only 46 km of marked piste however, intermediates may want to develop their off-piste skills. The mountain offers some scenic back country trails where the terrain wouldn’t be beyond a good intermediate’s capability. It would be worth hiring an instructor or guide to get you going.

Advanced

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With only two marked black runs advanced riders will no doubt be itching for off-piste action. The Wiedersbergerhorn mountain offers a good variety of lift served off-piste routes and those willing to hike a bit will be richly rewarded. It is essential to use the services of a local guide but more to the point beneficial as their local knowledge will lead you to the best stashes. Money well spent.

Freestyle, Skier and BoarderCross

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Freestyle skiers and snowboarders are well catered for in Alpbach with two pipes (half) to smoke and a park to ride.