Ski Juwel AustriaSki Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschonau offers great skiing for the whole family including 21st century ski lifts, fabulous scenery and excellent dining. There’s plenty of accommodation to choose from in traditional villages such as Alpbach and Niederau, ranging from cosy wooden chalets to luxury hotels.
Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau brings together traditional villages such as Alpbach and Niederau and untouched natural scenery with 21st century ski lifts and coasters that offer a birds’ eye view of the slopes and surroundings. The resort has an abundance of accommodation options to choose from in the neighbouring alpine hamlets of Alpbachtal and Wildschönau, ranging from traditional and cosy wooden chalets to luxury hotels. There are also a good choice of cafes and restaurants in neighbouring Alpbach, Reith I.A., Auffach, and Niederau.
Ski Juwel’s owners are investing significant amounts of money in their Tirolean resort in time for the 2017/18 winter season. Attractions to look forward to include a new 8-seater gondola ride, a panoramic Alpine coaster, snow parks and kids’ clubs, hiking and tobogganing paths through the forest, and Wi-Fi hotspots across the resort. These investments will cement Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau’s place as Austria’s most exciting and modern ski retreat.
A resort fit for the future
Ski Juwel’s investments for the 2017/18 winter season will ensure that the resort retains its place as Austria’s best ski resort. The investments are going to make life for skiers easier, more enjoyable, and more suited to the 21st century.
September 2017 will see the opening of a state-of-the-art Alpbachtaler Lauser-Sauser alpine coaster in Alpbach, a modern 1km lift up to the Kohlgruben lift. The coaster will not just be for skiers, it is sure to be an exciting venture for the whole family – a great off piste attraction.
In December 2017, a new 8-seater gondola ride will open to guests. The Schatzbergbahn will span 4km and will be capable of carrying 2,650 skiers over the unspoilt scenery between Auffach and Schatzberg. The 18 million Euro gondola will boast barrier-free access, indoor ticket desks, and a large sports shop selling ski gear and woollens. These modern lifts will make life easier and more comfortable for guests.
Ski Juwel is not just for those who love skiing, it also perfect for its extensive hiking and tobogganing routes. In the winter months the routes pass by the scenic towns of Alpbach and Niederau, through lush valleys, historic Alpine villages, and up hills and mountains across Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau.
And to top it all off, Wi-Fi hotspots are being introduced across the resort – including on the ski lifts!
One of the major selling points of Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau is its suitability for the whole family, so the selection of snow parks on the Schatzberg and Wiedersberger Horn only add to the wide selection to choose from. The Funslope and Family Park Alpbachtal is great for the kids, and the Reither Kogel for those times when you want to keep skiing and snowboarding after sunset on Fridays and Saturdays.
Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau’s youngest guests love the dragon club and its very own mascot Bobo the penguin. English speaking instructors who are trained to teach kids on special children’s areas on the slopes ensure that children are safe while the adults enjoy the more difficult skiing.
There are family passes and discounts available for the ski lifts, and children under 6 can use the lifts for free. One-day passes for families start at EUR 41 for adults, EUR 33 for youths, and EUR 20.50 for under 16s (low season).
An all-round resort
A major benefit of Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau’s Tirolean location is its proximity to several accommodation and dining options in Alpbach and Niederau; there is something sure to suit regardless of where on the slopes guests are enjoying the slopes.
There are four restaurants to discover on the Wiedersbergerhorn in Alpbach, including Hornalm which is located next to Hornlift 2000 ski lift, and offers panoramic views over the Ziller and Alpbach Valleys – a perfect place to enjoy a warming post-ski hot chocolate. Gasthof Hornboden and Dauerstoa Alm, situated next to the Wiedersberghorn top station, both offer a sunny terrace and table service.
On the Reither Kogel in Reith im Alpbachtal, there are two delectable dining establishments worthy of sampling. The Liftcafe Heisn is situated next door to the mountain and ski lift Reitherkogelbahn and Almstüberl Gschwendt downslope by the family piste. Both serve produce from their own farms.
The Schatzbergbahn in Auffach is more rustic than the modern areas of the Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau resort, with Gipfö Hit offering a traditional dining experience in a historic wooden chalet at the top of the Schatzberg Mountain, some 1,898m high. Brezen soups, salads, and schnitzels are the talk of the town. Newly renovated: Schatzbergalm (next to the top station of the Schatzbergbahn).
On the Markbachjochbahn Niederau there are 4 restaurants to choose from, including breakfast on the Norderbergalm, at the top of Markbachjoch Mountain, with spectacular views across the untouched snow-capped pine forests of Tirol.
There is a wide selection of hotels, guesthouses, and pensions to choose from across Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau and the wider Tirolean valleys. Accommodation is roughly divided between two areas, Alpbachtal and Wildschönau.
The options in Alpbachtal are largely traditional wooden Alpine chalets and pensions, many of which are family owned. Alpbachtal has a local feel, and is definitely somewhere for those looking for somewhere unique and authentic to stay. Wi-Fi often comes as standard in most accommodation, as does on-site dining and car parks for self-driving.
In Wildschönau, the hotels and B&Bs are largely 4-star, with extensive on-site facilities such as saunas, multiple restaurants, and free Wi-Fi. The accommodation options in the hamlet are palatial and grand, many offering spectacular views across the forests and valleys all around. Some offer private self-enclosed apartments for families and groups.
Ski Juwel Guest Card
Each of the pensions and guesthouses offers guests a free guest card, which offers free travel on local ski buses, guided winter walks, and discounts on shopping, restaurants, and entry fees to village facilities. Depending on where guests are staying, they will get either an Alpbachtal Seenland Card or a Wildschönau Card – both offer similar benefits in neighbouring towns and villages.
Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau, as the name suggests, is the jewel in Tirol’s Alpine crown and with the increasing number of modern attractions, accommodation and dining options, it is sure to retain its 5-star rating into the future.