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Winter holidays in the Alpbachtal

The gentle side of winter with epic off-piste adventures in Tyrol

‘Snowshoeing through trees crowned with white, tobogganing down into the valley or drawing fresh tracks in the snow with touring skis are experiences you’ll never forget. Ski Juwel Alpbachtal offers brilliantly groomed slopes and the Luegergraben is perfect for ski touring enthusiasts. Here you can be both challenged and soothed – life’s sweet pendulum!’ Christa and Wolfgang Peer

As the hosts of the first dedicated Hildegard von Bingen hotel, the 4-star Pirchner Hof in Reith im Alpbachtal, we know all about the variety and magic of the winter landscape that surrounds us. We also understand that not everyone hankers after the hustle and bustle of ski lifts and slopes, but prefers tranquil snow experiences close to nature. And many downhill skiers would like to try something different too.

Winter holidays in the Alpbachtal

To satisfy this need for winter restoration in nature, and tallying with the concept of sustainability, we offer our guests a gentler approach to winter sports with:

  • Ski touring

  • Snowshoeing and winter hiking

  • Skate and classic cross-country skiing

  • Tobogganing

  • Ice skating

Guests of our 4-star Hotel Pirchner Hof in Reith receive a complimentary Alpbachtal Card on check-in.

Guests of our 4-star Hotel Pirchner Hof in Reith receive a complimentary Alpbachtal Card on check-in.

A few of your Alpbachtal Card benefits:

  • Free transport on local buses

  • Guided snowshoeing

  • Guest biathlons

  • Guided torchlight walks

  • Free curling in Brandenberg

  • Free toboggan hire from Hauserwirt Münster

  • Free ice skate rental for a day as well as discounts on cross-country ski, snowshoe and toboggan hire at Sport Ossi in Kramsach

  • Free tennis for an hour a day at Kramsach’s indoor tennis centre

  • Free llama trekking in Breitenbach for children under 10 and reduced rates for adults

  • Reduced admission to Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens

  • And much more

Winter holiday highlights in the Alpbachtal

Pirchner Hof im Alpbachtal - aktiver Winterurlaub Skitour

If you’ve ever been ski touring on a sunny winter’s day with fresh, untouched snow, you’ll know just how exhilarating an experience it is. The sparkle of snow crystals somehow softens the effort of your ascent – followed by the sheer thrill of skiing down through fresh powder snow in open terrain.

Alpbach – and especially Inneralpbach – is a well-known ski touring destination. Thanks to guaranteed snow, the region offers everything a ski tourer’s heart could desire: from easy tours with downhill travel on groomed slopes to challenging expeditions to places like the Kufstein district’s highest mountain, the Großer Galtenberg.

Highly recommended: Every Tuesday from 29 December 2020 to 2 March 2021, the family slope in the Reither Kogel resort is illuminated for three hours exclusively for ski touring enthusiasts. Ski touring at night is a sensational experience, and you benefit from the luxury of being able to set off from the Pirchner Hof’s doorstep!

Pirchner Hof im Alpbachtal - aktiver Winterurlaub Schneeschuhwandern

Snowshoeing and winter hiking are additional unforgettable experiences for anyone who enjoys spending their winter holiday in unspoilt nature. Fresh air and tranquillity – you really couldn’t ask for more from a relaxing outdoor holiday in the snow. Set off from the Pirchner Hof and discover quiet forest trails and idyllic lakeside routes. Let fancy and stamina decide how far you go: across snow-covered meadows, over mountain ridges and past traditional Tyrolean farms.

Tip: the region offers free guided snowshoeing three times a week. Join in and enjoy the breathtaking mountain views on your winter holiday in the Alpbachtal!

Pirchner Hof im Alpbachtal - aktiver Winterurlaub Langlaufen

Lightweight equipment and rhythmic, flowing movements are needed for optimum cross-country skiing: the kind where you fly over the snow, your skis gliding along the trail – few sports are as dynamic or elegant. Classic and skating styles both require technical mastery to be properly enjoyed, so lessons can add significantly to your winter holiday enjoyment. The Alpbachtal offers around 70km of groomed circular cross-country ski tracks of varying degrees of difficulty that run through the whole valley. And if you get tired, simply hop onto a Regiobus and enjoy free travel back to the Pirchner Hof.

Pirchner Hof im Alpbachtal - aktiver Winterurlaub Rodeln

Get ready – and off you whizz! Eight toboggan runs in the Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau ski area, including illuminated night runs, guarantee fun and adventure for the whole family. Extra bonus: you can use your free Alpbachtal Card for free toboggan hire from Hauserwirt in Münster. Our special tips for kids: the Alpbachtal Lauser Sauser Alpine coaster is a year-round toboggan run on the Wiedersbergerhorn, offering fun and thrills for the whole family. The two-seater toboggans descend over 134 vertical metres, over two jumps and through two 360 degree twists.

Pirchner Hof im Alpbachtal - aktiver Winterurlaub Eislaufen

Ice-skate your way into a world of fairy tales! When temperatures in the Alpbachtal drop sufficiently for Lake Reintaler in Kramsach to freeze over, it’s time to don skates and take to the ice. Located in the heart of the Alpbachtal, this lake offers an endless expanse for twists and spins surrounded by enchanting scenery. Whether you prefer skating backwards, twisting and twirling or challenging your loved ones to a race – Lake Reintaler offers perfect conditions. However, if bad weather drives you indoors, head for the Kundl ice arena where you’ll also find ice skates for hire and a sports shop.

Return to home base after ski touring in the Alpbachtal’s boundless terrain: warm up after your toboggan ride or dash over the ice; get cosy after an idyllic and unforgettable snowshoe hike or torchlight walk – and then enjoy a thorough pampering in the spa area of the 4-star Pirchner Hof in Reith im Alpbachtal:

  • Sauna and steam room area

  • Plenty of space to rest

  • Indoor and outdoor pools

  • Gym and personal coaching

  • Vitality programme activities

Throughout the day our wholesome half board, based on local produce from the family farm and Hildegard von Bingen’s teachings on nutrition, offers fortifying culinary delights:

  • A restorative Hildegard breakfast

  • Healthy snacks and teas in the afternoon
  • 4-course dinner with meat, fish or vegetarian wholefood choices

the spa area of the 4-star Pirchner Hof in Reith im Alpbachtal

All offers at the Pirchner Hof at a glance: