Up the mountain under your own steam

Ski touring in the Alpbachtal Valley in Austria – paradise with mountain fun

The mountain fun for all ski tourers begins right on the doorstep of the Hotel Pirchnerhof in Tyrol’s Alpbachtal. The ascent to the Reither Kogel is worthwhile both during the day and at night, the family descent is exclusively floodlit every Tuesday in winter. Discover the Alpbachtal, which is a paradise for ski tourers thanks to its guaranteed snow. The region offers a wide range of safe ascent options, from easy tours with a descent on the groomed piste to challenging tours. And when you return from your day of winter sports, our hotel welcomes you with a cosy atmosphere in which to relax and unwind. We look forward to welcoming you for your active holiday.

Ski tours in Alpbach – highlights at a glance

  • Tours for every level
  • Night ski tour in the Alpbachtal valley and the Wildschönau

  • Benefits of the Alpbachtal Card

  • Wellness & culinary delights at the hotel
  • Snow guarantee

  • Alpbachtal and the Wildschönau offer picturesque surroundings

  • Unique atmosphere
  • Perfectly developed infrastructure

Ski tours for every level

The picturesque Alpbachtal valley in Tyrol is not only known for its breathtaking scenery and charming village of Alpbach, but also for its diverse options for ski tourers of all levels. From gentle tours for beginners to challenging routes in the Kitzbühel Alps, the region offers a wide range of options for exploring Tyrol’s fascinating mountain world on skis. Be inspired by our tour tips for your holiday:

  • Kreuzweg – Reith im Alpbachtal: This medium-difficulty ski tour in Reith im Alpbachtal starts from the valley station of the Reitherkogelbahn cable car with an ascent in unspoilt countryside and leads via the Kreuzweg and through Juppi’s Magic Forest. Once you arrive at the mountain station of the high lift, you finish with a leisurely descent down the ski piste alongside the Reitherkogelbahn lift to the starting point.

  • Schatzberg Gipföhit – Alpbach: Starting in Inneralpbach, this medium-difficulty tour leads along sun-kissed slopes and wooded areas and offers spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and valleys at the Hahnkopf at 1,902 metres. The descent back to Inneralpbach can start from the Hahnkopf or further down by following the ascent track.

  • Luegergraben – Galtenbergsattel: The starting point for this challenging and difficult tour is the car park in Luegergraben. From there, the ascent leads over a bridge and along the forest path on the west side of the stream to the open areas below the Kolbentalalm. You reach the ridge at around 1,800 metres via beautiful meadows and hollows. The route then leads southwards along the ridge to the steep north-west flank of the Großer Galtenberg mountain.

Ski tours in a magical region

The Alpbachtal in Tyrol is a real gem for ski touring enthusiasts. Nestled in the mountain landscape of the Austrian Alps, it offers a magical backdrop for unforgettable tours in the snow:

  • Snow guarantee: Due to its geographical location and altitude, the region is often covered in snow in winter, providing ideal conditions for a ski tour.
  • Varied landscape: The region offers a variety of landscapes, including snow-covered peaks and valleys as well as dense forests, which make ski tours a varied and exciting experience.
  • Extensive infrastructure: With well-marked routes and an infrastructure specially tailored to the needs of ski tourers, including car parks, ski bus connections and mountain huts, as well as a variety of ascent and descent options, safety and adventure are ensured in equal measure.
  • Unique atmosphere: The special thing about a ski tour in this region is not only the breathtaking landscape, but also the authentic alpine flair that makes the tour an unforgettable experience.

Night-time ski tours in the Alpbachtal valley & the Wildschönau

A ski tour not only offers an unrivalled experience during the day, but also in the evening and at night. While most skiers enjoy their descents in daylight, adventure-seekers can experience the unique atmosphere and silence of the mountains on night-time ski tours in Alpbachtal valley and the Wildschönau. Equipped with a head torch, you can glide through the snow-covered landscape and experience the peace and seclusion of the mountains at night.

In Reith im Alpbachtal, you have the option of taking part in a ski tour on the floodlit family descent from the Reitherkogelbahn cable car on Tuesdays and enjoying the breathtaking views over the Alpbachtal valley. The Wildschönau also offers the opportunity to experience night-time ski tours. From Wednesday to Friday, tours take place on the Markbachjoch or Schatzberg, offering you unforgettable experiences in the mountains at night.

Benefit from the Alpbachtal Card on ski tours

With the Alpbachtal Card you benefit from a variety of advantages and discounts that make your holiday in Tyrol even more worthwhile:

  • Use of Regiobus & ski bus: In the 10 municipalities of Alpbach, Brandenberg, Breitenbach, Brixlegg, Kramsach, Kundl, Münster, Radfeld, Rattenberg and Reith im Alpbachtal, journeys on the Regiobus are included. In addition, the ski bus in Alpbachtal can be used free of charge. This means that you can get to the starting points of your tours flexibly and conveniently without having to worry about finding a parking space.
  • Discounts on hire: With the Alpbachtal Card, you benefit from discounts at the Alpbach PUR and Alpbach Sports ski hire shops and can hire equipment for ski tours at a reduced rate.
  • Discounts for various leisure activities: In addition to the special benefits for ski tours, the Alpbachtal Card also offers other benefits. From reduced admission prices to thermal baths and museums to free shuttle services and guided tours – the card makes adventures in the Alps even more varied and exciting.

Relax at the Hotel Pirchnerhof

To round off your day after a ski tour in style, we invite you to enjoy our spa and wellness area in the hotel. Relax in the heated outdoor pool or swim a few lengths in the indoor pool to unwind. Experience the pleasant warmth in our sauna or steam bath to regenerate your muscles after an eventful day.

Afterwards, enjoy our first-class culinary highlights and the ¾ Pension Plus. Our dishes, inspired by Hildegard von Bingen among others, enable a modern and balanced diet that harmonises perfectly with a purely plant-based wholefood diet and innovative Tyrolean country house cuisine. A variety of options, delicious menus and a holiday to suit our taste and certainly yours too.