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Alpbach, anyone been?(5 Posts)
We're looking at a week in early Feb, before the half term madness. It's just the two of us, he's done 25 years of annual skiing holidays, I've done about 6 years but am very nervous.
We like smallish resorts with lots of blues. I want to have 3 mornings intermediate ski school so dh can go off and do some trickier runs and I can progress a bit (have done private lessons the last 2 years but this year fancy a group setting).
We like the look of Alpbach but don't know anyone who has been. Any advice or suggestions appreciated.
I've been. Lovely village, great mix of charm and modern luxury. The hotels are fantastic value. You need to take a bus to the ski area, these were impossibly rammed in half term but should be fine at other times. Not many blues at all, the runs are quite tricky I thought but fine for an intermediate. I'd recommend he gets a guide and goes off piste. I had a lesson with an old instructor and he had taken a group touring the day before and was trying to persuade me to go. I think there's a real sense of out of the way country rather than large piste network. There are a few lively bars but it's not a wild apres place.
The piste map looks like there are lots of blues, I guess I need to rethink this one.
I think it is perceived as a beginners/family resort, so not much to tax your oh if he is advanced. If snow looks good try looking at the Grossraum(?) region - Scheffau etc or Kilchberg which links to Kitzbuehel. That way you get some easy accessible skiing but there is access to more.
Thanks, dh doesn't want taxing anymore, he's happy to cruise around with me! He'll do a few tricky runs when I'm having lessons but is too creaky for off piste these days.
So a different opinion there then, family/beginners resort is a good thing.
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