New child-friendly chair lift

This Winter season the popular Gmahbahn lift will be replaced with a brand new modern 6-seater chair lift. For Winter sports lovers’ access to the ski pistes with modern technology will be faster, safer and warmer. Moreover the lift fulfils all necessary safety criteria and is a great asset for ski school groups and families. Up to five children accompanied by one adult can be seated on the chair. Due to the new construction the lifts course will also change offering skiers and snowboarders longer pistes with shorter lift times. The Alpbacher Bergbahnen will be investing 5m EUR in the new child-friendly chair lift.

Snow making facilities development

To ensure pleasures not only in the chair lift but also on the pistes a new snow making facility is being created on the Schatzberg in the Wildschönau ensuring better snow conditions. Last Winter showed clearly how important it is to have effective snow making facilities. The Wildschönauer Bergbahnen will be investing approx. 4,5m EUR in the development and improvement of the existing snow making infrastructure. The core piece is a new reservoir and an efficient pumping station at the Gernalm in the Schatzberg skiing area. The reservoir has a capacity of over 100.000 m³. In addition 3 kilometres of pipe systems and 50 snow canons will be installed. The number of snow canons will also be increased in the Markbachjoch skiing area. In total 85 % of the Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau area will be serviced by snow making facilities.

Free ride weeks for beginners in the Alpbachtal 

The Alpbachtal is known for its off-piste pristine powder snow slopes with untouched descents. Nothing attracts experienced skiers more than being able to be the first to leave their tracks in a fresh and untouched slope. One needs to know how to ski in conditions such as these. For all those who would like to better their powder snow skiing special free ride weeks will be held. In small groups (max. 6 people) equipped with a LVS rucksack (backpack with integrated avalanche transceiver) and accompanied by an experienced ski guide participants discover the “wild” slopes.

During the weekends 10th – 18th January, 7th – 14th February and 14th – 21st March 2015 3-day courses starting from Euro 393,- per person are bookable.

Towards the end of the Winter season free skiing for children accompanied by the parents

The new „Familien-Skipassaktion“ in the Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau skiing area offers free ski passes for children. Per 3-day ski pass parents and their children can find satisfaction in the joys of skiing based on the principle „1 plus 1 free“. The special offer is valid from the purchase of a 3-day ski pass and is applicable for children born 1999 or later. Ski fun for the whole family! The Familien-Skipassaktion is available from 14th March – 12th April 2015.



Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau,

Tel. Alpbachtal +43 5337 21200

Tel. Wildschönau +43 5339 8255