Ski Hire in Alpbach
There are approximately 9 different ski hire shops in Alpbach from where you can rent skis or snowboards and boots. Some of the outlets are in the village itself, others are next to the main lift stations and a few are actually on the mountain at the mid station level.
There is a free resort bus that runs from the village centre to the main lift stations every 10 minutes between 8am and 5pm. The journey to the Wielderbergerhornbahn is 2km and takes just a few minutes. The new Verbindung lift, which links over the mountain ridge to the Auffach-Wildschonau ski area, is a bit further from the village of Alpbach but is equally reachable on the free bus service.
At the main lift stations there are heated lockers for skis & boots or cheaper non heated lockers for skis only. These can be rented for a very modest amount for the week and each take 2 - 3 sets of skis and boots which means one family can share just one locker. Skiers and boarders travel to and from the lift stations on the free bus without the need to carry their equipment. At the end of the day they simply ski down to the lift station, store their skis (and boots) in the rented locker and then jump on the bus back to the main village. No carrying of skis or snowboards, and if they prefer to also store your ski boots in the same locker, no clumping about the village in uncomfortable ski boots.
The two main lift stations in Alpbach are easily connected via the lift and piste network so if you leave your skis overnight in one station but the next day decide to ski the area accessed by the other it's a simple matter of one lift up and a ski down to get to where you need to be. If you use the map below and zoom out you can see the lift and piste network for the Alpbach area.
Arranging ski hire in Alpbach - the options
For the best prices (up to 45% discount from the walk-in price) and a wide range of equipment please use our online ski hire booking service. For this we have teamed up with SKISET who have the largest network of ski hire outlets across the Alps. Select your accommodation from the drop down list (see map below) to show where you are staying in relation to their store(s).
The online booking process is as easy as pie. There is no need to enter your shoe size, weight or height. Simply choose your 1st ski day (usually the day after you arrive in resort), the number of days you wish to hire for and what category of equipment you wish to book. On booking you will receive an email receipt for your booking with an attached voucher. Please print this voucher and present at any SKISET store in your resort.
For each quality category there are many different makes and models of skis and snowboards to choose from. The shop staff in resort will help you select the best equipment from the category you booked to match your ability, preferred ski terrain (piste, park or off-piste) and the prevailing ski/snowboarding conditions.
Your ski hire voucher can be used at the following SKISET store (see map below):Sportshop Lintner Alpbachtal: Located next to the main Wieldersbergerhornbahn lift station which is easily accessed via the free bus service from Alpbach village.
Extended ski hire for 7 or more daysIf you wish to hire for 7 or more days (perhaps you are self-driving) then please visit the SKISET website. Their online booking system will accept bookings of 7 days or more. Use this link to benefit from special rates for Alpine Answers clients: Hire periods of 7 or more days.
Other options for ski hire in Alpbach
2. Independent stores
There are several independent ski hire stores in the main village of Alpbach. Sport H & N, Alpbach Sports and Sport Ossi are the notable stores.
Conny's have two shops. One in Alpbach village centre and the other at the Poglbahn lift station located at Inneralpbach.
Skiset Ski and Snowboard Prices in Alpbach
|Adult||Skis & Poles||£50||£64||£82||N/A|
|Skis, Poles & Boots||£67||£85||£110||N/A|
|Snowboard & Boots||N/A||£85||£110||N/A|
|Equipment||Mini Kid||Kid||Rider Junior|
|Child||Skis & Poles||N/A||£34||N/A|
|Skis, Poles & Boots||N/A||£45||N/A|
|Snowboard & Boots||N/A||N/A||£50|