The idyllic ski village of Alpbach is the most scenic Tirolean village where traditions are valued and carefully treasured by locals as well as visitors. This is a family ski resort, where some of the skiing is close to the village centre and more advanced skiing a short bus ride away. The surrounding Tyrolean mountains are simply extraordinary. Converted farmhouses into family chalets are abundant and much treasured. AT A GLANCE : Good for families, Best for Austrian charm, Big ski area, Less than 2-hour transfer from airport, Good for cross-country skiing.