The Setting

Wow, that describes the location of this lovely 3 star hotel in Thierbach. Perched high above the Wildschönau Valley in the middle of the Kitzbühel Alps, surrounded by acres of pristine snow, this hotel is a perfect fit for those school groups looking to get away from all the distractions of modern life and enjoy a week of tranquillity high in the Austrian alps​.

Sustainable living and holistic thinking are all part of the philosophy of the Almhof, treating nature with the respect it deserves.  At the Almhof energy needs for hot water and heating are met by means of a woodchip system and solar energy. Food from their farm supplies much of the needs of the restaurant, even the water come from their own source, pure mountain spring water on tap !​

The Skiing

The two ski areas of Alpbach and Auffach  sat side by side in one of the prettiest parts of the Tirol, for years there was talk of linking these two areas and finally,  in 2012, with the opening of a new piste and state-of-the-art gondola, they finally did it and the Ski Juwel was born. The result is a medium-sized ski area of 109 kms, ( 145 kms if you include Niederau ), 2 snow parks and 25 cosy ski huts. The skiing in the Juwel is particularly  suited to beginners and intermediate skiers with a few black runs of rare quality for the more adventurous.


300 snow cannons provide Mother Nature with back-up, covering 85% of all pistes. Over the years the Juwel has won numerous awards and is now recognised as one of the top ten destinations in the Tyrol. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 111 cms at summit elevation and 51 cms at the base. Price wise, anyone who’s used to the eye-watering prices of Europe’s A-list resorts, the cost of holidaying here is a pleasant surprise, a beer in a mountain restaurant will set you back €3.50 and a proper cooked lunch is about €9.

Resort height:

816 m

Top station:

2025 m

Glacier skiing:


Doorstep skiing:


Distance from slopes:

5 mins

Transfer by:

Hotel Ski bus



Total slopes:

109 km

Blue slopes:

37% / 40 km

Red slopes:

46% / 50 km

Black slopes:

17% / 19 km

Snow cannons:


Average snowfall



/70/60 cm

The Accommodation

The Gasthof  sleeps 130 persons in two buildings, 80 persons in the Almhof and 50 persons in the Fichtenhof, rooms have 2 to 4 beds, all with private facilities.

The indoor swimming pool is available each evening as is the spa area with Finnish sauna, bio sauna, infrared cabin, steam bath and adventure showers.​

Oberau - Almhof Hotel 

Exceptional skiing

with a company you can trust

+44 (0)20 8858 9535