Went to the small Austrian resort of Bichlbach over the New Year. Flew into Memmingen with Ryanair and it was a very easy 100km drive from there,(75% motorway). Train is also possible (2 changes).
Image by Ski Bum
Bichlbach is home to to Austrian skier Niki Hosp who won the overall world cup in 2007. They are rightly very proud of her. Her face is everywhere.
Bichblach is part of the Zugspitze Arena. The lift pass (Happy Ski Pass,185 for 6 days, adult, but very good family passes for those with kids) covers Bichlbach/Berwang, Ehrwald, Zugspitze glacier, Lermoos, Biberweir, and Seefeld in Austria and Garmisch and Mittenwald in Germany.
We skied Bichlbach, Ehrwald Almbahn, Lermoos and Garmisch.
The village is at 1075 m and is a sleepy little place. Six or seven places to eat but very quiet at night. Didn’t hear another word of English spoken the whole time. The local slopes are good. If you are an early intermediate you would be happy here for the week, otherwise they are good for two or three days. The area is split between the Bichlbach side (steeper, fast lifts) and Berwang, (easier, bigger but slower and a bit chaotic lift system).
Lermoos is a great place to ski with 1200m of vertical and fast lifts. The snow was a bit limited as we skied it first day, before it dumped down. Read the rest about Bichlbach Austria.