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NIEDERAU/OBERAU, AUSTRIA

Ski Holidays in Niederau/Oberau, Austria

Set within the romantically named Wildschönau valley, party of the newly formed Ski Juwel area along with Alpbach lies the picturesque resorts of Niederau and Oberau. In this truly unspoiled snowy corner of the Tyrol, you are afforded an opportunity to experience life and skiing at a very relaxed pace on a ski holiday in Niederau or Oberau.

Ski holidays in Oberau and Niederau are attractive to friends and families with skiers of varying standards. Niederau is the first and largest resort in the valley and Oberau, which is only 3 km away, is a smaller village comprising a magnificent church and some fine old buildings.

Resort Statistics

Niederau/Oberau
Level Rating Runs
Beginners 24
Intermediates 34
Advanced 11
Snowboarders
Total Runs 69
Resort Statistics
Altitude 826m
Km of Piste 48km
Directions of Slopes N, NE
Longest Run 7km
Drag Lifts 31
Ski Lifts 47
Snow Parks 3
Highest Lift 1903m
Chairlifts 8
Gondolas/Cable cars 7

Skiing in Niederau/Oberau

Ski holidays in Niederau and Oberau are most suited to beginner and intermediate skiers. the Wildschönau valley is a great place to learn how to ski or board with its broad nursery slopes and highly rated tuition. An eight-person gondola leaves from the centre of Niederau and brings you to the Markbachjoch novice's plateau (1,500m) which has challenging runs back down to Niederau. A free ski bus links Oberau and Auffach, the latter having its own half pipe which complements the boarder cross course in Niederau. There are a limited number of black runs from the upper slopes of Schatzberg suitable for advanced skiers.

Real Resort Reviews: Wildschönau (Niederau & Oberau): 

Snow conditions in Niederau/Oberau

Niederau has 17 snow cannons spread across its pistes along with natural snowfall for more guaranteed snow throughout most of the season.

Apres-ski, restaurants and other acticities in Niederau/Oberau

Après ski and evening entertainment is lively and varied for ski holidays in Oberau and Niederau, with something to suit all tastes, whether it is a fondue evening, moonlight sleigh ride or music and dancing at one of the local nightspots or bars.

- Ski holidays in Niederau aren't short of off piste activities with two nightclubs, evening entertainment in the Cave Bar under Hotel Staffler and restaurants offering Austrian and Italian cuisine.
- Ski holidays in Oberau have a less hectic atmosphere which is very warm and informal.

Other activities in Niederau/Oberau:

There are also a number of sporting activities such as skating, bowling, fondues paragliding, tobogganing and the magical moonlight sleigh rides which are not to be missed on ski holidays in Oberau and Niederau.

Transfer time in Niederau/Oberau

Both Niederau/Oberau are easily accessible via three main airports - Innsbruck, Munich and Salzburg which are all within driving distance or a bus transfer.