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.
|Directions of Slopes||N, NE|
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.
Ski Hire in Niederau/Oberau
There are normally a number of shops where you can pick up your pre-booked ski or snowboard equipment from. Which shop you go to will depend on where you are staying in Niederau/Oberau. Here is a guide to ski or snowboard hire in Niederau/Oberau:
|Ski Hire Type||Adult 6 days||Child 6 days|
|Bronze - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£67||£46|
|Silver - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£77||£49|
|Gold - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£98|
You can book your ski hire for your trip to Niederau/Oberau here
Niederau is a small resort with an amazing welcome Snow conditions were great, although this was as late as I would want to go, ski school gave our adult beginner a firm foundation of skills Not all the bars were open (just ending covid restrictions) but those that were welcomed us with open arms. Reasonable price food and drink Good ski bus service to Auffach and access to the larger area of the ski jewel Definitely one to return to
Apres Ski: 3/5
There are enough runs here for an intermediate skier to spend the day. Two very good red runs and two black runs with the latter having great views over the Tirol. I would say the blacks here are more a French standard red but are still challenging and fun. For beginners there are a couple of blue runs at the top which you can access through the gondola but beginners would then need to return by the gondola as the red down to the town would be a bit of a challenge. For more extensive skiing you need to head out on the regular bus service to Auffach which take 20 mins. From there you have access into Alpback and a great many more runs. We got our ski legs back at Niederau for the day and made use of the excellent restaurant at the top of the gondola. The following day heading out to Auffach. We had a bit of a white out day mid week with light snow and low cloud and so decided to stay in Niederau which was a good call at the time as the ski area was empty and we had the runs to ourselves. If you have had enough of French concrete and fancy some Austrian charm and food then you cannot go wrong with this resort. There are several apres ski bars that are popular at the end of the day and close to the gondola. We stayed at The Austria, a good family hotel with easy access to the slopes and bust stop. It also has a small pool and sauna. The ski hire shop is accessible from the hotel through the basement and is very convenient.
Apres Ski: 4/5
C D Daniel