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
Iglu ski were by far the best priced, most organised and helpful resort out there. Connections were well planned, staff were very helpful and a snowboard learners package with equipment and passes was arranged with no hiccups. The option of après activites were clearly presented every night at reasonable prices, and the resort surpassed expectation. The ski school chosen were of good reputation and taught to varied levels. Local knowledge was passed onto holiday groups, along side helpful tips. Overall we enjoyed a fantatic well budgeted week snowboarding with iglu. It's worth mentioning as we that at pre booking stage their well knowledged staff will take hood care of you matching you to the best options available. We were very happy with the service we received.
Apres Ski: 3/5
We are a couple in our mid forties who were trying skiing for the first time. Got great assistance/advice from Damien at Igluski in choosing/booking a suitable resort which was Hotel Harfenwirt in Niederau, Austria (1.5hrs transfer from Salzburg). The Hotel was very acceptable for the price we paid. The older part of hotel is bit tired, however we were fortunate in getting a room in the newly built extension of the building which was 1st class. It was a lovely room with a balcony. Food was simple but sufficient and the only thing that could have been better if I was being really fussy. Checking in was a bit drawn out but we had our first encounter with owner Herbert who is best described as a bit eccentric but proved to be an entertaining and good host.(dont miss his harp playing!) The hotel is located directly opposite the meeting place for the beginner’s class of the ski school. The ski school which was booked through Igluski was fantastic, the instructors (Brian was ours) could not have been any more helpful, and got us all up to a fairly decent standard by the end of the week. For us the slopes were more than suitable with the first couple of days on the beginners slope outside hotel, then onto the slopes in the mountain area. The village itself is fairly small with a few bars and restaurants but to be honest we were so tired after our lessons at we were happy to spend evenings in our own hotel for dinner then a couple of beers before bed, ready for the next days lessons. Overall really happy with holiday.