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Niederau & Oberau
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  Resort Information
Season Dec - Early April
Nearest Airport Innsbruck (60 mins)
Ski Area 90km or 700km inc other mountains
Ski Lifts 26
Ski Runs 45
Longest Run 9km
Resort Height 830m
Snowball Ratings
Beginners 5 / 5
Intermediates 3.5 / 5
Experts 2.5 / 5
Families 5 / 5
Nightlife 4 / 5
Affordability 4.5 / 5
Non Ski Activities 4.5 / 5

Think of Austria and chances are you will think of the Austrian Tirol. The Tirol is renowned as being the main holiday region in Austria, both summer and winter. It is entirely covered by breathtaking scenery, chocolate box villages and embedded tradition. The whole region has developed to cater for both winter and summer holidays. One of the most visited areas of the Tirol is the Kitzbuehler Alps, with the most extensive ski area in Austria, some of the best known resorts, as well as some gems which are not so well known. In the heart of the Kitzbuehler Alps lies the Wildschönau valley, (translated it means wild and beautiful).

Wildschoenau is a high valley located up above the Inn valley ,3 miles from the town of Wörgl and above the Brixental valley, 3 miles from Hopfgarten and the famous Skiwelt. Thepicturesque  valley is made up of four villages, Niederau, Oberau, Auffach and Thierbach. All the villages ooze traditional charm and the valley certainly lives up to its name. The most lively of the villages is Niederau with ample apres ski but relatively uncrowded slopes, (being away from the main roads it is not overcrowded with day trippers) it really is a family resort. One important point to note is that though Niederau is relatively low the snow record is excellent as the skiing in more on meadowland than rocks, meaning it doesnt need to snow much for you to be able to ski unlike some other areas.Consequently expert skiers would not really get the steep inclines to satisy their ability.Its just a superb resort for families,beginners and less confident intermediates.However only 10 minutes, by bus or car is Brixen in Thale, which connects into the Kitzbuhel and Ski Welt area offering over 700km of skiing on the one pass, so even the diehard mogul bashers and off piste enthusiasts will get a good run for their money. The ski school is excellent, so this really is a great area to improve your technique and one we give 5 stars to for beginners

There is a wealth of activities both summer and winter, walking, skiing, paragliding, cross country skiing, a wonderful outdoor swimming pool, traditional museums, wonderful churches, a whole procession of festivals which in summer seem to be a weekly event. We have many skiers who revisit in summer.
 

A little further afield and great for non skiers,or ocassional piste bashers,you can visit the towns of Innsbruck(45 mins), Kitzbuhel(30 mins) Munich(90mins),Salzburg(75 mins).There are day trips to the superb waterfalls Krimml and Austrias highest mountain and glacier the Grossglockner run from the village, as well as a trip to "Hitlers nest" at Berchesgarten. For skiers you can either have the local pass covering the four villages in the valley (90km, 26 lifts) or the Kitzbuehler Alpen Pass with over 700km which gives access to not only the Ski Welt (10 mins away and Austrias largest ski area) but also the Kitzbuehel circuit, (20 mins, try the famous Hahnenkamm downhill), as well as many others. At the end of the day return to your own little tranquil valley before going out to try the local night life. A perfect balance, on the doorstep of one of the 3 largest connected ski areas in the world.

 

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