If you are looking for peace and relaxation, Hotel Austria is a great choice. This family-owned hotel is located in the heart of the picturesque village of Niederau, right next to one of Wildschönau's main gondola lifts. In the hotel you can enjoy typical Tyrolean hospitality. The rooms are simply furnished, but offer all the comfort you need. From your balcony you also have a fantastic view of the area.
After a cold day on the slopes, go for a swim in the indoor pool or relax your muscles in the sauna and steam bath. A great experience is the weekly snowshoe hike or take a real winter hike accompanied by a guide.
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The half board consists of:
- Breakfast buffet 8 am - 9.30 am
- Afternoon snack (except Saturday) 4 pm – 5 pm
- 3-course dinner with salad buffet
* Dinner will take place at the Hotel Schneeberger, which is approximately 200 metres away
Due to Covid-19, different services and facilities may be offered at the time of booking than when your holiday starts. Since the mentioned services and facilities are subject to constant change, no rights can be derived from them.
Niederau is a ski resort located 828 meters above sea level and is located in the romantic valley Wildschönau between Kitzbühel and Zillertal Alps. Niederau is the first village you encounter on the road to the valley and is also the largest of the four villages in Wildschönau. The village is easily recognized by the church tower of the parish church. The brightly colored parachutes of paragliders and hang gliders are often seen here because Niederau is the location for the Tyrolean famous paragliding school. You could take a tandem flight with one of the instructors or take part in guided walks organized by the local tourist office.
In Niederau you will find the atmosphere of Austria, combined with plenty of skiing. The village is a great base for a family holiday because of the relaxing atmosphere and the child-friendliness of the ski resort. There are lots of practice slopes for children. Not only can you ski to your hearts content, but you can also try some hiking, cross country skiing and tobogganing. For snowboarders, there is a separate snowboarding park with a halfpipe. For socializing after skiing, Niederau offers several nightclubs, cafes and eateries.
Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau
With 145 kilometers of slopes and 47 lifts Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau offers opportunities for every winter sports enthusiast. The Schatzberg is connected to the Alpbach Valley, providing a vast ski area with an 8-seater gondola. The slopes range from a nursery slope for beginners, beautiful wide slopes for relaxed skiers, to black runs for the real pros. The area also boasts fantastic powder and more adventurous terrain parks for snowboarders. The ski area is particularly popular among beginners and families with children because of the children's facilities and quality child care.
The friendly ski Alpachtal consists of two parts: the Wiedersbergerhornbahn and the Reither Kogel. The Wieder Bergers Horn is the largest and is accessible from Alpbach or Inneralpbach. Here you will find trails for every level and the views from the Wiedersbergerhornbahn Hütte is truly breathtaking. The Reither Kogel is accessible from Reith im Alpbach. Ideal for children and beginners. Make sure you try the 8 km long toboggan run from the Reither Kogel.
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The capital is Vienna.
The official language is German but English is widely spoken as well.
There is one hour time difference with the UK (GMT+1).
The official currency is the Euro.
It is customary in Austria to tip between 5% and 10% in bars and restaurants.
Food & Drink:
Austria is known for its Vienna Schnitzels and Glühwein. Tap water is safe for drinking.
Opening times shops:
Shops are usually open from Monday until Friday from 09.00 AM to 18.00 PM (some shops close during the afternoon). Most shops are closed on Sunday.
Travelling by car:
Snow chains are obligatory in the Alps. You need a toll permit for the motorways in Austria. You can buy the permit at the AA in the UK or in Austria at the major border crossings. The European Commission advises you to wear a safety reflector jacket in the event of a break down or accident. This vest can be purchased from the AA in the UK as well.
The voltage is 230 volt.
UK mobile phones work in Austria as well.
You need to be in the possession of a valid passport to travel to Austria.
You fly with easyJet or Jet2 to Innsbruck. This flight takes approximately 1 hour and 55 minutes. Meals and drinks are not included during the flight.
Departures from regional airports
Please note that with departure and/or arrival from a regional airport you may have a stopover on the outward and/or return journey.
In the booking steps it is possible to book a transfer. The average transfer time to Niederau is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. For additional information about the transfer click here.
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A ski pass for Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau is included in the price.
You can see the surcharges and discounts for, for example, extending your ski pass or no ski pass in step 1 (preferences) of the booking process. If a child and senior discount applies, this will be shown in step 2 (price overview). Would you like to know which ski pass is included in your travel time? View our FAQ here .
The ski pass for children born after 1/1/2017 is free. Children born between 1/1/2004 and 31/12/2016 receive a discount on the ski pass. These discounts can be found in the calculation of your travel sum.
Ski passes for children and young people can only be obtained on presentation of a valid photo ID.
You must pay a deposit of approximately €2 onsite. You will receive this amount back when you return the ski pass.
The above surcharges and discounts are only valid when booking. Other rates are applied locally.
The following equipment can be booked:
This equipment is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The equipment is particularly agile, so it makes turning and braking easy. Parallel skiing is also possible with these skis.
This is ideal equipment for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The equipment is agile, but also suitable for cutting corners sharply. Even at high speeds, these skis provide great performance.
These skis and snowboards are made of high quality material, and are perfect for experienced skiers. This comfortable equipment is suitable on all track types and snow conditions.
These are high performance skis and snowboards with the latest technology, and are suitable for the most experienced skiers.
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