Hotel Austria

  • The Ski Juwel Area, Austria, Niederau

  • 3.5

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Popular with returning Inghams guests, the Hotel Austria has a central location in Niederau and offers excellent value for money.


The Hotel Austria is great for convenience with a central location in Niederau opposite the Markbachjoch gondola. The ski school meets at the same place and the hotel has its own in-house ski hire shop for added convenience.

Comfort & Convenience 

The hotel has a lounge to relax in and leisure facilities including an indoor pool.

Added value

Early booking offer available (ends 30 Sep)

Free après ski snacks (Sun-Fri)


  • Resort altitude: 828 metres
  • 113 km of skiing
  • 30 km Blue, 54 km Red, 6 km Black runs
  • Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 15 mins Innsbruck and 2 hours 30 mins from Salzburg airport by coach

Wild and beautiful – hence the name of one of the Tyrol’s loveliest and most unspoilt valleys. Even though Innsbruck is just under two hours away it could be a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Skiing and snowboarding in Niederau

Niederau, the first and biggest of its traditional and most charming villages, is ideal for beginner and intermediate skiers, although there are testing runs too. The resort is linked with Oberau, just 3km away, by free ski bus service. Auffach, at the end of the valley, has some more challenging slopes and is now linked with Alpbach’s ski area to form, with Niederau and Auffach, the Ski Juwel Area.

In recent seasons, the Wildschönau has won awards for ‘Best Family Ski Area’ and ‘Friendliest Staff’, as well as one for excellent piste preparation. All guests receive the FREE Wildschönau Card, which includes guided winter walks and snowshoeing, FREE entry to local museums as well as discounts for local attractions and activities.

Where to stay in Niederau

Niederau is the ideal place for those who want to experience the incredible skiing Austria has to offer, without splashing the cash. We have great budget friendly accommodation here all within easy reach of the slopes.

What's included in an Inghams holiday to Niederau

Flights, transfers and accommodation based on self catering, half board, chalet catering, full board or all inclusive. Optional add ons include equipment hire, lift pass and tuition, please see the 'Ski extras' tab below for more information on these.

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Skiing levels
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 113 km
Runs 0 0 0
Longest run 0 Km

3 (1 in Wildschonau, 2 in Alpbach)

Lifts Drag lifts 26, Chairlifts 7, Cablecars 0
Slope direction N,E,S,W
Ski/resort bus False
  • No. of rooms: 47
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 4
  • Official rating: 3

Local Fees and Taxes

Resort tax of €3.50 per person per night is payable locally directly to the hotel.


Type A Austrian Twins have a bath or shower and balcony

Type B Austrian Twins have a bath or shower, seating area and balcony

Type C Austrian Twins sleep up to three people (single bed or single sofa bed) and also have a bath or shower and balcony

Two Room Apartments are available on request and have a bedroom with Austrian twin beds, separate lounge area with sofa bed, bath or shower and balcony

Single Rooms have a bath or shower and balcony

Bedroom Facilities

  • Cable / satellite TV
  • Safe
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hairdryer
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No

Lift to 4th floor

Ski Extras Offer

Save £100pp on your lift pass & ski hire - Save £100pp on your 2024/2025 ski holiday when you pre-buy your lift pass and equipment hire/carriage (offer ends 3rd June 2024).

Valid on all departure dates between 1st December 2024 and 30th April 2025. Buy any lift pass (found within the 'Extras' tab on checkout) and add either ski/snowboard hire or ski/snowboard carriage at the same time, for the same person to receive the discount.

Lift Passes

Lift Passes

Lift Passes Days Season Adult - Born before 2004  Youth
Area Pass 6 Low £227 £183 £116
High £251 £202 £128

Covers Alpach, Reith, Auffach, Niederau & Oberau.

Low season 18 Mar - 30 Apr

High season 24 Dec - 17 Mar

Free child lift pass for children born 2017 or later. Beginners should book in resort for reduced prices.

Prices and supplements are correct at the time of publishing. Up to date prices will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Ski Equipment

Ski Equipment

Please see here for a description of hire categories. 

Equipment (6 days) Description Blue Red Black
Adult Skis £53 £59 £76
Skis & Boots £78 £86 £101
Snowboard & Boots £86
Child (4-12yrs) Skis & boots £38
Snowboard & Boots* £54
Child (1-3 yrs) Skis & Boots £28

*Child snowboard equipment from 7 years.

Prices and supplements are correct at the time of publishing. Up to date prices will be confirmed at the time of booking.



Tuition Days Times Adult Child (5-14yrs)
Ski 3 10am-12am
& 1pm-3pm
£174 £174
Ski 5 10am-12am
or 1pm-3pm
£174 £200

Ski school might be closed on Christmas Day & New Year’s Day. 

Levels of tuition:

  • Beginner = never skied before
  • Level 1 = advanced beginner; can control speed, snowplough and change direction on gentle slopes 
  • Level 2 = low intermediate, snowplough turns and start to ski parallel
  • Level 3 = Good intermediate, Parallel turns 
  • Advanced = Fully confident on all slopes, looking to improve technique

Prices and supplements are correct at the time of publishing. Up to date prices will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Longitude: 12.085861
Latitude: 47.450967

  • Centrally situated in Niederau
  • Just a few metres from the slopes, ski school, main Markbachjoch gondola and valley ski bus stop
  • Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 15 mins by coach from Innsbruck airport and 2 hour 30 mins by coach from Salzburg airport
  • Lounge area with open fireplace
  • Rustic stube
  • Residents' restaurant
  • Heated indoor pool
  • Steam room and sauna (Sunday - Friday)
  • Sports and ski hire shop
  • Ski & boot room
  • Laundry service
  • Wi-Fi
  • Lift
Family Facilities
  • Early child meals (must be ordered in advance) and children's menu available in restaurant 
  • Cots & linen

Buffet breakfast

Dinner service is a buffet style of three courses, with three choices of main dish including Vegetarian option plus salad buffet.

Christmas and New Year gala dinners included

  • No of restaurants: 1

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Vegetarians

Special diets are available on a request basis. Catering for dietary allergies will need to be checked before booking. 

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