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. 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. It’s 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.
3 (2 in Wildschonau, 1 in Alpbach)
Drag lifts 29, Chairlifts 7, Cablecars 9
Things to do in resort
Horse-drawn sleigh rides
A full programme of après–ski events
Day excursion to Salzburg
Local museum and art gallery
The night bus (Nightliner) operates Thursday – Saturday from 8pm – 3am which is free with guest card and travels between Niederau and Oberau to Auffach.
The Catholic church in the centre of Niederau opening times vary week-week. The Christmas Carol Service held on 25th Dec is at 5pm.
Tobogganing is available in nearby Oberau every Wed and Thurs for €5.50-€8.50 per person.
The weekly Ski Show is held every Sunday in Niederau at 8:30pm (Free) starting on 27th Dec.
The local museum is open every Wed from 12-7pm from the 23rd Dec. Cost: €3.80/€5.60 per person
Dorf 'n' Stub & The Cave Bar night club - both free
The Art Gallery in Niederau is open daily from 5-6.30pm.
Guided winter walking can be booked at the Tourist office every Tues, Wed & Fri at 10am (subject to Min/Max numbers)
The High Rope Course costs €40 for Adults, €35 for children 14 & under.
Resort bus free with guest card in Wildschönau Valley
Location in resort
Maximum 7 minutes’ walk to Hotel Harfenwirt, with a ski bus stop nearby.
Nearest Bus Stop: 500 km
Distance to Resort Centre: 700 km
Distance to Lift: 500 km
Distance to Ski School: 300 km
Distance to Nursery Slopes: 500 km
For more information on travel and transport visit our Niederau page
Book your lift pass with us and we’ll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details.
Learn to Ski
6 days 'Blue' ski and boot hire, 5 days tuition*
* Ski tuition 5 days 4 h per day.
Learn to Board
6 days 'Blue' board and boot hire, 3 days tuition*
* Board tuition 3 days 2 h per day.
Lift pass can be purchased in the resort when needed.
All Learn to packs must be pre-booked in the UK and are not bookable locally.
Lift Passes W2021
Adult - Born before 2001
Covers Alpach, Reith, Auffach, Niederau & Oberau.L ( 14 Mar -end of the season), H (All other dates). *Free child lift pass for children born 2015 or later Beginners should book in resort for reduced prices.
Please see here for a description of hire categories.
Equipment (6 days)
Skis & boots
Snowboard & boots
Skis & boots
Snowboard & Boots*
Child (3-5 yrs)
Skis & Boots
*Child snowboard equipment from 7 years
10.00am-12.00am & 1.00pm-3.00pm
10.00am-12.00am or 1.00pm-3.00pm
Ski school might be closed on Christmas Day & New Year’s Day. *Child snowboard tuition from 10yrs;
Ski school lessons 4h per day and snowboard lessons 2h per day.
Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down. Correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.