Hotel Harfenwirt

  • The Ski Juwel Area, Austria, Niederau

  • 3.5

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Offering an central location in Niederau, the Hotel Harfenwirt is a traditional hotel with great views across the valley.


The hotel has a great location opposite the Tennladen lift and nursery slopes. The ski bus stops outside making it very easy to explore the whole Ski Juwel area.

It's only a few minutes stroll along the road into the village centre for access to the main Markbachjoch gondola, après ski or a bit of nightlife.


  • 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: 88
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 4
  • Official rating: 3

Local Fees and Taxes

Resort fees of €3.50 per person per night to be paid directly to the hotel.


Standard Austrian twin rooms are 20-25m² and can sleep up to three using a double sofa bed. They are in the original building and have a bath with showerhead and a balcony.

Superior Austrian twin rooms are around 30m² and can also sleep up to three. These rooms are in the newer wing and have a bath, seating area and a balcony.

Single rooms are around 20m². They are in the original wing and have a shower.

Bedroom Facilities

  • Cable / satellite TV
  • Hairdryer


All facilities are accessible for wheelchair users. Adapted rooms are available on request.

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • No. of steps into property: 3
  • Access ramp: Yes
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: 12.100197
Latitude: 47.448167

  • Ideally located opposite the Tennladen lift and nursery slopes
  • Only five minutes' walk (500 metres) from the centre of town, main gondola and ski school
  • Ski bus stop outside
  • In house ski hire shop
  • Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 15 mins by coach from Innsbruck airport and 2 hour 30 mins by coach from Salzburg airport
  • Reception/lounge area
  • Residents' restaurant
  • à la carte stube
  • Two bars, one with TV 
  • Leisure area with large indoor pool, saunas and steam room
  • Wi-Fi access in lobby
  • Heated boot room
  • Family friendly hotel
  • Cot available at a cost of €7 per day 
  • Lift

Buffet breakfast

Three course evening meal with choice of main dish plus salad buffet

Special Christmas and New Year dinners included

Early meals for children available 6pm 

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians

Special diets are available on a request basis. Catering for dietary allergies will need to be checked before booking. Vegan meals are not available.

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30/12/2023 - 7 nights
2 adults, 1 children
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Hotel Harfenwirt
The Ski Juwel Area, Niederau
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