Hotel Sonnschein

  • The Ski Juwel Area, Austria, Niederau

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A warm welcome is provided by the team at the Hotel Sonnschein. The hotel has room types to suit everyone and leisure facilities including two indoor pools.

Rooms

The hotel has a relaxed and informal atmosphere. The main hotel building is the original building, which houses the reception, dining room and some guest bedrooms. Two newer wings are connected to the main building, one is decorated in a traditional Tyrolean style and the other has a more modern style.

Ideal for families, with a variety of room types including spacious family rooms. There is also a great variety of twin and single rooms available.

Facilities

The Sonnschein has leisure facilities including a wellness area with two swimming pools, steam room, infrared cabin, and fitness room. There is also a games room with table tennis and pool table, and a children's playroom. 

Niederau

  • 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
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

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

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
Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 142
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 4
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

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

Rooms

Standard Austrian Twin rooms have a bath. Some of these rooms have balconies and can sleep two adults and one child up to 13 years using a pull-out bed.

Family Room Superiors can sleep three to four - one room with Austrian twins beds and separate room with lounge area with a double sofa bed and a put up bed. These rooms have a bath and a balcony.

Twin Room Superiors can sleep two guests and have a bath, lounge area and balcony.

Single Superior rooms have a shower and a balcony.

The main hotel building is the original building, which houses the reception, dining room and some guest bedrooms. Two newer wings are connected to the main building, one is decorated in a traditional Tyrolean style and the other has a more modern style. Location of newer wing rooms can be requested at the time of booking but not guaranteed.

Bedroom Facilities

  • Cable / satellite TV
  • Minibar / fridge
  • Safe
  • Kettle (Tea and coffee not supplied but guests can purchase themselves or purchase from reception)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hairdryer

Accessibility

The Sonnschein has about 25 disabled friendly double and single rooms. Some new wing rooms complete with bathrooms suitable for wheelchair users.

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Step free. In a flat area away from the village which is slightly uphill.

Lift Passes

Lift Passes

Lift Passes Days Season Adult - Born before 2004  Youth
2004-2006
Child
2007-2016
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

Tuition

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: 12.09666
Latitude: 47.44997

  • Eight minutes' walk to the centre and ski bus stop
  • Ten minutes to the lifts, ski school meeting place and nursery slopes
  • Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 15 mins by coach from Innsbruck airport and 2 hour 30 mins by coach from Salzburg airport
Facilities
  • Lounge with open fireplace
  • Bar
  • Residents' restaurant
  • Two indoor pools, saunas (swimsuits permitted), steam room, infrared cabin and fitness room
  • Solarium (pay locally)
  • Ski and boot room
  • Ski storage available at sister Hotel Harfenwirt (opposite the Tennladen lift)
  • Wi-Fi access in lobby
  • Washing machine and dryer (pay locally)
  • Lift

Family Facilities

  • Family friendly hotel
  • Games room with table tennis and pool table
  • Play room
  • Children's menu
  • Cots & linen
Meals

Hot and cold buffet breakfast

Four course evening meal with three choices of main dish plus daily salad buffet

Christmas and New Year special 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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£1638
per person from £819
Includes £40pp discount
04/01/2025 - 7 nights
2 adults
From Liverpool
Half Board
Hotel Sonnschein
The Ski Juwel Area, Niederau
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