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Ski holidays in Oberau

Classic Tyrolean charm, full of character and unspoilt scenery

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.

Added value

Groups - Up to 1 in 6 go Free 

Free Child Lift Passes children born 2013 or later

1 Free Child Ski & Boots when 1 adult pre-books ski & boots

Inghams Rep visiting service 

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Ski and Snowboard Information

Skiing Levels
  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Snowboard
  • Cross Country

Beginners skiing in Oberau

Oberau is excellent for beginners as the nursery slopes are directly in the centre of the village.


Intermediate skiing in Oberau

The main skiing takes place in Niederau via the Markbachjoch gondola or the Lanerköpfl chairlift. As the Wildschönau is now interlinked with Alpbach, it is ideal for intermediates with many blue and red runs to choose from.


Advanced skiing in Oberau

Along with four exciting black runs and a couple of mogul fields in the valley, most areas offer several off-piste routes for the adventurous skier.


Snowboarding in Oberau

The wide open, easy slopes are suitable for beginners and intermediates. More experienced boarders will enjoy the three funparks (whole area).

Mountain Facts
  • Area 109 km
  • Resort Altitude830m
  • Ski Alt. From830m
  • Ski Alt. To2100m
  • Run Information

    26 km blue runs, 54 km red runs, 13 km black runs

  • Lifts , Chairlifts 7 , Baby drags 1 , Draglifts 29 , Gondolas 9
  • Lift Ski LockersNo
  • Whole Area Pass Lifts46
  • Night Skiing IncludedYes
  • Mountain Restaurants23
  • Snow Cannon Coverage50%
  • Cross Country Trails

    50km Wildschönau, 70km whole area

  • Night Skiing

    In Reith & Oberau.

  • Off-piste OptionsYes
  • Off-piste Restrictions


  • Slope Direction,N,E,S,W
  • Snowpark Info

    3 (2 in the Wildschönau, 1 in Alpbach)

  • Walking40

  • from£699pp
  • 59 rooms
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The Hotel Tirolerhof is an attractive, family-run, traditional hotel with excellent facilities, a popular après-ski bar and an unbeatable location in Oberau.

  • 22 rooms

Originally an old Monastery and now full of warmth and character, the Gasthof Kellerwirt is rustic and full of Tyrolean charm and ideal for those who prefer a smaller, more informal and cosy hotel in a central location in Oberau. All rooms were recently refurbished and are of 4 star quality.

Things To Do

  • Horse-drawn sleigh rides 
  • A full programme of apres-ski events 
  • Day excursion to Salzburg
  • Snowshoeing
  • Ski kindergarten
  • 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 Oberau every Wed and Thurs for approx €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: approx €3.80/€5.60 per person
  • 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 approx €40 for Adults and approx €35 for children 14 & under.
  • Resort bus free with guest card in Wildschönau Valley 

Ski Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

Save up to £50 per person

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*
Adult £175 

* Ski tuition 5 days 4 h per day.

*Available 6Jan-1Feb & 23Feb-22Mar. For complete beginners.

 Lift pass can be purchased in the resort when needed.

 All Saver Packs must be pre-booked in the UK and are not bookable locally.

Lift Passes Days Season Adult  Youth
Area Pass 6 L £196 £157 £98
H £218 £174 £109

Covers Alpach, Reith, Auffach, Niederau & Oberau.L ( 16 Mar -end of the season),  H (All other dates). A child born from 2013 free only if adult pre-books the same. Beginners should book in resort for reduced prices.

Equipment hire (6 days)  Please see here for a description of hire categories. 

Equipment Description Blue Red Black
Adult Skis £57 £74 £103
  Ski Boots £24 £29 -
  Skis & boots £80 £103 -
  Snowboard&boots - £102 -
 Child (4-13yrs) Skis & boots - £43 -

 *Child snowboard equipment from 7 years 

Tuition Days Times Adult Child (4*-14yrs)
Ski 3 10.00am-12.00am
& 1.00pm-3.00pm
£141 £141
Snowboard* £149 £149
Ski 5 10.00am-12.00am
or 1.00pm-3.00pm
£165 £165

 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.

Useful Information

Resort Code: ATOB

Languages spoken: German/English

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: EUR

Travel and Transportation

Flights depart Saturday

To Salzburg

From Gatwick
Bristol, Luton, 
Manchester, Liverpool,
Edinburgh, East Midlands, 

Transfer 2hrs 30mins by coach

Flights depart Saturday

To Innsbruck

From Gatwick

Transfer 1hr 15mins by coach

Flight supplements may apply.
Private transfers and Self-drive are available.

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Good to know

  • Skiing up to 1,900m & excellent snow record
  • Interlinked with the Alpbach ski area
  • Short transfers from Innsbruck Airport
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