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Niederau, Austria

post #1 of 6
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Me and my girlfriend are going skiing in Niederau, Austria, in Februrary (3rd Feb - 10th) and are staying at the Hotel Sonnschein. Can anyone give us any information on what this hotel and resort are like? for example, how close the slopes really are to the hotel, how the snow is around the Niederau area in February, apres ski etc. We found enough info to know its a good place for couples who dont have much previous skiing experience but any extra info will be great. Our ski pass covers 3 mountains, the Niederau, the Oberau and the Auffach but we are not sure how close these mountains are to eachother, which is the best etc.
Any info or personal experiences will be of great help.
Thanks.
Bill
post #2 of 6
Yes. It is basically a beginners resort.

One of my sisters went there years ago.

A nice place but runs are not challenging.
post #3 of 6
Not many replies so far. Check the SCBG site.

'Where to ski 2006 ' says Sonnschein is 'reportedly the best hotel' and nowhere is more than 5 minutes walk from a lift.

http://www.skiclub.co.uk/skiclub/resorts/gssg/resort.asp
A pretty Tyrolean resort with reasonable prices and skiing for beginners to intermediates. Lively après-ski and short airport transfer
Niederau is a modest traditional village in the Wildschönau region, which includes the surrounding Tyrolean communities of Thierbach, Oberau, and Auffach. Together they have acted as a winter playground for overseas visitors for 70 years. Much of the appeal has been based on lower-than-average prices and benign but beautiful slopes. Plans have been approved to connect the Wildschönau to the neighbouring and perceivedly smarter Alpbach valley, a move that should be beneficial to both.
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All the villages are linked by free ski bus. Main mountain access from Niederau is by a modern eight-person gondola. From the summit of the Markbachjoch you have a choice of three pisted and one unpisted run back to the valley.

Auffach has the pick of the skiing. A gondola takes you through the woods to a network of five drag-lifts and a chair. Oberau has eight short drags, and skiing in Thierbach is confined to just two drag-lifts. Riders congregate in Auffach, which has a terrain park with a half-pipe.

Sounds alright for a leisurely holiday. It also says mountain restaurants are scarce and there are queues when the ski schools finish.
post #4 of 6
It may have something to do with him posting the same question 3 times!
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=34990

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=34987
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thankyou Latchigo for your help, the information you have given me has been very useful and to "Wear The Fox Hat" the reason i posted the same message in all three forums was because they all seemed relevant to the question i was asking, i wasnt sure as to which one would be best suited so i guessed that to maximise my responses i stand the best chance by posting in all three. I see you replied to my question in one of the forums, thankyou for that.
Thankyou all again, anyone with any more info please feel free, happy skiing!
Bill
post #6 of 6
Here's a plan of the place

You need to travel around with the skibus to use the whole resort, I hope it'll be cold enough the next couple of weeks
Have a lot of fun in Austria
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