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With the linking of the ski areas of Niederau and Alpbach to form the Ski Juwel area there are now 145km of runs to sink your teeth into. Beginners and intermediates are at home on the tree-lined pistes and those wishing to advance have a snow park, black runs and off-piste tracks. Tobogganing is very popular and the 5km Schatzberg run is number one for screams. Shoppers will delight in a shopping trip to nearby Worgl; it’s an excuse to purchase new ski outfits! End a busy day of skiing with a romantic buggy ride across the snow-laden valley.

Niederau has developed an outstanding reputation for its ski schools, making this resort an excellent choice for first-timers and those with youngsters. The Ski Juwel area encompasses 22 runs for beginners, 34 for intermediate skiers and 12 for those with advanced skills and confidence. A single lift pass gives access to the whole area and the ski buses. Long, stimulating runs challenge mid-level skiers and the red runs in Auffach are great if you fancy venturing further afield. If the conditions are right and you’re eager to tackle one of the more daring activities in Niederau, head out on a cross-country trail.

Toboggan rides guarantee laughs all round; imagine the excitement of hurtling down a floodlit slope in a wooden toboggan! All the family will want to attempt the high rope course in Oberau - a series of rope obstacles in the forest treetops. Act like an Eskimo and learn new skills on an igloo-building course – a superb way to have fun in the snow. If you’re in the mood for relaxing, try the brilliant indoor swimming pool complex or a scenic journey on the Bummelzug train. The train visits the amazing ice world that is Kundl gorge, one of the best attractions in Niederau. 

If you want to know where to go in Niederau in the evenings, there are some great hotel bars in which to enjoy a quiet drink and several lively mountain huts. Monday is bar crawl night and if you fancy joining in, you’ll find yourself in the fun Cave Bar or downing shots of Flugel in the Umbrella Bar. Fast food mountain huts provide respite for skiers and the chance to admire the snowy Alpine views. Dotted around Niederau are a selection of traditional Austrian spots serving delicious stews, soups and dumplings. Gasthof Bichlwirt offers reasonably priced Austrian meals accompanied by harp music. 

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