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Oberau Resort Guide

The Oberau resort guide summary is: Oberau has 25 lifts within its terrain that is suitable for intermediate level, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 264m of vertical range and surrounding area.



Oberau Resort Guide

The Oberau resort guide summary is: Oberau has 25 lifts within its terrain that is suitable for intermediate level, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 264m of vertical range and surrounding area.

Vertical:

Top: 1200m
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264m
Bot: 936m

Best for:

Intermediate level skier
Intermediates

Trails:

Hectares of Ski:

Snowmaking: 20%

Oberau Lifts:

  • drag lift icon20
  • ski lift icon3
  • cablecar icon2
Total lifts = 25
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Visiting Oberau

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Oberau.

  • Season opens
  • Season closes
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    30 | 7
  • Nearest Airport
    Innsbruck
  • Nearest Train Station
    Wurgl
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +4353398255

Oberau Features

The terrain at Oberau includes:


What's it like at Oberau resort?

Oberau, in Austria, is a large resort with 25 lifts (3 chair lifts, 20 surface lifts) but it only has 264 metres (866 feet) of vertical descent. Oberau has 8 pistes with a total length of 10 kilometers (6 miles). There are 30 kilometers (19 miles) of cross country ski trails at Oberau. For snowboarders, there is a terrain park. A small proportion of the pistes at Oberau are covered by snowmaking. The nearest airport is at Innsbruck and the nearest train station to Oberau is at Wörgl .


Explore Oberau Location Map

Interactive Oberau trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Oberau?

JanuaryAverage: 3.0 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Oberau is week 3 of January. There are typically 3.0 snowy days during this week with 19cm of snowfall. Check out the Oberau Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Oberau

Wayne Flint from United Kingdom writes:

Oberau is a very tiny resort consisting of a couple of blues and a red/black run. However, it does sit in the middle of the Wildschonau region which gives access to Niederau and Auffach areas which are both much larger.

We stayed at the Schneerose which is ideally located for the black T-bar, the excellent ski school for beginners and the bus stop for the other resorts. The hotel was very comfortable and the resort is very beautiful. The veranda overlooked the black, so was an ideal place to wind down with a hot chocolate while the older kids put in a few more kilometres before tea.

We travelled with a school trip who had an excellent time in the ski school. The blue runs provided excellent pistes for beginners within Oberau, and the schools made a couple of trips to Niedearu when more challenging runs were required.

The more experienced of us were a little concerned about previous reports that there was not much to challenge us. On visiting Auffach (15 minutes by bus) we were met with a number of fabulous red runs with excellent snow conditions that were quite empty (even in half-term) with little or no queues. The day was completed by a 4km run down to the resort. The runs were well linked so we barely had to use our poles all day. To be honest, we skied the whole area in a day, but just wanted to come back for more.

Niederau (5 minutes by bus from Oberau) is the main resort in the valley and consisted of a number of nursery slopes at the bottom plus a number of reds and blacks coming down from the top. The blacks were long and steep in places, but the snow conditions were excellent so made them very enjoyable. The biggest gripe about Niederau is that the resort is so disjointed. The main gondola to the top has a red run straight down to the bottom, but the other reds/blacks can only be reached by a fair amount of poleing.

On the final day we finished off with tobogganing at Auffach, which was a hoot.

If you want a resort with Alpine charm and do not necessarily need 200km of Pistes, Oberau is a very good place to use as a base.

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