Visitor reviews for Oberau Ski Resort
Ski Resort Rating: Rate Oberau
February 27, 2009
Wayne Flint from United Kingdom
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.
January 03, 2005
john chorley from United Kingdom
Just had 3rd visit to oberau.As always a great time.Very friendly and affordable resort.Ideal for learning to ski and for families.Everything is within walking distance with free skibus to auffach and neiderau.A must for first time skiers.