Wild and beautiful – hence the name of one of the Tyrol’s loveliest and most unspoilt valleys.
A great favourite with British guests, the traditional Harfenwirt is run by Herbert Thaler who entertains weekly with his unconvential harp-playing in the nearby Gasthof Bichlwirt.
The hotel has a great location opposite the Tennladen lift and nursery slopes. The ski bus stops outside making it very easy to explore the whole SkiJuwel area.
- Skiing up to 1,900m & excellent snow record
- Interlinked with the Alpbach ski area
- Short transfers from Innsbruck Airport
- Ideally located oppositethe Tennladen lift and nursery slopes
- Only 5 minutes' walk (500m) from the centre with a ski bus stop outside
- Reception/lounge area
- Residents' restaurant
- à la carte stube
- Two bars, one with TV
- Leisure area with large indoor pool, saunas, steam room and whirlpool (free); solarium (pay locally)
- Wi-Fi internet access in lobby (free)
All rooms have cable TV, telephone, radio and hairdryer.
Small twins in the original building have separate beds have shower.
Standard Austrian twins in the original building sleep up to 3 people, have bath and balcony.
Larger superior rooms in the new building sleep up to 3 people, have a bath, seating area with sofa bed and balcony.
Single rooms in the original building have a shower.
- Buffet breakfast
- 3 course evening meal with choice of main dish plus salad buffet
Nierderau - Ski Juwel area
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.
Skiing in and around Niederau
Beginners skiing in Niederau
Niederau is excellent for beginners as the nursery slopes are directly in the centre of each village.
Intermediate skiing in Niederau
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 Niederau
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 Niederau
The wide open, easy slopes are suitable for beginners and intermediates. More experienced boarders will enjoy the three funparks (whole area). The 'Race n Boarder' Arena in Niederau has a permenant race track and offers professional training.
Things to do in resort
- Horse-drawn sleigh rides
- A full programme of après–ski events
- Day excursion to Salzburg
- Guided winter walks
- Ski kindergarten
- Local museum and art gallery