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Piste bashers and bullies…

By on January 10, 2015 in Austria, General with 0 Comments
Piste bashers and bullies…

Whilst wandering around Niederau I came across the local piste bashers/bullies parked up for the day. They are seriously impressive bits of kit. The tracks are seriously impressive. If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share it using the buttons below.   Nick’s continued wanderings can be followed on Twitter: @nickswanderings. […]

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Exploring the town of Niederau, Austria – what did I find?

By on January 10, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments
Exploring the town of Niederau, Austria – what did I find?

I liked the town of Niederau, Austria. Yes, it was small but it had most of the things I needed – a few bars, places to eat, a petrol station, two supermarkets, a number of hotels, a good bus service, and a ski hill, plus extensive cross-country skiing tracks. It also has a ski hill. […]

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Ever wondered where to get the typically Austrian music heard in ski bars?

By on January 10, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments
Ever wondered where to get the typically Austrian music heard in ski bars?

I’ve wondered for a few years where Austrian ski bars get their rather unique music… Now I know…. If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share it using the buttons below.   Nick’s continued wanderings can be followed on Twitter: @nickswanderings.   Photos from this blog are available for purchase via […]

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What is a Bummelbahn Station?

By on January 10, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments
What is a Bummelbahn Station?

I have no idea what this is all about, and I can only assume it runs in the summer. When coming into Auffach, Austria, on the ski coach I’ve seen a bunch of cars/trucks built up to look like trains, they even have carriages they pull. I can only assume these things run in the […]

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Free wifi in the Niederau ad Auffach ski areas

By on January 10, 2015 in Austria, General with 0 Comments

You get what you pay for… Free wifi was advertised and promoted for the Niederau and Auffach ski areas and whilst it works it is patchy. Some wifi stations have been great, others have refused login requests and otters have been very slow. However, it is free and when I’ve been able to login messaging […]

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Ski passes for Niederau, Auffach, Soll, Austria and the surrounding area

By on January 10, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments
Ski passes for Niederau, Auffach, Soll, Austria and the surrounding area

I never got my head around the local ski passes. From what I understand there is a pass that covers Niederau and the Auffach area, the Ski Juwel pass, and the Kitzbuheler All Star pass that covers the same as the Juwel pass plus the Soll ski area. The six-day Juwel pass is €211.50 and […]

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Skiing conditions at Niederau, Austria – January 2015

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Skiing conditions at Niederau, Austria – January 2015

After the heavy rain of last night and temperatures of 9°C, the snow is melting fast. Not good. This time of year, January, it should all be frozen. There is also quite a bit of water running off the mountain and sitting on the slopes. There is snow on the forecast, around 9 cm, for […]

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A drinking game – Nails in Austria

By on January 9, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments
A drinking game – Nails in Austria

This is something I’ve not seen before – it’s called Nails. The aim is to knock the nail into the block of wood. The game is played with two or more players, with each player taking a go to hit their nail. The nail is knocked into the wood until it stands and then each […]

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Yikes! Raining in Niederau, Austria

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Earlier I blogged about how thin the snow cover was on the slopes in Niederau – well, later in the evening I went outside and it was 4°C and pouring with rain. If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share it using the buttons below.   Nick’s continued wanderings can be […]

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Skis for the week – a pair of Volkl rocker tips

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Skis for the week – a pair of Volkl rocker tips

I spent this week skiing on a pair of Volkl rocker tips, and I liked them. They were 170 cm with a 16.1 m turn. I found them to be light and responsive, and they skied very well. They coped with the hard packed powder and ice, and were good in the spring-like slush. I […]

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