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Skiing Niederau, Austria, ski trip – summary

By on January 12, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments

Overall it was a very good trip. The Sonnschein Hotel was very nice – warm and comfortable with friendly and helpful staff, and very nice facilities. The hotel was located about 10 minutes from the slopes. Transfer from the airport was good (about 90 minutes). However, the return was most uncomfortable. Skiing was mixed. Snow […]

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What is a Bummelbahn Station?

By on January 10, 2015 in Austria, General 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 in to Auffach 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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Day 6: The last runs at Niederau

By on January 9, 2015 in Austria, General with 0 Comments

Caught the ski bus back from Auffach to Niederau for a last couple of runs. Took the main gondola up the mountain and skied the routes to the left. The snow was suprisingly slushy. It was spring skiing in January. It was also windy, but as the snow was very slushy it wasn’t blowing away! […]

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Day 6: Skiing Auffach

By on January 9, 2015 in Austria, General with 0 Comments
Day 6: Skiing Auffach

Had a good day skiing over at Auffach. Snow conditions were generally good, quite a bit of thin cover in places. The mountain was generally quiet with no lift lines, however, there did seem to be a lot of school kids around having lessons. Weather was mixed. Some light snow at one point. Even some […]

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Day 6: Lunch stop at Koglmoos, Auffach

By on January 9, 2015 in Austria, General with 0 Comments
Day 6: Lunch stop at Koglmoos, Auffach

Stopped at Koglmoos for lunch. Koglmoos is at the mid-station of the main gondola out of Auffach and is a fairly typical self-service mountain restaurant. There is free wifi available. However, neither (the restaurants or the mountains) worked. That is,I could connect. If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share it […]

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Day 6: Coffee stop at Auffach, Austria – Gipfo Hit

By on January 9, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments

Stopped for a coffee at Gipfo Hit which is near the top of Schatzberg. Nice place. Very large. Waitress service. Loos downstairs. Lots of seating. Has the free mountain wifi available, however I could not connect to it. If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share it using the buttons below. […]

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Day 6: Skiing the Auffach area… The lack of snow was worrying

By on January 9, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments

It looked very grey and cold out there this morning. Snow conditions at Auffach were pretty good, however, there were a number of brown spots where the piste-basher has broken through the base and hit dirt. The place desperately needed some more snow, and it was worrying to see the ground breaking through the piste […]

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Day 6: Last day of skiing the Niederau area…

By on January 9, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments

Last day of skiing. Always a sad day I have decided to go over to Auffach for the day, and then finish off the trip by coming back to Niederau for one last ski from the top down to the ski hire shop. The above plan is, of course, all weather dependent as the light […]

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