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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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Hotel Sonnschein, Niederau, Austria – summary

By on January 10, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments
Hotel Sonnschein, Niederau, Austria – summary

The Hotel Sonnschein, Niederau, Austria was good, very good. One of the nicest ‘solo’ (single) ski rooms I have had and the package from Crystal Ski was one best value solo ski deals I have ever come across. The Hotel Sonnschein was large and very Austrian. The staff on the hotel front desk were English, and […]

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The Crystal Ski Reps of Niederau, Austria

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

What did the Crystal Ski reps in Niederau do for me on this trip? What value did they add? Well, the transfer from Innsbruck to Niederau was well organised, and the return transfer worked with out any problems (it was exceedingly uncomfortable, but that was not the fault of the rep). However, in-resort they really […]

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The transfer from Niederau to Innsbruck… And the Crystal Ski Feedback

By on January 10, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments
The transfer from Niederau to Innsbruck… And the Crystal Ski Feedback

Well, I think Crystal Ski get the award for one of the most painful and generally uncomfortable transfers ever. Congratulations Crystal Ski! The mini-bus was incredibly small, there was zero leg room and my aching ski knees were pressed up hard against the seat in front. The bus was also uncomfortably hot. The bus was totally […]

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Lunch at Schnapshutte, Niederau

By on January 10, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments
Lunch at Schnapshutte, Niederau

Had lunch at the Schnapshutte, which is just at the bottom of the gondola in Niederau. Had the burger, which was pretty good – liked the fried onions in it. It is claimed to be the best in town! (The meal could be served with more napkins as I made a bit of a mess […]

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The picturesque Niederau Church, Austria

By on January 10, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments
The picturesque Niederau Church, Austria

In Niederau there is a rather nice little village church. The graveyard had a style of grave marker I had not seen before. Around the back of the church is the town war memorial commemorating the dead of the first and second world wars. The interior is worth a look. I really liked the simple […]

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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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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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