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Skiing conditions at Niederau, Austria – January 2015

By on January 10, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments
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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Yikes! Raining in Niederau, Austria

By on January 9, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments

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

By on January 9, 2015 in Austria, General with 0 Comments
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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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 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. The weather was mixed. Some light snow at one point. Even […]

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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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Nightlife in Niederau – back down the Cave Bar….

By on January 8, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments

I had a quick look around the bars in Niederau this evening. Most of the bars in town are in the hotels. There were three I identified: one near the main gondola lift; one across the road from the gondola; and the Cave Bar. Most of the bars in town are in the hotels. There […]

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Day 5: Ski Welt – a summary

By on January 8, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments
Day 5: Ski Welt – a summary

I had a great day skiing over at Ski Welt, despite getting “trapped” in the bowl between Eiberg and Brandstadl. The ski area is big and after skiing it for 6 hours, I doubt I covered more than a fifth of the place. It would make a good place for a week ski holiday. I […]

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Day 4: Back over to Auffach/Inneralpbach Ski Area – back on the ski bus

By on January 7, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments

I enjoyed the Auffach/Inneralpbach Ski Area so much yesterday that I am heading back over. As I wait for the ski bus outside the Harfenwirt one thing is noticeable – the slopes of Niederau are much quieter today. Looks like most of the Austrians have headed back to work after the public holiday. One thing […]

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Elvis at the Cave Bar, Niederau, Austria

By on January 6, 2015 in Austria with 0 Comments
Elvis at the Cave Bar, Niederau, Austria

Down at the Cave Bar in Niederau, Austria, for Elvis. And yes, Elvis was here. He was on stage. I saw him! This was all kind of weird. I was sitting in a bar underneath a hotel, the bar was mocked up to look like a cave and I’m listening to an Elvis impersonator on […]

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