Ski in Auffach

Auffach - Ski Resort and Snow Summary

Auffach - Ski Resort in Ski Jewel Alpbachtal Wildschönau, Austrian Alps (875m to 1903m)

The Austrian Ski Resort of Auffach is part of the Ski Jewel Alpbachtal Wildschönau area with access to 145km of downhill skiing, with 83 individual pistes, served by 47 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Auffach itself (40 pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Ski Jewel Alpbachtal Wildschönau ski resorts of Alpbach, Kramsach, Niederau, Oberau, Reith im Alpbachtal and Thierbach.

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Who is Auffach good for?

Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
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Auffach Ski Area

18Black Pistes (35km)
13Red Pistes (77km)
34Blue Pistes (32km)
 1 Green Piste (1km)
12kmCross Country Pistes
29Ski Lifts

Ski Jewel Alpbachtal Wildschönau Ski Area

18Black Pistes (35km)
13Red Pistes (77km)
34Blue Pistes (32km)
 1 Green Piste
145kmDownhill Pistes
50kmCross Country Pistes
47Ski Lifts

Auffach Ski Area Height

1028mMax Vertical
1903mHighest Lift
875mLowest Piste
875mResort Altitude (Auffach)

Auffach

There are three Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Auffach are perfectly feasible. Innsbruck Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Skiing in Auffach

The Wildschönau's skiing is a fragmented affair with the largest areas above Niederau and Auffach and half a dozen small separate beginner areas next to the villages themselves. A free ski bus links the various areas. Niederau has perhaps the largest area and most varied terrain, whilst Auffach, with largely intermediate category skiers, has the biggest vertical and highest lifts. Oberau itself has seven parallel drag lifts next to one another along a road that runs out above the village. They serve about a dozen short beginner runs on wide sunny meadows beneath the forest. There is also one longer drag serving an intermediate descent.

Niederau's skiing is the main attraction for advanced skiers with the three black runs all here, including an excellent mogul run beneath the new Markbachjoch gondola with a vertical drop of nearly 700 metres. Ski touring is another opportunity with a ski school guide. Auffach's two stage gondola accesses more than half a dozen reds and the most snowsure skiing in the area, including some above-treeline terrain where powder can build up that's pretty well absent elsewhere.

Cross country skiers will find 50km (31 miles) of trails along the valley floor.

Snowboarding in Auffach

With a family feel, two thirds of the terrain graded easy and ninety per-cent of the terrain served by drag lifts, most of them T bars, Niederau and Oberau will not appeal to the hardcore 'boarder. There are plus points to the area however, including a fun park with half pipe at Auffach which, along with Niederau, has top to bottom gondola access. Niederau has some fun terrain with natural terrain features on the long fast black down from the gondola, so if you approach the place with an open mind, you can have a lot of fun. The Happy Ski and Snowboarding School offers tuition. There's also a Swatch Race 'n' Boarder Arena in Niederau.

Auffach Aprés Ski

Niederau is generally regarded as the liveliest choice of the three. The Dorfstub'n Fun-Pub there offers dancing and live entertainment every Sunday from 8:30 pm. The café at the Simmerlwirt is often lively as soon as the lifts closes and sometimes has live music.

All of the villages organise Tyrolean evenings several times weekly and the ski school in Niederau throws a snow party every week. Lively evening toboggan parties with glühwein and moonlit sleigh rides to fondue parties are the order of the day.

The local brew is a version of schnaps made from turnips!

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Auffach in brief

Auffach Ski Resort is:
Ok for Expert Skiers.
Good for Intermediate Skiers.
Ok for Beginners.
Good for Snowboarding.

Auffach Season Dates

 Closed : April 6, 2014.

Usual opening - Early Dec.

Usual closing - Early April.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Auffach.

Map of Auffach

Full Page Map of Auffach

Auffach Snow Making

Snowmaking :- Auffach is able to augment natural snow, on 4km of ski runs, with 13 Snow Cannons.

Auffach Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 29 Ski Lifts of Auffach are able to uplift 28,000 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

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7nts HB from
₤584
per person
 inc. Flights
1nt RO from
€34
Room only
7nts SC from
₤447
₤522
per week
Accom. only

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