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TR A morning in Niederau

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
As we had the Kitzbüheler Alpen AllStarCard, we decided to visit Niederau whilst we were staying in Hopfgarten.

The journey by car took around 20 minutes (maybe less), with the road out of Hopfgarten having some fairly vicious hairpins.

We parked in the free carpark at the bottom of the Lanerköpflbahn 4 man chair. Plenty of space, with toilets in the lift station at the base.

The skiing was great fun. We got the impression that the majority of people were in lessons. The terrain seemed perfect for learning, with nice wide open blue runs, and slightly (but not much) more challenging reds. The only potential issue was that a couple of the key beginner lifts are T-bars, but I guess that's something the instructors will be used to sorting.

To be honest, we'd skied pretty much every run in the resort within 90 minutes. I'd have quite happily repeated some of them, though, as there are some lovely runs down through the trees. Black 15 is a lovely cruisey run - I think I finally understand how people can have skied a "black" run in their 1st week of skiing - I've skied considerably trickier red runs. Black 18 is a fairly flat road for the 1st part, so I'd avoid it another time. As the resort is mostly beginners, the runs from the top of the Lanerköpflbahn had hardly been skied when we arrived.

Overall, it looked like a perfect resort for beginners and families. We would have spent longer there, but wanted to move on and see Auffach/Alpbach in the afternoon.
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
I'm staying in Niederau but we were being guided today from Hopfgarten!!! Delightfully sunny day hey, with more to follow? Because of the pm slushy slopes we are starting out early st 07.45 hrs! Shocked
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