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Austria: Weather in Niederau, Wildschönau, Ski Juwel

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Just got back. Very slick journey thanks. Took off 10 minutes early, landed 15 minutes early and drove from Birmingham airport to Swansea in 2 hrs 33 minutes.

My luggage was overweight, but luckily the check in girl wasn’t very good at maths and didn’t realise that a bag weighing 17.9kg and another weighing 8.9kg exceeded my allowance of 25kg. She was too busy apologising for not noticing my limit was 25kg instead of 20kg as I had paid extra to cover my boots. Toofy Grin

Lovely trophy. Very good of Thomas to give it to me. I had said I wasn’t expecting anything as he gave me one last year. Wish I knew what my race time was. I like to know what to improve on year on year. I know I wasted quite a bit of time in it, but it would be nice to find out.

Interesting week with all the changes in the weather.
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71 seconds Rhiannon:). Looks like a similar week of weather to come!
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Thanks. I knew it was slow, so I have work to do for next year.

Weather here has been awful since I got back. So much better there in Niederau this week. I was watching alpine skiing on TV yesterday and it seems everywhere has had the wind blow the snow away to expose ice. There were far more falls than usual. The snow crew in Niederau do a brilliant job in getting it safe for people to go out and ski. snowHead
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Yes we are all very proud of our snow crew:). You were slower than normal due to just that one long turn towards the left half way down. The rest was nicely close to the gates
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Oh well, at least I managed to get back high enough up not to miss the next gate. My left knee was really playing up, which was why I struggled to turn to the right.

Forgot to ask how much those piste map hoodies are and what sizes are available. They look great.
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Have a look at pisteful.com. All sizes from S to 3XL. Hope your knee settles down soon. Horrible rain yesterday but it’s snowing again today
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Have a look at pisteful.com. All sizes from S to 3XL. Hope your knee settles down soon. Horrible rain yesterday but it’s snowing again today
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I saw the clip on Facebook of the gondola flapping around in the wind up at Alpbach. Looked horrendous. Hope things settle down with the new snow today.

I’m going to go back to the doctor with a list of things which confirm my knees are getting worse and try to get him to agree to get the ball rolling for replacing them. When I saw him a couple of weeks ago he thought they weren’t getting worse as I hadn’t been to see him for a year. So I need to start pestering him. I hadn’t thought there was any point in seeing him often, but I will have to start doing that.

Just heard on the radio that another storm is coming in later this week. Hope it peters out before it gets to the Alps and everyone can stay safe skiing.
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Snow was lovely this morning on alpbach runs. Found a batch of powder to flounder around in. Then it got more windy, but brighter in between the snow showers. Now snowing again (1640).
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Lovely weather and snow today, stormy forecast
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Was a little windy for a couple of days last week!
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After a few days of rain the slopes are still pretty awesome. A very well done to the snow team who work very hard for us. Blue skies and full sunshine also help with the awesomeness.
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Anybody know about if you can get Points Card for Niederau instead of lift pass? Off there next week and one person in group likely to only use a couple of lifts a day so lift pass seems a bit of a waste.
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Someone on our dining table managed it last week.
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@kerb, when we stayed in January 2019 one of our party had a Points card as she really only came up to meet us for lunch
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https://www.skijuwel.com/en/winter/skipass-prices/ski-juwel-card/point-cards

Looks like you can
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Ah yes thanks you. Although I see main gondola Markbachjochbahn looks like it’s excluded. And that’s one she’s need. Although looks like you can pay per trip on that one. Does anybody know if that means paying cash at the little window, don’t think I’ve ever see anybody ever do that!
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You can use points cards on the drag lifts but need an actual lift pass for the gondola. Available at the gondola station. They don’t take cash at the window. Have a great time here
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kerb wrote:
Ah yes thanks you. Although I see main gondola Markbachjochbahn looks like it’s excluded. And that’s one she’s need. Although looks like you can pay per trip on that one. Does anybody know if that means paying cash at the little window, don’t think I’ve ever see anybody ever do that!

The ticket office is part of the gondola base station, you can get whatever you need from there, €14 for up and down. You can pay cash at the ticket office and I'm sure they all speak English so you should have no problems there.
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Chris_n wrote:
kerb wrote:
Ah yes thanks you. Although I see main gondola Markbachjochbahn looks like it’s excluded. And that’s one she’s need. Although looks like you can pay per trip on that one. Does anybody know if that means paying cash at the little window, don’t think I’ve ever see anybody ever do that!

The ticket office is part of the gondola base station, you can get whatever you need from there, €14 for up and down. You can pay cash at the ticket office and I'm sure they all speak English so you should have no problems there.

Brilliant, thanks Chris. Looks like it will work paying Euro for a ride up and down and then use a points card for a couple of goes on the drags up there.

Weather looks possibly sunny for next week and there appears to be enough snow to last.
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A dusting of snow overnight, snow is still beautiful. Slopes busy again , lots of school children .
Very Happy
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Very Happy Blue skies and plenty of sunshine today. Skiing awesome .
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It feels really hot today.
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Pouring rain this morning and lower slopes were very slushy yesterday The forecast is to cool down tomorrow and change to snow. Let’s hope it’s right ❄️⛷
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Snowing ❄️❄️❄️❄️
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Is it appropriate to ask if there is any reaction to the corona virus locally? Am due in Westendorf via salzburg this weekend?
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At this moment in time the only confirmed cases are 2 Italians in Innsbruck. 12 people are in quarantine and testing negative, 100 other tests have been carried out and all are negative. You are as likely to catch it in the Uk as you are here. Enjoy your trip, we should have some better conditions by then.
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Thanks Chris - that is my sentiment also!
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Snowing gently again this morning snowHead
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About 15 cm of snow overnight, was quite windy so some areas may be scoured. Forecast to be relatively cold and more snow in the coming days. snowHead
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I’m thinking of a trip to Niederau within the next few weeks, can anyone recommend the hotels Austria or Harfenwirt. It’s been a while since I’ve been Austria so what can I expect to pay for a pint of lager, cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco these days? Any useful information much appreciated
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@rizzotherock, Travel companies are only coming here for the next 2 weeks so if you are coming you had better get on with booking. Hotel Austria is probably the better of the 2 you mention. Snow is very good on the mountain at the moment but variable in the valley though it is forecast to be colder and is snowing now. Beer will cost €3.50 to €4.50 depending where you go and what you actually drink. Can't help with the tobacco questions.
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Thanks for the advice, hotel Austria is now booked, very much looking forward to trying this area for the first time
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I've stayed on both hotels. Rooms are warm and beds comfortable in both, food is good in both. Austria is better located for getting to various bars in the evenings and closer to the main gondola. Much nearer to the Spar, the bank and the medical centre should they be needed too. Harfenwirt is better for me as it has access to the pistes without having to get up any steps in ski boots (with arthritis in the knees). Towels are bigger and fluffier in the Harfenwirt. Austria provides residents with a cup of tea and a piece of cake (free) in the afternoon as the ski lifts close. Both have a swimming pool. Harfenwirt also has hot tub, steam room and sauna. Not sure if the Austria has them. Both have a boot room and ski storage. snowHead
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Thank you for the review of both hotels, I’m sure the Austria will suit my needs.
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@J Rhiannon, you forgot to mention that on site ski hire is available at the Austria for the whole season but only high season at Harfenwirt. wink
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@Chris_n, I didn't know that as I get mine in Magreiter's now. I have never had them from the Harfenwirt, but when I had them from the Austria they were pretty careful to make sure everything was exactly what we needed. The first year I was there and staying in The Sonnesschein I ended up trying to get ski boots in The Austria (as The Sonneschein couldn't find any for me) and they even found some old rear-loaders in their archives for me, which I could at least get on even though I couldn't buckle them up properly. Otherwise I wouldn't have been able to ski at all that year. snowHead
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Season finished early all lifts in Tirol closing at the weekend!
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Just seen loads of notices about this on Facebook. Shame it had to happen. I hope all my friends on Niederau are keeping well. It was quite shocking to look at the map and see how close it is to the Italian towns that were locked down first.


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