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Oberau

Oberau Ski Resort Guide

Oberau, Austria

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners and Apres-Ski.
Total Piste Length109km68 miles
Highest Lift1,900m6,234ft
Resort Height936m3,071ft
 Nearest AirportsInnsbruck Airport and Munich
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Oberau

The Austrian ski resort of Oberau is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 936m3,071ft, with 109km68 miles of marked runs.

Summary

Oberau is part of the Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau area with access to 109km68 miles of downhill skiing, with 83 marked pistes, served by a total of 46 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Oberau itself (109km68 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau ski resorts of Alpbach, Auffach, Kramsach, Niederau, Reith im Alpbachtal and Thierbach.

Skiing

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding

Oberau offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Oberau.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Oberau is 7km4 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'WM Run'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Oberau?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Oberau.

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Ski Area Stats

Oberau Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
1835km22 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
1377km48 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
3432km20 miles
Downhill
Total Length
109km68 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
50km31 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
5

Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
1835km22 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
1377km48 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
3432km20 miles
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 1 
Downhill
Total Length
109km68 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
50km31 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
46

Altitudes

Oberau Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,900m6,234ft
Lowest Piste940m3,084ft
Resort Altitude (Oberau)936m3,071ft
Max Vertical964m3,163ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Oberau
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Ski Hire in Oberau

Ski Hire Shops in Oberau.

For more information, see our page about Oberau Ski Hire.

Location and Map

Where is Oberau?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Upper Bavaria.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Oberau is Innsbruck Airport, 50 minutes drive away.

Munich, Salzburg, Memmingen, Bolzano, St. Gallen-Altenrhein, Linz and Friedrichshafen airports are all within three hours drive.

Innsbruck Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The five ski lifts are able to uplift 30,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 25km16 miles of ski runs, with 25 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Oberau open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Early April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

Oberau Piste Map
Oberau

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Oberau, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Oberau Tourist Office for the latest.

Oberau