The Ski Jewel is located at the edge of the Kitzbuheler Alps and famed for its empty slopes and spectacular scenery. The very first ski lift was opened in 1947 in the Wildschonau, and in 2012 the Alpbach Valley was linked to the Wildschonau and the Ski Jewel was born. With 145km of slopes and breathtaking scenery is quickly became one of the top ski areas in Austria. Resorts that are included in the Ski Jewel are Alpbach, Niederau and Oberau and a ski holiday here promises not to disappoint
The ski area has 32km of blue runs, 78km of red runs and 18km of black runs, and is a fantastic choice for beginner and intermediate skiers. The Ski Jewel area has 24 rustic ski huts, which are perfect for a few drinks after the slopes. There are also 3 snow parks in the area and a 90m half-pipe.
Ski holidays to the Ski Jewel have long been a family favorite, and often much better value than some of the other Austrian ski resorts. We have some excellent hotels in Niederau, Oberau and Alpbach on offer where you can fly from your local regional airport. Please call our ski experts on 02037780123 and see if we can find you the perfect ski holiday in the Ski Jewel.
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The ski Jewel was created in 2012 by linking the Alpbach Valley to the Wildschonau. There are 145km of slopes including 32km of blue runs, 78km of red runs and 18km of black runs, perfect for beginners and intermediates. The ski Jewel also has 3 snow parks, one in Alpbach, Schatzberg, Niederau and a 90m half-pipe.
The Resorts of Niederau, Oberau and Alpbach are great for beginners. Alpbach has 3 separate nursery slopes in the resort, as well as some other nursery pistes at the top of the gondola. Niederau, and Oberau also have beginner slopes in the resort.
The Ski Jewel is an intermediates paradise with its 78km of red runs. Popular routes in Niederau and Oberau are the slopes from the Markbachjoch gondola or from the Lanerkopfl chairlift. Alpbach has some outstanding long reds that run all the way from the top of the mountain, through the trees all the way down to the village.
One of the most popular slopes in Alpbach is the Gmahkopf that runs from the top of the gondola to the Inneralbach. Besides the black runs in Niederau and Oberau there are a few mogul fields and for the more adventurous some good off-piste routes.
Most of the slopes are wide and open perfect for snowboarders. In the whole area there are 3 snowparks and a half-pipe. The Race n Boarder Arena in Niederau that has a permanent racetrack, which offer professional training during the winter season.
Easy Boxes: Flat Box, Slide Feature, Rainbow Box
Easy Kicker: 2 x 3m Kicker
Rollercoaster Track: 15m long Rollercoaster Track
Pro Boxes: Straight Box, Jib Box, Jib Tank, Rainbow Box, Mail Box
Pro Kicker: 2 x 10-12m Kicker
Beginner: Kicker 6 m - 2 x Straight box 4 m – Rainbow box 4 m - Wellenbahn
Pros: Kicker 14 m - Straight box 8 m - Curved box 8 m - Kinked box 8 m - Doublekinked rail 8 m - Wallride
Halfpipe 90 m
There are 24 ski huts in the Ski Jewel perfect for unwinding after a hard day on the slopes. Alpbach really comes alive after the lifts have shut and the town starts to wake up, popular après bars include the Boglerhof and the Jakober. Niederau also comes alive after the lifts have closed and promises to turn even the most shy of people into a party animal.