The Pension Hannes has a fantastic reputation for its great home cooking and traditional Austrian cuisine - creating a wonderful home-from-home experience.
This welcoming, family-run pension is conveniently located in a quiet spot close to the resort centre and ski school meeting point. During normal conditions you can ski back to within 50m of the hotel, and then spend some time relaxing in the new sauna and wellness area.
At a glance
- One of the four church villages in the Wildschönau, with access to the Ski Juwel’s 109km of piste.
- Fantastic for beginners, with central nursery slopes and miles of easy and intermediate runs to progress to.
- Families will love the range of non-ski activities, like sleigh rides and snowshoe walks.
- 3 minutes' walk to resort centre and nearest ski lift
- 50m to the ski bus stop to Auffach for access to the full Ski Juwel area
All rooms have a flatscreen satellite TV and safe. Cots are available to hire, free of charge, upon request.
Twin Room - sleeps 2-3: Austrian twin beds, single sofa bed, private shower, WC and balcony.
Austrian twin beds
Austrian twin beds are very common in Central Europe. They’re simply one large bed frame containing two single mattresses, both with separate duvets and linen sets, that cannot be separated. Separate twin beds are less common and can often be head to head beds, rather than side by side, if they are available.
- Free WiFi in restaurant and bar
- Non-smoking dining room
- Sauna and steam room
- 28 bedrooms
- Welcome drink
- Hot and cold buffet breakfast
- 3-course evening meals with a choice of 2 main courses
- Salad buffet 3 times a week
Please note: The Pension Hannes does not cater for vegetarian or vegan diets.
Many Austrian hotels do not serve free tap water with meals.
A picturesque resort in the Wildschönau valley, Niederau has wide nursery slopes and the excellent 1st Wildschönau Ski School, making it perfect for both families and beginners.
Snowboarders should watch out for a few flat sections and experienced skiers will probably need the more challenging terrain of neighbouring Auffach - a free bus ride away. The link over to Alpbach opens up the Ski Juwel’s full 109km - all covered by your pass. Niederau also has a nice mix of relaxed and lively après bars around the gondola base station.
Once you’re up the Markbachjoch gondola, you’ll have great views around the Kitzbüheler Alps. Head back down after a day on the slopes and enjoy the après, including the Schnappshütte, which has daily special deals and free WiFi. Nightlife is a little more limited, but the Cave Bar is one of the most popular haunts, especially for karaoke and Elvis lovers.
There are also a few shops and a decent supermarket with a great deli counter - perfect for grabbing lunch on the go. For something a little different you could give horse-drawn sleigh rides a try. Families after a change of scenery should head over to nearby Wörgl for the excellent Wave Water Adventure World, home of the L2, the world’s first double looping water slide, and a modern luxury spa.
Niederau is almost custom-made for those learning to ski, and we send hundreds of newbies every year to this beginner-friendly resort. Almost all the slopes are for beginners and intermediates - a major plus - so once you feel confident moving on from the nursery area, which is located on the edge of the village, it's hard to take a wrong turn and go down a tough run.
There are plenty of challenging runs for the intermediate skier with long interesting pistes and pretty tree-lined skiing. Excellent for second/third timers who want to explore further afield with some excellent red runs at Auffach, connected by the free ski bus.
Better suited to beginner and intermediate skiers - Niederau can still offer the advanced skier some exciting off-piste skiing, and there are 4 decent black runs in the valley.