Ski Lifts in Wildschonau

Wildschonau Ski Lifts & Lift Passes

The new Alpbachtal-Wildschonau “Ski Juwel” region includes a total of 47 ski lifts – six high-speed gondolas, eight chairlifts and 32 drag lifts – with a total capacity of over 50,000 riders per hour, of which 60% or more is provided by 25 ski lifts in Wildschonau.

Ski Lifts in Wildschonau and “Ski Juwel”

Ranked the 10th largest in the Tirol, “Ski Juwel” Alpbachtal-Wildschonau features a total of 138km 138km of marked ski runs. Including 121km of piste skiing and 17km of ski routes, 102km of which is now lift-connected thanks to the new gondola connection between the Schatzberg above Auffach and the Poglalm entry point to the Wiedersberger Horn ski area at Inneralpbach.

The new 8-person gondola (included in the table below under Alpbach) starts next to the Hahnkopf lift on Schatzberg and runs down to mid-station at Pechalm (1,460m) where a second stage gondola takes you directly to the Poglalm gondola at Inneralpbach, an entry point to the Alpbach ski area and rising to 2,000m. The second stage between Pechalm and Poglalm spans the valley at a height of 40m and takes six minutes to complete the descent. The return trip to the Schatzberg takes approximately 10 minutes without changing gondolas at Pechalm.

The ski areas in each valley are also connected by efficient free ski bus services, allowing you to travel easily and quickly between Niederau – Oberau – Auffach in Wildschonau and between Alpbach – Reither Kogl – Kramsach in Albachtal Seenland, but skiers wanting to switch from Wildschonau to Alpbachtal or vice versa must use the gondola.

Ski Lifts Total Gondolas Chairlifts Surface Lifts
Niederau 12 1 1 10
Oberau 5 5
Auffach 8 1 2 5
Wildschonau 25 2 3 20
Alpbach 15 3 5 7
Reither Kogel 5 1 4
Kramsach 2 2
Alpbachtal 22 4 5 13
Ski Juwel 47 6 8 32

Wildschonau Ski Lifts

The three ski areas in Wildschonau include two high-speed gondolas, three chairlifts and 20 drag lifts between 830m and 1,900m serving 70km of pistes, of which 40km benefit from artificial snowmaking.

Total lift capacity in Wildschonau is 31,300 riders per hour and you seldom have to queue for more than a few minutes on any lift, except for some queuing for the Schatzbergbahn first thing in the morning when upwards of half a dozen coaches arrive in Auffach bearing large groups.

To travel from Auffach to Niederau by free ski bus takes approximately 25 minutes.

Alpbachtal Ski Lifts

Alpbach has an efficient lift system including three gondolas one of which is the new gondola which spans the valley from Poglalm in Alpbachtal to the Schatzberg in Wildschonau. Another two gondolas, the Poglbahn at Inneralpbach and the Wiedersbergerhornbahn on the outskirts of Alpbach, provide the uplift to the Wiedersberger Horn

There is no lift connection between Alpbach and Reither Kogl (one of the best night skiing areas in the Tirol) and commuting by free ski bus takes no more than 15 minutes. Kramsach in Seenland is located on the Inntal Valley floor and is irrelevant unless you happen to be staying there.

Alpbachtal-Wildschonau “Ski Juwel” Lift Passes

Full lift passes are valid on all 47 lifts throughout the Ski Juwel ski region and the Alpbachtal is covered by the same Ski Juwel.  Children aged five and under ski free when accompanied by a parent with a full lift pass and children aged 6-15 and those aged 16-18 are entitled to reduced-price lift passes.

The lift station cash desks selling lift passes are open in Auffach and Niederau from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm and in Oberau from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm. Ski lifts are open in Niederau and Oberau from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm and in Auffach from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

And if you want to check your progress including lifts used, vertical meters and downhill kilometres completed, go to and enter your lift ticket number.

Wildschonau Ski Lift Company

Wildschonauer Bergbahnen
A-6313 Auffach, Wildschonau, Tirol, Austria
Tel: +43 5339 53530


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