About Au - presentation, information, photos and recommendations
Au - Tradition and Sunshine!
Au lies in the upper reaches of Bregenzer Ache at an altitude of 800 m and is one of the most important tourist areas in Austria. Several leisure activities are available to guests in this region. The various, small and large ski areas in Begenzerwald, the numerous cross-country tracks and winter hiking trails are very popular here. Further possibilities include sleigh-rides in the moonlight, ice-skating or a torch hike through the snowy winter landscape. The restaurants, inns and gourmet also want to spoil you with local specialities.Ski
With the "3-Täler-Skipass" you have access to a total of 506 km of piste within in 38 ski area (see ski region). The nearby ski area Diedamkopf (approx. 2 km from Au) offers a total of 40 km of diverse pistes. This is the ski area with the highest located mountain station in the Bregenzerwald (2,060 m). Especially families like this ski area, due to mostly easy to intermediate pistes. The 300 m² large activity area for children aged 3 to 8 years rounds off the family offers.
But also sporty skiers and boarder can find some terrain here: the 10 km long descent at the Diedamskopf is to be mentioned and recommended here, with a difference in altitude of 1,200 m. Further there are some great freeride areas, as well as the "Pleasure Diedamspark" with rails, boxes, kickers and more, for all freestylers to test their skills. A further highlight is the night skiing and night tobogganing at the Grunholz lift, which takes place twice a week.
If you want to take a break and enjoy the beautiful mountain panorama, you should swing by one of the restaurants with their sun terraces.
In the ski area many Gasthäuser, with large sun terraces and snow bars, wait to be discovered. Even after your last descent of the day, the fun continues in the valley. For party-loving skiers and snowboarders the "Ski-Inn" pub is the place to be, with live bands performing on Saturdays. If you want to round off the evening more quietly, many restaurants are available and wait to spoil you with regional and international specialities.
If you’d prefer a more sporty evening, you have the choice of a ride down one of two natural tobogganing runs (a short one for families with children, and a 5 km long one), ice-skating, horse-drawn or dog-sled rides or hikes. In total, Au offers approx. 40 km of winter hiking trails which all maintained and sign-posted. Especially popular are the hikes to the surrounding mountain huts.
Together with Schoppernau, Au provides 59 km of cross-country tracks, one of the largest connected cross-country areas in Bregenzerwald. The trails are mostly of easy to medium level. Directly in Au you will find the 13.8 km long Dörferloipe trail. The Kanisfluhloipe trail is especially recommended to nature lovers, which heads from Au-Argenstein towards Leue and on to Unterargenstein through an unspoiled landscape.
With more than 300 km of cross-country trails, Bregenzerwald truely provides a real paradise for all Nordic ski fans!
|Highest point ski area||2.060 m|
|Lowest point ski area||820m|
|Number of lifts||8|
|Number of drag lifts||4|
|Number of chair lifts||2|
|Number of cable cars||2|
|Total pistes||40 km|
|Green/blue pistes||13 km|
|Red pistes||18 km|
|Black pistes||40 km|
Au | Au lies in the upper reaches of Bregenzer Ache at an altitude of 800 m and is one of the most important tourist areas in Austria. Several leisure activities are available to guests in this region. The various, small and large ski areas in Begenzerwald,
the numerous cross-country tracks and winter hiking trails are very popular here
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