Oberau
Top 74%105 points
Top 74%
Key facts and figures

Oberau review: 35 facts and highlights

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
8
Big Sky: 250

2. Allows off-piste skiing

In resorts which allow off piste-skiing, you can ski anywhere which is great for adventurous types. However, there are hazards such cliff edges, avalanches or simply getting lost and suffering exhaustion.
Oberau
68% have it

3. mountain height

The height of the mountain is the difference in height between the lowest and highest point. Tall mountains can offer longer pistes, better views, and often better snowfall.
770meters
Gressoney: 3550meters

4. skiable area

The size of area available for skiers to enjoy on the mountain as measured in kilometres.
40km
Champéry: 650km

5. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
30
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180

6. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Oberau
94% have it

7. restaurants on the slopes

Rather than having to trek back to the base of the mountain, it is a lot more convenient to have restaurants and bars on the slopes.
3
Ellmau: 70

8. longest run

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
5km
Zermatt: 25km

9. Has ice climbing areas

Ice climbing is a great sport for adrenalin seekers. It entails climbing frozen cliff edges/waterfalls using tools such as ice axes in order to grip the surface.
Oberau
37% have it

10. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
76.7km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km

11. Has night skiing

Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
Oberau
51% have it

12. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
6
Val di Fassa: 188

13. The resort has open cross country skiing

Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.
Oberau
88% have it

14. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
830meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters

15. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
Oberau
40% have it

16. trails (difficult)

Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. High-difficulty trails (marked with a black diamond) have a slope gradient of more than 40%; such trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a good challenge.
1
Big Sky: 150

17. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
1600meters
Claviere: 5774meters

18. Winter olympics host

The resort has played host to the winter olympics. This means it is likely to have a range of professional slopes, other winter sports, and finally, good facilities and well developed transport links.
Oberau
17% have it

19. trails (medium)

Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Medium difficulty trails (marked with a blue square) have a slope gradient between 25% and 40%. These trails are ideal for regular skiers.
3
Whistler Blackcomb: 110

20. ski lifts (air)

Air lifts describe all off-ground types of ski lift, such as cable cars or chair lifts. These are better, particular for travelling long distances, as they can transport skiers faster and in larger quantities than surface lifts.
5
Champéry: 102

21. trails (easy)

Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Low difficulty trails (marked with a green circle) have a slope gradient between 6% and 25%. Resorts with a lot of low difficulty trails are ideal for beginners.
4
Champéry: 150

22. Has an ice rink

At the ice rink you can get your skates on and try your hand at a different winter sport.
Oberau
61% have it

23. number of five star hotels

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
0
Park City Mountain: 9

24. number of museums

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
1
Banff Mount Norquay: 25

25. ski lifts total

The total number of ski lifts available at the resort (all types; tow lifts, surface lifts and air lifts).
25
Champéry: 216

Top 10 ski resorts

Add to comparison
    Compare
    This page is currently only available in English.