Oberau is one of the four villages in the Wildschönau valley and is situated on a sunny location in the heart of the valley. The village is very suitable for cross-country skiers as all important trails lead through Oberau. There are a number of shops and restaurants found here as well.
The village of Oberau has its own ski area and is part of the whole Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau ski area. Because there are free ski buses shuttling between the different villages of the Wildschönau valley there is a perfest connection to the ski region of the Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau.