How wonderful that the borders with Austria are to be reopened on 15 June. From 29 June onwards, the hotels will also be allowed to open again. A time out in the mountains would definitely do me a lot of good again – walking sore legs, enjoying the “worked out” view and then relaxing in a beautiful sauna. How wonderful.
Meanwhile, it is certainly already flourishing and thriving in the Salzburger Land. I have been to the holiday region three times in winter and autumn. Our shortest visit was already a few months ago. We were lucky that we were able to spend a few days in the beautiful mountain region before the lock-down. For this reason there is still some snow on the mountains and enough to “push down” the slopes as we say so beautifully in the South Tyrolean dialect. I was also following in the footsteps of my brother, who had worked the winter preseason at the Holzhotel Forsthofalm.
Wood hotel FORSTHOFALM
The Four Stars Superior Hotel Forsthofalm scores points not only because of its isolated location at 1050 meters, but also because of its ecological commitment. It belongs to the sustainable and ecological hotels in Austria. In my opinion, the wooden hotel has managed very well to create a all-round concept for sustainability and “wellbeing”. The hotel also has its own water, energy and waste disposal concept. In the kitchen, regional and local organic products are used. The hotel’s own mountain herbs are also used for relaxation in the wellness area.
- The Holzhotel Forsthofalm will also be back in operation on 29.05. You can read everything about the Corona measures here on their blog!
The pleasure of a winter holiday with SKI IN – SKI OUT
For all future skiing holidays, I have been spoiled too much in the Forsthofalm. It is incredibly comfortable to be able to ski almost directly from the piste to the ski cellar. The Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn is right on the doorstep. In fact, it felt like getting out of bed and onto the piste.
- You wouldn’t have to worry about the ski tickets in advance either, because most hotels in the region can issue them directly at the hotel.
After a sporty day of skiing, you are expected to enjoy a sundowner at the Forsthofalm. A small “Jausen” (snack) is a good way to recharge your batteries. Afterwards – put on your bathrobe. Off to the SKY SPA or let yourself be pampered with a massage in the SPAnorama!
- Recommendation! for extra fortification or lunch, try the Club Sandwich. That was so good!
The modern wellness area SKY SPA and SPAnorama is located on the last floor of the house. My highlight was the relaxation room, “the nest”. In the lower area you will find a cosy fireplace lounge, the spacious fitness room with all-round glazing. I especially enjoyed the bio-herbal sauna, Finnish sauna, infrared sauna and brine steam bath. After some sauna sessions I always retired to “The Nest”. The generous window areas increased the feeling of space and brought the mountain landscape even closer. We completely forgot the time. Switch off. Rest. The sun set behind the mountains.
Rainbow cuisine – regional and local
The Forsthofalm serves a varied and aromatic gourmet cuisine. In the evening, a typical Austrian dish is always offered. Vegetarians and vegans are of course also considered. A dish for these is always on the menu and there is plenty of choice at the buffet for substitute products.
extract from the evening menu
Ceviche of pikeperch
Ox pastry with potatoes, port wine and carrots
Sea bass with leaf spinach and rice
Chicken breast in herb marinade and tomato risotto
Risotto with herb sideburns and cherry tomatoes
After a sporty day a delicious evening menu is just the right thing. However, I did not want to overeat every evening, so I always chose the lighter fish variant.
We had a very pleasant stay at the Hotel Forsthofalm. Many thanks to the Widauer family for the invitation!
LOCATION & CONTACT
Hütten 37, A-5771 Leogang – Austria
Going on a skiing holiday by train? Never. How uncomplicated and comfortable it can be. The Hotel Forsthofalm offers a free shuttle service from the train station, which already awaited us at the station. With the Europe-Special fare we then arrived comfortably for about 40€ per trip. We had to change trains twice, but then we were faster than by car. We sent a big suitcase in advance with the luggage service of the Deutsche Bahn, which arrived punctually on the day of arrival.