You can go ahead and brave the icy temps outside, because you get to return to Landhotel Schütterbad, where Heidi has a warming Glühwein (mulled wine) ready for you by the crackling fireplace in the lounge.
In addition to the groomed slopes offered by the family-friendly ski areas, there are sledge rides, ski tours or snowshoe hikes, all offering you the opportunity to make your own individual tracks through the freshly fallen, glittering snow. Cross-country ski trails carve paths through the idyllic winter wonderland, which casts its own, romantic-mysterious spell during an evening torch-lit hike.
You can reach the small but superior Unken-Heutal winter sport region in just a few minutes’ drive, and the Almenwelt Lofer isn’t much further away. It is without a doubt Austria’s most beautiful ski resort and with its 12 lifts is still a real insiders’ tip. Snowboarders and freeriders make their own snowy fun on the Steinplatte Waidring.
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Time for ski pleasures
... in Salzburg’s Saalachtal valley (Unken-Heutal and Almenwelt Lofer) or on the Steinplatte!
UNKEN-HEUTAL is a small yet refined Winter sports resort just a few kilometres from the Schütterbad and offers great value and family-friendly prices. Three tow lifts and 1 practice lift, ideally prepared pistes and an artificial snowmaking facility are on offer. 2 ski schools teach guests how to ski. Enjoy the tranquillity of this small ski resort at 1,000 m above sea level.
The ski resort of ALMENWELT LOFER is located just 8 minutes’ drive from Unken and offers a total of 11 lifts. Lofer is a secret tip for families and offers great value lift prices for families. A wide range of easy and medium pistes are on hand for beginners and children to enjoy. 2 ski schools and a kids’ adventure area complete the offer. A high level of snow coverage is guaranteed thanks to the 50 snow machines.
STEINPLATTE/WAIDRING is just a 15 minute drive from Unken. The Steinplatte offers pure skiing pleasure with its ultra-modern lifts and ideally prepared pistes with snowmaking facilities. An exciting experience with a great price/performance ratio. With a funpark for snowboarders and freeriders and ski schools with a kids’ adventure area.