Austria is famed for its vast alpine skiing, you know “The Alps”, and beautiful mountain villages with snow-laden wooden chalets for lodging and après ski. Here are a few of the top ski hotels in the Austrian Alps, four star places to stay located right on the slopes. Why you must ski Austria….
Kitzbuhel’s best ski hotel! Hotel Rasmushof Kitzbühel is The place to stay in Kitzbühel, at the base of the slopes right next to the Hahnenkamm finish line. This stunning chalet is steps to the lifts, Kitzbühel’s historic village, the best après ski and shopping. The Raisch family of innkeeper includes the great granddaughter of the first man to ski Kitzbüheler Horn in 1893. The ski hotel is lovely, with a spa, beautiful bar and dining room with views of the slopes, a ski room, and suites with traditional chalet balconies. See our Kitzbühel ski review and Kitzbühel ski photos.
Lech’s best ski hotel! Der Berghof in Lech is in the romantic ski village of Lech. This beautiful 4-star Lech hotel offers guest traditional alpine furnishings throughout the warm inviting lounge and lobby bar, fine dining for dinner and breakfast buffet in an elegant Dining room, plus a full service Bergquell Spa downstairs. Guest rooms are tastefully decorated, with modern baths, WiFi, media ports, TV, many offer balconies with slope views. Der Berghof has a ski room steps from an elevator to the gondola that reaches Lech’s amazing ski terrain.
St Anton’s most charming hotel! Hotel Bergschlossl at St Anton is in the famous ski village of St Anton, closest to the lift, with authentic Tyrolean décor. This Austrian castle is a four star hotel, with third generation innkeepers, delightful décor, with all the modern amenities, beautiful guestrooms (we recommend the Oriol Suite with the round bed), tile bathrooms, in room WiFi and iMac, a Spa, and a ski room just steps to the lifts. A bountiful Tyrolean breakfast buffet is served each morning with a ski slope view. See our St Anton ski review and St Antaon skiing photos.
St Anton’s most modern spa hotel! The Mooser Hotel at St Anton is located on the ski slopes perched above the village. The 4-star Mooser is a 17 suite hotel that appears to be a traditional Austrian chalet from the outside, but inside is a sophisticated spa atmosphere with luxurious rooms featuring floor to ceiling glass windows, spacious baths, decks. The Hotel offers a spectacular Spa and a sophisticated slope view dining room serving local Austrian cuisine. The Mooser is next to the popular Mooserwirt Bar for the best après ski in Austria, but the adjacent hotel is much quieter and classier. It’s a bit of a walk on the ski slopes to the village of St Anton. More on St Anton...
Where to stay when you learn how to say Obergurgl! Hotel The Crystal Obergurgl is the best hotel in Obergurgl, a fantastic ski resort near Solden Austria. This 4-star slopeside modern hotel features modern mountain- view rooms with balconies – especially in the newer East Wing. Also slope side is the expansive Crystal Spa with indoor and outdoor pool, adult nude Sauna, steam room, fitness facilities, and a full Beauty Spa. The Hotel Crystal has a beautiful Crystal Bar for après ski and evening cocktails, and an elegant dining room serving multi-course dinner and breakfast buffet. A ski shop with equipment rental, boot dryer and ski storage is just steps from the Fetskoglbahn lift and the fun ski slopes of Obergurgl Hochgurgl.
Where to stay après ski in Solden? Hotel Bergland is the best hotel in Solden’s ski village. This 4-star lifestyle hotel greets guest with a lobby waterfall that changes color. Everything in the modern hotel, built in 2010, is tasteful and posh. Designer rooms offer views of town from floor to ceiling windows. The Berlgand’s rooftop Sky Spa with outdoor Jacuzzi, indoor pool, sauna, steam room, fitness equipment, and Spa treatments is the perfect end to your Solden ski day. The elegant dining room serves local dishes a la carte and a bountiful breakfast buffet. The ski and boot storage plus full service ski shop is downstairs, right next to the Zentrum Shuttle lift to Solden ski slopes. See our Solden ski review and photos.
Hotel Innsbruck – If you like urban skiing, a city atmosphere for après ski, with Innsbruck’s nine ski resorts easily reached in a half hour drive, part of the Olympic Ski World pass, the Hotel Innsbruck is ideal. With a ski room, parking elevator, rooftop spa, and a choice location on the Inns River (hence Inns-bruck’s name) with mountain views of Nordkette’s ski slopes, you can walk to their ski slope or the free ski bus to Stubaier Glacier, Kühtai, Axamer Lizum, Patscherkofel. From Hotel Innsbruck, you are steps to Innsbruck’s old village, shopping at Swarovski and Bogner, historic sites, the great 360-bar, and classic Austrian dining from this top ski hotel in the heart of Innsbruck.