To the south of Salzburg is the small town of St. Johann. Alpendorf is one of its districts, through which the road to the three ski valleys passes. This is a quiet cozy place for amateur skiing and teaching children the basics of ski slopes. The resort has 3 ski schools, a children’s lift, and hotels offer additional conditions for children. Almost all slopes are equipped with snow cannons, but there are no tracks of increased complexity on them. Rest in Alpendorf is not cheap, so fans of extreme sports it is better to find another resort with the presence of “black” slopes.
Where to stay?
The main reason for traveling to Alpendorf is skiing. Hotels in Alpendorf accept tourists and provide them with additional services for the rental of ski equipment, route maps of cross-country trails, classes for children. All complexes are divided into 2 main categories: 4-star hotel complexes and inexpensive boarding houses.
The 4-star Sonnhof Alpendorfis located in the “alpine village” 100 metres from the Sportbahn Gernkogel 1 ski lift. The main ski lift “Alpendorf” is 300 metres away. The interiors of the rooms are dominated by white tones and wood. Designers considered this color scheme the best for sleep and recreation of tourists. The exclusive spa covers an area of 1200 sq.m. Guests can enjoy saunas, steam baths, hot tubs, an outdoor pool with lounge area. The complex employs masseurs and cosmetologists. For lovers of Alpine sunbathing, there is a terrace with views of the Hoe Tauern. This is a mountain complex consisting of several massifs, the height of which exceeds 3000 meters. The restaurant hall opens in the morning. A shared breakfast is served first, and an à la carte menu is available throughout the day.
“The bed is comfortable. The rooms are luxurious. It is impossible to find fault with the decor. Simple rooms with all necessary equipment and household appliances. Breakfast is delicious with a huge variety. The view of the mountains is impressive, it is like the icing on a cake. The car has somewhere to put, and absolutely free” Dave, Australia
200 metres from the Alpendorf Ski Lift is a guest house built in the tradition of the Alpine chalet, Haus Voithofer. It offers double, triple rooms and apartments. The hostess’s name is Karen. A continental breakfast is served every morning. There are 2 restaurants and a bistro within walking distance of the Alpina. In summer, hiking trails can be enjoyed from here, including the Liechtenstein Gorge (6 km). The hostess provides free parking spaces, takes with pets.
“Kind hostess, very flexible in communication. The bed is perfect, as is the shower. Excellent breakfast. Personal products can be stored in the shared refrigerator. Loved the view and the small balcony. It’s relaxing” Ehud, Israel
A 10-minute walk from the Alpendorf Ski Lift, the Cosy Oberstockerhofis located at the foot of the Wanderweg auf den Gernkogel (Geisterberg) mountain. Here you can truly appreciate the charm of the traditional Alpine style. All rooms are designed in a single design, characteristic of the interiors of local chalets. The balcony features a lounge area with views of the mountain landscape. The apartments are equipped with kitchens, as catering is not provided. Half a kilometer from the hotel there are restaurants and 2 supermarkets “Spar Kramerladen” and “Supermärkte Spar, Hofer, Lidl”. The owners took care of adults and young guests: they installed children’s attractions and a barbecue area with table tennis.
“We liked this hotel because we were choosing a family holiday destination. a trampoline was set up outside, and we could make barbecues and play darts at any time. We had a vacation with my family in the summer. The small pool in the yard was handy during the hot days. We will definitely come in winter” Elijah, Israel
Amazing in beauty and richness of entertainment place is located 200 meters from the ski lift Alpendorf. “Ferien Bauernhof Maurachhof” is built on the sunny side of the slope. From its windows you can see the view of the valley. There is a lot of wood in the interiors of the rooms. It’s easy to breathe here. The Geisterberg family amusement park is 100 metres away. The hotel staff is ready to offer a large list of their own activities. One of them is a visit to the zoo, which is located on the territory of the hotel. For children there are competition programs, pony riding, games in the pool, a playground. While the children are busy playing, adults can prepare a barbecue. The hotel complex has a wellness center. It includes: Finnish sauna, kneipp hydrotherapy, vitamin bar. In the morning, a continental breakfast with local products, including freshly baked bread, is served in the restaurant’s dining room. During the day, you can eat in the restaurants around or cook your own meals. The apartments are equipped with kitchens.
“Loved the location, nice private house, outdoor activities. Friendly staff, clean room with beautiful mountain views» Moraru-sasa, Germany
The 4-star hotel complex specializes in receiving guests who love sports and wellness treatments. Spa facilities include saunas, including infrared, beauty and massage rooms. The lounge area is equipped with water beds. You can come here at any time of the year and stay in suites and junior suites with an elegant design. The place is ideal for accommodation with children. Opposite there is a children’s ski school with a children’s lift. A kindergarten is open on the territory of the school, where parents can leave the child and go to conquer the difficult ski slopes. The Alpendorf Adult Lift is 300 metres away. The on-site restaurant Jagdstube serves Austrian cuisine. A shared breakfast is served in the morning and the rest of the time meals are served à la carte.
“Plentiful breakfast, proximity to three ski lifts at once, perfect location were the main ones for us when deciding where to stay in Alpendorf. This hotel exceeded our expectations. To all the advantages were added quality wellness services and amazingly friendly staff” Christian, Netherlands
This 4-star hotel with its own restaurant is 200 metres from Alpendorf’s main cable car. Single, double rooms and junior suites are decorated in the traditional style of Alpine country houses. It offers views of the Hoe Tauern. Half board is available. Breakfast is served on the Swedish line, dinner consists of 5 courses and a salad buffet. A spa area with a swimming pool is available on site. You can come here with pets.
“The food at the hotel is excellent. It’s worth it to go for half board, as there’s almost no chance of getting a good dinner elsewhere for the same money. It does not serve fast food, it is an upscale French cuisine with modest portions, but consisting of six dishes. The clientele is international, but oddly enough, all the children behave very well!” Michael, United Kingdom
The 4-star hotel offers rooms of different price categories, including budget apartments. The Alpendorf and Sportbahn Gernkogel 1 ski lifts are 100 metres away. To relax, guests can enjoy the services of a wellness center – saunas, an indoor pool with a lounge area, a sun terrace, an aromatic steam bath, a beauty room. The restaurant serves Austrian and international cuisine and a large selection of spirits.
“Fantastic hotel where, despite the size, every guest feels at home. The staff is very attentive and professional and they act in such a way as to satisfy all requests” Eugenia, Austria
Almost all hotels in Alperdorf have their own health complexes. Was no exception to the rules and 4-star Alpines Lifestyle Hotel Tannenhof. It offers all types of spa treatments. The beauty salon works with products of the Alpienne and Thalgo brands. Double, family rooms,junior suites and suites are available for accommodation. There is also a garden with herbs. They are used in the preparation of traditional Austrian dishes. In the morning, a continental breakfast or buffet is served. In the evening, the restaurant serves fine wines. The complex offers ski equipment rental, a children’s room with babysitting services, a hiking office.
“We really liked the three bedroom with living room, bedroom and children’s room. Here, as in a good sanatorium, the place at breakfast is assigned to a certain person. No need to look for a free place, time is saved. Skis were rented at the hotel, in the city it is more expensive. There is private parking. Very clean, cozy, beautiful view» Enchanted wanderer
The nearest ski lift, Ski amadé, is 200 metres from the Alpine Hotel AlpenSchlossl. Alpendorf’s main cable car station is 400 metres away. The hotel accommodates guests in one, two-bed and superior family rooms. It offers a spa and wellness center with swimming pool, free parking, ATM. A large children’s playground is built next to the hotel. Pets are allowed.
“The hotel is small but very welcoming. Everything works in hdd format, it has everything we wanted. Parking, Spa, good food and beautiful views» Aachan, Germany
Another 4-star hotel complex is located 100 meters from the main ski lift of the resort. It offers a large selection of diverse rooms, a wellness center, a spa area, outdoor and indoor pools, including a children’s pool with a water slide. Here you can go wellness treatments: hydromassage, counter current, special shower. The restaurant offers breakfast according to the Swedish system, à la carte for lunch and dinner. It features a terrace with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. In winter, entertainment programmes are available for hotel guests and their children from Sunday to Friday. In summer, events are held every day.
“The food at the hotel is excellent and deserves personal praise from the chef, the staff are understanding and very kind friendly. The hotel is in a very beautiful location. One of the best places a travel genius can choose!” Rudolf, Czech Republic
Alpendorf hotels offer special conditions for tourists with children. There are equipped gaming areas, entertainment events. In order not to worry about dinner for the whole family, especially after intensive sports, it is best to choose Aktivhotel Alpendorf. It offers half board, which will save the caring mother from the hassle in the kitchen of the apartment, and dad from finding a restaurant for the evening.