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A winter holiday for all the family in Salzburg.

Skiing holidays at the family hotel Ebner's Waldhof in the Salzkammergut Lake District.

Winter at the family hotel Ebner’s Waldhof right on the shores of Lake Fuschlsee is just as action packed as the summer: An enormous range of sport and leisure activities await you and your children in the snow-covered hills of the Lake Fuschl Region. A winter holiday at the Waldhof can be as relaxing or exciting as you want it to be, what it always is, is fun!

Even when Lake Fuschl is more geared up to curling and ice yachting than swimming, you don't have to go without at the Waldhof: In the Waldhof Water World you and your children will have plenty of opportunity to splash, swim and play. And whilst the snow storms and wind are raging outside you'll be able to relax in our comfortable sunbeds in our panorama lounging area, preparing yourself for the next bout of action on a snow-shoe walk, on the snow-tubing run or for a few hours of cross-country skiing. At the Waldhof Alm mountain restaurant our "Alm Team" are looking forward to greeting you and your children and serving you warming drinks and tasty local dishes. It's all part of the Waldhof winter paradise!

Winter activities at the Waldhof Alm.

The Hotel Ebner's Waldhof has its own rustic Alm, a quaint mountain restaurant, just 15 minutes walk from the hotel. The walk up to the Alm is well worth the effort both in summer and winter. The golf course that you find here in the summer is covered with snow and makes way for a fantastic children's winter wonderland. 2 snow cannons ensure that nothing stands in the way of your winter enjoyment in this charming, hilly, snow-covered paradise. And when the light begins to fade, the floodlights are turned on and the action really begins.

Snow-tubing:

After a short break for refreshments at the Alm restaurant, the kids will be itching to have a go on the snow-tubing run. The soft rubber rings are big enough to hold "children" of all sizes and for those of you who have always hated the walk to the top of the hill, the magic carpet lift will take you effortlessly to the top of the slopes for another exciting run.

Fairytale practice slopes:

You want your kids to learn to ski while they're young, or you just want to spend a few hours of fun on the slopes with them without having to drive to far? The ideal place to do just that is the children's practice slope at the Waldhof Alm with fairytale characters to ski around. The magic carpet lift means that getting back to the top of the hill is easy and fun! We offer introductory ski course with Katharina who is simply great with the kids. Ask at the reception for more details.

Magic carpet lift:

The name says it all! The magic carpet lift is over 50m long and will bring winter sport fans, regardless of the equipment they are using comfortably to the top of the slopes just opposite the idyllic mountain hut restaurant the Waldhof Alm.

Snow-bikes: new exciting and fun!

Once upon a time there was an inventor who, just for fun, made a contraption that combining a bike and skis. "Not a bad idea" thought Thomas Ebner the hotel's junior manager and it wasn't long before he was saddled up and ready to go! In the winter you'll see Thomas most days racing down the slopes cheering loudly "Yee Ha!" Do you fancy a go yourself? No problem. Thomas is happy to give you a few tips, simply ask at the reception.

Snow-shoe walks with Herbert Ebner and our wellness guide Katharina.

Just to clarify things before we start: to go snow-shoe walking you don't need any special, arduously learnt skills like you do for most other winter sports. And although a certain level of fitness is required the light aluminium framed snow-shoes make walking through the snow easy and not too tiring. Naturally we have snow-shoes and poles for our guests to borrow free of charge and Katharina or Herbert Ebner will show you the ropes, leading you through virginal, snow-covered medows for a completely new feeling of freedom and peace.

We supply the equipment you need

There's no need to bring cumbersome winter sports equipment with you on your holiday at the Waldhof: We have 30 sets of cross-country skis and poles, 20 curling stones, 30 pairs of ice-skates, 30 pairs of snow-shoes and poles, 15 to 20 snow tubes and 10 bikes ready for you to use free of charge!

Horse-drawn sleigh ride through the wintery landscape

After an action packed day of winter sports you will certainly have earned a break. Just sit back and let the hotel's own horses pull you through the wintery Lake Fuschl countryside on an open sleigh. It's an unforgettable and completely relaxing experience.

Tobogganing on the Schafbach Alm run

The Schafbach Alm is a mountain pasture that lies between the villages of Faistenau and Hintersee. After a gentle walk to the mountain hut restaurant you can enjoy a cup of mulled wine and a traditional snack before whizzing down the slopes on a toboggan. This is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon with the family.

Wild deer feeding in Hintersee

A very special experience awaits you in an inconspicuous clearing at the end of the valley in the nearby village of Hintersee. Once the local foresters cover the ground with hay and beets it's a case of wait and see. It doesn't take long before the first rustling above the clearing is heard, one after another the deer shyly show themselves and descend gracefully to the feeding ground. After about an hour over 100 animals gather in the clearing, where they can be watched at a distance of around 30 metres by the enthralled onlookers. Every Wednesday the Waldhof guests are among the onlookers.


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