Winter vacation at the family hotel Waldhof.
Winter sports galore at the four star Superior Hotel Ebner's Waldhof by Lake Fuschl.
An active holiday in winter with a wide range of sporting and leisure activities is the best way to spend your well earned winter vacation. Sport is good for you, keeps you fit and makes you happy especially in the spectacularly beautiful Salzkammergut Lake District. Here at the Waldhof there are so many different winter sports for you and your family to try out and we guarantee that the delicious Austrian snacks and mulled wine taste so much better after a few hours of cross-country skiing, skiing or curling.
Winter activities at the Waldhof
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 in 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. Two snow cannons ensure that nothing stands in the way of your winter pleasure in the charming hilly, snow-covered paradise. And when the light begins to fade, the floodlights are turned on and the action begins.
Curling Austrian style
The entertaining curling tournaments are a real favourite among our guests. Fun for the whole family Austrian style and with Austrian rules! Our wellness trainer Katharina or Mr. Ebner himself are happy to explain the rules and give you a few tips on how to improve your technique.
Snow-shoe walks with Herbert Ebner and with our wellness trainer Katharina
Just to clarify things before we start: in order to be able 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 medals for a completely new feeling of freedom and tranquillity.
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 rides through the wintery Fuschl 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.