Nearest lift: 50m
Tuition meeting point: 20m
Resort centre: You're in the centre
The Hotel Cristallo is without doubt one of the best hotels in the Austrian Alps for family ski holidays. It ranks high on convenience with a ski-in ski-out location opposite the ski school and a spacious, high end feel throughout.
The kids will have so much to look forward to. There's a huge range of supervised activities like the supervised children's club and the ‘Jungle World' indoor kids' pool with its slide and baby pool, or the ball pool and soft play area.
The grown ups aren't left out either. There's a large lobby with open fire for a warm welcome, a cosy library for those moments of peace and the stylish, open plan lounge and bar is perfect for the laughs you'll be having. Don't miss the sun terrace overlooking the slopes, and the delightful outdoor après-ski bar.
The spa has an exceptional amount of features including an indoor pool and a heated outdoor pool. There's an adults-only 'Aquapura' spa with two saunas, a steam room, an outdoor hot tub, ice pool and relaxation rooms.
But that's not it - there are six treatment rooms with a full range of beauty and massage treatments on offer, plus four specialist treatment rooms that offer up hay bath, soft pack and double treatments. Then there's the spa lounge and the panoramic fitness room. It's all stunning.
Your three to 12-year-olds olds will love the free 'Falkyland' hotel-run kids' club that runs Sunday to Friday from 10am until 8pm. Lunch at the restaurant is included during childcare hours too, meaning it really is very convenient. A 'Jungle World' themed indoor pool with slide, baby pool and showers is open from 7am until 8pm every day too.
There's even a little family friend spa, called the 'Undersea World'. It features a sauna, steam room and showers for families. Let's not forget the well-equipped playroom complete with ball pool, soft play and arts and crafts materials!
The list goes on - babysitting for under 3s can be arranged directly with the hotel and costs around €15 per hour (please contact us to secure a babysitter). There are supervised activities for the kids, a games room with pool table, pinball and computer games, an early buffet tea for children each evening at 6pm, free cots & linens and free use of things like baby baths, back-carriers, nappy changing mats and bottle warmers. They really do go the whole nine yards to make families happy and comfortable.
Open plan lounge with fireplace
Sun terrace with slope views
Library with comfy seating
In-house ski hire
Ski storage with heated boot warmers
Free children's club for three to 12 year olds
Panoramic fitness room
Spa with indoor & outdoor pools
Adult-only Aquapura spa
It's very easy to rest at the Cristallo. You have free use of 85m2indoor pool and 110m2heated outdoor pool. Free use of the 2000m2adult-only ‘Aquapura’ spa area with its two saunas, steam room, outdoor hot tub, ice pool and relaxation rooms with panoramic views.
There's also six treatment rooms offering a full range of beauty and massage treatments and four specialist treatments rooms offering hay baths, soft pack and double treatments. There's a spa lounge and if you really feel the need, a panoramic fitness room!
The rooms feature modern, sleek décor and either a balcony or loggia, bath or shower, TV, mini-fridge, hairdryer and comfy bathrobes. There's a great selection on offer with everything from Royal rooms for couples right up to Family Suites for five.
Full board starts with an extensive breakfast buffet with hot options and healthy alternatives. Both are available until 11am. Then the lunch buffet takes over. There's even a daily afternoon cake buffet. You have to force yourself out on to the slopes here!
When it comes to the evening meal, choose between a speciality buffet or a five-course meal with starter, soup, choice of main, salad buffet, dessert and finally a cheese buffet, all offered from 6pm. There's also a good choice of international wines to choose from.
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•Family-friendly •Ski in / Ski out hotels •Short airport transfer
Little known, but well worth getting to know, Katschberg is a laid back, family-friendly resort with a ski area that spans over the Tschaneck and Aineck mountains. With doorstep skiing, high slopes and a quaint village bubbling over with Austrian charm, this is a destination well worth considering for a chilled out holiday in the heart of the Austrian Alps
Great for •Quiet slopes •Beginners •Relaxing ski holidays
Snow Report: Top cm, Bottom cm
Snow Forecast: cm expected this week
Snow History: April average depth 76.75cm
Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:
|Salzburg||110km, 1 hour 20 minutes|
Katschberg lift pass price last reported as €209 (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Hotel Cristallo.
Night skiing: Yes
Katschberg has E, W, SE facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing December - April.
|Top of slopes:||2219m|
|Bottom of piste:||1640m|
|Total length of trails:||70km|
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