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“Forest bathing decelerates, replenishes energy reserves and brings renewed zest for life.” Sounds promising? We gave it a try!

To be honest, it was always hard for me to get excited about mathematics. But that’s precisely what I’m going to focus on in this article – just for you ;-) – the numbers! And I have to admit, arithmetic has never been this much fun. Bottom line: We’ll see just how much the included Nationalpark Sommercard will save you during your summer holiday with ALPS RESORTS. So, let’s do it!

As of May 2022, our Alpendorf Dachstein West will proudly display the Austrian Hiking Seal of Quality. We will show you what makes ALPS RESORT in Salzburger Land a certified hiking establishment and precisely what advantages await you there for your upcoming hiking holiday.

Will you be spending your summer holidays at an ALPS RESORT in the Schladming-Dachstein Region? An outstanding decision - especially if you're staying here between 20 May and 1 November!

Can you barely wait for summer? The same goes for us here at ALPS RESORTS. I asked around to find out what my colleagues are looking forward to the most.

Do you want to make hiking appeal to your kids and share with them your passion for the mountains? We have collected a few tips for your next hike with your whole family.

A winter sport that has the potential to become the most popular of all snow sports. Counter to the somewhat dusty image it had in the past.  

Whenever the occasion presents itself (a friendly reminder: Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching!) and because a touch of romance never hurts, here are our romantic recommendations.

Sledding is a winter sport for the whole family and is great fun. Big or small – you are never too old to go sledding. On the sledding hills located in the countryside near our ALPS RESORTS, which we present to you today, you will be able to hurtle down the mountainside until your runners are aglow and your cheeks are a rosy red.

The bigger the better, or smaller and more intimate? Hunting for extended pistes and high speeds or comfy huts and homestyle cooking? Or are you yearning for glorious deep-snow hills? What type of ski holiday is “your thing”?

“Mountains make you happy”, they say. And they really do – all year long. They give us special moments. Such as a great bite to eat enjoyed on the terrace in front of a mountain hut in summer. Or in springtime, when the first crocuses stick their white and purple heads up out of the last fields of snow. When, in winter, you clamp on your skis and know the best is yet to come: slicing back down the mountain through virgin powder. Or even in autumn, when the visibility is jaw-dropping and you have the mountain practically to yourself. What other arguments are there for a hiking holiday in autumn? Here are just a few!   

The Brechhorn – elevation 2032 meters – is one of the most popular hiking destinations near Westendorf.” Why? That’s exactly what I wanted to find out last weekend for myself. So, I call my hiking buddy, pack my rucksack, grab my hiking shoes – and away I go to Westendorf. Excellent timing, actually, since, in this idyllic village located in Brixental, Tyrol, we are also currently building one of our newest apartment complexes, Chalet 149 Westendorf, with 14 exclusive holiday apartments and penthouse suites

No doubt you’ve heard a saying similar to, “Everything looks a whole lot different when viewed from above”. During your summer holiday with ALPS, that’s something you’ll be able to experience for yourself! For example, when you enjoy a tandem flight from the Gerlitzen on Ossiacher See. With Alpe Maritima Ossiacher See as your “base camp”, you have even more opportunities for a change of perspective: Discover your holiday region from out on the water, from a bird’s-eye view – or even exploring the underwater world of Carinthia. Though not to worry, despite all those adventures, you’ll still have plenty of time to relax. Not least thanks to our fully equipped lakeside holiday apartments.

"Be cheeky, wild and wonderful!", Astrid Lindgren once advised us. Thanks to our ALPS RESORTS holiday homes, chalets and apartments, you have plenty of space to do just that. So much space in fact, that even grandma and grandpa can come with you on your Austrian holiday. Awaiting explorers, big and small, right outside their own front door: nature in abundance and countless memorable adventures. For the very best excursion and hiking tips for families, simply stop by the front desk and chat with our local receptionists who know the area like the backs of their own hands. At many of our family resorts, the regional Guest Card is automatically included in the price of your stay -  giving you the opportunity to visit exciting sightseeing attractions in your region either for free or at a discounted price! As is the case with our ALPS Residences in the Hohe Tauern National Park Holiday Region.

Great fun is guaranteed. And the first indication of that comes from grandma and grandpa as they bravely disappear into the first tube slide, the "Liesl", letting out a joyous yell as they launch themselves. And then it's our turn. We drive at least once a year to Neukirchen in order to pay a visit to the Slide Path in the Wildkogel Arena. A popular excursion destination for families and a genuine highlight of any summer holiday spent in the Hohe Tauern National Park Holiday Region in the midst of the Austrian mountains – not only for children.

How good it does you! The March sun puts color in your face and your spirits climb right along with the temperatures. Have you already discovered the first daisies in your garden? Now more than ever, we are drawn by the outside world. I don’t know how it is for you – but our thoughts are already revolving around our next summer vacation in Austria. A little bit of nature, a little bit of culture and a little bit of adventure are “just what the doctor ordered” this year. In other words, as diverse as a holiday in Styria.

What comes to mind first when you think of the Schladming-Dachstein Region in Austria? Maybe the legendary “THE Nightrace”, which has taken place annually since the 1990s and draws thousands of spectators (also because of the spectacular side-program, admittedly) to Styria? Or the famous Schladming ski openings to kick off winter season? Today, we will reveal to you some of the reasons that make the Styrian holiday region which surrounds our Alpenchalets Reiteralm, Alpenrock Schladming and premium Bergresort Hauser Kaibling such a big hit in summer

Today, we take you with us. Out of your own four walls, out of your home office and out of the dull daily routine we all occasionally have to deal with nowadays. Today, we take you to a region that offers you all the space you could wish for. Space where you can relax, go outdoors, be excited again. And perhaps also a little humble – in the face of the astonishing natural beauty which presents itself to us here. So, in the mood to join us? Together, let’s take an excursion to the Hohe Tauern National Park Holiday Region in the Pinzgau district of Salzburger Land!

After a good snowfall, there’ll be no holding you back – you will simply have to head out of your cozy home-away-from-home. Into the wintertime fun that awaits you. In our case, here in Styria, that means walking the few steps from your apartment to the valley lift station of WM Berg Kreischberg and floating up the mountain on the gondola. Or all bundled up, setting out on an extended winter walk. Or, simply stay right in front of your chalet engaged in a high-spirited snowball fight …

And that can only mean one thing: You need to pull your skis out of the cellar immediately and get them waxed. If you are really ravenous for the snow, we have a great tip for you: the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier Ski Area in Zell am See-Kaprun has already opened a number of its pistes and modern lifts. Which makes the Kitzsteinhorn the first of the 3 TOP ski areas close to our Tauernsuites Mitterwirt to get winter season in Salzburg underway.