A snowy fairytale
Haye you had enough of racing on the slopes, techno music parties and loud events in huge ski resorts. Just 20 kilometres from the City of salzburg lies the village of Faistenau in the Holiday Region Fuschlsee - the ideal destionation for a gentle winter holiday. But what can you expect to find here?
Early evening when you arrive, the thermometer shows - 12° degrees. However the rooms in the comfortable 4 star Hotel Alte Post in Faistenau are nice and warm and downstairs in the cosy restaurant your dinner awaits you. Perhaps after supperty try a little snowtubing just a few minutes from the village centre. By means of a special drag lift you are taken up the slope on a huge tube with which you then speed down the prepared alleys to base again. Great fun for the whole family and the price is right too.
For those who are not so sporty why not enjoy a romantic horse drawn sleigh ride through the winter landscape of Faistenau. The biggest attraction for proffessional and hobby skiers is the 54 kilometres of cross country ski trails. Off differing grades the trails begin from the centre of the village and lead you throuh fantastic scenary.
The next day may be a little more difficult when you join a snow shoe hike through virgin snowfields around Faistenau. Your hotelier Andreas Teufl will make your tour a real experience, and not only the children will enjoy the destination of an alpine hut for refreshments. Mr. Teufl and the skitouring club offers ski-touring courses. As a result of the increasing popularity of this skisport, here you will be schooled in snow safety precaustions and the modern methods of avalanche precention.