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Downhill! Winter fun on the slopes

Skiing is one of the most famous winter sports in the world and is more popular today than ever before. While the newer snowboard was only developed in the 1980s, people were already traversing the snow with two wooden boards under their feet around 10,000 years ago. Then, in the 20th century, skiing and snowboarding became extremely popular as sports, recreational and tourism activities. Both sports are incredibly fun and there are no limits to individual preferences and levels of difficulty. Leisurely skiing on the blue slopes or challenging black runs: slow connoisseurs and adrenaline lovers alike get their money's worth when skiing and snowboarding. The varied combination of beautiful snowy landscapes, cozy mountain huts and steep descents followed by après ski makes winter skiing vacations a very special experience.



Skiing in the Alps

If you are looking for action and fun at hundreds of meters above sea level, our Romantik Hotels in the Alps are the right place for you. Combine your relaxing winter vacation in mountain hotels or in our cozy accommodations with exciting ski descents and enjoy the fascinating view in the middle of the snow-covered mountain landscapes of the Alps. Whether snowboarding in Switzerland or skiing in Austria: Here you will find inspiration around the popular classics of winter sports and great accommodations right on the ski slopes.


Winter vacation in Austria

Skifahren im Schnee

Along with apple strudel and Kaiserschmarren, skiing in Austria is one of the country's absolute perennial favorites. Although skiing was not invented here, the modern alpine skiing techniques as we know them today were developed here. Ski pioneer Mathias Zdarsksy not only published the book Lilienfelder Skilauftechnik in 1897, but even made skis himself. The slopes of the Austrian Alps have also produced numerous skiing legends, including Toni Sailer, Hermann Maier and Franz Klammer. In addition, internationally renowned ski world cups are regularly held here, including Sölden, Lienz or Kitzebühel with its great race track Streif. Austria is definitely the land of skiing - and exciting downhill runs!

Explore the numerous ski resorts of Austria and be enchanted by glittering mountain peaks, numerous downhill runs and rustic mountain huts.

Hotel tip:

Our Romantik Hotel Alpenblick is located in the middle of one of the most popular skiing areas in Tyrol. Enjoy here in Hippach not only a fantastic panoramic view of the Zillertal, but also take advantage of the perfect location for winter sports of all kinds. As part of the popular Ski and Glacier World Zillertal 3000, the house ski resort Mayrhofner Bergbahnen is the perfect starting point for exploring other ski areas included in the Zillertal Superskipass. The ski resort includes, among others, the Seiljochbahn Fügen or the Zillertal Arena up to slopes towards Salzburg. The Hintertux Glacier offers itself as a snow-sure location for skiers and snowboarders in the region.

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The Romantik Hotel Jägerwirt is also located at an altitude of 1763 meters directly at one of the numerous ski areas in Austria and belongs here with its Zirbelle SPA, where the natural power of pine is used for all treatments, to our most beautiful wellness hotels at the lake. After just a few minutes' walk, you'll already be sitting in the first lift, which will take you high up into the mountains to the next downhill run in one of the region's largest winter sports areas. The Turracher Höhe is perfect for winter sports adventures and offers the best conditions for skiers, carvers and snowboarders with numerous kilometers of slopes, snow-sure peaks, cable cars and lifts. 

Dorf Schweiz

Ski vacation in Switzerland

Snowy peaks, beautiful slopes and hearty cheese fondue: the ski resorts in Switzerland have everything to make a vacation in the snow unforgettable. Switzerland is the Alpine country with the most four-thousand-meter peaks and offers a unique tourism experience with its state-of-the-art ski lifts and exclusive ski resorts like Zermatt. Numerous lakes, breathtaking mountains like the Matterhorn or the Jungfrau as well as medieval villages complete the Swiss lifestyle and guarantee wonderful outdoor experiences - even off-piste. Explore the numerous ski resorts Switzerland and enjoy action-packed winter sports, cozy accommodations and pure nature.

Hotel tip:

With a breathtaking view of the mountains, the Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof in Flims invites guests not only to enjoy wellness, culinary and well-being vacations, but also to actively explore the ski slopes in the immediate vicinity. As an annual winter sports highlight, the Flims Veterans Ski Week will take place here from December 11 to 18, 2022. Ski lovers Ü-65 are warmly welcome here, who would like to enjoy the rather leisurely slopes of Switzerland together in good company and in the spirit of the 70s.

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Skiing in front of the high alpine scenery of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau you can after a sumptuous and rich breakfast at Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof in Grindelwald. With its SPA area including a large swimming pool, sauna and steam baths, the rustic accommodation in the middle of the ski area is not only a beautiful wellness hotel, but also the perfect starting point for skiers and snowboarders. From here you can easily reach all mountain railroads in the vicinity and numerous ski slopes even start around the hotel. 

Skiing in Germany

If you don't want to travel all the way to the Alps, the German states of North Rhine-Westphalia or Baden Württemberg with their beautiful low mountain ranges are also good places to go. Often cheaper prices than in other European countries and family friendliness are just a few of the advantages that Germany's slopes have to offer. Here, there is also the possibility to explore some artificially snowed slopes even in milder temperatures and spend your winter vacation in a cozy accommodation in the Black Forest or Sauerland.

Experience the German winter paradise and spend your skiing vacation in the beautiful low mountain range.


Sauerland im Winter

The Winterberg ski lift carousel in Sauerland is one of the most popular ski resorts in all of Germany. Seven mountains, 34 slopes, an 8-seater chairlift and a total of 27.5 kilometers of slopes promise an optimal skiing experience. The St. Georg ski jump in Herrloh, where the German Championships have already taken place, is used to train the regional junior ski stars. A modern infrastructure as well as the large night skiing offer are unparalleled and guarantee a varied vacation in the snow. Every Tuesday and Friday between 6:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., you can board down the slopes here in the escape light and then go together for après ski, for example in Möppi's Hütte. The Winterberg ski area is therefore a real all-rounder and definitely worth a visit.

Equally recommendable and among the three largest ski resorts in North Rhine-Westphalia is the ski carousel Altastenberg with 8 kilometers of slopes, the ski resort Postwiesen/Neuastenberg and all other slopes of the Wintersport Arena Sauerland with numerous lifts, ski schools and different levels of difficulty. Skiing in the Sauerland is particularly suitable if you do not want to travel outside of Germany and want to save your wallet. 

Hotel tip:

If you want to combine wellness, hiking and winter sports, you should take a closer look at the Romantik Berghotel Astenkrone at the foot of the Kahler Asten in Winterberg. The Ferienwelt Winterberg invites you to particularly beautiful tours within the framework of certified premium winter hiking trails and snow paths. Those who like it more action-packed can try 81 different downhill runs nearby, including the steepest slope north of the Main River. Numerous floodlit slopes ensure that you can still board down the slopes in the late evening hours. After a wintry day in the snow, you can warm up and really relax in the hotel's own AstenSPA. Whirlpool, Roman sauna, steam baths and swimming pool promise nice pampering moments.

Skiing in the Black Forest

The Black Forest is known for its dense forests, picturesque villages and traditional cuckoo clocks. However, it is also one of the best winter sports areas in Germany. Discover Germany's highest low mountain range and the regional slopes in the ski area Feldberg, Schauinsland, Hornisgrinde or Herzogenhorn.

Hotel tip:

The Romantik Hotel Spielweg in Münstertal in the Black Forest is not only an ideal starting point for winter sports activities of all kinds, but also offers star cuisine at a high level. While the local mountain Branden and the skiing area Schauinsland invite you to skiing and snowboarding excursions, wonderful culinary highlights await you in the hotel itself. Viktoria Fuchs and her family attach particularly great importance to regionality and sustainability - values that are lived and felt everywhere in the house. Father Karl Josef Fuchs is therefore not only a chef, hunter and game specialist, but also runs his own cheese dairy.

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