Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The apartment is a 3 minute walk from the village centre, 1 minute from local slopes and bus stop to Aberg ski region. This is a roof apartment with a high ceiling in the lounge/dining area. Cable TV , DVD player, CD player, MP3/ipod docking system and broadband internet access are provided. There is a large patio door leading onto a south-facing balcony, with delightful views of the Aberg ski slopes. There are two bedrooms, one with a 'super king size' double bed and one bunk-room, both with wardrobe and drawer space. The apartment is the same size as many that sleep six but we choose not to sleep in the lounge. There is a separate, well-equipped kitchen and a bathroom with shower.
The price for the apartment includes heating, hot water,electricity, your Hochkonig card and final cleaning.
In the basement of the apartment block are two storage rooms for boots and skis. A private parking space is also provided to the side of the Haus.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Salzburg 65 km, Nearest railway: Saalfelden 5 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
The internet is broadband with access via wi-fi connection. You must provide the computer.
MP3/ ipod docking system available.
Cafissimo coffee machine available, capsules available from Billa in the village or Tchibo and Interspar in the Interspar shopping centre in Saalfelden.
|Further details outdoors|
There is an allocated parking space for the apartment.
Bedding and towels can be provided at an additional cost of £10 or €12 per person.
Final cleaning of the apartment is included in the price.
Guests are strongly advised to ensure that they have holiday insurance cover.
The Austrian Alps region
The area enjoys alpine summers with excellent snow conditions in winter.
By car: Zell am See, Kaprun, Krimmel Waterfalls, Werfen castle and ice caves, Grossglockner and Salzburg are all within easy access.
The ski slopes are part of the Ski Amade region which extends along the valley to include Hintermoos, Hinterthal, Dienten, Muhlbach and many more. The mountain villages offer splendid views of the Steineres Meer(Stony Mountains) and the Hochkonig
In Spring/Summer there are plentiful, well signposted walks at both high and lower levels.There are also many cycle routes in the area.
Maria Alm is a beautiful Austrian village with the church at its centre. It is set in stunning alpine scenery with splendid views in all directions. Cafes, restaurants and apres-ski bars are all available in the village as are shops, supermarkets and banks. It is also possible to use the Alpenland hotel indoor swimming pool and fitness suite, opposite the apartment for a charge each day.
In winter there is skiing in the village of Maria Alm at the Natrun Gondola and on the Aberg.
The main season for 2013/14 starts just before Christmas and finishes early April.
There are two ski schools in the village. Floodlit skiing and ski shows by the instructors are offered on some evenings on the village slopes.
Ski hire is available from several outlets in the village and can be booked on-line. The outlet nearest to the apartment is Sport 2000, less than two minutes walk away.
It is a 1 minute walk from the apartment to the nearest slopes in the village. A short T-bar ride links you into the rest of the village slopes and nursery area.
1 minute walk from the apartment in the other direction takes you to the nearest bus stop for the Aberg slopes. The regular ski bus takes 2 mins to get to the Aberg lifts and the cost is included in your lift pass. The pistes are quiet, wide and well-groomed. When snow conditions are good you can ski from the top of the Natrun slopes to the Aberg but you need to catch the bus back to the village.
The area is constantly being up graded and €150 million of new investment has recently taken place.
From the Aberg you can ski to Hintermoos where an 8 person gondola system joins Hintermoos with Hinterhal and completes the 32km curcuit- 'Konigstour'- through to Muhlbach. The area now contains 150km of well groomed pistes. In Hinterthal village a 6 person lift meets with the gondola at the top next to a 200 seater restaurant. The route continues from here to Dienten and Muhlbach. All the slopes have plenty of good quality eating places.
In Spring/Summer this is an excellent walking area with delightful walks starting from the village. If you wish you can join groups of walkers each day who are shown the area by a free local guide, who speaks very good English. The walks which start from the tourist informatiom centre in the middle of the village include visits to various mountain huts where refreshments are served and the views are spectacular. There is a fitness trail and many cycle routes.
An outdoor pool with slide and grass area is located at the far end of the village. Tennis courts can be booked at the pool. Also mini-golf is avalilable in the village.
The Natrun gondola continues to operate in summer, providing an excellent starting point for walks. A new high wire course has been created at the top of the Natrun. Other chairlifts in the local area operate on various days of the week.
Golf is available 1 km from the village-an 18 hole championship course at Urslautal. Other golf courses in the area.
There is a summer toboggan run (1.5km long) at Saalfelden, and many more outdoor activities.
The Music Festival in August and Herbstfest in September when the cows are brought down from the upland pastures, add to the traditional features of this beautiful village.