The cosy Hotel Schütz is a real home-from-home in the Austrian mountains. Expect spacious rooms with modern comforts, all set in a beautifully picturesque location.
- Central village location, 1 minute's walk to the nearest lift.
- Traditional hotel offering value-for-money accommodation and cuisine.
- Indoor pool and wellness centre with sauna, steam room and relaxation area.
- Large lounge and bar.
- Extensive wine cellar.
Start the day right with a varied buffet breakfast – and it’s served until 10.30am so you can still have a lie-in after a night of après. You’ll get an afternoon snack to keep you going until dinnertime, when you can tuck into 4-course meals in front of the open fire in the atmospheric restaurant – which also has lovely mountain views.
If the long days on the mountain are taking their toll, spend a few hours in the wellness area – go for a dip in the pool, sweat it out in the sauna, or indulge in a massage.
- Central village location
- 1 minute's walk to the Pernerlift ski lift
All rooms have a hairdryer, safe and satellite TV.
Small twin room - 21m² - sleeps 2: Austrian twin beds, private shower and WC.
Twin room - 24-29m² - sleeps 2: Austrian twin beds, private shower and WC.
Twin room - 35-40m² - sleeps 2-4: Austrian twin beds, double sofa bed, private bath (with shower attachment) and WC.
Austrian twin beds
Austrian twin beds are very common in Central Europe. They’re simply one large bed frame containing two single mattresses, both with separate duvets and linen sets, that cannot be separated. Separate twin beds are less common and can often be head to head beds, rather than side by side, if they are available.
- Indoor pool
- Sauna, steam room, infrared cabin and relaxation area
- Extra charge for massage
- Wine cellar
- Large bar and lounge
- WiFi in public areas
- Hot and cold buffet breakfast
- Late breakfast available until 10.30am
- Afternoon snack
- 4-course evening meals with a choice of main course and daily salad buffet and cheese platter
- Weekly farmers' buffet
Many Austrian hotels do not serve free tap water with meals.
- Circle the village clockwise or anti-clockwise on the famous Tauern Circuit, a mix of red, blue and green runs.
- Great for mixed ability groups, with easy blues by the Edelweiss lift and steep blacks by the Gamsleiten lift.
- Celebrate an excellent day’s skiing in one of the many huts and bars, like the famously funky Qu-Bar.
Obertauern is Austria's only purpose-built resort where you can ski to and from the door of most of its modern, chalet-style hotels - and then head out to sample the lively après ski in the resort centre.
Originally just a mountain pass, Obertauern is the highest resort in the state of Salzburg, sitting on the edge of the tree-line, and is now known as Austria's snowiest winter sports destination. The scenic peaks of the Tauern range surround the pass, allowing the lifts to fan out from a central point, creating a superb natural circuit which can be skied in either direction.
Beginners will find it relatively easy to navigate, and it won't be long before you're cruising the whole circuit. Look for gentle slopes around the Perner, Übungs, Kirchbühel and Edelweiss lifts. The Schaidberg chairlift also leads up to some easy high-altitude slopes and longer blues.
Most of the slope circuit around Obertauern is ideal for intermediates, and it's possible to do the whole thing on blues and reds. There are also long blues and gentle reds around the 1a area for progressing intermediates. The lower runs tend to be easier - head higher up for tougher slopes.
There isn't a huge amount for experts here - but what there is is a real challenge. Take the Gamsleiten 2 lift up for some particurlarly tricky runs, like 26a. There's also some great off-piste that's not too extreme. And if you've got the stamina, you can try and tackle the Super 7 - skiing to the seven highest points in Obertauern.
Whatever level of cross-country skier you are, and whatever style you ski, you'll find the right level of challenge for you in Obertauern. There are free-to-use versatile trails starting right from the centre of resort that span the mountain landscape and Salzburger Land, and even a 10km World Cup trail for those seeking a bit of an extra challenge.