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Ski & Spa Hotel Maiensee

St Christoph, Austria

A ski in ski out location in St Christoph, makes the family run 4* Hotel Maiensee one of the best places to stay in the Arlberg region. Traditional Tyrolean hospitality and a welcoming atmosphere, are just two of the reasons why guests return each year.

At a Glance

  • Fabulous ski in ski out location in the pretty hamlet of St Christoph

  • Perfectly located for exploring the entire Arlberg ski area - from St Anton to Lech and Zurs

  • Welcoming and friendly, family run hotel

  • Excellent choice and standard of cuisine

  • Small Spa for relaxing massages after a day on the slopes

Ski, Family

Insider's View

The Family Traxl are so welcoming and make you feel like one of the family!

Jenny James

Insider's View

I have never stayed at a hotel so close to the lift - there really is no excuse to miss first lifts in the mornings!

Scott Dunn team

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Description

Ski & Spa Hotel Maiensee, named after a local lake, is an extremely welcoming and traditional, boutique family run hotel. The Traxl family and their attentive staff pride themselves on making sure your stay with them is as comfortable as possible, with delicious food, roaring log fires and cosy surroundings.

The location of the hotel is one of its most appealing factors, and it's one of only a few ski in ski out hotels in the Arlberg. Set right on the slope and next to the St Christophbahn four man chairlift, you can ski straight from the front door to St Anton, or take the shuttle bus to Zurs and Lech, ready to explore over 340km of pistes. The nursery slopes and ski school are located directly opposite, making it incredibly convenient for beginners.

The hotel has a friendly and homely feel, with lots of rustic and traditional features. And although the rooms are simple and plain, it is the winning combination of a superb location and exceptionally friendly service which makes the Hotel Maiensee a special place to stay. Hearty breakfasts are served in the cosy Zirbenstube, whilst the Maiensee Stuben, with its open fire is an atmospheric restaurant for dinner. Choose from one of the many wines that are found in the hotel's own cellar, cut deep into the bedrock. The food is of a high standard, and is a mix of international and Tyrolean, with much produce sourced from local farmers. The 1901 Lounge & Restaurant has a more modern Alpine design. Named after the founding of the world's oldest ski club - the Skiclub Arlberg - in St Christoph itself, it's decorated with cowhides and boasts a sunny terrace - perfect for lunch or dinner.

The hotel has a small Spa, with a sauna, crystal steam bath, solarium, Jacuzzi and mineral showers and offers a range of aromatherapy treatments and massages. There is also an exercise room fitted with the latest Technogym equipment.

Accommodation

All 40 rooms and suites at the Hotel Maiensee are traditionally furnished and very Tyrolean in feel. Some rooms and suites can interconnect, making them ideal for families. All rooms have a luxurious bathroom and facilities including TV, mini bar, telephone, safe, hair dryer luxury bathrobes and balcony.

Superior Double Room

The Superior Double Rooms are traditionally furnished with a sitting area with a sofabed, and a retro or marble bathroom. Some have a balcony, and all have lovely views.

Deluxe Double Room

Deluxe Double Rooms are spacious and can be interconnected. They are furnished in a modern Alpine style, with each room having a sofabed and a partial south facing balcony.

Suite

Suites are extremely spacious and each has a separate living room, marble bathroom and some have a partially south facing balcony.

Facilities

The Hotel Maiensee has a choice of two restaurants and a small, but well equipped Spa.

Activities

The hotel is perfectly located for brilliant skiing at the Arlberg massif with 276km of perfectly groomed slopes. It is possible to ski right from the front door. Situated between the fantastic terrain of St Anton, where the backcountry runs will require a guide, and the beautifully groomed slopes of Lech and Zurs, there is plenty to keep skiers of all abilities happy for more than a week.

Location & Directions

St Christoph, Austria

Hotel Maiensee is in the tiny village of St Christoph, with easy access to the entire Arlberg ski area. The nearest lifts are the Maiensee T-Bar and St Christoph Bahn. There is also a regular shuttle bus between Lech, Zurs, Stuben, St Christoph and St Anton, which useful for any non-skiers in the party, or for a quick transfer to another resort with skis.

When to go

St Christoph and St Anton have an enviable reputation for its snow. The Eastern Alps frequently benefit from early snow and the largely pastoral terrain does not need a hugely deep base to offer great skiing conditions. As a result, the Arlbery frequently offers some of the best skiing in the Alps in December and January. The microclimate means that snowfalls are more prolific than in many other resorts and with plenty of skiing above 2000 meters, conditions can be great right up until late April.

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