For many, the Almhof Schneider is more than just a hotel. It has been home to the Schneider family since 1451, and ever since 1929, has been one of the world’s most desired winter holiday destinations.
Small, luxurious and run by fourth generation Gerold and Katia Schneider, the Almhof is a rare blend of tradition, intimacy and relaxed, refined comfort. The hotel serves an international clientele who return year after year to what Pippa Middleton describes as “utter heaven”.
Set in a peaceful and convenient location – ski-in, ski-out at the foot of the Schlegelkopf mountain – the Almhof has winter sports facilities, including cross-country skiing, curling and tobogganing right on its doorstep. It’s also close to the best shops, so you can enjoy your vacation without even thinking about transport. Children can enjoy themselves at one of two indoor play parks or outside at a fabulous 8,000 sqm adventure park.
However, this highly personalised service is geared very much towards regular visitors. Despite being one of the top ten skiing destinations worldwide, the Almhof and Lech can only deliver the exclusive quality that they are famous for by ensuring that the region is not put under too much pressure from visitors. Nowhere else in the Austrian Alps is there a consensus that the highest quality can only be achieved by restricting numbers and building personal relationships with clients.
Live the good life
This year the Almhof Schneider is opening the Almhof-Spa together with the first Aesop store in Austria. The spa will feature bright, airy rooms that provide spectacular views of both the village and surrounding landscape. The spa will lavish guests with the rare and luxurious Biologique Recherche spa treatment product line.
The Almhof offers fantastic dining options, with two different restaurants catering for guests in the hotel’s dining room and the sun terrace.
Wunderkammer is a kind of Austrian ‘trattoria’ serving hearty Austrian classics and alpine winter dishes, while Restaurant im Almhof Schneider is one of Austria’s most celebrated fine-dining experiences. The Almhof wine list is one of only three in Austria to be awarded 3-stars by the World of Fine Wine.