Ski-in, ski-out Naturhotel Forsthofgut in Leogang, Austria, is embarking on a new chapter in its history this winter. In beautiful SalzburgerLand, Europe’s leading nature hotel is launching new facilities and winter packages from 28th November.
Naturhotel Forsthofgut a 5* family-run, family-friendly ski-in/ski-out luxury hotel situated on the Asitz mountain slopes in Leogang, SalzburgerLand, Austria. Surrounded by nature, 200m from the nearest lift, 150m from the ski kindergarten. Easy access to 408km of pistes and 121 lifts across 3 prime ski regions. Dating back to 1617, the hotel has evolved from a forestry business and guest house into one of Austria’s top hotels. Exquisite dining - sustainable, organic, vegan and Japanese menus; speciality cocktail bar; wine tastings twice weekly; dedicated Lakehouse Spa for adults, world’s first forest Spa (waldSPA Family & Kids), extensive water features, multiple pools, saunas, treatment rooms; Onsen bath and washhouse, infinity pool, natural chemical-free swimming lake, floating Finnish sauna and natural plunge pool; organic farm with animal feeding visits; in-hotel ski shop; daily childcare from 9am to 9 pm; year-round weekly excursions
The largest investment made by Forsthofgut to date (over £10million) has created a new waldSPA Seehaus (lakehouse) overlooking the Naturhotel’s chemical-free swimming lake. The building includes a Japanese restaurant with large terrace, and 3 spacious loft suites each with a living area, master bedroom and master bathroom, sauna and loggia on the upper floor. The lakehouse spa’s facilities include 3 sizeable treatment rooms, a relaxation room, an Onsen pool (42°c) and traditional Onsen washroom. The lake has been enlarged to add an infinity pool and floating Finnish lake sauna. Open year-round, the overall design exploits stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
The new restaurant, Mizūmi, serves Japanese specialities and an exciting range of Japanese dishes with an Alpine twist. Skilled itamae (sushi masters) operate in the central show-kitchen, for all to see.
The new Spa house has freed up space in the original waldSPA, where family facilities have been enhanced to allow couples to relax in a child-free sanctuary while kids play in their zone. Improvements to the waldSPA Family & Kids include a new textile sauna area, a substantial relaxation room, a 21m indoor pool, extensive water play features, and a range of pools and water slides for all ages.
For skiers, Forsthofgut’s location at the foot of the slopes is hard to beat. A piste runs past the door and the Asitz lift is just 200m for fast and easy access to 408km of world-class piste skiing and plentiful off-piste.
The Skicircus area shared by Leogang, Saalbach, Hinterglemm and Fieberbrunn comprises 270km of piste, with easy connections to 138km of piste at Zell am See-Kaprun, where the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier offers high-altitude skiing from October to May. The state-of-the-art lift and piste network comes with a wide choice of mountain dining in cosy huts and gourmet restaurants.
The Naturhotel Forsthofgut’s location is equally attractive to non-skiers, who can explore on wonderful snowshoe and winter hiking trails, toboggan runs and sleigh rides.