Chalet Sonne has been a real find. This was our first time skiing in Austria, having skied many years in France. If honest, it would be hard to return to the latter. Maria Alm is so quaint and pretty with plentry of Après Ski and gorgeous restaurants. Add to that the wonderful slopes, despite the warm weather of late March, and you have a fantastic recipe for a fantastic ski holiday. Chalet Sonne was just lovely. Spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated, it was the perfect size for 6 adults, which was the amount of people in it the week we stayed. It would comfortably fit 8 adults and larger parties if that included small children. For the 6 of us, it was cosy and comfortable and not at all claustrophobic. The bedrooms were the best I've experienced in a ski chalet. They were really roomy with plenty of cupboard space, modern bathrooms and the comfiest beds ever. My 15 year old son wanted to bring the bed home with him. Pillows were large and memory foam mattresses helped relax aching muscles (as did the lovely down stairs sauna!). The chalet manager, Steve, and our chalet host Dan were fabulous. Steve has managed two chalets for the same owner, both in Maria Alm, for some years. He took us out skiing one day and we had an ace day learning about the area and skiing without once having to refer to piste maps! Nothing was too much trouble for Steve and his team. If there was anything you didn't like (for example food) they'd organise something special instead. The food was of good quality, but I like sauces with my food and when this was mentioned they even changed the menu to have one of my favourite meals. On top of this, a German friend who taxied us to and from the chalet, as he lives in Austria, was invited by Steve to join us in the chalet the night before and stay for a meal and then overnight so that he didn't need to get up so early to collect us. This was above and beyond normal good business hospitality and makes them stand out head and shoulders above other chalet hosts. We will definitely be coming back and thank Steve and Dan for an amazing skiing treat!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The chalet has a spacious wood paneled living room with comfortable seating and is equipped with a flat screen TV & DVD player. On the lower ground floor you will find a Sauna where skiers can relax after that challenging day on the slopes.Your alpine home has direct views to the slopes of the Aberg mountain. As part of the immense Hochkonig circuit with 39 ski lifts and over 150km of prepared pistes some great skiing awaits you on this Austrian Holiday. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chalet Sonne Maria Alm, Austria - Salzburg Region