Just back, sore and tired from wiping out, laughing, late nights but what a trip! Lets be frank - the Rossl isn't a hotel as such, no facilities, no front of house, no bar or restaurant. Don't have any expectations other than to get clean, adequately comfy bathroom and bed. Can't fault the housekeeping and for what we wanted, it fitted the bill perfectly. Think of it as an overflow for the The Neue Post (a few steps away) very welcoming full service hotel where you get your breakfast and dinner - no complaints about food or service - thanks Wolfgang :) There IS a late night drinking establishment in the basement of the Rossl and, if you're a light sleeper or not knackered after a day on the slopes then you might struggle with the shut eye.
We took the 'if you can't beat em join em' philosophy and ventured underground a couple of times...good door / bad door! The incredible church bells (and they really have to be heard to be believed) are either a rude awakening or a necessary wake up call if you're going to beat the lift queues before 0900. The latter for us. There's clearly been a lot of capital investment in Schladming as a resort, the lifts, lockers and base stations are state of the art and very slick. As for Apres Ski, the fabulous Tenne Bar is the obvious and most conspicuous place for wonderful uninhibited barmy european-ness we stiff brits could learn a lot from but check out the sublime Szenario bar for great music, the lovliest staff and nights to remember (or not, if you're in the bomb squad) I loved my first taste of Austria - safe, clean and utterly charming - and GREAT SNOW!! Thanks Sarah, you were fab too!xx