Enter our competition to win a magical family ski break at Naturhotel Forsthofgut in Austria. Return flights from London to Salzburg are included, as well as airport transfers in Austria and lift passes. This is the winter wonderland prize your kids definitely want you to win.
Naturhotel Forsthofgut sits at the foot of the slopes near the charming Austrian village of Leogang, only an hour by road or rail from Salzburg airport. The original property is over 400 years old and was once a simple farm and forestry business. Today it’s owned by the Schmuck family, pioneers of the forest spa and natural hotel concept, and considered to be one of the best family resorts in the world.
A wonderful winter holiday for one lucky family
One lucky family will have the pleasure of a three-night stay at this stunning resort. Breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner are included in the prize, giving you the chance to experience the hotel’s remarkable cuisine, and its own fresh, farm produce. There’s also complimentary childcare for kids aged from 2 to 14. And non-skiers can look forward to indulging in the truly astonishing spa, exploring the beautiful local area or simply relaxing in an atmosphere designed just for that.
All you have to do to enter is answer one question, but first, find out a little more about where this incredible prize could take you.
A closer look at extraordinary Naturhotel Forsthofgut
To say five-star Naturhotel Forsthofgut is ski-in-ski-out is an understatement, as a piste runs right past the hotel and it also sits less than 200m from the Asitzbahn gondola which accesses one of Europe’s largest ski domains: 408km of seamless piste across the Skicircus Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Leogang and Fieberbrunn resorts, connected to high altitude and glacier skiing at Zell am See-Kaprun.
Making ski holidays effortless for families
Continuing the theme of making sure families have as much time skiing as possible, the hotel reception can also organise lift passes, instructors and guides. If you need to hire equipment, just drop into the hotel’s own ski shop. Plus, both the ski kindergarten and ski school are nearby and, at the end of every day, an easy piste brings you right back to the door.
Of course a family ski holiday is about spending time together, but when you want to treat yourself to a spectacular ski day with an excellent local guide, your children will be safe and happy at the ski school, and awesome Skicircus snowparks are designed to keep teens busy. However, you should make time for at least one family lunch on the mountain. Cosy hut or gourmet restaurant, the choice is yours, and many are accessible for non-skiers too.
Naturhotel Forsthofgut is more than just skiing
Outstanding skiing aside, there’s masses to do at Naturhotel Forsthofgut from yoga sessions and snowshoe hikes to tobogganing or even riding out from the hotel’s stables. Expect kids to be endlessly enchanted by the miniGUT children’s farm and mini zoo, which features adorable alpacas and miniature breeds. Alternatively, there’s Rocky’s Kids Club for 2 to 14 year olds, where complimentary childcare is available from nine-till-nine all year round.
The spa that spoils you for all other spas
When nothing will do but doing nothing much at all, Forsthofgut’s 5,700m² spa and wellness centre has separate adults and family zones. Discover the adults-only waldSPA where the 25m alfresco infinity pool invites you to swim and admire glorious views, and generous relaxation and yoga spaces insist you chill. Or head to the Lake House for Onsen bathing rituals, along with a floating Finnish sauna and plunge pool incorporated into a chemical-free bathing lake.
Although we think young thrill seekers will particularly like the waldSPA Family & Kids zone with its choice of heated pools, including one just for babies and toddlers. There are also fountains, waterfalls and a thrilling 70-metre water chute here, as well as a family sauna which is safe for kids of 10 years and over.
Try dining in ‘harmony with nature’
As you’d expect from one of the world’s finest family resorts, dining at Naturhotel Forsthofgut is exceptional. Not only does the hotel’s own organic Mauthof Farm supply all its restaurants, choices on the half-board menu include vegan and Alpine-Mediterranean dishes, alongside R-50 options made from ingredients sourced less than 50km away.
Even afternoon tea is an exquisite experience
Each of the three à la carte restaurants are perfect for a treat or a special celebration. Restaurant 1617 specialises in Austrian-themed dishes, Mizūmi features both classic Japanese and creative Austro-Japanese dishes on its menu, and Echt. Gut Essen offers a full-on, yet intimate, gourmet experience.
You’ll also find that breakfast and küchenGRUSS – afternoon tea – are experiences apart: overflowing with hot and cold, sweet and savoury treats. Both are included in the half-board menu and you can choose between the hotel’s family or child-free dining rooms.
How to win a family ski break at Naturhotel Forsthofgut?
To enter our competition simply answer one question. If you’re the lucky winning family you can look forward to a 3-night stay for four (2 adults, 2 children) in a family suite at Naturhotel Forsthofgut in Saalfelden-Leogang, Austria. Also included in the prize are return UK flights from Gatwick or Stanstead to Salzburg, airport transfers in Austria, lift passes and breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner during your stay.
Answer the following question for a chance to win a 3-night family ski break at Naturhotel Forsthofgut. Competition closes Monday 18 December 2023.
Can’t wait to find out if you’ve won? Visit Naturhotel Forsthofgut to see more of the resort, and winter 2023/2024 family break offers. Then go to Saalfelden-Leogang to find out more about this beautiful part of Austria.