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The forest lady brings you up to speed

And then comes the snow. A Lot Of Snow. Meters high, days. It's snowing and snowing and snowing. How often here. The Bregenz forest on the Northern edge of the Alps is perhaps the most snow of the entire mountain range. It says here, no hour's drive from the Swiss border to Vorarlberg removed. As it is snowing, it is actually hardly any more.

Just before the big snow comes, we reach the Mellau, one of the larger villages in the Bregenz forest with its 22 towns. In the valley between Dornbirner First and the Damülser mountain, the "Snow" Mellau an ideal starting point for winter sports. Almost everything is new here: the roads in the village, as well as the gondola lift and the valley station with a Restaurant and Après-Ski-hut. Also, the Hotel is The forest areas. Since opening in the fall of 2018, it is a Highlight in the Bregenz forest. Both the Hotel and the facilities of the ski area with the neighbouring city of Bad Reuthe-based family Frick the same owner. Therefore, the renovation of mellau gondola was coupled, in the year 2015 with the construction of the hotel. Among other things, a road was built under the leadership of. Thus, you can reach the ski storage room on one side of the road and the station on the other side with dry feet.

The house seems to be grounded – and style comes fully, therefore,

The Hotel is a Prachtsbau. He fits perfectly into the environment. As is the case with many, especially older buildings, is takes the collation of the hotel façade, with wood from the Bregenzerwald. Processed Fir, ash or oak. With the wood in the house, but not thick. It works quite to the contrary, is grounded, and the style, therefore, comes yet full and modern. Luxurious the place that is available to the guests is a maximum of: in the Lobby, with the petrol-colored Sofas in the spacious rooms, in the various dining rooms and in front of the huge window fronts.

the wood, the sense of being connected with nature "would be, and from nature we draw strength," says managing Director Jutta Frick. And this nature is to be found everywhere, in the wooden facade as well as the room signs made of felt. They can also be found on the decor of the rooms and the pool area with a heated outdoor pool and children's area. A few steps further, in the 2500 square metre Spa area, forming the saunas of stone blocks and a wooden well as a local village square on the Vorsäss.

Frick's family operates since 1999, the health hotel in the neighbouring city of Bad Reuthe. This attracts a lot of Swiss guests and is known for its Moor treatments. This house uses local raw materials. It has a chip heating. Those who stayed in the forest areas, you can book visits in Bad Reuthe. In Mellau self-but are offered no treatment. The focus here is on the recreational activities, explains Jutta Frick. Right next to the Hotel there is a ski lift is.

attract More above broad slopes and powder snow. In bright sunshine we storm the summit with the ten gondola of mellau gondola. The ski area has been renewed in the last few years, the stations of surprise as the Hotel is a wooden structure, such as mountain maple. From static and structural reasons, this type of construction is a worldwide rarity. Architect brothers Jutta Frick. In the mountain station is also, for decades, operated a day care center.

A common mountain stationfür Mellau and Damüls

was The most important Innovation on Mellauer page in the last ten years, however, the merger with the neighboring and much larger ski resort of Damüls on a common hill station and a Tunnel is. Created a ski resort with 29 lifts and cable cars, and almost 110 km of slopes is the most extensive in the whole of the Bregenzerwald. In the nationwide "3-valleys-Pass" of up to 40 ski resorts included, among other things, St. Anton am Arlberg.

Damüls, the highest village in the Bregenz forest, and according to self-Declaration, the "snow-richest, constantly inhabited village in the world", offers accommodation directly on the piste edge. In the ski resort of the past and the Modern meet, or at least she did until recently: this winter season is the charming chair lift above damüls, with its double seats made of wood by a six-lift of the latest Generation, with heated Seats and a lot more Speed to be replaced.

"We Forests are regarded and forests as dynamic and innovative," explains hostess Frick. Proud you are on the local craftsmanship and hospitality, and so is The forest areas like. Self-confident and charming.

The trip was supported by Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH


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Created: 10.11.2019, 00:10 PM

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