Hi Incurable Travelers,
finally the longed-for moment of the white week has arrived for us too!
This year we have chosen to identify a week in March for our skiing holiday, to enjoy longer and sunny days to be spent on the slopes of the area of Pramollo / Nassfeld.
The decision to leave the Dolomites in favor of the Carinthian mountains was born from the desire to experiment with new landscapes and also the desire to stay in a Falkensteiner structure again, after the positive experience of staying at the Family Hotel Falkensteiner Lido Ehrenburgerhof.
The hotel Sonnenalpe is a beautiful property directly on the ski slopes in Hermagor in Carinthia, but above all it is the ideal place to spend a week of family vacation thanks to the numerous attentions dedicated to children and the large space for relaxation for parents .
After a trip, for us only two and a half hours, accompanied by a weak snowfall we arrived in Nassfeld through the Pramollo pass and I must say that the experience was not positive, so much so that on the return we preferred to extend the journey by half oretta and come back passing the Tarvisio. The roads on the Austrian side of the area are very clean and completely feasible, not the same for the traits of Friuli competence.
Once we arrived we entered our room, a superior family, and the expression of pure enthusiasm that had the face of my son of three and a half years was an injection of vitality for us too. He found himself in front of a room designed to stay with the children, where everything is made to measure, like the double sink, the beds laid on a wooden platform that makes the sleeping area well separated from that day with the possibility to obscure only the single bed for the afternoon rest of the little ones keeping the rest of the room accessible. Accomplice age for him everything was a discovery, the sliding doors of the large closet, so capacious that it became his favorite hideaway, the huge sofa was a perfect ship of the pirates, but the real surprise is the blow of lightning that he had for the single bed where he stood a pillow with an applied sheep and that he decided to be his despite never having slept before in such a big bed!
We needed a holiday with slow rhythms and so our stay was full of tranquility, but also and above all the fun of our little man.
The landscape was covered by a high snowpack, certainly a meter and a half was reached without problems, and even the hotel garden has become the scene of countless descents with the bobsleigh or laps on the slide with a plunge end in the fresh snow .
Skiers can wear skis outside the door of the Falkensteiner Hotel Sonnenalpe Nassfeld and descend along a connecting slope leading to the ski lifts to descend along the many long, sun-kissed slopes until late afternoon.
Once back wet but happy by the games on the snow you can enjoy lunch and / or dinner in the spacious dining room also equipped to meet the needs of children thanks to plastic cups and saucers and tasty menus dedicated to them.
In the late afternoon when it was not possible to stay outdoors, the little one of the house chose to continue the games at the Falky Almland together with other children. The Falky Almland is really the country of toys thanks to a series of wooden houses that reconstruct a fairytale world and the many games available, as well as an animation program that does not allow any child to get bored.
It is open from eight in the morning until eight in the evening and allows those who want to take advantage also of having the children eat with the staff for both lunch and dinner.
As long as the little ones are busy playing, mom and dad can enjoy wonderful hours of relaxation in the large spa that in addition to having a Turkish bath, whirlpool, Kneipp path and different types of saunas has many areas dedicated to relaxation where you can rest between one treatment and another with a hot cup of tea. If you are a lover of body care there is the possibility of booking a selection of different beauty treatments and for the more sporty there is a large and well equipped gym. Of course, the pool could not be missing, as well as a comfortable indoor area also directly connected an outdoor part open even in winter where you can experience the thrill of a bath surrounded by the whitewashed landscape.
A very positive aspect, and I say this as a parent, is that the wellness area, with the exclusion of the pool, is forbidden for children under 16 years, except from 12 to 15, when it is also accessible with their children.
The helpfulness and kindness of the staff at the Falkensteiner Hotel Sonnenalpe Nassfeld helped to make our stay even more enjoyable and I think we will return with good weather to experience new experiences in the green of the Carinthian mountains.
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