The Skiers Are Raring to Go
When the first snow falls in the mountains many people feel a growing desire to surf through powder, to explore mountaintops deeply covered in snow and to feel the tingling cold winter air in their face. Whether the enjoyment skier or the aspiring ski racer – both are united by the desire for Alpine idyll and comfort. Not only the quality of the ski material, but also that of the ski-in lodge is becoming more and more important to many skiers.
In ski chalets, lifestyle is therefore just as hip as Alpine romance. Cool, cosy and noble – that’s how the Kristallhütte in Hochzillertal in Austria showcases itself to winter sports enthusiasts and gourmets alike. Art and lifestyle come together at 2147 metres, against a breathtaking mountain backdrop. Situated in the middle of the Hochfügen/Hochzillertal skiing area, the Kristallhütte is a cool lounge, first-class restaurant and Alpine luxury hotel in one. Exquisite treats from the kitchen set new standards. For anyone looking to enjoy delicious truffle ravioli or fillet steaks from the Tux Alpine beef on the giant panorama terrace, the Kristallhütte in the Zillertal is highly recommended. The legendary Kaiserschmarrn, a cut up and sugared pancake with raisins, or the traditional Spinatknödel, a spinach dumpling, are not missing on the menu either. Art lovers are drawn to this luxurious oasis as well, for example to admire paintings from Udo Lindenberg that will be displayed the whole winter. The mountain peaks are not the only things glistening in front of the Hütte – there are also astonishing steel constructions in the shape of a giant beetle and fly by Andreas Enrique Furtwängler. In addition, events such as book readings at full moon, jazz brunches or champagne tastings add some variety. Charity events where international top chefs pit themselves against each other at Kristallhütte’s stove are among the highlights.
Once daytime visitors have left, guests gather around the big circular fireplace which creates a warm snug atmosphere in the lovingly decorated wood-panelled lounge. Anyone freezing cold after a long day out in the snow can say goodbye to cold feet and a cold nose in the 38 degree open-air jacuzzi. And then absolutely nothing stands in the way of a good night in the eight panorama double rooms of the multiple award-winning dream chalet.