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The Landhaus Mödlinger has been in the Mödlinger family for generations. It sits next door to the Hotel Franzlhof and is made up of six charming rooms above a milking barn, part of the working farm that has been providing the family and their guests with delicious fresh produce, milk and meats since the 1700s.
You'll get a real glimpse of authentic rural Austrian life here, as well as enjoying all of the facilities and meals from the neighbouring four-star Franzlhof hotel. It's a great way to benefit from superb facilities without the added expense.
You're only about a five-minute walk (500m) from the village centre and the ski bus to take you to the slopes stops just outside the main hotel, about 50m away. All in all, an ideal place to explore this huge, picturesque ski area without breaking the bank.
Nearest lift: 1.5km
Tuition meeting point: 1.5km
Ski bus stop: Outside the hotel
Resort centre: 500m
Söll sits in a woody valley, one of many in the impressive 284km Ski Welt area in Austria. It's an impossibly pretty area with rolling mountains, snow-clad trees and chocolate-box buildings. Head to the top of the distinctive dome-shaped peak of the Hohe Salve mountain for some uninterrupted views across the craggy Wilder Kaiser ridges.
Intermediates, in particular, will love Söll as there are some many cruising slopes with challenging sections. That's not to say that beginners are left out; the foot of the slopes in Söll is made for novices thanks to a huge expanse of wide open, gently sloping runs.
The village is very traditional with an onion-domed church and more chocolate-box buildings. Over 284km of pistes, 90 hi-speed lifts and 77 rustic Alpine huts and après bars (that's about one every 3km) are waiting for you in this picture postcard area.
The après here is really buzzing après and gets going from about 3pm. It's a great atmosphere with hi-energy, fun Europop and plenty of dancing in ski boots!
Resort altitude: 703m
Skiing altitude: 620m to 1957m
Ski area size: 284km in the Ski Welt area
Number of runs: 279
Range of runs: 43% blue, 45% red and 12% black
Lifts: 20 magic carpets, 19 drags, 35 chairlifts and 16 cable cars
Night skiing: Yes (Wednesday to Saturday each week)
Cross-country trails: 196km
Snowmaking: 1700 snow cannons covering 229km
Resort bus: Yes
You're on half board here, but all of your meals are taken in the four-star Hotel Franzlhof next door (about 50m away).
Start your day with a good continental breakfast then come back to a gorgeous four-course evening meal including soup, salad, a choice of main (veggie or non) and dessert. Your Christmas and New Year Gala meals are also included.
With only six rooms, it's a small and cosy place to stay. Being above a milking barn gives you plenty of original 1700s rustic style and charm.
Each room can sleep two people in a comfy Austrian twin bed. You also have a balcony to enjoy the views plus an ensuite bathroom with a shower and wc.
Official rating: ***
Restaurant, bar and café (at the Hotel Franzlhof next door)
Free use of sauna and steam room (at the Hotel Franzlhof next door)
Heated boot rack at the Franzlhof or un-heated storage at the Landhaus
Departure airports: Gatwick, Manchester or Birmingham
Departure day: Saturday
Arrival airport: Salzburg
Flight duration: 2 hours to 2 hours 15 minutes
Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 minutes