This is supposed to be something like a second honeymoon. Thus, staying at a classic (hopefully what my bride would call ‘romantic’) mountain hotel in Austria and skiing beautiful mountains fits the bill. To that end ‘professional trip adviser’ Manfred suggested we spend a few nights at the Ammererhof, in the Alps directly south of Salzburg, Austria. The resulting situation did not disappoint (thanks Manfred and Fritz), though the contrast between nearly perfect pow on day 1 and breakable crust on day 2 could have caused matrimonial discord. Day one:
Map below shows location of Ammererhof and Nature Friends hut. Hocharn west of the hotels, change enlargement of map to check it all out. Truly terrific terrain without ski resorts too close, 100% ski touring, so it all has a nice mellow ‘human powered’ vibe.