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Hotel Matschner, Ramsau

Steiermark - the quiet face of Austria
The 4-star Hotel Matschner lies in a tranquil village in an unspoiled region of central Austria. This high-quality hotel offers delicious cuisine; cross-country skiing and winter walking from the door; and free access to the village’s extensive leisure complex and swimming pool.
Hotel Matschner, Ramsau. 7 nights
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Holiday information


A winter holiday in Ramsau, Steiermark,

for skiers and non-skiers
Beneath the imposing crags of the Dachstein Mountains and glacier, the village of Ramsau Ort nestles on a high plateau in the north-west corner of the unspoiled, traditional region of Steiermark in central Austria. This is ideal terrain for cross-country skiing, with delightful trails for all abilities across the snowy meadows.
Combining all the elements for a wonderful and relaxing holiday, the 4-star Hotel Matschner continues to earn consistently high praise from guests, who appreciate the delicious cuisine, the tranquil location at the heart of the plateau, the direct access to the cross-country skiing and winter walking, and the attentive service provided by the two generations of the Knaus family that own the hotel.

Our expert says

"What I love most about Ramsau and the Hotel Matschner is the spectacular scenery of the Dachstein peaks, which makes the cross-country skiing and winter walking here all the more enjoyable. To top it all off, the Knaus family looks after Inntravel guests wonderfully. You couldn’t ask for more."
Rebecca Bruce, Inntravel snow holiday expert

Winter activities

There’s no fixed itinerary, so take your pick of the activities as the mood takes you. The cross-country skiing is great but, equally, Ramsau makes a good base for non-skiing holidays too. 
  • Best for: beginners, improvers, intermediates & advanced
    The ski school and nearest cross-country trails are just a short walk from the hotel – there are some easy green and blue trails in both directions which connect the various villages on the plateau. For the more accomplished cross-country skier, the nearby valleys offer some tempting – but more demanding – red and black trails. There are plenty of cafés along the way, so no matter which route you choose, you are never too far from a coffee or a slice of cake! For a different perspective of the area, you can also explore the cross-country trails on the glacier.

    Trails: 200km from 1100-2700m (130km classic & 70km skating), including 18km on the Dachstein Glacier
    Cross-country skiing
  • Good choice of paths
    Winter walking trails lead directly from the hotel, and offer magnificent views over the plateau or across towards Schladming. We provide suggestions as to the most rewarding walks, but do not provide detailed route notes – the designated winter walking routes (which total 70km of paths) are well signposted.
    Winter walking (© Gery Wolf)
  • Best for: beginners, improvers (local area) & intermediates (whole area)
    Downhill skiers can access a couple of gentle pistes in the village itself, or a small domain at Rittisberg – just a short bus ride from your hotel. Alternatively, the huge Ski Amadé area, including the renowned resort of Schladming, is only 15 minutes away by bus, and there is further skiing on the Dachstein Glacier.

    Pistes: 25km to 1700m (served by 10 lifts in valley and a further 3km of pistes on Dachstein Glacier). Access to 860km of Ski Amadé domain from Schladming, 15mins by ski bus
    Downhill skiing
  • Join guided excursions
    Requiring no special technique, snowshoeing is a fantastic way of exploring this picturesque high plateau, and the hotel has a resident guide who leads up to five snowshoe hikes each week. These excursions are free to hotel guests, and equipment is provided.
  • Horse-drawn sleigh rides & more
    Horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice-skating, tobogganing and horse riding are all available locally.
  • Special events
    At Christmas, there are traditional celebrations with music and songs around the Christmas tree, plus a special dinner. New Year’s Eve features a gala dinner and live music.

Where you stay

Quiet Ramsau Ort (altitude: 1150m), where your hotel is situated, is the main village on the plateau. It has a bank with an ATM, sports and tourist shops, and a number of cafés and restaurants. Behind the hotel there are also two ski jumps; you can watch people practising from the comfort of the hotel’s lounge! In the past, the area’s inhabitants made a living selling cheese and wool products – you can find out more at the Lodenwalker factory or the local history museum in the village. 

Please note: most beds in Austrian hotels are normally one large base with two mattresses/duvets. We refer to these as 'Austrian Twins' and they are locally regarded to serve requests for both double and twin bedded rooms. Separate twin beds or traditional double beds with one large mattress are rare and cannot be guaranteed.
Hotel Matschner



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  • 7 nights: 21 December 2019 - 29 March 2020

    Start Saturday or Sunday | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Adults 6-16 yrs 3-5 yrs 2 yrs
    21 Dec - 29 Dec 2019 # £1595 £798 £718 £303
    04 Jan - 12 Jan 2020 £1095 £548 £493 £208
    18 Jan - 26 Jan 2020 £1295 £648 £583 £246
    01 Feb - 09 Feb 2020 £1360 £680 £612 £258
    15 Feb - 16 Feb 2020 #:§ £1595 £798 £718 £303
    22 Feb - 23 Feb 2020 £1360 £680 £612 £258
    29 Feb - 08 Mar 2020 £1270 £635 £572 £242
    14 Mar - 15 Mar 2020 £1095 £548 £493 £208
    21 Mar - 22 Mar 2020 £1180 £590 £532 £224
    Single traveller supplement £130      

    Includes all elements of the holiday itself (accommodation, meals and any additional elements as described), plus flights (usually, but not always, from London) and onward travel as described.

    § Supplements apply on 16 Feb; please contact us for details

    Prices for children are based on sharing a room with 2 adults; please note the included rooms at Hotel Matschner cannot accommodate extra beds so if travelling with children it will be necessary to upgrade to a larger room and pay the stated supplement (see ‘Additional prices’ below)

    The 'Single traveller supplement' applies for solo travellers. A supplement is also payable for a single room - see 'Additional prices' below

    Included travel: British Airways Gatwick-Salzburg (2h) (hold luggage included; please call for times) or British Airways Heathrow-Salzburg (1h55) (out dep 1215, home arr 1715; hold luggage included), connecting transfer (1h10)
    #Variation: 21, 28 Dec & 15 Feb Inghams charter Manchester-Salzburg (out dep 0840, home arr 1410; hold luggage included) or Birmingham-Salzburg (out dep 0815, home arr 1330; hold luggage included)

    Prices are subject to availability and flight supplements may apply. Book early for Christmas, New Year and school holidays. We can also book different flight routes (see flight section below). Please contact us to discuss any pricing implications.

  • Room upgrades (supplement per room per night)

    Hotel Matschner, Ramsau
    Larger 'Ramsau': 21 Dec - 29 Mar 2020 £12
    Single room: 21 Dec - 29 Mar 2020 £12
  • Cross-country beginner/improver; adult High season Low season
    6 days’ classic ski hire, 3 x 2hr lessons & trail pass £195 £195
    Cross-country intermediate; adult High season Low season
    6 days’ classic ski hire & trail pass £88 £88
    Salzburg (latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time both flexible)

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,   To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Aberdeen - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Belfast Intl. - Salzburg easyJet,  jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    Birmingham - Salzburg Charter (contact us),  Eurowings,  jet2 
    Birmingham - Salzburg (via Düsseldorf) Eurowings 
    Birmingham - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
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    Bristol - Salzburg easyJet 
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    Nottingham East Midlands - Salzburg jet2 
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    Edinburgh - Salzburg jet2 
    Edinburgh - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
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    Glasgow - Salzburg jet2 
    Glasgow - Salzburg (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Glasgow - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Leeds Bradford - Salzburg jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    London City - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
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    Gatwick - Salzburg British Airways,  easyJet,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Heathrow - Salzburg British Airways,  Eurowings 
    Heathrow - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Luton - Salzburg easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Stansted - Salzburg Eurowings,  jet2,  Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Salzburg British Airways,  Charter (contact us),  Eurowings,  jet2,  TUI 
    Manchester - Salzburg (via Düsseldorf) Eurowings 
    Manchester - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Manchester - Salzburg (via Hamburg) Eurowings 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,   To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of alternative flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time stated above, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice if you would prefer to fly via a different route to the one included in our standard arrangements. A supplement may be payable for other flights.

What is included
  • 7 nights
  • 7 dinners
    7 breakfasts
  • daily afternoon tea and cake
  • detailed documentation
  • flights as detailed (regional flights available)
  • transfers from/to Salzburg Airport

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  • If you are travelling over Christmas or New Year, or during school holidays, you should definitely pre-book lessons. After you’ve booked your holiday with us, we’ll send you a link to a list of packages that we can arrange for you in advance.
    Sometimes we can’t make bookings on your behalf. In these cases you should phone or email the ski school well before your holiday to arrange a date and time; do not wait until you are on holiday to make arrangements. 

    More about Inntravel's pre-booking service >
  • They are two mattresses (each with separate bedding) on one large base. They are locally regarded to serve requests for both double and twin bedded rooms. Separate twin beds or traditional double beds with one large mattress are rare and cannot be guaranteed.
  • In the Alps, most hotels have a vegetarian menu. Please contact us for specific information about this particular hotel.
  • Living far from the capital ourselves, we know better than most that flying from London can be a bind, so we are very flexible with our travel arrangements. Call or email us, and one of the team will be happy to list the different options available to you, and any price implications.
  • Absolutely! We are experts in tailored rail travel. Making use of sleeper trains or stopovers in cities along the route, we can get you from London to virtually anywhere in mainland Europe. We can even make arrangements to Mallorca, Sicily and Norway with a combination of ferries and rail. Please contact Abi and Lizzie to discuss your plans.
  • Once you’ve decided on your exact itinerary (our travel experts will be happy to offer advice), you need to provide us with your party’s details, either by phone or via our booking form. At this point we also ask you to pay a deposit so that we can secure a room for you immediately on confirming availability with the hotel(s). If it turns out that we can’t secure the accommodation for the holiday you’ve requested, or offer an acceptable alternative, we’ll refund your deposit promptly and in full. After booking your accommodation and other key elements, we'll then book your travel (or you can do so if you’re making your own arrangements) and send you a Booking Confirmation and Invoice.

    More information about the booking process >
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  • Yes, it’s something we insist on, even for holidays in the UK. The vast majority of holidays go smoothly, but when things go wrong, it can be expensive to put them right. Buying a new pair of walking boots after your suitcase is stolen mightn’t seem so bad, but the bill for being airlifted down from a mountain with a broken leg or flown home while still recovering from an illness or accident can cost tens of thousands of pounds.

    You don’t have to buy our travel insurance policy (if you live outside Europe you’ll definitely need to make your own arrangements, as the policy is only for UK and EU residents), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.

    We'll ask you for the details of your alternative policy (insurer, policy number and medical emergency phone number) so that we can help out if the worst happens while you are on holiday. It's up to you, though, to check that your policy covers the activities you'll be doing on holiday and that it is adequate for your own individual needs; we don't check alternative policies.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of the correct travel documents, with the correct validity. If you’re a UK citizen, you need a full British passport to travel to Austria, but not a visa. If you are a citizen of another country, you’ll need to check requirements with the national embassy or your own consulate.

    Current information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice for UK citizens can be found through and the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC). You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). UK citizens should also obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) by applying at a Post Office or at The EHIC allows reciprocal health care but should not be seen as a substitute for travel insurance.
  • (Austrian) German is the most commonly spoken language. The currency is the Euro. Austrian time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
  • At Inntravel we work in close partnership with our hoteliers, taxi drivers and other local suppliers to provide our self-guided holidays directly to you. We are entirely confident that you will continue to receive the usual warm welcome from them when the UK withdraws from the European Union (EU).

    It currently seems highly likely the UK’s withdrawal from the EU will take place on 31 January 2020, at which point the UK will enter a minimum 11-month transition period through to the end of December 2020. During this transition period there will be absolutely no changes to current arrangements for UK citizens travelling to an EU destination, so you can book your 2020 holiday certain that there will be no disruptions or complications caused by Brexit.
  • The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) provides up-to-date, country-by-country travel advice, as well as information on security, local laws, passports and visas for UK citizens.
    If you live outside the UK, see our essential travel information page for a list of relevant websites.
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