If you’ve come to ski the Hintertux glacier in the pre-season, the obvious place to stay is in one of the hotels clustered around the lift station.
One of the best is the friendly, relaxed Hintertuxerhof – a three star at the entrance to the village. Its junior suites cost hardly any more than the regular double rooms and are lovely – well worth paying the extra. In fact, you’re much better off staying in one of them than in the four-star hotels in the village – unless, that is, you want to go swimming after your glacier training, in which case you’ll need to move up to a higher category of hotel.
Hotel Vierjahreszeiten, Hintertux
The Vierjahreszeiten is the nicer of the two and is also the smallest four-star hotel in Hintertux, run by the Fankhauser family who have been offering Tirolean hospitality for 40 years. The rooms are bright and cosy, and there’s lots of attention to detail. The hotel has an indoor swimming-pool, gym and spa.
Huber’s Boutique Hotel, Hintertux
In Hintertux there’s Huber’s Boutique Hotel with 26 individually designed rooms, all with mountain views and either classic Tirolean decor or a contemporary boutique style featuring wood, stone and glass. There’s also the Green Spa and an award-winning la carte restaurant.
Wellness Hotel Bergland, Hintertux
Wellness Hotel Bergland in Hintertux is the area’s only hotel that fully caters to vegetarians and those with food intolerances and allergies. Special diets are catered to and, if you are unsure which foods your body might be reacting badly to, the hotel will even provide a food intolerance test.
Tuxerhof Alpin Spa Hotel
Lower down the valley, in Vorderlanersbach, the plush and family-friendly four-star-superior Tuxerhof Alpin Spa Hotel is the place to target, with a soft play area, and a good spa and pool.
The three-star Forelle is also worth targeting – a traditional Tirolean hotel with friendly atmosphere – and private trout fishing in a wild mountain stream. There’s a wellness area with a bio-Alpine sauna, herbal steam room and a whirlpool using mountain water. Other hotel facilities include a cosy bar and Stubli.
Sport Vital Hotel Central
Meanwhile, at Lanersbach the four-star Central is the place to go, near the lift station up to the Eggalm slopes. It’s known for its cuisine, and has friendly staff and a good atmosphere. The spacious Wellness Oasis houses an indoor and outdoor swimming-pool, three themed saunas, and a gym. However, it is on the main road, too – so make sure you get a room at the back of the hotel.