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SO the plan is to go away this Christmas for the week over Christmas. We usually do self catering and the accommodation is just that.

This Christmas, because we have someone who won't be able to ski, we want to go to a hotel where there is stuff to keep them occupied while the rest of us ski.

Can anyone suggest a nice hotel? Generally we are thinking Austria but we are open minded.
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@rumdiary, shedload of them in Flachau - Lacknerhof, Tirolerhof, Alpenhof,
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check out Bormio
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Das Central in Sölden, although it's not the prettiest of villages.
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Zermatt.
Chamonix.
Kitzbuehel.
Davos.
St Moritz.
Aspen.
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@rumdiary, The Victoria Lauberhorn hotel in Wengen has a lovely spa complex. Wengen also has the advantage for a non-skier that with the mountain railway and cable car from the village it's easy for a non-skier to meet up with the skiers for lunch on the mountain. Plus of course world famous scenery (Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains). N.B For the skiers if you order your lift passes online at least 21 days beforehand you get a 20% discount.

Apart from making your own travel arrangements (get flights, transfer by swiss rail to resort and book with hotel direct) I believe the tour operator TUI (Crystal etc) also use the Victoria Lauberhorn.
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The Adler in Ortisei is a proper 5 star with a wonderful spa. Dunno what the snow will be like though.
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Bagnères-de-Luchon:
http://uk.luchon.com/
French Pyrenees; nice, small town with public baths and a few hostelries - but limited skiing.

Brides les Bains:
https://www.brides-les-bains.com/en/tourist-office/
Savoie France; smaller town with baths/spas in several hotels - notably the Savoy Hôtel. Extensive skiing!
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Been a while since I was there, but the Impuls Tirol in Bad Hofgastein had once of the nicest Spas of any of the hotels I've stayed in. It's also in a Spa town, so your non-skier can visit the main town spa, Non-skier can also get the bus up to Angertal (the main ski hub) to meet for lunch or après drinks and there's a train station for day trips to Salzburg. I quite like Bad Hofgastein as a town. Just up the road is Bad Gastein, which is full of very faded grand old hotels which I find strangely creepy. https://www.hotel-tirol.at/en/ for more info. I think we booked via Crystal or Inghams, so it's available via one of the main British tour operators if you want a package.

Another idea would be to go to St Anton. It's also a proper town with plenty bars/restaurants etc and the main town Spa is pretty impressive. All the hotels there with their own spas are out of my price range, so I don't know how good they are.
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How about the Bains de Saillon in Switzerland?

It's bang in the middle of over 30 resorts that are covered by various areas passes such as the Valais Skipass and the Magic Pass. also nearby is Verbier and the satellites of Nendaz and La Tzoumaz.

https://www.bainsdesaillon.ch/en/
https://www.valais.ch/en/information/landingpage/valais-skicard
https://www.magicpass.ch/en/pages/magic-pass-2

Saillon is between Martigny and Sion in the French-speaking part of the Swiss Rhone Valley and both towns are worth a visit with Martigny having the famous Giannada Foundation as well:

www.gianadda.ch/

The area is roughly 90 minutes on autoroutes by car from Geneva airport, and also doable by efficient Swiss trains. Closer to the season, you should also see some offers on the Swiss Tourism and SBB rail sites:

www.myswitzerland.com
https://www.sbb.ch/en
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Depends if you want to be sure of the Christmas card look with snow all around. If you go low you risk the village in particular being green and even lower slopes being snow- cannoned strips. Its a risk you would have to consider. In 2016 it would have been a problem below 1000 feet but in 2017 you would have been fine everywhere.

Obergurgl is high enough to be a snowsure as possible in Austria and has a good number of nice hotels with great Spa facilities etc.

As for particular hotels to recommend there the nicest in terms of quality for money that I've been to is the Alpina, A bit dearer again is the Bergwelt and if you really want to splash the cash the Hochfirst is fabulous. There's also some nice slightly cheaper ones than those three.

Skiing is fine for a week and you are also ski-bus linked into Sölden if you want a bit more territory.
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