This time the weather made it very enjoyable and the snow conditions were good! Not the mass of snow like in Tirol bitte sufficient. This Club is suitable for all ages and does not purly focus on families. Great! OK, the swimming pool is not really made for swimming. It would be great if there we're times only for adults. Like from 5.30 pm onwards for example. Depending on the direction the rooms are more or less quiet. Don't expect the latest standard of enterieur, but all works fine. A better selection of pillows would help tremendously to avoid neck pain. But the massage/wellness crew is great and it is advisable to book the evenigs much in advance. If you are an apres ski fan don't miss the 'Resi' on Wednesday evenings. The most famous party. As the Club is located up in the mountain you are stuck there to concentrate only on the Club actvities. There is enough to do as long as you don't expect a near by village or the like. All in all very enjoyable and sportive and addictive for a great week.
Tucked deep into southern Austrian Alps on the Border with Italy and Slovenia the Club is a well known European Ski Destination for Singles,Couples and FAMILIES !!!!
My wife and I, along with our 7 year old just returned from another AMAZING Robinson Experience !!!
We have been enjoying the Robinson Resorts going on 17 Years now ; they continue to improve, further develop and strive to find ways to continuously enhance their Guest's visit to the Club
" Schlani " is very Special Place.....
From the moment you arrive, you are met with a Friendly Face and Warm Smile offering any assistance or information you might require...It's all Genuine and you immediately feel relaxed as if your among old Friends and Family
From the House Keeping Staff to Restaurant/Bar "Team" and onto the Professional Ski Instructors,every employee understands enhancing the Guest Experience is Priority #1....
"Robi Kids Club" for the Rug Rats -thru- Teenies
Evening Entertainment Team
Restaurant !!! Amazing variety of Cuisine for satisfy everyone's Taste
So whether your visiting alone...with a Group; or traveling with your Family there is a "Program " to suit your needs ...Learning to Ski for the 1st time ? want to improve your Ski "skill set" Green/Blue/Red level ?? or Ski Back Country with a Professional Ski Instructor.... "Schlani" can and will offer you an Amazing Vacation and experience in the Austrian Culture aswell as the Robinson Concept ....
Quite down time after a Day on the Mountain...."Real" Apres-Ski....Pool with the Kids..
Auf Guss in the Sauna....hitting the Pillow at 10pm or Rocking the Club Disco until the Sun comes up......You can and will find your Groove/Personal preference at the Club.
Nassfeld Hermagor is a fantastic Ski Area, covering 4 Peaks and 150km+ of Trails offering the Beginner, Intermediate and Expert a wide range of choices
The "Nite Crew" working/grooming the Mountain until after Mid-nite will Guarantee you amazing "Corduroy" for 1st Tracks the next Morning
Cant say enough Good things about Schlanitzer Alm....
Good Luck ,Have Fun and check out Club Robinson "Schlani"...you wont be disappointed... we just booked for February 2018....
Tip..... "book early" the Club generally runs near Capacity...which validates the Value of Resort/Experience....
Last note to my American Colleagues.... if your considering a "Euro Ski Vacation" but have concerns with costs as opposed to staying in the States...Aspen/Vail/Beaver Creek/ Jackson Hole etc...you might be surprised to Learn...Austria is definitely
Cost competitive $$$ even with an International Flight.... and an Experience you will share with Friends for many Years to come
Retired American Ex-Pat, Living in Germany
My partner and I stayed at Robinson Schlanitzen Alm from December 16 to 23 (sorry for the late review!). We absolutely loved it here and honestly can't say a bad thing about the resort. It did exactly what we needed it to and we had such a fun time there! When we arrived we really had no idea that the mountains would have so little snow on them, but the man made snow was fantastic to ski on. My husband and I are life long skiers and both of us, as well as the group of (now friends) we skied with, who we met at the resort all agreed you couldn't fault the man made snow and whilst not all of the runs and lifts we open, what was open filled an entire week of skiing without getting bored. The proximity of the hotel to the ski lift is SUCH a plus! It’s literally a minute out of the ski rental facility. Having the ski rental facility on site was excellent and my skis and boots were brand new. We loved the food selection at the buffet. My husband and I have varied tastes and both of us always found loads of options and never complained once about lack of selection. It helps that the food served here was exactly the kinds of food we love to eat. We loved the Austrian (or German?) themed night and I got my fill of the delicious pretzels they had out, which are my absolute favorite! I would suggest to the hotel would be to have pretzels out more often, not just the theme night because they were SO good. We also loved the black and white evening, which was a really nice way to break up the week and was nice to see everyone dressed up a bit - a nice change from our ski clothes! We spent several evenings in the main bar and then migrated to the night club and it always had a great vibe and enough people in it to feel like a good party. All of the members of staff were friendly to us and many of them took enough time to speak to us or spend time with us and it was really something I've never seen before at any other resort. We had many great conversations with Klaus, the manager, also the customer relations manager whose name is escaping me right now! We spoke loads with Micky from the entertainment team, who we thought was such a fantastic member of the team. She clearly loves her job, works incredibly hard and is super talented and we loved speaking to her. We watched the shows 3 nights and the other nights we were lounging in the bar with some new friends. We loved the steam room and sauna area, which we used twice. We found the pool to be a bit on the cool side, which might be something to review. We 100% would come back to this hotel and can’t recommend it enough really!
The Robinson Clubs are the German version of Club Med. However, whereas Club Med attracts and caters to an international clientele, the Robinson Clubs attract and cater to a German speaking clientele only. Yes, most of the staff can speak English, but be prepared - it's an immersion vacation. So, I'll write this from the perspective of the American visitor.
That being said, this club is located up in the alps in a mountain location that would be a mid-mountain / base camp location if you were skiing. The area offers a lot of typical mountain outdoor activities, some of which are provided by the hotel and some by other nearby businesses. There is nothing else right by the hotel - so if you think you'd like to visit the night life or other restaurants or get into town, you're probably not going to be doing much of that from here.
On the other hand, Austria has tried to maintain its cultural identity by funding these "alms," mountain meadow communities where the cows and goats roam the mountain side and are herded back each day, milk and cheese is made and other typical traditional trades are practiced. Think Heidi. It's lovely.
In addition, there are things like the zipline park nearby that you would just never experience in the US due to our litigious society. Perfectly safe if you're not a moron, but they're not going to babysit you if you are, thereby giving you a sense of freedom and responsibility that can truly be enjoyed.
The rooms are comfortable - we got two adjoining rooms for us (7 and 8 year old) which was very comfortable. Food was quite good, but tiring after several days (I love German / Austrian cuisine, but can only take so much of ANY one cuisine) with a typical all you can eat buffet format.
Our kids did enjoy the kids club, but it seems they were in between - the kids club had smaller kids while the next group of kids seems to be tweens and teens. They loved the pool and we enjoyed the workouts (although the classes are directed toward the least common denominator, so not very challenging - it's no boot camp).
Overall enjoyable - a little colder than expected in August, but it's the mountains. Bring good hiking boots and warm clothes suitable for ever changing mountain weather.