Why do we favour one ski resort over another? What makes us try a new place, and go back? It is a complicated question - is it the culture, the ambience, or are there other more tangible factors?
Does the skiing suit me? Are the pistes spacious or crowded, is it big enough, does it have lots of groomed runs, are the lifts efficient and comfortable, can I be sure of snow?
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Mühlbach is a small quiet and pretty village that is linked with the Hochkönig ski area, itself part of the huge Ski Amadé complex. This is not a mass tourist destination, but has a loyal following of locals, and mainly Dutch and German visitors. The ski area is a decent size, catering mainly to beginner and intermediate standards. The pistes are wide and lead down through the trees, there are freeride areas and night skiing. The Königstour, 32 km long, makes a great all-day outing. 92% of the slopes have snow-making and as we see elsewhere in Austria, the ski infrastructure is modern and efficient. Après ski is there for the taking, but certainly not of the hard core variety. Mühlbach is also a beautiful spot in the summer.
What about property in Mühlbach? The property market in Mühlbach is more limited than in nearby Maria Alm. As in many of the Austrian resorts, accommodation is dominated by the local hotels. However a small number of new apartment projects have been launched in Mühlbach and neighbouring St Johann which offer hotel facilities. Due to the scarcity of supply and the popularity of the area in summer and winter, these should prove to be an attractive investment.