We built our resort (with a little help from our friends) around a natural pond, ideal for a quick dip and some sunbathing (people are often surprised by how warm our summers are!!) using locally sourced, untreated timber, triple glazing and 100% pure sheep’s wool insulation to create a wonderful pet friendly, eco, family holiday resort.
All our guests have access to our central facilities, which include sauna, gym, recreation/cinema room and relaxation area, all of which you’ll find only a few steps away from your chalet, or you can make the most of the facilities in your chalet, which come equipped with real fires, heated ski boot racks, DVDs, and games consoles.
Our largest chalet sleeps 14, although it can also be separated into a 10-bed chalet and 4-bed apartment. We have a further seven 10-bed chalets, two 6-bed chalets and the 4-bed apartment mentioned above. To get more information see the resort layout and chalet specifications here then let us know which chalet(s) you are interested in, your proposed travel dates and which packages or activities you would like to do and we will do our very best to accommodate you!
Before you arrive, we’ll send you a couple of forms. The first is a shopping list. We give you a long list of common requirements like jam, milk, ham, cheese and eggs, each with a tick box next to it. Simply indicate the items you’d like us to buy on your behalf and we’ll do your shopping before you arrive. When you check in, your cupboards will be fully stocked and your fridge will be full of lovely local produce, cold beers and whatever goodies your hearts desire. We don’t charge for this service – we’ll simply add the cost of the goods to your end of stay bill.
Activities and Events
When you arrive in your chalet, you will find a guide to the week’s activities and events on the dining table based on what you have booked up with us and what is going on. These suggestions vary from week-to-week, depending on what’s happening and the season. Everything is totally optional but at very least it will give you some ideas. You can see an example of our weekly activity programme here.
Herby’s our resident ski guide and Jodi is a professionally trained mountain sports guide. Both are qualified skiing instructors and can usually be found either skiing down a mountain or trekking up it. When it comes to exploring Lungau’s Southern Alps, we run regular guided tours – on skis and snow shoes in the winter and on foot or bike in the summer. These are totally free of charge to our guests – all part of the service – and may even include a few unofficial tips on technique for those who want them… Just don’t tell Gabi in the ski school!
We also have agreements with a number of local hotels, so we can offer swimming, fitness classes and treatments.
What to bring
Aside from clothing, toiletries and entertainment, you really don’t need to bring too much. We provide lovely clean sheets and towels, the kitchens are fully equipped and there are even books and DVDs available to borrow. If there’s anything specific you think you will need, drop us a line before your trip and we can make sure it’s available (or at worst, let you know you need to bring it with you).
If you want to buy provisions, there are several supermarkets and stores nearby. You may find, however, that there are some things you can’t buy here. If you have a particular item you can’t live without, please let us know in plenty of time so we can check. If in doubt, pack it and bring it along, or you may have to be happy with the Austrian stuff… which is no bad thing, by the way!
The chalets are nestled beneath our local mountain, Speiereck – the highest skiable peak in the region. We are just 2 minutes walk from the local inn and only a 5-minute walk from the main ski lift.
A further 10 minutes stroll in the same direction and you’ll be in the picturesque town of St. Michael, where you’ll find the local shops, banks, ski schools, bars and restaurants. If you’re feeling lazy or want to zip across to the next ski area, there’s a free ski bus stop at the end of our road.
There’s plenty of culture to see, both locally (for instance Mauterndorf Castle and Schloß Moosham) and further afield in Salzburg, and the whole Lungau region is bursting with natural beauty, Austrian charm and opportunities to do things you simply won’t find anywhere else. See more maps.
St Michael is located almost equidistant between Salzburg Airport and Klagenfurt Airport and is just over an hour’s drive from each. We can arrange a transfer for you or you can hire a car from the airport. We have ample parking here at the resort, with one space per chalet and additional room under our covered parking area.
For those among you who enjoy exploring, St Martin is located within easy striking distance of numerous places of interest. We have two historic castles on our doorstep, we’re a stone’s throw from the beautiful countryside of Salzkammergut, and we’re only an hour or so away from Austria’s borders with northern Italy and Slovenia.
Whatever their intentions may have been before arriving, however, most of our guests find themselves staying close to home. The Lungau region has a lot to offer, both culturally and in terms of scenery. In fact, the Lungau region was recently recognised by UNESCO as Austria’s most recent official Biosphere Park.
If you don’t want to hire a car in Lungau but still want to get around, don’t worry – it’s quite easy.
The most environmentally-friendly and low-cost option is to take the public ski bus, which travels regularly between the region’s towns and ski areas. Anyone with a valid ski pass can travel between the four main ski areas – Grosseck-Speiereck, Katschberg, Aineck and Fanningberg. For those with the LUNGO ski pass, you can add Obertauern to that list.
Ski bus operating hours: 8am until 6pm
More often than not, if you’re wearing your ski gear, the driver won’t look at your pass. If you want to get around in normal clothing, however, we would recommend keeping your ski pass with you. You never know!
Ski buses for groups
Anyone holding school, youth group or group ski passes will not be entitled automatically to free bus travel. This can be added for an additional fare of €6 (prices subject to change).
Travel for non-skiers and cross-country skiers
Non-skiers can purchase daily or weekly tickets, which are accepted on buses throughout the Lungau region.
- Lungau day ticket: €9.60
- Lungau weekly ticket €23.40
- Lungau cross-country combo ticket €29.40 (includes use of buses and all cross-country trails)
Lungau night taxi
Taxis in Lungau are not expensive. These can be organised via our reception or by calling +43 (0)664 2404040.