We (that’s me, Jodi, and my husband, Herby) are Lungau’s biggest fans and we’re trying to be Austria’s leading advocates of green travel. Our chalet resort is on the outskirts of St Michael in Lungau; it’s in the middle of the Austrian Alps, but it’s very much secret Austria and it’s not the easiest to get to by eco-friendly transport. This is why we’re offering a 10% discount to anyone who can prove they travelled to us solely using public transport. In the summer, we might even give you unlimited access to our own electric golf buggies and e-bikes! The idea of green ski holidays hasn’t really taken off yet – especially in Austria – but we want to make sure it does!
Compared to the bigger Austrian resorts, Lungau is somewhat hidden and relatively unknown and we love its simple, authentic Austrian-ness. Unlike Herby, who was born on skis, I came here in 1992 to do a bit of ski-instructing and got hooked (…and then hitched)! Since then the St Martin Chalets resort has become our life’s work. Herby is a carpenter by trade and has done much of the work himself. He has a real passion for doing things well (he’s now training our labrador, Jimbo, to become a mountain rescue dog!) and he loves nature, the outdoors and everything sustainable. When he’s not working, Herby will probably be found flying a hang glider or paraglider down from the nearest peak.
Although our aim is to provide the best of self catering in Austria, if you need us, you’ll find we’re never far away. Our home – where we live with our two daughters, Jessie and Florrie – is built on the same plot as the chalets and you’ll often bump into us delivering fresh bread and cakes, or stocking up your firewood. What’s more we’re always on hand to help you get the most out of your holiday. Whatever you need to know, whether it’s ski buses, car hire, airport transfers, local restaurants or nightlife, don’t be afraid to ask!
Email us here with any enquiries or questions you’d like answered!