It’s easy and cost-effective to hire equipment here in St Michael – from skis, snow bikes and snow shoes to electric bikes and golf clubs. These days certain airlines (naming no names!) will charge up to £40 each way for sports equipment. Not good. Whatever you need, we can organise everything on your behalf or we’ll put you in direct contact with the local ski shops or rental companies and you can do your own negotiating. Just let us know in advance and we’ll get it organised.
Ski and snowboard hire, St Michael im Lungau
For those that want it, we offer a free, in-resort ski hire service. Before you travel, we’ll send you an equipment hire form, asking for all the relevant details so our preferred ski hire partner, Black Magic, can prepare a range of suitable equipment prior to your arrival. Black Magic is run by English expat, Dennis Alexander – quite a character!
When you get here, his team will come to your chalet and provide a ski and boot fitting service on-site, saving you the hassle of visiting a ski hire shop. If you’d like to get a quote, just fill out the Black Magic form here, which will go directly to them. They also provide golf club hire in the summer – scroll down for details.
Ski and snowboard hire, Mauterndorf
Our very own Herby is not only an excellent craftsman and avalanche dog handler, he also has connections with Sport Haradal in Mauterndorf. Sport Haradal provides another option for ski and snowboard hire, as well as selling all kinds of outdoor equipment. If it makes your heart beat faster, it’s here. For those looking for an alternative quote, or if Dennis can’t find your size, Sport Haradal provides great rental equipment and all the latest outdoor clothing brands, like Ortovox, Salewa, Alprausch and Icepeak.
Unlike Dennis, Sport Haradal also rents out modern touring ski equipment and “fats” powder skis for the next level of deep snow adventure. And do go with it, of course, there’s all the recommended safety equipment, including backpack, shovel, probe, 1st aid kit, and bivy sack.
Snowboarders will also not be disappointed. Whether you’re looking for a racing or freestyle board there’s something here for everyone. There is even a separate snowshoe rental service, which increases in popularity year after year. Herby knows the Lungau like the back of his hand. He’s usually on hand to lend some skiing or equipment advice, or to give you the heads-up on snow conditions.
Sport Haradal is located in the heart Mauterndorf. Check it out!
IMPORTANT! -10% on ski rental for guests of St Martin Chalets!
Snow bike hire
If you want to try your hand on a snow bike, we rent out our own and Herby runs weekly snow bike sessions, teaching you the basics. These courses are free to St Martin Chalets guests. Read more about our snow bikes >>
Bike hire & Electric bike hire
Sportfex in the village of St Michael has a fleet of the newest, coolest bikes (and fastest in the case of the ebikes) in town. They are offering our chalet guests discounted deals on their bike hire and the option of pre-ordering your bike before you arrive. They’ll even deliver your bikes to your chalet and collect them again.
Their e-bikes use a rechargeable battery to help add power to your peddling and you can recharge your battery at a number of charging stations around the region. Just ask us for a map. Whether you feel like tackling something on the edge of your personal limits or you have someone in the party that would normally stay at home, e-Bikes are the perfect tool for giving those legs a boost. See their fleet of bikes and prices here: www.sportfex.at.
Golf club hire in Lungau, Austria
If can’t resist the lure of Lungau’s beautiful 18 hole and 9 hole golf courses, including a championship course within just 2km of St Martin Chalets, we have a high end selection of clubs for hire. Just reserve a set before you arrive or grab us at reception and we’ll point you towards Dennis at Black Magic (firstname.lastname@example.org). He hires out everything from ladies clubs to left hand club, so save yourself a fortune (Ryanair now charge a whopping £30+ each way for sports equipment!) and the hassle of bringing your clubs on the airlines!
Find out more about our Austrian alps golf holiday options and golf courses here. Or, if you fancy something totally different, we also offer a Ski & Tee golf holiday where you will mix plenty of Spring time skiing with rounds on Lungau’s golf courses. We guarantee it’s as amazing as it sounds so contact us now for full details!