Whether you’re skiing, hiking or sightseeing, St Martin Chalets offers a great base for summer and winter holidays to Austria, whether on a holiday with friends, family or as a group. Lungau is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt areas in Austria and is still very much the same today as it has been for decades.
Proof of this is that it was recently recognised as an official UNESCO Biosphere area, based on the local people’s ability to exist here without having a negative impact on the environment. What’s more, the region is easy to reach. You can travel from and fly to Salzburg and Munich to the north and Klagenfurt and Italy to the south, and there’s no arduous drive or connection – we’re only about an hour’s transfer from both Salzburg and Klagenfurt airports (more flight and travel info here).
Lungau is a great place to free ski or to learn, and the ski school here employs native English speakers as well as Austrians. What’s more St Martin Chalets is situated right in the heart of the five ski areas: a 2-minute walk from the ski bus stop, a 5-minute walk from the Speiereck gondola lift, and a ten-minute walk into the bars and restaurants of St Michael. It’s ideal for exploring Austria’s nature and its culture – both on the piste and off, which is one reason why many of our guests return to stay with us year after year.
Things To Do
There’s always something to do here, whether you come mid-winter and there’s 2 metres of fresh powder or you come at either end of the season and there’s just a sprinkling. It’s about way more than just alpine skiing. And despite the resort being essentially self-catering, we are still very much hands-on. You can find us in the resort every afternoon and we’re out with guests more or less every day – either ski guiding on the mountain, or leading people through the woods on snow shoes.
Lungau Skiing & Snowboarding
The ‘Lungo’ ski pass covers more than 250km of pistes – a mixture of greens, blues, reds and blacks, which are suitable for skiers of all abilities – from beginner to expert. Lungau is right in the heart of Austria’s Southern Alps and enjoys snowfall from both the north and the south, which makes ours one of the most snow-sure resorts in Austria. What’s more, all five of our ski areas offer something different – from the wide, open pistes of Fanningberg to narrow tree-lined runs filled with bumps and jumps on Speiereck, to the rolling carving pistes on Aineck. You can experience something entirely different almost every day, while you’re never far away from some wholesome Austrian nourishment or a warming glass of schnapps. Read more about skiing in Lungau.
Fabulous snow based activities
You don’t need to ski or snowboard to enjoy a stay here, in fact we regularly have guests who have never skied in their lives!
However, we are blessed with the most wonderful winter landscapes here in Lungau so far from sitting in your cosy chalet all day (although we wouldn’t blame you!), the mountains around the ski resorts of St Martin Chalets in Obertauern, Fanningberg, Katschberg-Aineck and Grosseck-Speiereck provide the perfect playground to enjoy. Empty mountain paths and the cleanest air you’ll probably ever breathe will ensure you an amazing experience no matter what your ability or age!
So read on for the fun snow based activities you can enjoy away from the downhill ski slopes during a stay at St Martin Chalets. Just let us know what tickles your fancy and we’ll get something organised!
- Snowshoe trekking tours to hidden Glühwein huts…the ultimate winter warmer
- Snow biking – have the most amazing fun on an authentic Austrian Snow Bike. Yep…the Austrians invented the things so you can rest assured our preferred supplier will ensure you get the most fun out of them!
- Night time tobogganing (no ski pass required) is part of our Snow Games package or you can enjoy as part of any stay with us
- Enjoy a Biathlon workshop with 3x Austrian champ and Olympic games 2002 participant Marc Meyer!
- Cross country skiing for fitness and the most amazing views of Lungau under snow!
- Ice driving – Choose between a road car or test yourself in a full-blown rally car! Whatever you choose, our Austrian Ice Driving experience is incredible fun!!
- Horse drawn sleigh rides among beautiful snowy Alpine valleys