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Wireless Internet & Surf Station

Free Wireless Internet is available throughout the house & via the internet terminal in the Guest Lounge.

Do you allow smoking in the House?

No, we do not allow smoking anywhere in the house.

Are Pets allowed to stay?

No, we do not allow any pets in the property

Where is the Pension Hoffelner Located?

We are in the village of Ramsau am Dachstein.

Our address is:

Pension Hoffelner, Ramsau 271, Ramsau am Dachstein, Austria 8972

Our GPS coordinates are:

Lat: 47:25:20N (47.42232)
Lon:
13:40:35E
(13.67634)

http://www.multimap.com - pension-hoffelner

How far is the nearest airport / train station?

1 Hours drive from Salzburg Airport & 10 minutes drive from Schladming station

How far are other airports?

  • Graz - 2 hours.
  • Klagenfurt - 2 hours,
  • Munich - 2.5 hours,
  • Vienna 3 hours

Do you offer airport transfers from Salzburg?

Yes, private minibus transfers from Salzburg - €320, Return, based on 8 people sharing a minibus

Small children / babies count towards the 8 passengers

We do not provide baby/child car seats.

We are just 2 people, is there a cheaper transfer option?

Yes, there is a local transfer company who offer transfers as far as Schlamding - €55 / person, Return, then you would get a taxi to the chalet. You can book online:

www.reisen-habersatter.at

Is car hire a good idea?

Car hire is not essential but if you are experienced skiers and would like to ski in some of the different area's coved by the lift pass or if you have children in the Ramsau ski school then it is very useful.

Will I need snow chains?

All cars hired in Austria come fitted with winter tyres from October to April however when there is a lot of snow on the ground, cars without 4WD will also need chains. No one can pedict the weather however to be on the safe side it is always better to hire chains just in case. If self driving from the UK with summer ( normal ) tyres, chains would be essential.

How long would it take to drive from Calais to Ramsau?

Approx 10 hours via Germany.

Car Parking at the Gondola Stations?

Car parks are large, very close to the gondola stations and Free with a lift pass.

Do you offer a Ski Shuttle service?

Yes, we offer a minibus shuttle to / from the slopes in Ramsau and Schladming (Golden Jet) & sometimes Haus,  depending on demand. This service is Free for those who book with Chalet Board. We usually leave here at 8:30, 9:00 or 9:30 & pick up at 16:00, 16:30 & 17:00.

How far is the nearest Ski Bus Stop?

120 meters and Free with a lift pass

How far is it to the village centre?

15 minutes walk / 4 minutes by car to Ramsau Ort - the centre.

How far is it to the Ski Slopes?

There is a blue ski slope ( 800 meters long) with button lift just 100 meters from the house. The Ramsau ski area is 5 minutes by car. The goldolas in Schladming are 9 minutes dive & the gondola station in Haus is 12 minutes drive. The Dachstein Glacier cable car base station is 20 minutes drive.

How much are Lift Passes?

Based on a 6 day full area Ski Amade lift pass ( 2011/2012 season) :

High Season: 19.12 - 08.01 / 23.01 - 02.04

  • Adult : €210
  • Youth : €165.50
  • Child : €105.50

Adult: born in or before 1992, Youth: born in 1993 - 1995, Child: born in 1996 - 2005

For full details of all lift pass prices please see: www.skiamade.com

Where can I buy my lift pass?

At any base station on your first ski day, or if you are with a large group we can organise ski passes to be delivered to the house on your arrival evening, however these would then need to be paid for in Euros directly ( not by card)

Are there any Ski Pass Offers?

  • Easter Family Special - from the 17.03 to the end of the season: Free, full area, 6 day, lift passes for all children under 15 years if at least 1 parent buys the same!
  • Family Bonus: Families with 3 or more children - Free lift passes for the third and any further children & youths!

What is the cost of Ski / Snowboard Equipment Hire?

Most of our guests hire from Sport Pitzer in Ramsau because they offer great service and better value than hire centres in Schladming, they have 3 hire centres the nearest being just 3 minutes away, they will also collect guests for ski hire:

www.pitzer.at

Please have a look at their webiste for up to date prices.

Hire Equipment group discounts:
  • Groups of 10 or more people hiring equipment : 10% discount
  • 15 or more people : 15% discount
  • 20 or more people : 20% discount


Equipment must be booked at the same time by a group to qualify for a discount.

What are the cost of Ski / Board Lessons?

With Sport Pitzer - based in Ramsau Village:

Half Day Courses - 2.5 hours, usually 9:30 - 12:00

  • 1 Day - €36
  • 2 Days - €72
  • 3 Days - €98
  • 4 Days - €123
  • 5th Day is Free!

Full Day Courses - 4.5 hours, 9:30 - 12:00 & 13:30 - 15:00

  • 1 Day - €49
  • 2 Days - €98
  • 3 Days - €135
  • 4 Days - €147
  • 5 Days - €159

Pitzer also offer a Shuttle Service direct from the house to the beginners slopes in Ramsau - €3.5 / person / day, Return or 5 days Return - €15.

Is there child supervision available at lunchtimes?

Yes, Sport Pitzer offer lunch and supervision between 12:00 & 13:30 - €10 / child / day

Private Lessons?

  • 1 Hour / 1 person - €50. Each further person - €10
  • 2 Hours / 1 person - €100. Each further person - €15
  • Full Day Private Lessons for 3 to 7 people, at least 4 hours of lessons - €230 each additional person - €15
  • Special Family Offer: Book private lessons for 2 adults and children up to 14 can join the lessons for Free!

Lessons for small children?

There is a Kindy-Speil-Club for children of 3 - 4 years, either out in the snow or in the play room.

  • 9:30 - 12:00 or 13:30 - 16:00.
  • 2.5 hour session - €28 / child

This must be booked before arrival.

Nanny Service?

Private nanny service for children can be booked via Pitzer Sport - approx €15 / child / hour - must be arranged before arrival.

Cross Country Ski Lessons?

Taster Course every Sunday & Wednesday 13:30 to 15:30 - €28 including equipment.

Half Day Courses - 2.5 hours

  • 1 Day - €32
  • 2 Days - €64
  • 3 Days - €87

Cost of Cross Country equipment Hire?

6 Days Hire:

  • Cross Country Skis & Sticks - €50
  • Cross Country Skis, Sticks & Boots - €55
  • Cross Country, Skating Boots - €20
  • Cross Country, Skating Skis & Sticks - €61
  • Cross Country, Skating Skis, Sticks & Boots - €66

What Time is Check-In?

You can check into your Room / Apartment from 15:00 onwards. if you arrive earlier you can leave your luggage here but your Room / Apartment may not be ready for you.

What Time is Check-Out?

Check-out is by 10:00 on your departure day. If you have a late flight, if we have a room available we can offer a late check-out : €30 / room.