Wireless Internet & Surf Station

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

Alpine Skiing in Schladming-Dachstein

The Chalet Pension Hoffelner overlooks the Schladming-Dachstein area which is one of Austria's best kept secrets with its 232km of pretty, well groomed and varied treelined pistes over 4 interlinked mountains, plus Ramsau & the Glacier, with 93% snowmaking coverage & served by 98 lifts.

Part of the massive Ski Amade region with 860km of piste all covered by one lift pass, the largest ski area in Austria, which should be enough to keep even the keenest skier occupied! It is quite possible for experienced skiiers to visit a different resort every day, all on the same lift pass -  Ski Safari!

Skiing in Ramsau

Schladming with its challenging World Cup pistes is only 9 mins away is easily accessed via the free local ski bus, car or hotel minibus shuttle. Haus is approx 12 mins and the Rittisberg in Ramsau is 6 mins away. Within less than half an hours drive from here there are several alpine ski areas which are well worth a visit.

Schladming Will be Hosting the 2013 World Ski Championships


Ladies & Men
Worldcup Final, Schladming-Rohrmoos
14. to 18. March 2012

4. to 17. February 2013

There is a massive amount of investment going on in the Schladming Ski Area  - 20 Million Euros in the last year. A new 8 seater chairlift with heated seats has been added to the Planai, the first in Steiermark, the Planai Atomic Superpark has been rebuilt, on the Reiteralm there will be 4 new Black Runs for experienced skiers plus 45 new snow cannons making 240 altogether on that mountain alone. there will also be a new funpark at the gondola station. At Hauser Kaibling there will also be a new 4 seater chair lift taking skiers up to the Gripfel which is the highest peak.

There are over 40 mountain restaurants throughout the Schaldming area mainly built in traditional style serving hearty mountain fare at very reasonable prices.

There is a local lift just 100m away which has a nice sunny blue run ( approx 800 meters long) which is excellent for beginners, sledging or just gaining confidence before hitting the mountain. Private lessons can be booked here

Ramsau itself has 40km of piste, including the Dachstein Glacier, the main runs being at the Rittisberg, some excellent skiing can be had here. It's a real family resort and the pistes are well groomed and quiet with mostly locals and rarely any lift queues at all. There are great sunny pistes in Ramsau for beginners and improving intermediates, also some great off piste through trees.

There are several excellent, English speaking, ski schools in the village which all have great fun areas with safe ski runs and children's parks. Lessons can be booked for either half or full days, with courses of from 1 - 5 days. Lunch time supervision is also available for children. Reasonably priced Private Lessons are also available, either one to one or as a private group lesson. Group discounts are also offered on Ski Hire.

Dachstein Glacier

The skiing here is excellent - between 2200m and 2800m and open almost all year.

This area guarantees that there is always snow here. There is some great off pitse and ski touring possible here and it is possible to ski down from the Galcier to the base station - stuitable for very experienced skiers only and preferably with a guide!

From the glacier base station there is a very picturesque trail from the cable car base station right down to Ramsau village passing the Rittisburg - 7.5km.

The Glacier is also the home of the Atomic Super Park - snow boarding park which is rebuilt every year in the autumn and is host to several snow boarding events through the season.