The White Family moved to Austria in December 2007 when they purchased the Hoffelner. Their two sons, Henry and Hugo were just 6 and 8 years old and they arrived in heavy snow only 9 days before the start of the their first winter season.

If you asked them why they moved from the UK to Ramsau am Dachstein, they would probably say “we couldn’t get enough of the views”, or “life is an adventure”, or maybe “it’s cheaper than all the ski and hiking holidays”, needless to say they love life in the Austrian alps.

They are also always more than happy to share their wealth of experience and local knowledge with guests, as well as give recommendations or information about ski areas, hiking routes or any other activity or attraction that their guests might be interested in, so that they can really make the most of their time at the Hoffelner.

Having enjoyed many previous renovation projects in the UK, the White Family have undertaken on a comprehensive renovation program of the Hoffelner, including the complete renovation of every bathroom in the house, 17 in total. Also the redecoration and renovation of all rooms, apartments and public areas, including the replacement of 5 kitchens. As well a new wood-pellet central heating system, adding a photovoltaic unit and a new building for storage and garaging.

They still have many plans for improvements at the Hoffelner !