A long day of skiing in the crisp winter cold, followed by a relaxing and warming sauna session? Yes, you can do that every day in the Hochkönig Lodge.
Spacious (floor heated) entry that also serves as Skiraum. A boxed cabinet over 3 meter wide allows for storage of ski shoes, helmets and gloves. Bedroom 1 is fitted with two bunk beds (80×200), so it’s the perfect hideout for a couple of kids, but also very suitable for adults. The en-suite bathroom has one sink and a rainshower, separated from the bedroom with a sliding door. Bedroom 2 is fitted with a double bed with two separate mattresses (80×200) and separate sheets. It features a 40″ TV with AppleTV and Chromecast, so no need to miss out on any of your Netflix favourites. The en-suite bathroom has a rain shower, toilet and double sink. Fitted with sliding door. There is an additional toilet in the hall, as well as the entrance to the sauna. This traditional Finnish sauna fits up to six people, has a couple of relaxing chairs and a shower and sink.
Hochkönig Lodge is all about spending great time together. That’s why we have the first floor completely dedicated to living space. Reading, sleeping, gaming, watching a movie or eating and drinking, everything can be done in this spacious area.
Entry with hall and separate toilet. The entertainment corner is fitted with a 50″ TV, home cinema system by Harman/Kardon, a Playstation4 PRO, AppleTV and Chromecast. No matter young or old, after a long day of skiing, this is the place to have fun. The lounge features a 4 meter wide, built-in lounge sofa, perfect for reading a book, enjoying the view or an afternoon nap. The fireplace is just across, so you dream away looking into the flames. What else do you need? Two comfortable chairs complement the lounge. Dining together is just more fun when everyone is at the same table. Our 4 meter long dining seats 16 people, so space for everyone. The kitchen is fitted with all modern equipment nowadays expected; a 5 spot induction cooker, 90 cm wide oven, double dishwasher, large fridge+freezer and a microwave. Perfect for large group cooking.
After a long day of being outdoors, there’s nothing better than a great sleep. Whether a short afternoon nap, or just a long night, our bedrooms provide all the comfort you need. The floor is fitted with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Two bedrooms have XL beds (180×210), especially for tall people. Next to that there is one mezzanine bed, hoovering over the stairs; a great adventurous place for a kid or an adult that likes to sleep in a single bed.
Hall with separate toilet. Bedroom 3 is fitted with an XL double bed with separate mattresses (90×210) and separate bed sheets, 40″ TV with AppleTV and Chromecast. The en-suite bathroom features a rain shower, toilet and sink, separated from the bedroom with a sliding door. Bedroom 4 also features an XL double bed with separate mattresses (90×210) and separate bed sheets, 40″ TV with AppleTV and Chromecast. The en-suite bathroom features a rain shower, toilet and sink, separated from the bedroom with a sliding door. Bedroom 5 has a double bed with separate mattresses (80×210) and separate bed sheets, 40″ TV with AppleTV and Chromecast. The bathroom is shared with Bedroom 6 and can be accessed from the hall. It has a rain shower and a full-size bathtub, lovely for relieving a sore body after a day outdoors. Bedroom 6 features a bunk bed (80×200), so again a great place for kids, but also suitable for adults. The bathroom is shared as described above. The Mezzanine bed is a hoovering floor over the staircase that can be accessed by a fixed ladder. It has one bed (80×200) suitable for both kids or adults.
The village is surrounded by the impressive rock formations of the Mandlwand, part of the Hochkönig massive. It is a very idyllic village, that finds its roots 4,000 years ago, when the Illyrians were mining for copper. Modern copper mining was the foundation of the village till 1977. Today it is a paradise for skiers, hikers, (mountain)bikers and families.
The Hochkönig Lodge is situated 100 m above the centre of the village. You can walk down in 10 minutes or only 2 minutes by car. Mühlbach is a small mountain village, but it features the basic needs. There is a supermarket (07:30-12:30 and 2:30 till 18:00, Sat till 12:00, Sun closed), a bakery (opens 07:00) and a couple of local restaurants. The local bank has an ATM that be accessed 24/7. In winter, Apres-ski is done mostly in the very cosy Alm huts on the slopes. In neighboring Bisschofshofen there is a wider variety of both shops and restaurants. For all activities, please see the Summer and Winter sections.
The Hochkönig ski area covers the villages of Mühlbach, Dienten and Maria Alm, perfectly linked with 32 lifts and 120 kilometers of slopes of different difficulties. And that’s just the Hochkönig area; your skipass is valid for the entire Ski Amadé area, the largest ski area of Austria with 760 km of slopes. The skilift in Mühlbach is at the edge of the village, where you will find the base station of the Karbachbahn. This lift will take you directly into the larger Hochkönig Ski Area and is also the starting point of the Königstour. There is plenty of space to park your car, but of course the Skibus will take you there as well. In the afternoon you can ski all the way back to the parking lot. The Skibus stop is a 5 minute walk up the road from the Lodge. For those looking to ski with little kids you can also drive up the road (or take the Skibus) to the Arturhaus. On the Hochkeil there is a separate, smaller ski area (included in your pass), perfect for practicing with kids or beginners.
Starting in either Mühlbach or Maria Alm, the tour takes you all the way to the edge of the area and all the way back, covering 32 kilometers of slopes. With its magnificent views on the Hochkönig massive, it’s arguably one of Europe’s most beautiful ski tours.
During the summer season your stay in Hochkönig Lodge includes the Hochkönig card. With this card you have free access to all the lifts that operate during summer, tennis courts, swimming pools, the Hiking Bus through the valley and much, much more. See http://www.hochkoenig.at/en/holiday-salzburg/card.html for more details.
With 760 kilometers of slopes, this is the largest ski area in Austria. It consists of 5 linked ski areas: – Salzburger Sportwelt – Schladming-Dachstein – Gastein – Hochkönig – Großarltal In this vast area 90% of the slopes have snow canons, ensuring high-quality slopes throughout the season. Next to that the geographical location of the area is so, that it receives a lot of snow during passing depressions. The areas are connected through a network of ski busses in such a way, that it never takes longer than 20 minutes to get from area to area.
To start with no less than 4 villages (Schladming, Reiteralm, Flachau en Zauchensee) in the area organise FIS World Cup races. Around these races there are all kinds of activities being organized to entertain the audience, apart from the skiing itself. Highly recommended as an experience! Furthermore, there is a lot of attention for freestyle and fun skiing. For those not ready for the true snow parks yet, fun slopes have been created. On these slopes, you will find small kickers, bridges and tunnels to make it a much more exciting experience, but less risky than the ‘real thing’.
From Salzburg Airport it is only a 45 minute drive to villages like Flachau and Mühlbach am Hochkönig. From Dover it is about 780 miles if you decide to travel of land.