Almdorf Reiteralm & Almhotel Edelweiss
Pichl near Schladming, Austria
|Name||Almdorf Reiteralm & Almhotel Edelweiss|
|category||Four-star chalet village|
8973 Pichl near Schladming
|Contact||T +43(0)6454/72 444
F + 43 (0) 6454 / 72 444 72
Brothers Reinhold and Johann Unterkofler
Location of the chalet village
The Almdorf Reiteralm & Almhotel Edelweiss belongs to the municipality of Pichl near Schladming in the Dachstein region on the western edge of Styria and is located on a high plateau in 1.200 elevation meters. Surrounded by lush pastures and fragrant forests, it offers impressive panoramic views of the Schladming Valley, the Hohe Dachstein with 2.996 meters and the entire mountain range of the Dachstein, one of the eight Austrian UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The 18 Comfort Alpine Huts, including six Comfortable Alpine Huts Enzian Deluxe, and twelve premium chalets in the four-star mountain village nestle on four levels on various levels on the mountainside. The six cuddly chalets Kaiseralm and Kaiserin, which opened 2019 in July, add even more romance, complemented by an adults-only natural bathing pond. The heart of the village is the Almhotel Edelweiss with its forecourt and fountain. Due to the altitude and seclusion of the Almdorfes guests will find a retreat in the midst of nature. The tourist infrastructure leaves nothing to be desired: Located directly on the slopes, you can reach in a few minutes the entrance to the ski Amadé and in the summer months, it is an Eldorado for mountain bikers and hikers.
Schladming Dachstein region
Pichl near Schladming is located in the heart of the Dachstein mountains. The village serves as an entry point to the ski resorts Hochwurzen, Planai, Dachstein, Reiteralm and Hauser Kaibling. The biggest sports event 2013 took place with the Alpine Ski World Championships in Schladming. The ski slope has since been prepared for the international FIS night skiing World Cup. This will be held right after the traditional Hahnenkamm race in Kitzbühel in January. But not only winter sports enthusiasts get their money's worth. Even in summer, the alpine landscape with hiking trails, via ferrata and many recreational opportunities for families like the fairy tale path Ramsau, the Dachstein Ice Palace and the adventure Park Planai. Ramsau am Dachstein, Planai and Filzmoos are only about 15 to 30 drive away. The Mozart city of Salzburg and Hallstatt on Lake Hallstatt can be reached in about an hour's drive. For a visit to Graz, capital of Styria and the UNESCO World Heritage Old Town, guests must plan two hours driving time.
Unterkofler brothers - vacation as we like it ourselves!
|"Decisive for the architecture of the alpine huts were our thoughts on how we like to spend our holidays. So the huts made of our favorite raw material should be wood and in the middle of nature, but at the same time practical and comfortable. The skis should find their place as well as the suitcases. A kitchen with a large table, comfortable sofas and our own sauna contribute to a perfect holiday with friends and family. With the new premium category, we have created even more generous living space for our guests. The chalets boast more exclusive materials, highlights such as their own wellness pot on the veranda and large glass fronts for an unobstructed view of nature."|
The raw material wood has always played a significant role for the Unterkofler brothers. Thus, the family is already in the third generation working in timber construction. Other forest areas, including in the area around Schladming, were added over the years. Most of the exclusive chalets are built with wood from their own farm. From an ecological point of view, the decision was made to build a wood-chip cogeneration plant. Wood waste from the family business is used here and supplies the Almdorf with energy all year round.
The Almdorf Reiteralm was created by 2006 with the construction of 18 comfortable alpine huts and the cozy Almhotel Edelweiss. Up to 2012, there were twelve premium chalets with even more living comfort and exquisite features. The premium homes are between 119 and 300 square feet and can accommodate from four to 22 persons. They have a living room with open fireplace, sofa and reading chair. The kitchen from solid wood with oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, refrigerator and high-quality coffee leaves nothing to be desired. A large wooden table with corner bench invites you to socialize. The bedroom also contains solid wood furniture. Each bedroom has an extra bathroom with shower and toilet.
The children's rooms are separated from the master bedroom by a sliding door and offer a bunk bed for every two children. Guests will find relaxation in the wellness area with Finnish sauna and comfort loungers. The wellness pot is waiting on the wooden veranda. Inside, too, the Unterkofler family is focussed on nature. Real wood from local woods such as spruce, larch and pine as well as natural stone is used everywhere and exudes warmth and coziness. The walls were partially staged with lime plaster and white wall paint. Large windows give a view of the surrounding mountains. Fur shades and stools, fluffy pillows, plush mattresses and linens all create a cozy atmosphere.
Since July 2019 six cuddle chalets complement the ensemble. Original old wood, gray Rauriser natural stone for the floor coverings, tiles and sinks as well as natural loams form the basis for the furnishings. As a source of inspiration for the choice of color was the well-known "Schladminger" Loden, a gray pearl loden, paired with the color green. Homely accents set black-and-white photographs from the past of (ski) tourism in the Dachstein region, self-made lamps with green loden and a fireplace integrated into the wall. From the rooms and the wellness tub outdoors, guests have a wonderful panoramic view of the Dachstein. It has long been considered whether the panoramic view is not enough television. In the end, however, Reinhold Unterkofler did not abandon the device and thought of something special: oscillating on a black pole, it serves as a picture in the hallway and in the living room it fulfills its true purpose. The two cuddly chalets Empress with 68 square meters for two people with a free-standing bathtub and a sauna area. The four cuddly Kaiseralm chalets with 96 square meters can accommodate up to four people and have an exclusive spa area with a shower and a Finnish old-wood panoramic sauna.
The eighteen solid-wood comfort cabins are divided into two categories. The sixteen gentian huts are 105 square meters in size and can accommodate from two to eight people. Six of these alpine huts have been rebuilt and expanded into a wellness area with its own sauna, relaxation loungers and a wellness pot on the terrace, leading to the new comfortable Alpine huts Enzian Deluxe. In the two alpine huts Dachstein feel up to 18 persons on 204 square meters well.
All cabins have a solid wood kitchen with ceramic hob, oven, fridge and dishwasher, as well as an open-plan dining and living area with a large wooden table and a pull-out couch for social gathering in front of the woodburning stove. For cosiness in the mountain huts, the processing of real wood from local woods in combination with colorful contrasts in red and green. Guests can relax in the wellness area with Finnish sauna and shower. A TV, radio and Wi-Fi as well as a ski and ski boot room are also included. The mountain huts differ in the number and layout of the bath and bedroom, which are also solid wood furniture. The comfortable mountain lodge Enzian has two bedrooms with double bed and another room with a bunk bed and a pull-out couch, as well as a spacious bathroom with shower, toilet and double sink. The comfort Almhütte Dachstein has six bedrooms and three spacious bathrooms and a separate toilet on two floors.
The Almhotel Edelweiss with its village square, reception, restaurant and wellness area is the heart of the mountain village. Here, young and old meet at the village fountain in front of the hotel, to start in the winter directly in the skiing and tobogganing pleasure and go in the summer with the owners on hiking tours.
In winter, the experiences of the day with a mulled wine at the campfire or at the hotel bar are exchanged. Guests looking for the comfort and service of a hotel can book one of the 13 rooms and two country-style suites. Here, too, the Unterkofler family paid special attention to the use of local woods paired with colorful contrasts in green and red. Individual walls were staged with lime plaster and white wall paint. All rooms and suites have a double bed, TV, Wi-Fi and an attached bathroom. The Panorama Rooms, Classic Double Rooms and Deluxe Double Rooms are for two people with a wonderful view of the Dachstein. The equipment in the double room Bellflower is extended by a pull-out couch and can be booked for up to four persons. The Biokomfortzimmer old wood and pine wood with balcony, whose design consists of the mentioned woods, offer a double bed and bunk bed a family sufficient living comfort. The suite Enzian for two to five people has a double and single bed and a separate living area with a loft bed. A panoramic balcony and a private sun terrace invite you to relax. The Edelweiss suite has a bedroom, a cozy living room with a reading corner, a bathtub and a panoramic balcony for two to four people.
For the culinary well-being of the guests, the kitchen team at the Almhotel Edelweiss within walking distance of the chalets ensures. In the morning, guests can enjoy a vitality buffet, while in the evening they choose a la carte from regional delicacies and specialties from Styrian cuisine. The cabins are also bookable as a self-catering. Shops are in place. The small village shop of the Hotel Edelweiss offers snacks, drinks and charcoal for a cozy evening. Barbecues are rented by the mountain lodges in the hotel free of charge, so there's nothing for a private barbecue on the private terrace. If you prefer steaks and sausages in company, is welcome in the grill pavilion Almdorfes. Here young and old meet for a cozy get-together at the fireplace. So it is up to the guest, whether he wants to enjoy his food in peace and privacy or just a few meters away in a convivial atmosphere.
On request, guests can use the spa area of the small Almhotel with sauna, steam bath, Kneipp pool, panoramic whirlpool and a spa treatment room. Here, the team indulges in various massages for the back, stomach, face and head. Particularly popular is the Styrian massage, a sports massage with home-made herbal oils from the region. On request, the treatments take place in your own chalet. In summer, a natural swimming pond with spacious sunbathing area for families and a second adults-only natural swimming pond will delight you.
The region presents itself as varied in summer with more than 1.000 kilometers of hiking trails and just as many cycling and mountain bike routes. Sporty variety is provided by the via ferrata on the Dachstein south walls. The free Schladming-Dachstein Summer Card invites you to experience more than 100 attractions for free and offers further 100 bonuses in the areas of sports, culture, transport and family. Especially popular is the holiday in Almdorf with families. You will not only find generous space to live, but many exciting outdoor activities. An adventure playground with a 5.000 square meter area, the village forest, a soccer field, a balancing course, a watering hole, a petting zoo, a camp fire pit, a grill pavilion, a mini farm, go carts and ponies and goats for children and teenagers await you.
Pony riding in the village, free child care from July to August on weekdays and the weekly family day on the Hochalm provide additional variety. Nordic walking and mountain biking fans will enjoy varied hours with accompanying tours.
As the venue of the Alpine World Ski Championships 2013, the region is one of the alpine top destinations for winter sports fans. 230 kilometers of slopes and 85 modern cable and chair lifts in the midst of the Ski Amadé Ski Association offer limitless snow fun. Tourists start directly from the front door to the ski areas Hochwurzen, Planai, Reiteralm and Hauser Kaibling. With the Skidoo the Almdorf guests are up on the mountain and then with a fast sleigh ride over the 4,2 kilometers long floodlit toboggan run into the village.
A worldwide unique attraction awaits guests since the winter season 2017 / 18: a permanent ski cross track. The PRINOTH X Crosspark Reiteralm is centrally located in the middle of the Reiteralm ski area, the start is close to the cable cars Preunegg Jet and 4er Seppn Jet. The Reiteralm mountain railways implement this project together with their partner, the Unterkofler family, and on the initiative of Willi Zechner. The PRINOTH X Crosspark Reiteralm offers two separate lines: a varied, long and sporty route for the whole family as well as an own worldcup-capable, top-equipped cross-course, which is available mainly to top athletes.
For a refreshment, the Unterkofler-operated Après-Ski huts Hochalm invite you to 1.600 elevation gain and Lena Alm on 1.400 elevation meters. Whether hut evening on the Hochalm, house kitsch or torchlight hike for Gaudi provide the hosts. So that even the smallest can become excellent skiers, the partner ski school TOP offers a skidoo transfer from the alpine village to the ski school at the top station of the Reiteralm and back. Equipped with a magic carpet, Kinderskirouten with fairy tale and Viking figures, practice meadows and lifts, the Kinderland is an ideal meeting place and training ground for ski lessons in all levels of difficulty including lunch with the ski instructors.
The prices are in Almdorf Reiteralm according to the season and category exclusive catering. A double room booking at Hotel Edelweiß costs in the summer from 68 Euro per person per night and in winter from 85 Euro. The alpine huts and chalets are to be reserved from the prices below. Additionally bookable is the breakfast for 14 Euro as well as the cabin breakfast (only in the premium mountain huts and cuddly chalets, from 18 Euro per adult). For children and teenagers there are reduced prices.
to 8 persons
|325 €||170 €|
to 8 persons
|385 €||200 €|
to 18 persons
|650 €||460 €|
to 2 persons; bookable from July 2019
|280 €||240 €|
to 4 persons; bookable from July 2019
|360 €||290 €|
to 7 persons
|400 €||290 €|
to 8 persons
|420 €||300 €|
to 10 persons
|510 €||330 €|
to 12 persons
|560 €||400 €|
to 22 persons
|940 €||695 €|
Guests coming from the north coming from Salzburg, drive on the Tauern motorway A 10 to exit Altenmark Graz and then change to the Ennstal-Bundesstraße in the direction of Schladming past Radstadt. Then the car travelers take the exit Pichl-Preunegg and follow the Reiteralmstraße for about five kilometers up the hill to Almdorf Reiteralm.
Train travelers travel from Munich and Vienna via Salzburg to Schladming. Coming from the south, guests travel via St. Michael to Schladming. From there, a taxi or a pick-up can be arranged through the Almdorf.
The nearest airport is Salzburg, which is served by Lufthansa or Austrian Airlines from Germany, Cologne, Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Dusseldorf. Further information at www.lufthansa.com or www.austrian.com. For air travelers, the mountain village recommends renting a car or the taxi service Salzburg Airport Taxi (www.salzburg-airporttaxi.at). In addition, the airports of Munich and Graz are suitable for travel.
|For more information:|
|Almdorf Reiteralm & Almhotel Edelweiss
A-8973 Pichl near Schladming
T + 43 (0) 6454 / 72444