The ground floor has 3 double bedrooms, all with a 180×210 bed, with separate mattrasses. All rooms have a 40″ TV with AppleTV/Chromecast, underfloor heating and double doors opening to the beautiful garden. Two of the three rooms have an en-suite bathroom.
On this floor you also find the Finnish sauna (up to 6 people) and the engineering room with heat-pump, washing machine and dryer.
The large sunny garden has enough space for everybody, to enjoy the view and the clean air. There is a BBQ, picnic tables and lounge chairs available. Also there is enough space for kids to play.
The first floor is the floor where you enter the house. There is a ski-room with a heated ski-boot dryer, and a rack for the skis. In the hall you will find a large cupboard big enough for all helmets, gloves, jackets, shoes and other outdoor equipment you might have.
On this floor you also find 3 bedrooms:
One bedroom has a double bed (90×210) and a bunkbed. This room also has a 40″ flatscreen and Apple TV/Chromecast and an en-suite bathroom. This room has access to the balcony facing south.
The 2nd bedroom has a double bed (90×210).This room also has a 40″ flatscreen and Apple TV/Chromecast as well as access to the balcony.
The 3rd bedroom has 2 bunkbeds as well as an en-suite bathroom.
There is a separate bathroom, accessible from the hall, with a shower, XL bathtub. There is also a separate toilet, accessible from the hall.
Luchs Lodge is all about spending great time together. That’s why we have the upper floor completely dedicated to living space. Reading, sleeping, gaming, watching a movie or eating and drinking, everything can be done in this spacious area.
The living room is spread over the whole upper floor with high wooden ceiling and with a large glass facade in the front, with beautiful views on the surrounding mountains.
There are 3 lounge areas on this floor.
1. The entertainment corner is fitted with a 50″ TV, home cinema system by Harman/Kardon, a Playstation4 PRO, AppleTV/Chromecast. No matter young or old, after a long day of skiing, this is the place to have fun.
2. The second lounge is situated around the wood-stove, and with beautiful views on the mountians.
3. On the other side there are 2 comfortabel FatSak beanbags which can be enjoyed by young and old, for reading, playing or just taking a nap.
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.
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.
Luchs 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.
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 Luchs 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
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.