|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Fabulous luxury chalet in picturesque hamlet of Russbach in the Dachstein West Ski region (140km piste). 1 hour south from Salsburg. Great skiing via tree lined pistes or summer hiking, walking or Summer skiing on the Dachstein Glacier. Ideal for families and couples. Free daytime child care for toddlers and infants in resort allows parents, with small kids, some free time on the slopes. Relax in the sauna after a days exertions then curl up on a Persian rug in front of the log fire. The village has unspoilt traditional Gasthof's, a bank, supermarket, village store and tourist info office. Russbach is linked to Gosau and Annaberg and you can ski between the 3 villages. Lots of mountain top "hutte" provide music, food and drink. In summer the cable car has a "kiddies/adults toy train" which takes you from the top to a mountain restaurant. There is also a natural water park, with slides into the pool, plus a cafe. We have a FREE heated Ski locker facility at the cable car station to store boots and skis overnight to avoid walking home in them.
We are Steve and Janice Jackson. We live and work in England but have had a love affair with the Alps since working in Bavaria in 1981. We stay in our chalet several times per year. We have tried to give a personal and 'at home' feel to the house, as we certainly feel at home there. We Ski in Russbach in Winter and hike and relax in Spring/Summer.
Steve Jackson purchased this chalet in 2007
We had been looking for an Alpine home for a while, mainly from developers or existing stock. We came across this plot of land for sale by chance when skiing in the village one New Year holiday. We returned 2 weeks later and had an offer excepted by the owner, the local fire chief. We tended for local builders and found a great builder at a trade fair in Salzburg. We designed the house together and we are delighted with the result.
We love Dachstein West as it is a bit off the beaten track, yet only 1 hr from Salzburg for shopping and culture. The Christmas markets are great in December even if you're a non skier. The skiing is fabulous, no waiting for lifts. Spring /Summer provides a sense of fresh air and peace.
We designed the house with large living spaces and lots of windows for a great feeling of light and space. We are near all amenities yet private too. We are the only chalet of this style and standard in the area and this gives our guests something unique to enjoy.
Sorry for the delay but a quick note to say thanks for the rental of the chalet. We had a great week, really good base for skiing. Russbach was as expected, no lift queues! Actually took an off piste guide for the first time there and he showed us a few different descents from Zwieselalm which was interesting.
We are at the end of a fabulous week here at Skiblikhaus, and wanted to thank you for sharing the information about the Alpine music festival on the mountain. It was the highlight of the week and a picture perfect day! We've traveled all over the area from Neuschwanstein to Hallstat, and adventured into Salzburg and countless alpine villages on our way. At the end of the day, it was a joy to know that we were coming home to your lovely, comfortable home, overlooking the mountains. We never tire of the magnificent view from the upstairs lounge, or the sound of the mountain stream at night.
The skiing resort of Dachstein West is a beautiful place to go skiing. It's picturesque setting and circa 150 kms of groomed pistes are ideal for beginners to professionals. This is our 3rd holiday in the region, staying in Annaberg on two previous occasions and we will be back again. If you are considering taking a vacation in this area look no further than Skiblikhaus.
A wonderful, luxurious chalet that more than catered for our every need. From a spacious kitchen, relaxing sitting room overlooking the mountains to the much needed sauna at the end of a days skiing. A 10 minute walk/2 minute drive to the gondola that opens up the mountains of the region. The picturesque little village of Russbach, whose skyline is dominated by the beautiful church, has all the required amenities for a wonderful holiday.
We wish to thank you Steve for giving us the opportunity to rent your chalet and for all the advise and help on the run up to the trip, including providing a discount for ski-hire in Abtenau!!!!!
We are also seriously considering booking the same dates with you next January, so keep us in mind.
Yours Melvyn Kennedy, Clare Hughes and family.
This was our first visit to Russbach and we enjoyed it very much. There was something for all ages and the crèche at the bottom of the gondola was a real bonus. The chalet is well designed to maximise on light and space in the living areas and there was always seating for 9 of us. Despite the heavy snow the chalet was always warm and the sauna much appreciated after a day's skiing. It was great to be able to walk everywhere and the local Gasthofs were very friendly. The drive was kept clear by the snowplough but there was some confusion over car parking and we were fortunate that a friendly neighbour was able to spend half an hour digging us out on our last day.
The only disappointment was the twin bedrooms which seemed unnecessarily small in such a spacious chalet and the 2 single beds back to back were not ideal for a group of 4 couples.
Steve, thank you for the use of your lovely chalet and for your help getting the Internet back on.
We (5 adults and 2 children) were so glad we chose the Hauskiblich for our first holiday in Austria. The house is stunning in design and in a picture postcard location. I would encourage anyone to walk via the underpass to the Gastof Schoenblick opposite, sit in the pub garden and look back at the house with its amazing backdrop of forest and mountains. Truly breathtaking. The house had everything we could possibly want and we really looked forward to coming back after a hard days sight seeing. My grandson aged 4 was amazed by the mountain stream running down the hill next to the house and insisted on having a paddle every morning. The location is perfect as a base and we went to Salzburg, Gosaussee lake (which is incredible),St Gilfen,St Wolfgang,Bad Ischl,the salt mines at Hallsattt, Hallstatt itself is stunning too, Lake Konigssee in Germany as well as the nearby theme pk in Germany Frietzepark. The nearby water park at Russbach and Bruno's mountain trip were great to have so close by. We really loved the tobogannan run at Abtenau and the Lammerklam Gorge walk also at Abtenau was draw dropping in it's beauty. The people are friendly and it was great not to hear an English voice all week, the food is great and a real challenge to order something in German, not knowing what you'll get !
Thanks once agian to Steve and Janice for making our stay so memorable.You have a lovely house and we will recommend it to all our friends and family.Best wishes Mike Denney and family.
Special interest holidays:
Summer skiing on Dachstein Glacier (not July,August) Hiking trails from the house. Horse riding, tennis, white water rafting, mountain biking, summer toboggan runs, all available locally in summer.
Swimming in natural water park in village in summer. Lake Wolfgang swimming 45 mins drive. Indoor pool 5 min drive.
1 hour drive from Salzburg Airport, 2 hours 45 mins from Munich. 3 hrs drive from Vienna.
10 min walk to Village centre close to cafe/bars, bank & supermarket. 5 minute to nearest Gasthof.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Stay tax||€2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 1 years.|
15% average deposit on booking via bank transfer. balance 6 weeks prior to holiday.