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About Michal Vesely
My name is Michal. I´m living with my wife and 2 sons in Prague but we like mountains and go to the Alps as ofen as w can. We have a holiday house in Hohentauern near to Lachtal which our mountain base. My favorite activities are ski touring, climbing, trekking, hiking and seakayaking. I´m looking forward to meeting you in person in Lachtal or in Hohentauern! Cheers, Michal
Michal Vesely purchased this Chalet in 2018
Why Michal Vesely chose Schönberg-Lachtal
My new wooden Veselý Svišť (Cheerful Marmot) Chalet is a very nice base on a great place in the mountains. You can enjoy your stay in the middle of ski resort and ski down right from the chalet! In summer, you can do a lot of hikes and another mountain activities around and enjoy a barbecue with friends on the terrace with a beautiful mountain view in the evening. I go there for more then 10 years and I can really recommend you what to do in Lachtal and surrounding area!
What makes this Chalet unique
SKI-In/SKI-Out Terrace with a grill and mountain wiev 4 private places for your cars for free
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN
Veselý Svišť Chalet is a great starting point for various walks and hikes in the surrounding mountains due to its high position at 1,680 meters. The main Lachtal ridge is a comfortable walk which you can reach in half an hour and the closest peak Hoher Zinken (2,222 m) is easily accessible even with children. During the summer season, the main chairlift is also sometimes open during the week. Whoever walks along the ridge to the Steineck peak or to the prominent peak Großhansl (2,315 m), will enjoy wandering the deserted grassy mountains without roads like somewhere in the Carpathians. A beautiful alpine hike is the climb around the scenic Fischsee lake to the dominant peak of Hohenwart (2,363 m). From the top you can descend to the valley on the other side and enjoy a nice all-day hike. In the mountains around Lachtal there are many traditional mountain huts where you can taste various Styrian specialties.
Besides mountain tours, the Murtal region offers a host of attractions and trip destinations. Children will certainly appreciate the visit to the magnificent rope center in the historic town of Oberwölz, where there are 10 routes of varying difficulty, including those for the youngest. The total length of the ropes is nearly 3 km and there are plenty of funny Flying foxes. Next to the rope center you will find a nice outdoor swimming pool. Another interesting destination is the historic town of Murau, from where regular steam trains travel to Tamsweg in the summer. In addition, you can visit the Schwarzenberg Castle and the Murauer Brewery there. In inclimate weather, the thermal pools in the Aqua Therme Fohnsdorf, the historic tunnels of the Oberzeiring silver mine, the museum of old Alpine musical instruments, or the modern and fun-filled St. Ruprecht Wood Museum will be a pleasant diversion.
For cyclists, there are several very nice cycling trails nearby. In particular, we recommend the bike trail along the Mur River, which is largely flat and can be enjoyed even with children. In addition, a train runs along the narrow gauge trail through the Murtal valley, which takes you and your bikes back to the car. This cycle route, including a section in the territory of Slovenia and Croatia, measures a total of 457 km and a multi-day cycling trip can be done along it. Another option in the spring and summer is rafting down the Mur River. In the Tamsweg sports section with a WW II-III level of difficulty you will enjoy true alpine wild water, under Predlitz, the Mur gradually calms down and there are several sections for a relaxing summer boat ride with children. The advantage is that there is plenty of water all year long, and you can use the practical narrow-gauge railway for the way back.
In our chalet, you can borrow a tourist map of the area and look through official leaflets of many nearby attractions. If you wish, we will be happy to advise you personally to make the most of your stay at our chalet.
Lachtal is a medium-sized ski resort (1,600 - 2,222 m) in Styria with 35 km of slopes, 10 km of ski trails in open terrain, 2 modern 6-chair lifts and 8 ski tows. The bottom station of the main cable car is set very high (1,600 m) and most of the slopes are equipped with snow guns, so you can easily ski in winters with less snow or at the beginning and end of the season. Our Veselý Svišť Chalet is located by the blue slope 1a and the nearest chairlift is just a few hundred meters away on skis. The chalet is right in the middle of the resort, so it's no problem to stop at noon for lunch or stop with the kids at any time during the day at the chalet.
Lachtal also offers a nice children's ski resort for young skiers equipped with a long traveling children's carpet. Upon arrival to the main chairlift you will find a ski equipment rental. If you want to go for lunch or coffee, there are many pleasant cottages with restaurants right on the slopes in Lachtal. The nearest is Grossa Almstadl, which has a large terrace and is about 150 meters away from our chalet, so you can visit it for a beer after skiing.
Alternatively, you can also go skiing to the nearby partner ski resort Kreischberg or other nearby resorts. For weekly stays, an interesting option is to ski once in the giant Ski Amadé in Schladming. It is just over an hour by car to the large car park at the Hauser Kaibling cable car.
In addition to downhill skiing, Lachtal also offers a shorter, modified cross-country skiing circuit, a smaller ice rink and a 1.5 km long illuminated toboggan run from Hirzmann Alm down to Lachtal. Sledges can be rented at Café Hannes and there is one available in the chalet. The Lachtal ski resort also provides entertainment and organizes various masked runs, children's programs, and spectacular fireworks on New Year's Eve also with the involvement of snow cats. In bad weather, a visit to the thermal pools in Aqua Therme Fohnsdorf is a pleasant diversion.