Would you like to find out more about us? Well, we are Jérôme and Alison Lebatard and Chestnut, our labrador.
We met in a french ski resort in 1997 where Jérôme was a ski instructor, and Alison was a resort manager and ski leader for Nielson Ski. We then went on to live in the UK for a number of years, whilst working hard for our dream. Our dream was to own a ski and hiking guest house in the Alps. After searching for 5 years, we found Haus Schneeberg, in the Hochkönig, looking very lonely and a little neglected! We fell in love with the scenery of the Hochkönig straight away!
Six months later, at the end of 2012, we bought Haus Schneeberg, and then spent time, effort and money over the next few years updating, upgrading, and finishing the third flat on the top floor.
We love the outdoors, nature and the mountains, and if we are not in the house, you can find us skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, ski touring, or sledging in the mountains!
Jérôme is French, and previously was a French Ski Instructor, a tennis coach in the UK, and a small plane flight instructor in the United States. Jérôme is the creative one, always with ideas! Alison is British, and used to be a commercial manager in the UK. She is the business one who deals with the marketing, bookings and accounts. We both speak English and French and our German is improving fast! Jérôme also speaks some Spanish and Italian.
Chestnut is our lovely labrador, who likes to bark to let you know she is there, and she loves cuddles, walkies, and snow!
The apartments are perfect for active families, who are looking for a fun filled, adventurous holiday, whether it be in the snow, or in the sun! We are situated in the village centre. next to shops and restaurants, and the ski and hiking bus stop. The mountain lifts and skiing pistes are only 750m from the house, or 2 minutes by bus, and you can hike and bike from the house. There is a children’s playground 100m from the house, which our younger guests love!
We are proud to be partners with the local tourist office to offer our guests the Hochkönig Card, which in summer gives you free use of the mountain lifts, swimming pool, hiking bus, and much more. In winter, you can have a free night ski in Maria Alm, and get discounts on activities. We started offering this in 2019, and our guests love it – you get so much value for money from it, and can partake in many activities whilst here. You can read more about it here
We offer a personalised experience, with advice and tips on the best places to ski, hike, eat, drink, places to visit, or just relax. We have spent the last few years exploring the region and now consider ourselves the experts in our area, and we are very happy to pass our knowledge onto you, so you can make the most of your holiday!
We like to think of our customers as guests in our home, and want to ensure that you have the best holiday possible. We are on hand to answer any queries you may have or advise you on best areas to ski, hike, bike, eat etc. This is to ensure that you make the most of your stay!