1. Do I need a car?
No, it is possible to get here and to get around using public transport. That said, the buses here are infrequent, so you’ll need to be organised. Our nearest bus stop is Leutasch Weidach Gasthaus zum See, which is 400m away. The best website is www.oebb.at
If you are coming with children you might find a hire car very useful. This is especially true if you want to ski in Seefeld, although lots of our guests manage perfectly well with the bus service.
2. What is the weather like?
Changeable! Although the weather here is often wonderful, especially compared to Britain, it is not reliable. If you need to have guaranteed sunshine, then better book the south of Spain. That said, we get loads of warm sun year round and it’s rarely windy. Note: We are at 1150m above sea-level so nights can be chilly, even in summer. If you like proper seasons and weather, then Leutasch could be your place.
Here is a summary for each season:
Spring: Can be very warm from February onwards but cold snaps are not infrequent and snow is possible until late May. There will still be snow on high ground making most high peaks difficult to reach but the lower trails are quiet and accessible. Rain is not infrequent but when the sun does come out it can be feel warm indeed.
Summer: Can be hot (up to 30 deg. and often 25 deg.). Thunderstorms are common in late afternoon and evening, especially in July. Cold snaps of a few days duration are always possible with daytime temperatures dropping as low as 10 degrees at times. Rain is frequent but often limited to afternoon thunderstorms.
Autumn: The weather is usually more settled, especially in September and October. We enjoy a lot of sunny warm days with cooler evenings. Of course, it can rain and even snow from October onwards. September is the best month to scale the high peaks.
Winter: Typically sunny or snowy. The temperature often stays below zero making Leutasch a winter paradise. Although it can get very cold (sometimes -15 deg.) the dry air means that the wind chill is minimal compared to the uk.