Where there’s a will, there’s a way
The foundation stone for THE EDELWEISS Salzburg Mountain Resort was laid in 1978. At the age of 17, today's Senior Chef Peter Hettegger and his father acquired the first plot of land on which a small pension with 14 rooms including a cafe was built. In 1985 Peter took over his father's share and the pension was expanded to 35 rooms in 1985/86, in 1989/90 the number of beds was first increased to 70 and a few years later to a whole 100. The good cakes of his wife Elisabeth were known everywhere. In 1990 the dance bar "Rauchkuchl" was added to DAS EDELWEISS: a popular dance club with après-ski, pizzeria and dining room.
In 1998, Das Edelweiss Salzburg Mountain Resort saw major upgrades again. The annex was expanded to 240 beds and construction of the indoor pool, sauna area and the beauty and vitality residence were implemented. Little by little, Peter’s siblings and children entered the business. In 2018, Peter Jr. and his wife Karin took over running the hotel. Paying great attention to detail and being mindful of the previous pioneering work, they have transformed Das Edelweiss into a holiday resort of the future.
‘One for all, all for one’
A strong family, a strong team
Then as now, our focus is on the personal contact with our guests and family togetherness. Peter and Karin Hettegger have been managing Das Edelweiss Salzburg Mountain Resort since 2018. The rest of the family are there to help and advise. A whopping fourteen Hettegers are actively involved in looking after our guests. We have the luxury of being one big family. From generation to generation a valuable possession is passed on, which promises joie de vivre, solidarity and trust. We have managed to create a resort with exceptional natural materials that encompasses a unique atmosphere. Tradition and modernity blend harmoniously here.
The family also has an outstanding team of committed people to support it. Every day they do their utmost in the kitchen, service sector, wellness area and far beyond. The Hettegger family works with them on equal terms and with respect. All are instrumental in the success of Das Edelweiss and deserve the greatest respect.