Skiing in Schladming

Schladming is situated in the Styria region of Austria - with 8 different ski centres in the Schladming-Dachstein region you will find everything from family friendly slopes to the heights of the Dachstein glacier.

The Schladming-Dachstein region is one of the top 5 touristic regions in the Alps. During the winter, it thrills its guests with a very well-established infrastructure for Alpine and Nordic skiing. As the venue of the Special Olympics World Winter Games in 2017 and 1993, the Alpine World Ski Championships in 2013 and 1982, as well as the 1999 Nordic World Ski Championships, the region has already been in the international spotlight several times.

Getting there: the closest airport is Salzburg which offers the easiest transfers - however, Linz, Graz and Munich are all possible as well

Skiing in Schladming

The Schladming region ranks as one of the most popular skiing areas in Austria in the winter. It is part of the Ski Amade which offers one of the largest selections of slopes and lifts in all of Austria on a single pass.  

Skiing & Boarding in Schladming

The Ski Amade encompasses 5 ski regions with 860km of slopes.

The Schladming-Dachstein ski region has 123km of slopes and 46 lifts including the world famous Planai stadium - the only Alpine venue with a Worldcup downhill that finishes in the centre of the town.

The Schladming ski area comprises four mountains which are well linked - the Hauser Kaibling, Planai, Hochwurzen and Reiteralm.

There are a number of good long runs such as the Hochwurzen valley run (7.7km), the Hauser Kaibling FIS hill, Galsterbergalm valley run and Riesneralm Forest run (each 7km long) as well as the Reiteralm Valley run (6km)

Cross Country Skiing

This was where the 1999 Nordic Ski World Championships were held.  But even today, the world elite still take
advantage of the outstanding conditions at elevations ranging from 1100 to 2700 meters for their training. Beginner or professional, “Sunday” XCer or finely tuned athlete – with the Dachstein constantly before their eyes and a variety-packed trail network extending out some 220 km, everyone finds just what they have been looking for.  Breathtaking panoramas of the surrounding alpine world are an added bonus, at no extra charge… And where better to take part in a beginners’ course than one of the region’s outstanding cross-country schools!

Dachstein Panorama Gondola

The ride up on the Dachstein lift, which also features a unique gondola balcony, is a memorable experience in its own right, rising 1,000 meters in just 6 minutes, the craggy Dachstein massif seemingly close enough to touch.

Nerve-tingling excitement with a view is promised to you by the 100-meters-long suspension footbridge on the Dachstein, as well as the Stairway to Nothingness, a viewing platform made out of glass.

Staying in Schladming

We offer a range of hotels and self catered apartment and chalets

Eating in Schladming

The region boasts no fewer than 98 mountain huts. The moment you step in the door, you will be greeted by the fragrance of an array of delicious hut classics, such as Kaiserschmarrn-style pancakes and yeast dumplings...

Doing more in Schladming

If you still want to ski after your day on the slopes there is nightskiing available at Hochwurzen and Galsterberg or if you fancy a different experience there are some good sledging routes. The Dachstein glacier has the sky walk and the Ice Palace and the resort has many great restaurants where you can check out the Styrian traditional dishes and hospitality.

Fat bike on the Snow in Schladming-Dachstein

Schladming is a great place to try the relatively new craze of fat biking.  With so many groomed hiking trails, ski runs and ski tracks this is the ideal region for it.

We offer 4 and 7 night tours at the Hotel Knollhof in Ramsau and are inclusive of:

  • 4 or 7 overnight stays with breakfast buffet
  • Daily afternoon cake or snack without drinks at the hotel
  • Use of the wellness area
  • Ramsauer Winter Card which includes reduction on bus ticket prices, cross country skiing tickets, Dachstein cable car and museums
  • Information material and maps
  • 1 x guided fat bike tour from the hotel with a 4 night stay or 2 x guided fat bike tours from the hotel with a 7 night stay.

See full tour details here.

Getting here:

The closest airport is Salzburg which offers the easiest transfers - however, Linz, Graz and Munich are all possible as well


Got some questions about the resort?

Call us on 0203 137 7678;  email us your questions

Ski area

No of km of skiing (Schladming/Dachstein area): 230
No of km of cross country routes: 150
Cross country runs: 300
Snow cannons: 99% of slopes have snow making capcability
Number of lifts (Schladming/Dachstein) :85
Mountain restaurants: 47
Snowparks: 3 (Dachstein, Planai and Planneralm)
Blue Runs: 96km
Red Runs: 117km
Black Runs: 17km
No. of km skiing (Schladming 4 mountain ski area): 123km
Number of lifts: 44
Dachstein Glacier open for summer skiing
Altitude (min):745m
Altitude (max):2700m

Ski Insurance

  • Ski insurance is a requirement when booking our holidays

    If you have a policy in place - that's great - if not the policy on our site is available from MPI  This covers all the key areas.

What We Like

  • The glacier at Dachstein means there is guaranteed snow although Schladming also has a good snow record.
  • The 4 mountain area of Schladming (Hauser Kaibling, Planai, Hochwurzen and Reiteralm) are well linked.

What we would change

  • More ski in/ski out hotels would be good, but the ski buses are good and some of the hotels are still close to the slopes and lifts.
  • Not much else to change as it's good skiing in a lovely resort with a reasonable transfer time.

Top 5 things to do

  1. Visit the Dachstein glacier with its' ice caves and 100m long suspension bridge
  2. Go night skiing
  3. Ski down the world famous Planai slope
  4. Try the 2.5km long zipline on the Stoderzinken
  5. Check out your ski days statistics with a print out - just insert your liftpass into one of the machines down in town and it will tell you about your day.

Getting There

  • Flying to Salzburg is easiest and closest but Linz, Graz and Munich are all possible as well.
  • Airport Name: Salzburg - 90km
  • We can arrange transfers by taxi, coach or train. 

  • Tui Blue Pulse Schladming

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    107 BEDROOMS ROOMS SLEEP 1,2 3 OR 4 PEOPLE SKI TO OPPOSITE THE HOTEL FREE WIFI UNDERGROUND CAR PARK FINNISH SAUNA, STEAM ROOM AND INFRA RED CABIN

    The 3 star Tui Blue Pulse Hotel Schladming is the perfect hotel for active travelers who want to spend a holiday in the mountainous Dachstein-Tauern region both in Winter and Summer.

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  • Aparthotel Bliem

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    CAR PARKING AVAILABLE INDOOR POOL AND SAUNA APARTMENTS SLEEPING 2 TO 6 PEOPLE SKI TO WITHIN 10-50M OF THE RESIDENCE FREE WIFI ACCESS

    The Aparthotel Bliem is a delightful residence with 13 apartments in Rohrmoos. It is a family run accommodation and you will be welcomed by Elisabeth, Wolfgang and Christina.

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  • Hotel Falkensteiner Schladming

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    130 BEDROOMS FREE WIFI ACCESS FREE CAR PARKING FULL SERVICE SPA PETS ARE ALLOWED FOR A SUPPLEMENT

    Located in Schladming, this hotel presents a fascinating combination of urban lifestyle and the alpine comfort. The spacious 1,500 sq m Acquapura SPA, the excellent cuisine, and the friendly service guarantee that you'll feel completely at home in this beautiful location.

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  • Dorfhotel Kirchenwirt

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    FREE WIFI FREE PRIVATE PARKING ON SITE SPA AND WELLNESS FACILITIES FAMILY ROOMS AVAILABLE PETS ARE ALLOWED - CHARGES APPLY

    The four star Dorfhotel Kirchenwirt is set in wonderful picturesque countryside and mountain scenery in Haus im Ennstal - a market town with a rich and charming history.  This family run hotel is truly captivating and offers all the amenities of a modern establishment whilst retaining all the charm and service of a very exclusive residence.

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  • Hotel Ferienalm

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    21 BEDROOMS FREE WIFI ACCESS FREE CAR PARKING PETS ARE ALLOWED FOR A SUPPLEMENT

    In a beautiful high location in Schladming is the Hotel Ferienalm Schladming. From the hotel you have a fantastic panoramic view of the slopes of the Planai.

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  • Guesthouse Das Platzl

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    ROOMS FOR 1 TO 4 PEOPLE SAUNA AND INFRARED CABIN HALF BOARD WIFI FREE PARKING LESS THAN 100M FROM THE SLOPES

    Located in Rohrmoos, above Schladming, this 3-star Guesthouse offers great value for money. It is in a quiet location but in the middle of the village.

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  • Hotel Des Neue Post

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    WIFI HALF BOARD FREE PARKING WELLNESS FACILITIES ROOMS FOR 1 TO 4 PEOPLE

    Hotel Neue Post is located in the centre of Schladming, 650 yards from the Planai Cable Car. It features a modern spa area with saunas and a steam bath.

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