Centrally situated in Austria, the large connected area of the Schladming-Dachstein Region offers a vast amount of different pistes and bowls. At the heart of the area, Schladming has four connected mountains accessible from the village. Whilst the Dachstein Glacier and charismatic SnowBear Land guarantee to offer up a different style of terrain.
The old town of Schladming sits at the foot of Planai, one of the four linked mountains, and is steeped in ski tradition. The host of many World Cup events, the traditional village has an appealing square with beautiful shops, bars and restaurants.
The four rustic and quaint satellite villages are easily accessible and allow for access to the other mountains in the area.
Resort Altitude: 750m
Resort Skiing: 1,900m
Total Ski Area: 238km
Blue Runs: 61km
Red Runs: 78km
Black Runs: 9km
The Schladming-Dachstein ski region has its own individual charm. Linking together the four mountain ski area, the resort caters for all abilities and is particularly family-friendly. There is a great modern ski lift system and plenty of culinary delights across all of the ski huts. The panoramic view from the highest point at 2,015m is breathtaking and not to be missed.
Most of the slopes are in the trees, creating exciting and technical pistes. Each mountain has a variety of different runs and an extensive number of pistes. Ideal for intermediates, the cruising pistes and tree runs are perfect for those that have been on skis a few times. For the more advanced there is a limited selection of excessively challenging slopes, however, the off-piste and tree terrain makes up for the lack of classified black runs. For those just starting out, there is a nursery area and plenty of easy blues to progress on to.
Off-piste tree runs, large cruising pistes and steady runs make this a great place for boarders, especially those who are intermediate in ability. There is also a park with everything from medium to pro jumps and features, a half-pipe and a night session until 10pm.
There are a few ski and snowboard schools to choose from across the Schladming-Dachstein region. Lessons cater for children and adults with the option to take lessons in private or as a group.
In the evening, the hotels in Schladming feature some great restaurants. Alte Post serves some great traditional food with excellent and friendly service. For a unique restaurant, head to Biochi which dishes up excellent vegan and organic dishes. There is also a brewery which serves traditional Alpine food in a vibrant setting.
In the afternoon there are plenty of mountain huts that play loud music and get lively. Later Hohenhaus Tenne by the gondola station is the main après scene in town with a fabulous bar, dance floor and live music. For those looking to stay out until the early morning, Cult and Angels are both nightclubs where the dancing continues all night.
The quaint town has a number of shops, a museum, a pool and an ice rink. There is also a toboggan run that is open in the evenings and day trips to Salzburg are easily arranged.