Skiing like world champions.
The Schladming-Dachstein World Championship Region doesn’t only host the biggest names in international skiing. It is also home to some of the most impressive ski mountains in Austria – such as the Schladming 4-Mountain Ski Area, Dachstein Glacier as well as our family ski mountains. Thanks to the good location and outstanding snow conditions, an early start to winter season is guaranteed – while the 84 modern gondolas and chairlifts, 100 traditional ski huts and around 230 km of perfectly groomed pistes await you all winter long. For everyone looking for an extra adrenaline kick, we also boast 6 different funslopes. The Crosspark on the Reiteralm treats daredevils to a spectacular route that actually concludes with a jump over a mountain hut, while at Superpark Planai the obstacles range from easy to challenging and leave no wish unfulfilled.
All good things come in fours.
If you are a skier and don’t want to confine yourself to a single mountain, the Schladming 4-Mountain Ski Area is likely to be just what you’re looking for. It brings together the Hauser Kaibling, Planai, Hochwurzen and Reiteralm to offer uninterrupted skiing enjoyment on 123 km of beautifully prepared pistes.
Skiing is child’s play.
No one is born an ace skier. But there’s barely anywhere else you can become one faster than right here in Schladming-Dachstein. Aside from our family-friendly ski passes, the region also features numerous kid-friendly slopes were the racers of tomorrow will be able to perfect their first snowplow turns. From “Kalis Erlebnispisten” in Ramsau am Dachstein and the Gallic Ski Village on the Galsterberg, to the exciting Witches’ & Magic Forest on the Planneralm, along with the Children’s Ski
Bowl and the “Krispini Express” on the Riesneralm – here, children don’t merely learn to ski, they also learn to love to ski. Also certain to set the pulses of children and parents racing: 6 funslopes for daredevils in search of an added adrenaline rush
Hitting the trail to winter happiness.
Even though Schladming-Dachstein lies in the heart of Austria, Nordic sports also have a rich tradition here. With 220 km of perfectly maintained ski trails, this cross-country Eldorado on the sunny Ramsau am Dachstein plateau has long attracted the international elite of Nordic skiing in addition to pure holidaymakers. Amid the incomparable mountain scenery that flanks Dachstein Glacier, the world’s longest glacier ski trail promises an extraordinary experience at 2700 m above sea level. Whenever you are ready to recharge your batteries, there are plenty of eateries and watering holes along the way. And here’s another brief tip: If you would like to learn how to cross-country ski, we suggest turning to one of our 3 cross-country schools. But if you are content simply watching, we might suggest the FIS World Cup in the Nordic Combined which will be held here in December.
Well-fed all winter long.
In this part of the world, people often claim “hunger is the best cook”. Be that as it may, we are quite certain that it is the regional ingredients and traditional recipes that make meals here taste so extraordinarily good. Our 100 ski huts, 96 of which offer tableside service and 34 of which host aprèsski events, also play a major role – both due to their location as well as what they bring to the table. From bowls of hearty soup to donuts stuffed with genuine Ennstal cheese as well as homemade strudel: Our hut hosts bring you local traditions one delectable morsel at a time. If you see yourself as a true foodie, then the “Ski amadé Made my Day packages” – for a day filled with one mouthwatering moment after another – will probably be ideal for you. And if you happen to make it onto the mountain earlier in the morning, a few huts will also be open to serve you a “real” breakfast. That said, regardless of when or where you take your refreshment break or what you order, you can always count on one thing: a friendly smile.
Away from the groomed pistes and the excitement of après-ski, you will be able to discover the more peaceful side of the Schladming-Dachstein Region. 282 km of beautifully maintained hiking paths lead you out through a white winter wonderland, while our numerous ski-touring and snowshoeing routes take you even deeper into this wintry paradise of ours. And we are glad to say you won’t have to dig deep into your pocket either, since our ski mountains also offer an inexpensive way to incorporate the lifts into your adventures in the form of a Winter Hiking Ticket.
However, if you prefer to explore the surrounding countryside comfortably seated and wrapped up snugly under a warm blanket, our horse-drawn sleighs are here for you as well. In Ramsau am Dachstein alone, 40 two-horse teams are ready to carry you along 40 km of specially maintained routes through the otherwise perfectly pristine winter countryside.
Time to go on tour.
If you are into “touring” during your holidays, you should definitely add Schladming-Dachstein to your itinerary. From freeriding on the Dachstein or Planneralm to ski-touring in the Sölktäler valleys, our region offers mountains of opportunities – for rookies as well as experienced alpinists. And regardless of your physical condition, one thing is certain to take your breath away: our unique scenery. Especially if you take advantage of the evening opportunities on the Hochwurzen, Riesneralm
or Galsterberg, when the lights down in the valley vie for your attention with the stars high in the sky.
Winter sports come in different forms. So, are skiing, après-ski and great food still not enough for you? No problem. The SchladmingDachstein Region has even more to offer winter adventurers of all ages: from rides on snow tubes, hand-sleds and fat bikes, to other wintry classics such as igloo building, ice-skating and sledding. And
since we have brought up sledding: You get to choose whether you hit the slopes during the daytime or after dark. So, rest assured that boredom will simply never be a factor.
Regardless of whether you are looking for adventure or peace & quiet, the Schladming-Dachstein Region is here for everyone. With around 1000 km of hiking paths, 1000 km of mountain bike routes and 22 via ferrata climbs, the ways of experiencing our nature are every bit as diverse as the region itself. Also not to be overlooked: 5 exceptional golf courses as well as an array of outdoor activities, including everything from rafting and canyoning to archery and paragliding. The SchladmingDachstein SummerCard, which you will receive from our partner businesses, allows you to take advantage of numerous bonus services while providing free admission to over 100 different attractions. Around 40 exciting holiday activities are included especially with children and families in mind. And because we are well aware that big adventures quickly work up an appetite, the Schladming-Dachstein Region also performs marvelous culinary feasts as well: Over 50 mountain huts await you all summer long.
From Dachstein’s grand south walls all the way to Schladminger Tauern and the Grimming, seven tourism centres impress their visitors with a broad range of offers, famed Styrian hospitality, accommodation of every type and an original rustic charm.
Schladming, Ramsau am Dachstein, Haus-Aich-Gössenberg, Gröbminger Land, Öblarn-Niederöblarn, Sölktäler Nature Reserve and Grimming-Donnersbachtal together make up Schladming-Dachstein, your summer and winter holiday destination of choice.
Schladming-Dachstein massively expands mountainbike trails for rookies
A major expansion of Bikepark Schladming provides enormous upgrades to mountain biking opportunities in the Schladming-Dachstein Region. With a dimension unlike anywhere else in Austria. On the Uphill Flow Trail, E-bikers can look forward to a
whole new riding sensation.
Floating the River Enns: adventures for the whole family
Between Mandling and Gesäuse, the River Enns is an El Dorado for water adventures by kayak, river-capable inflatable canoes and SUP (stand-up paddling) boards. This 90 km long extent of the river is actually the longest navigable stretch in Central Europe. It combines nature experiences, water sports and sightseeing attractions close to the riverbanks
Trail Running: 47 running experiences for every expectation
With 47 clearly marked trails and four levels of difficulty, the Schladming-Dachstein Region has a broad range of opportunities for trail runners. Torlauf Dachstein on 5 September promises an unforgettable trail running event amid breathtaking scenery.