Schladming Ski Area – Experience World-Cup-Quality Winter Sports

A paradise for skiers: from the Nightrace to the biggest glacier ski trail

It’s impossible to contain yourself at the prospect! The moment winter sports enthusiasts hear about the Schladming-Dachstein Ski Area, pure excitement is sure to follow. With 10 ski mountains, 230 meticulously groomed kilometers of slopes, the Schladming 4-Mountain Ski Area, top-notch facilities, sunny cross-country trails, and thrilling sporting events, you will be able to savor the wonders of this snow-covered winter paradise in all its glory.

Our ALPS RESORTS in Schladming-Dachstein treat you to a location right by the pistes along with a (private) wellness area. This way, you will be perfectly primed for the fresh new sporting challenges that await you every single day.

Variety and Adventure: Discover the Schladming-Dachstein Ski Area

There are compelling reasons why both the Alpine World Championships and the Special Olympics World Winter Games have each been held twice in Schladming. The mountain world of the Schladming-Dachstein ski region offers perfect conditions – it’s as simple as that!

Of the 230 kilometers of groomed slopes in total, 123 km are located right there within the Schladming 4-Mountain Ski Area; connecting the mountains of the Hauser Kaibling, Planai, Hochwurzen, and Reiteralm to create a single continuous skiing area. Here, you won't even need to unclamp your skis or board. That said, the 77 cableways and chairlifts, numerous ski schools and sports retailers, 220 km of cross-country ski trails, and around 100 cozy winter huts all contribute to ensuring winter sports enthusiasts feel right at home.

In addition to the Schladming 4-Mountain Ski Area, the ski resorts of the Fageralm, Ramsau am Dachstein, Ski Galsterberg, Riesneralm, and Planneralm all invite you to slice your way down through the wintry “white stuff”. The ski area around Schladming is likewise part of Ski amadé, a vast ski region that extends through Styria and Salzburger Land.

Quartet of Winter Bliss: Schladming Ski Area in the 4-Mountain Ski Area

The heart of this multi-awarded ski region is Hauser Kaibling, which serves as the perfect gateway to the Schladming 4-Mountain Ski Area due to its impeccable infrastructure. The Hauser Kaibling stands out with plenty of parking, 24,000 m² of practice slopes, ski storage, ski schools, and two pistes that drop all the way down to the valley station. On the highest peak of Schladming’s mountain world, you'll get to enjoy spectacular views as you stretch out on the stylish 360-degree panoramic loungers at an elevation of 2,085 m above sea level. Extending for nearly 1.5 kilometers, the XXL Funslope on the Hauser Kaibling promises an extra-long ride. Snow tunnels, moguls, banked curves, and speed boosters are sure to send your spirits sky-high and present you with the challenges you long for.

For fun, innovative, and leisurely downhill skiing experiences, the Planai is definitely the place to head. The 4.6 km FIS descent from the summit to the valley is as popular as it is legendary. This ski mountain caters to athletes of varying skill levels, also featuring a Kids’ Paradise, a Funslope, and a Funcross course. If you prefer to take things at a slower pace, you might well choose the 3 km winter hiking path through magnificent landscapes.

Pure skiing enjoyment, day and night, awaits you on the Hochwurzen. Skiing there under the floodlights is an absolute must for night owls! In addition to a Funslope, a roughly 7 km toboggan run promises a welcome change of pace and plenty of excitement as you glide down the steep mountainside whilst perched on your sled.

Pure adrenaline: There are not one, but four black-rated pistes on the Reiteralm. Action-packed runs are guaranteed here, along with superb snow conditions you can always count on. Every year, international ski teams make a beeline for the Reiteralm, which, not least due to its long, broad slopes, is an ideal training destination.

New Heights: Schladming-Dachstein Ski Area – a Delight for Cross-Country Skiers

Not only skiers and snowboarders, but also cross-country enthusiasts can push themselves to their limits inside the Schladming-Dachstein ski area. Ramsau am Dachstein is certain to put a big smile on the face of each and every XCer. On this sun-bathed plateau, you will discover 220 km of excellently maintained ski trails. This is where the Nordic Ski Championships have been held, and even today, you'll regularly encounter top athletes in training. Whether you're a recreational skier or a seasoned pro, you'll find the personal challenges you are looking for, at elevations ranging from 1,100 to 2,700 m (Dachstein Glacier).

Incidentally: If you are looking for some truly extraordinary experiences, you'll most definitely find them on the Dachstein Glacier. This glacier, situated on the highest mountain in Styria, presents you with a 10 km-long glacier trail and seemingly endless vistas.

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Cheer on your favorites: Nightrace, FIS World Cup, and Other Winter Sports Events

These events heat up the atmosphere even in cold weather. A highlight for high-adrenaline fans is most definitely the annual Nightrace, the men's night slalom on the FIS World Cup calendar. This race, along with the amazing party atmosphere that accompanies it, takes place for the 25th time on the Planai and has long since become a magnet for audiences. For the first time, a men's giant slalom will also be held on the Planai in January 2024.

At the FIS World Cup in Ramsau am Dachstein, spectators witness elite athletes, men and women, engage in thrilling pursuits along the ski trails and set new personal bests as they soar from the ski jump. Over 100 athletes collect valuable World Cup points in the Combined, with a vibrant atmosphere guaranteed.

Beyond Skiing: Après-Ski and Other Winter Attractions Off the Slopes

Need a bit of a break from the constant adrenaline rush? In that case, the Schladming ski region invites you to explore the wintry mountain world in different ways. Whether it's sledding, winter hiking, or snowshoeing – the choice is yours. However, if you're still looking to produce a healthy muscle “burn”, why not hop onto a fatbike and pedal through the snow. Or embark on a ski tour, climbing the peaks with skis rather than hiking boots on your feet.

Besides sports and adventure, it’s also important to find something good to eat. Treat yourself to a dose of authentic Styrian-style hospitality at the approximately 100 friendly mountain huts in the area. Whether you prefer traditional charm or something a little trendier, your choices are practically limitless.

Straight from Pool to Piste: Extraordinary Holiday Homes in Prime Locations

The five ALPS RESORTS in and around the Schladming ski area invite you to savor each and every moment of your winter getaway – from the very outset, since our accommodations are often situated directly next to, or in close proximity to the ski slopes. In the (private) wellness area, you can rejuvenate gloriously after your outdoor winter activities. Furthermore, our tastefully furnished and fully equipped holiday homes and apartments in Schladming offer all the comfort, privacy, and complete flexibility you could possibly wish for.

Pure luxury awaits you at Bergresort Hauser Kaibling with ski-in/ski-out, private sauna, outdoor pool, or outdoor hot tub, and a covered scenic terrace. With up to 150 m², the holiday homes and apartments provide ample space for you and your loved ones.

A full selection of apartments ranging from 45 to 120 m² can be found at Alpenrock Schladming. Just 100 meters from the pistes and boasting a 430 sqm wellness area, here, action and relaxation go hand-in-hand.

Individual travelers are certain to be drawn to the holiday homes of Villa Lisl. High-quality, handcrafted wooden materials, surprising designs, and a private sauna turn this accommodation located 400 m from the valley lift station into a haven of rejuvenation.

If you want to reach for higher heights, we suggest Alpenchalets Reiteralm. At 1,180 m, your private holiday home welcomes you with panoramic picture windows, a balcony/terrace with breathtaking views, a sauna, whirlpool, plus a prime slope-side location. Enjoy a stay amidst pristine nature.

Even higher, even closer to nature, and ideal for relaxation seekers: the Hideaway Planneralm apartments. Elevation 1800 m, in the highest ski village of Upper Styria, you will find the ski slope barely 350 meters away.

Learn more about our accommodations at Holiday Homes & Apartments in Schladming.


When does the ski season in Schladming begin and end?

The official ski season in Schladming kicks off in early December with one of Austria's biggest ski parties. In 2023, Robbie Williams will take the stage on December 7th and 8th. Certain ski mountains, like the Planai, already begin ski operations at the end of November. The ski season usually ends around mid-April, depending on weather and snow conditions.

What ski pass options are available?

You have a wide range of options when it comes to day passes, multi-day passes, and season tickets. Prices vary depending on whether you're skiing during peak season or off-peak season (early December and April). You can find an overview of current rates here.

Is the Schladming ski area also suitable for beginners and families?

Numerous practice areas and special kid-friendly zones, such as the 24,000 m² practice facility at Wollis Kids Park on the Hauser Kaibling, ensure that everyone will have a great time. Many ski instructors are eager to teach you skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing. Whenever you need a break, sledding promises pure enjoyment for both young and old, fat biking brings cycling into the winter realm, and ski tours let you conquer the peaks on skis. Winter- and snowshoe hiking allow you to explore the snowy landscape at a more leisurely, gentler pace.