The Slopes of Schladming: Boundless Skiing Enjoyment in the 4-Mountain Ski Area for Newbies and Pros

Are you on the hunt for a family-friendly ski destination? The slopes of Schladming, part of the famous 4-Mountain Ski Area, are also a member of the Ski Amadé ticket alliance, Austria's largest expanse of uninterrupted skiing adventures.

This resort caters to everyone, from first-time skiers to seasoned pros, offering everything from gentle beginner slopes to challenging black-rated runs for experts. Fun slopes and World Cup-caliber hills also contribute to the thrilling mix. With ALPS RESORTS, you're close to all the ski action, some accommodations even boasting the convenience of ski-in/ski-out.

Schladming Ski Area – Where Boredom Doesn't Exist!

Hauser Kaibling, Planai, Hochwurzen, and Reiteralm: thanks to an ingenious lift network, these four interconnected mountains offer a seamless skiing experience spanning 123 kilometers of variety-packed slopes. This ski area, located in picturesque Styria, is known for its stunning mountain landscapes and breathtaking panoramic views.

Ideal Winter Sports Conditions for the Whole Family

Hauser Kaibling is the mountain of choice for many families. Wolli’s Kids Park provides a top-tier 24,000 m² practice area for budding young skiers. Other children's zones with fun-filled attractions can be found on the Planai and Reiteralm.

If you are primed for more of a challenge, why not put your skills to the test on the XXL Funslope, with its exhilarating undulations and steep banked curves. Unique features like a free speed check, “hut jumping” at the end of the cross park, and even a musical slope add nonstop variety and fun to your Schladming skiing experience.

Laid-back winter sports lovers can simply sit themselves down at the Genussinsel on Hauser Kaibling summit and take in the stunning views of the surrounding Alps. Numerous mountain huts offer refreshments and a relaxing timeout during your ski vacation.

(H3) Sporting Challenges Await on the Slopes

The legendary 4.6 km long FIS downhill run on the Planai is a definite “must” for experienced skiers, guaranteeing a World Cup-level skiing experience. The Funcross on the Planai is perfect for adept winter sports fans, while the Black Quartet on the Reiteralm, with its ultra steep 80% incline, guarantees a thrilling challenge even for the pros. Meanwhile, night skiing on the Hochwurzen is particularly enchanting.

Schladming Ski Area: Also a Haven for Winter Hiking, Sledding, and More

Schladming isn't just about skiing; it's also a winter wonderland for an array of other outdoor activities. Whether you're into snowboarding, cross-country skiing, fat biking, winter hiking, or sledding, Schladming has something sure to appeal to every winter enthusiast. The 3 km winter hiking trail on the Planai promises serene strolls accompanied by stunning views of the Dachstein Massif. And for those who love sledding, the 7 km toboggan run, open even after dark, promises unforgettable fun.

Tip: You will find a relaxing change of pace from all of your high-energy skiing experiences at our ALPS RESORTS Alpenchalets Reiteralm (right by the piste with private whirlpool and sauna), Alpenrock Schladming (just 100 meters from the slopes with a 430 m² wellness area), the luxurious Bergresort Hauser Kaibling (ski-in/ski-out, with pool and sauna), or at charming Villa Lisl.


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.