Schladming Ski Breaks - Overview
Situated South East of Salzburg, Schladming is part of Ski Amadé - a ski region with 760km of piste over 25 resorts. The Schladming-Dachstein ski area boasts 230km of pistes with 81 state-of-the-art lifts, as well as some 100 traditional mountain ski huts, perfect for a spot of lunch next to the piste. Once little known, the medieval town of Schladming is starting to hit the map, thanks to its easy access, it's wide-ranging family offering, good ski area and the vast choice of friendly little huts scattered across the mountainside. As part of a 4-Mountain ski area, Schladming is the heart of the ski region, uniting the Hauser Kaibling, Planai, Hochwurzen and Reiteralm peaks.
Ski Holidays In Schladming
Being only 1 hour 10 mins from Salzburg airport, Schaldming is quickly becoming a popular short break ski destination for Brits looking for something a little different in the Austrian alps.
Schladming is a new addition to the flexiski resort portfolio for 2022/23 season, offering three brilliant hotels that are perfect for couples, groups and families.
The town makes for a lovely base to explore the 4 mountain area of Planai, the mountain directly above Schladming, which is linked to Hauser-Kibling, Hochwurzen and Reiteralm. Great for families and beginners the gentle slopes of Rohrmoos are perfect for learning on and there are some great family fun slopes in the area. Intermediates are especially well catered for with countless tree-lined red runs. More advanced skiers will enjoy heading off piste into the trees and there are some world class black runs in the wider area. For guaranteed snow take a short bus ride to the Dachstein Glacier which also boasts a breath-taking suspension bridge (Austria’s highest) that links you to the Dachstein Ice Palace. Not for the faint hearted the Dachstein Sky Walk is one of the most spectacular viewing platforms in the Alps.
Schladming's snow record is similar to that of Flachau, which is just further down the valley. Whilst it doesn't get the snowfall levels of St. Anton or Ischgl, it does have the benefits of plenty of snow cannons and glacier skiing, so the season typically runs from early December into the start of May.
For those who prefer cross-country skis Schladming is a truly world class destination. On the sunny Ramsau am Dachstein plateau you will find 220km of perfectly maintained ski trails with numerous mountain huts along the way to stop for a quick pit stop or a lazy lunch on the terrace. This is also the perfect destination for snow shoeing and winter hiking.
The resort doesn't stop at skiing or snowboarding either. You can do tobogganing, ice skating, horse drawn sleigh rides and night skiing, as well as loads of family activities.
Après ski in Schladming
Après ski in Schladming is up there with the likes of St Anton and Saalbach and there is somthing for everyone.
The legendary Hohenhaus Tenne at the base of the Planai is one of the largest après ski bars in the Alps, playing host to some wild parties throughout the season.
Onkel Willy's Hutte on Planai and Schirmbar on Planai West draw large crowds to drink and listen to live music before the lifts close. Schafalm is at the top of Planai. Seiter Hutte mountain restaurant houses an apres-ski Celtic bar on the piste in Hochwurzen.
Later on, the action moves to Platzhirsch Alm in Schaldming centre. Others include La Porta, Das Beisl, Hanglbar, Szenario, Siglu, and the retro CultClub. The Stadtbrau offers great food and brews its own beer.