Top (w)international caliber
Winter is when Schladming-Dachstein hits absolutely peak form: It does not 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. 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 six 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.
in the Schladming-Dachstein region
Even the youngest will find a real pleasure while they learn how to ski – no wonder, because there are many exciting things to discover on our family ski mountains. In our 5 large, well equipped children’s countries skiing is super easy. Magic carpets, carousel, igloos to drive through, wave tracks, talking figures and much more – a vacation day flies by. Nobody is born as a ski ace, but in hardly any place can you become one as quickly as in Schladming-Dachstein. In addition to family-friendly ski pass offers, there are also numerous child-friendly slopes in the region on which the professionals of tomorrow can train their first curves.
If you want to experience something different on holiday, our snow-covered dream scenery is also looking forward to being explored off-piste. Snowshoe hikes, ski tours, horse-drawn sleigh rides or an adventurous tour with the fatbike – in the Schladming-Dachstein region you will find as many activities as mountains at your disposal and bring nature very close to you. Also, in the evening there is still a lot to do. A romantic torch-lit hike or a fun toboggan run with a cosy stop at a mountain hut – discover our multi-faceted winter and ensure holiday moments you won’t forget.
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.
A summer full of opportunities
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, numerous mountain bike routes and 22 via ferrata climbs, the ways of experiencing our nature are every bit as diverse as the region itself.
No matter whether you prefer to walk through our green high valleys, follow one of our numerous pathways taking you alongside the water, or you are irresistibly drawn by one of the major peaks: Here in Schladming-Dachstein, you can always count on being greeted by landscapes that are second to none. Thanks to our 5 long-distance hiking paths, you can even extend your enjoyment over a period of several days. And if you happen to require a little bit of a “jumpstart”: 8 gondola lifts are also here for you in summer, helping you to bridge those first vertical meters almost in the blink of an eye.
The Schladming-Dachstein SummerCard, which you will receive from our partner businesses, provides you with numerous bonus discounts as well as free admission to over 100 attractions. Especially for families there are 40 activities. The SummerCard also includes one round-trip ride per day on your choice of mountain lift. With so much variety, there’s one thing you will never encounter in Schladming-Dachstein: boredom. From the biggest zip line in the Alps on the Stoderzinken, where you will reach top speeds of as much as 115 km/h as you zoom down towards the valley, to outdoor activities such as rafting, canyoning and paragliding, to exhilarating rides on an Alpine slide or a mountain go-cart – in our region, the next adrenaline kick is never far away.
Our guests are also greeted by numerous highlights at the very highest point in Styria: Dachstein glacier at 2700 m above sea level can be reached in just 10 minutes by means of a glass-sided panoramic gondola. Once at the top, there is a lot to look forward to, in addition to the great scenery including the “Sky Walk”, the “Ice Palace”, a 100 m suspension footbridge and the “Stairway to Nothingness”.