All roads lead to Rome. And a culinary trip around the world? That has become very simple with the linking lifts that link the 4 mountains of Schladming. The best place to start this trip is at the Reiteralm. The Lena Alm is a popular destination for sun-seekers and breakfast fans. The white sausage, Alm, or quick breakfast will give you momentum and energy to make it to lunch at the Hochwurzenhütte at 12:30. Ngawang is the name of the cook here who is from Nepal and feels very comfortable right at the top of the mountain. His recommendation is the rice dish called ‘Dal Bhat’. It is made from lentils, vegetables and potatoes and refined by Nepalese herbs. The afternoon coffee break will take place at the ‘Häferl’ and will be accompanied by donuts with honey and cheese. This tradition of the region is kept up by the Quellbodenhütte at the Planai. An energy boost is just what you need for the World Cup tracks and for the crossing to the ‘Hauser Kaibling’. It is hard to believe, but after all that fresh mountain air, you will still have enough of an appetite for dinner. The AlmArenA at the valley station will therefore be waiting for your arrival with a selection of American burgers and, depending on preference, before or after with some great Après ski.
THE HOTSPOTS OF THE TOUR:
Reiteralm – Lena Alm: Directly located next to the top station, you can find the Lena Alm. 8.30 breakfast on the mountain: This place is not just for the food connoisseurs, but is also the perfect place for sun-seekers. Starting your ski-day off with a hearty white sausage breakfast, will give you plenty of energy for the rest of the day. Alternatively, you can also have an Alm-breakfast or a quick breakfast.
Hochwurzen – Hochwurzenhütte: 12:30 Lunch. A Nepalese dish prepared by the Nepalese cook Ngawang. This dish is a rice dish called ‘Dal Bhat’. It is made from lentils, vegetables and potatoes and is refined by Nepalese herbs.
Planai – Quellbodenhütte: Afternoon coffee break at the World Cup-mountain of Planai. Rohrmoos-Unterthal. The donut dishes are a special treat from the region and also have a historical background. The ‘Weizerne Krapfen’ was formerly prepared by the Protestants and is usually eaten as a sweet dish with honey. There is also a hearty variation on this traditional donut with Ennstaler Styrian cheese.
Hauser Kaibling – AlmArenA: Dinner and Après Ski. With a choice of American Burgers. You can choose to have Après Ski in the new Almarena before or after your dinner. Refreshment on top levels with small AlmArenA specialties including wine (possibly every Thursday, a tasting of wines, Schnapps, fruit juices etc.)