Schladming lies amidst the beautiful Dachstein Mountain region in the province of Styria. A large, bustling village, Schladming dates back to Medieval times and has tremendous character. The 1982 World Championships really put Schladming on the map as a world-class international resort and since then hosts the World Cup downhill race, due to take place in January 2005. Coupled with a good snow record and an excellent ski area Schladming has plenty to offer.
The excellent Schladming ski school meets either at the top of the Planai cable car (lift pass required) or at Rohrmoos. The Planai nursery areas are extremely well-ordered with several gentle blues. The lower slopes of Rohrmoos are equally suitable for beginners.
With its predominantly north-facing slopes, over 86 ski lifts and 160kms of pistes, the Schladming area is excellent for intermediates.
For the advanced skier, there are two world-class downhill runs of 5kms each in the Sport Region Schladming area. The Planai itself boasts a couple of very bumpy black runs. Hauser Kaibling hosts rounds of the World Cup Women's Downhill. The Dachstein Glacier is also available by ski bus (included on the lift-pass) thus guaranteeing snow.
Schladming is a top snowboarding destination, check out the superb intermediate terrain on the Hauser Kaibling mountain.
Approx Transfer Time Salzburg 1hr 15 mins Village Height 745m (2,444ft) Highest Lift 2,700m (8,910ft)
Lively and cosmopolitan with a wide variety of atmospheric bars and discos: - Siglu, Sonderbar Disco, Ferry's, Beisl, Hangl Bar, Twister Bar plus an excellent Crystal entertainments programme.
Indoor swimming pool - Indoor tennis - Squash - Ice skating - Curling - Sleigh rides - Night skiing - 4km toboggan track
Good range of a la carte restaurants plus numerous little cafés and pizzarias - Typical 3-course traditional dinner from 15-20euros
Shopping - Around 30kms of cleared winter footpaths - Excursions to Salzburg