From white slopes covered deep in snow to lush green alpine meadows – the Schladming-Dachstein Region serves as a magical backdrop for unique vacations throughout the year. Whether you are a fan of active outdoor sports or simply enjoy the beautiful countryside, here, you are certain to find just what you are looking for.
In winter, the Schladming-Dachstein Region offers the widest range of opportunities in all of Styria. Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, winter hiking, sledding, fat biking and much more within just a few kilometers, promising constant wintertime variety for families, couples and friends.
With 10 ski mountains and over 230 km of perfectly groomed pistes, every skier finds the ideal run. The heart of the Schladming-Dachstein ski region is the famous Schladming 4 Mountain Ski Area. Including the ski mountains of the Hauser Kaibling, Planai, Hochwurzen and Reiteralm, it offers a grand total of 123 km of uninterrupted skiing enjoyment. If you love slicing through freshly groomed snow, you might also be curious to discover a number of highlights on and next to the piste, such as the 1460 m long Funslope, the Crosspark, the Music Piste and Ski Movie hills. Our smaller ski mountains are ideal for beginners, families and children. Thanks to a total of 90 km of blue-rated pistes, it has never been easier or more enjoyable to get your first taste of skiing.
Boasting 220 km of ski trails, Ramsau am Dachstein is the Nordic center of the region and Styria’s poster child for cross-country sports. The trails on the sunny high plateau above Schladming lead through broad expanses of snow, past traditional mountain huts, and are suitable for beginners as well as experienced XCers.
And where the pistes and ski trails end, is precisely where the Schladming-Dachstein Region offers you countless other winter opportunities. The snow-blanketed countryside serves as the perfect setting to experience nature in its countless glorious facets. Whether wrapped up in a blanket and snuggled in the back of a sleigh, trudging through knee-deep fresh powder snow or hurtling down the hillside on a toboggan, day or night – variety will definitely never be in short supply.
In summer, too, the breadth of opportunities is quite remarkable – decide for yourself whether you are in the mood for absolute peace & quiet or you are yearning for adventure. Schladming-Dachstein offers you countless options for a perfect holiday.
The Schladming-Dachstein Sommercard gives you an array of over 100 all-inclusive highlights including eight summer lifts, toll roads, admission to swimming pools, museums etc., along with numerous bonus discounts.
From pleasant pathways across alpine pastures to challenging mountaineering adventures, over 1000 km of marked hiking paths await you. Crystal-clear tarns, green high valleys and enchanted forests are your constant companions on many of the tours.
For those of you who want to reach for new “heights”, the region boasts 26 fixed-cable climbs and a full range of difficulty. With 22 via ferratas of its own, Ramsau am Dachstein is an absolute mecca for rock climbers. Children and beginners also have a great opportunity to enjoy their first experiences on the rocky mountainsides.
Whether “Sunday cyclist”, mountain biker or downhiller – in the Schladming-Dachstein Region with its 15 bike-friendly hotels, bikers and trail riders of all ages and abilities find their own corner of heaven. Our two famous ski mountains, the Planai and Reiteralm, offer a wide range of opportunities for trail fans in summer. From rookies to experienced downhillers – a wealth of experiences awaits you. The Junior Trails are a fun opportunity for the youngsters, with courses that are suitable for pedal cars, push bikes or on regular bicycles. But if biking isn’t necessarily your thing, various other adventurous experiences are possible: an Alpine slide, Flyline, Hopsi-Kinderland, the forest high-ropes course, mountain go-karting – to name but a few.
In addition to an impressive mountain setting, the Schladming-Dachstein Region is also home to a fascinating world of culture. The diversity of cultural highlights in the region is reflected in the annual events calendar, treating visitors to fascinating insights into local folk customs and traditions.
There are few things that leave a more lasting impression on you than the culinary highlights of a region - and beautiful scenery takes the enjoyment to a whole new level still.