In summer, the region is a big hit with visitors thanks to a 1000 km network of hiking paths leading to alpine summits, mountain lakes and other scenic spots. Whether accompanied by your family or a fellow outdoor sports fan – here, you will definitely discover your personal favorite hike.
For a speedier experience in Schladming-Dachstein, biking is definitely a great option. Thanks to Bikepark Schladming, the Reiteralm Trails and 26 different mountain bike tours, bike & trail lovers of all ages and abilities find just what they’re looking for.
The “adventure mountains” of Schladming-Dachstein promise fun for the whole family. The Alpine slide, Flyline, forest high-ropes course, zipline, petting zoo and even a summit pool leave practically no wish unfulfilled.
Each of the mountain lifts in Schladming-Dachstein is unique unto itself. Though there is one thing they all have in common: Holders of the Schladming-Dachstein Sommercard can use them free of charge. The Sommercard is automatically included when you spend even as little as one night at one of over 1000 partner businesses and even includes numerous bonus discounts. Your Sommercard includes the tickets for mountain lifts, travel on much of the public transportation in the region, as well as admission to museums, swimming lakes and pools, plus the cost of many toll roads. Meanwhile, the Kids Card is a real treat for the youngsters, a Sommercard just for them. This guest card includes 40 different activities intended especially for children and their families. Opportunities include carpentry for kids, pony rides, bread-baking courses and adventure hikes. With this card in their pocket, the vacation days will simply fly by.
For added action, the professionals of our outdoor adventure businesses will be there to assist if you decide to go rafting or canyoneering or take off on a tandem paragliding flight. 26 via ferrata climbs also await you if you are looking to take your holiday to new “heights”. The focal point of our 22 fixed-cable climbs in the area is Ramsau am Dachstein, the region’s beautiful sunny plateau. At elevations between 1000 and almost 3000 m, experienced and less-experienced climbers will find the tour perfect for them.
Included from one overnight stay with your Sommercard host.
In winter, our region is transformed into the biggest skiing hub in Styria. 10 ski mountains and around 230 km of pistes are available for the enjoyment of everyone, whether you are just a casual skier or a true “pro”. The 4 Mountain Ski Area is the heart of the ski region, uniting the Hauser Kaibling, Planai, Hochwurzen and Hauser Kaibling. The smaller guests and beginning skiers on our family ski mountains don’t just learn to ski, they learn to LOVE to ski.
The Schladming-Dachstein Region is also a home for Nordic skiing. To be specific, on the sunny plateau of Ramsau am Dachstein. Here, the sun shines down from early in the morning to late in the afternoon, making it possible to enjoy long and leisurely ski tours on an incredible 220 km of beautifully maintained trails.
Aside from these main activities, families, couples and friends are also able to discover a wide range of other winter sports. That said, you can explore the snowy countryside on 300 km of winter hiking paths, seven sledding hills, snuggled comfortably in the back of a horse-drawn sleigh, or even on a fat bike.
No matter how long your winter vacation in Schladming-Dachstein - there is one thing you should always find time for: a visit to Dachstein glacier on the highest mountain in Styria. Whether you allow your eyes to gaze out from the Skywalk or decide to stride courageously across a suspension footbridge heading for the Stairway to Nothingness: The sight of magnificent winter landscapes and this snow-covered mountain world are guaranteed to take your breath away. Last but not least, you should also pencil in a visit to the Ice Palace, where you are sure to be astonished by the sculptures created with loving attention to every single detail.
Together with cooks at several huts in the area, famous four-toque Richard Rauch has made it his mission to conjure up creative Alpine-style dishes based on local and regional ingredients – for the most part home-produced.