Ski + pleasure in Schladming-Dachstein, view to the Dachstein | © Schladming-Dachstein | Peter Burgstaller Ski + pleasure in Schladming-Dachstein, view to the Dachstein | © Schladming-Dachstein | Peter Burgstaller
Fresh mountain air and rustic ski huts

Skiing in Styria

What do skiers, freeriders, carvers and snowboarders have in common? They all can spend a holiday to their taste in the ski resorts of Styria. Kilometre-long ski runs, fresh powder slopes, or steep firn descents: Its different topographies, coupled with numerous additional offers, make the green heart of Austria an attractive winter sports destination – from the ski resort on the Dachstein glacier to huge winter sports arenas such as the Schladming 4-Mountain Ski Area or small, beginner-friendly ski resorts in the south and east.

Good to know:

  • High altitudes and state-of-the-art snow-making facilities ensure plenty of snow.
  • Several hundred ski huts and snow bars serve refreshments, drinks and culinary delights. 

Ski resorts in the green heart of Austria

Glacier ski resort, snowboard paradise or 4-mountain ski area Schladming with the legendary Nightrace: Styria has a lot to offer for skiers and snowboarders. Each region has its own individual winter sports highlights. Curious about what they are? 

Small but mighty amazing: True to this motto, a whole series of manageable yet diverse ski resorts enchant visitors with their authentic Styrian charm.

Reason enough to take a closer look at the ski resorts in the green heart of Austria – both the largest and most beautiful as well as the small and endearing ones.

Skiing with the whole family 

Styria has a lot in store for little guests with big aspirations. Between the Dachstein and Stuhleck, there are a few "treats" waiting for all budding winter sports enthusiasts – from ski kindergartens to practice lifts, magic carpets and more ... The "Schneebärenland" (snow bear land) in Tauplitz offers low-priced packages for families. And at Riesneralm ski resort in Donnersbachwald, a true highlight awaits little snow sports fans: the "1st Austrian Children's Ski Area". It is five hectares in size and equipped with five lifts.

More tips for families: On Kreischberg, the Yabba-Dabba-Doo Land makes children jump for joy. Lachtal ski resort delights with its own "Kinder-Lachtal", and a Gallic ski village is waiting for children on Galsterberg.

Terrain parks, funslopes and more

Ready, shred, go! In addition to the diverse range of ski runs, wintery Styria also boasts a selection of terrain parks and funslopes. Fantastic conditions thanks to perfectly shaped elements ensure that freestyle skiers and snowboarders truly get their money's worth – regardless of their skill level. 

The best-known locations for adrenaline junkies and daredevils include:

Where skiing tastes best

Culinary delights at the ski huts

More than 250 ski huts ensure that, in addition to fun on the slopes, skiers and snowboarders also get to enjoy some tasty culinary delights. How about a warm yeast dumpling, for instance – served traditionally with butter or vanilla sauce and poppy seeds or typically Styrian with apple sauce and pumpkin seed brittle? Those who prefer a savoury meal might want to opt for a hearty beef broth or a traditional Brettljause. More about the taste of Styria!

Styria's ski and snow sports schools

Almost 60 ski schools in Styria know the ins and outs of teaching children how to ski, and after a few snowploughs, they'll soon be making their first turns. But the ski and snow sports schools in Styria also have the right offers for adults wanting to learn how to ski or all those who want to (re)start after a longer hiatus.

Night skiing between Schladming and East Styria

Your day on the slopes was way too short? Or maybe you're more in the mood for some skiing in the evening? Several ski resorts in Styria offer night skiing. From large floodlit areas in Schladming to small but beautiful illuminated slopes in East Styria, there's something for every type of night owl. 

And one thing is for sure: Skiing and snowboarding under the stars is a unique experience you definitely shouldn't miss. To top off a perfect evening on the slopes, we recommend you stop at one of the numerous cosy huts. In pleasant company, you can enjoy regional delicacies from Styria.

Gaaler Skilifte | © Anita Fössl
  • Gaal

Gaaler Skilifte

Skiing, where the stars train!
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Strallegg Lifte

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  • Obdach

Familienskigebiet Rieser

The perfect place for nature lovers and those seeking relaxation.At the Rieser family ski area you can enjoy boundless...
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  • Miesenbach bei Birkfeld

Miesenbach - Wiesenhofer Lift

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Hochwechsellifte | © Andreas Schwengerer
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Mönichwald Lifte

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  • Spital am Semmering

Mountain railways Stuhleck

Two state-of-the-art 6-seater chairlifts, two 4-seater chairlifts, six T-bar lifts, 26 km of excellent downhill runs, a...
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Zlaim Lift | © Gottfried Wimmer
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Skigebiet Zlaim

The Zlaim the family-friendly, small but nice ski area is perfect for beginners and intermediate skiers and / or...
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St. Jakob im Walde Lifte

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Skigebiet Modriach - Winkel

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Schanz Lift

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Schwabenbergarena Turnau

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Schneeland Wenigzell

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Ski ticket networks in Styria

Why stay in one ski resort when one ski pass gives you access to several winter sports destinations at once? You can choose from the following ski ticket networks in Styria:

  • Schladming-Dachstein Ski amadé
  • Schneebärencard: Planneralm, Riesneralm, Tauplitz, Loser and Kaiserau
  • Mur-Mürz Top Skipass: Turracher Höhe, Kreischberg, Grebenzen, Lachtal, Gaal, Obdach, Kleinlobming, Salzstiegl, Präbichl, Brunnalm – Hohe Veitsch, Turnau-Schwabenbergarena and Stuhleck
  • Oststeiermark WinterCard: Almblickskilifte, Familienschiberg St. Jakob im Walde, Hochwechsellifte, Holzmeisterlift Sommeralm, Pirstingerkogellift, Schneeland Wenigzell, Ski-Waldheimat Hauereck, Skilift Wiesenhofer and Teichalmlifte (plus the cross-country skiing areas Joglland trail and Teichalm trail)
  • Steiermark Joker: 30 ski mountains and 4 thermal spas in Styria allow you to combine skiing with a visit to the spa.

Ski more – save more: If these aren't convincing reasons for a ski holiday in Styria! 

Warm-up in winter | © Steiermark Tourismus | Tom Lamm

Ski holiday offers

As soon as you've decided on a winter holiday on the slopes, the hunt for a suitable offer starts. In Styria, you won't have to look very long though – thanks to well thought-out holiday packages for different needs and wishes. For a few days or a week, as a couple or with your family ... Find the perfect holiday package right away!

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