Planneralm, Schladming-Dachstein | © Steiermark Tourismus | Tom Lamm

The Most Beautiful Ski Areas

The selection of ski areas ranges from the small family ski area to huge ski sports arenas, such as the Schladminger 4-mountain ski circuit with the ski mountains Hauser Kaibling-Planai- Hochwurzen-Reiteralm, to the glacier ski area on the Dachstein. High altitudes and modern snowmaking equipment provide for guaranteed snow. Several hundred ski huts and snow bars also provide for energy recovery and culinary highs.

The holiday region Schladming-Dachstein is among the "Top 5 Ski Areas" in Austria. It's all about skiing at the new winter sports centres with authentic Styrian hospitality in the huts. The heart of this winter sports mecca with its gourmet ski huts is the Schladminger 4-mountains circuit between Haus im Ennstal, Schladming-Rohrmoos and Pichl-Reiteralm. The cosy side of winter can be found around the snow-covered lakes in Ausseerland-Salzkammergut. This is where skiing pleasure meets well-maintained tradition. Skiers and snowboarders can enjoy the many slopes of Loser and Tauplitz and the new fun parks equally while the Schneebärenland card with Planneralm, Riesneralm and Kaiserau make skier's hearts beat faster. The ski areas in the holiday region of Murtal with the 8 Murtal ski mountains of Frauenalpe, Grebenzen, Kreischberg, Lachtal, Turracher Höhe, Hohentauern, Gaal and Präbichl or in Upper Styria with Stuhleck, Veitsch or Mariazeller Bürgeralpe combine familiar winter romance with sporting standards, such as with the incredible snowboarding offer on the Kreischberg. Connoisseurs and young and old beginners will find tailor-made winter fun in the ski areas in eastern Styria, the home of Lipizzanner and the Schilcherland.