10 tips from Schladming on the perfect ski holiday
Welcome to our beloved Schladming!
Schladming offers a magnificent ski area where a lot of money have been invested in developing the lift and ski system. Here you will always find plenty of good skiing possibilities. Especially, the Dachstein Gletscher and the World Cup slope at Planai prove the area’s superb skiing conditions. We have made a top ten of the very best skiing opportunities on a ski holiday in Schladming.
1. Dachstein Gletscher - perfect on a sunny day
The Dachstein Gletscher is only half an hour drive from Schladming, and the bus connections to get there are excellent. With its 2.700 meters above sea level, the Dachstein Gletscher is an incredible experience on a sunny day, and offers, besides the beautiful view, plenty of snow. If you are looking for a new, fast-paced adventure, you can also drive an ice-scooter.
2. Off-piste - test safely with an off-piste guide
Schladming offers good opportunities for the passionate off-piste skier. You can go with the Hauser Kaibling Bergbahn to the top, from where you can ski down to an open area free from trees. The best off-piste trips take you back up again by lift, which is a great advantage when it comes to getting as much as possible out of the day. You can always hire a guide to go with you or simply consult with a guide who knows all the good off-piste tours in the Schladming area.
3. Sled ride - with a speed up to 70 km / h
Schladming offers the longest sled run in Austria at 7.4 km, a really cool track with a measured speed of 70 km per hour. However, it is not necessary to travel this fast if you don’t want to, as you can brake and steer. The course is open both day and evening, but it’s most cozy just when the dark falls and the course is lit.
4. After ski - hundreds of dancing skiers can't be wrong
Schladming not only has the longest sled run in Austria, they also have the largest after ski place. At Hohenhaus Tenne, hundreds of after ski guests are offered a festive atmosphere on more than 3.000 m2 with everything from classic tyroler hits and dance on the tables. Hohenhaus Tenne is a classic wooden cabin located at the bottom of the slope, so you can ski right down to the door. Hohenhaus Tenne turns into a nightclub a little later in the evening, but in the afternoon, it is a great place to get a weissbier after a long day on the mountain.
5. Reiteralm - the widest (and hardest) slopes
Reiteralm has optimal snow conditions and slopes. Here you will find everything from the area’s widest slopes to advanced slopes where even the ski team from Austria is practicing. On the map of the area, you will see a red slope, number 5, which is to the left of the mountain, and many guests like this slope because it is wide and you get a good pace without it becoming too much to handle.
6. World Cup skiing - ski on the WM slope
Planai also offers one of the best slopes in the area, a black slope used under the Ski World Cup 2013. You should definitely not miss this slope if you want to know how a real World Cup slope feels like. The slope is big, which makes it possible to try it even if you don’t feel too confident in the black slopes. It is for sure a really good challenge. If you manage to take it all the way from top to bottom without any pause, then you should clap yourself on the shoulder, not many can do this.
7. Night Race - experience the greatest skiers up close
Every year Schladming is hosting a special event called Night Race, which is part of the FIS World Cup slalom, which travels around the world. There can be over 50.000 spectators on site and the event contributes to a special atmosphere throughout the town. The Nights Race always takes place in week 4 and is undoubtedly worth a visit if you are in the area.
8. Talbachschenken - if you like meat and a cozy atmosphere
Talbachschenken is a restaurant in Schladming, which has made itself very popular thanks to its incredibly good food. It is mainly a meat restaurant and is especially known for its course, which consists of different types of meat that you can then prepare yourself. Here you will experience a great atmosphere and if you want to make sure you will not have to leave the place as soon as you get there we recommend to reserve a few days in advance.
9. Die Tischlerei - when food and service go hand in hand
Die Tischlerei is the finest restaurant in Schladming. Here you will find different tasty dishes, but it is mainly their service that makes us recommend the restaurant. They welcome you in an incredibly friendly manner, which together with the amazing food creates a really nice experience.
10. Blue Tomato - dress like a pro
Blue Tomato is a paradise for freeriders and skiers looking for the latest and best equipment. The shop is unique with only eleven physical stores throughout Austria. Other stores can e.g. be found in Innsbruck and Vienna, but you can also shop online. The shop has the most modern from the ski- and snowboard world and attracts a large number of people. A really good service is provided by staff who know what they are talking about, whether it’s equipment or good places in the area.