Small town in the palm of your hand

Styrian Schladming can be described as a picturesque place dedicated to sports. If you’re into alpine skiing, you might like its name as a venue for the World Cup, or the Planai hill, which is the heart of the local ski resort, where you can find slopes of varying difficulty. Be careful, the descent to the lower cable car station is quite difficult, consider if you want to do the black slope at the end of the day. The small resorts of Galsterbergalm, Fageralm, Stoderzinken and Ramsau are also close to Schladming. And in the areas Ski Amade ski passes are used. By shopping online, you can save tens of euros.

Swimming pool at the Falkensteiner Hotel

At the cottage and in the hotel

As a popular tourist resort, Schladming offers various types of accommodation. Room rates start from 1500 per person per night in guesthouses, but you can also enjoy four-star hotels such as Falkensteiner, where you will have a wellness center with saunas and pools, a guide, first-class cuisine and all the amenities that a discerning client can imagine. . If that’s not enough, there’s the option to rent a luxury penthouse for hundreds of thousands.


You don’t need to bring skis

Want to travel light? This is not a problem either. Right at the cable car station there is a ski rental and everything you need, there are also many shops selling ski equipment in Schladming. Therefore, it is worth taking a closer look at local sales, as prices can be more favorable than in the Czech Republic. If you bring your ski equipment with you, you can leave it in the storage room by the cable car during your stay.


Are there places for children to play?

Austria is traditionally very hospitable to families, so even in Schladming, children will find their way. The ski schools have various courses for little skiers, but they can also go sledging on the seven-kilometer track that starts at the Hochwurzen hut, go ice skating, and sleds and skates can be rented on site.


When skiing is boring

Tired of just skiing all day? It is possible to go snowshoeing, in the vicinity of Schladming there are kilometers of roads prepared for snowshoe expeditions, which even a beginner can handle. But keep in mind that sleet and heavy snow can make the trip very difficult, and choose only those routes that you can afford. You can also rent snowshoes, but it’s ideal to prepare for your hike in hiking boots with ankle support, as well as covers to keep snow out.


What to enjoy?

When you are already in the Austrian mountains, it would be a shame not to try some local specialty. Be sure not to forget:

  • Styrian cheese Nock’ns Ennstaler
  • Farm donuts (Bauernkrapfen)
  • Homemade apple strudel Lamb Ennstal
  • Soup with cheese dumplings