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Schladming in Austria Resort Guide

Schladming is located at a T junction of ski resorts which are all on the Dachstein Ski Paradise lift ticket. On the east side the lifts of the Galsterbergalm above Pruggern and of the Haiser Kaibling above Haus (where FIS Women's World Cup downhills are staged). To the west the lifts of the Reiteralm above Pichl Mandling. All of these resorts have north facing slopes and many have invested heavily in snow making as back up at the season ends when the resorts altitude means that snow cover is only guaranteed on the extensive upper slopes. Finally, in a side valley above Schladming are the ski areas of Ramsau and the year-round lifts on the Dachstein Glacier. All are linked by a bus service which will transport skiers with lift passes free of charge provided they are going skiing! - lift pass holders not fully kitted up will be charged! The four main mountains of Hauser Kaibling, Planai, Hochwurzen and Reiteralm have been connected by lift since the 199899 season. The Top Tauern Ski Check extends the 'on your pass' ski area still further to take in more than 700km (437 miles) at 30 ski areas in the greater vicinity of Schladming. Beginning in Schladming itself, visitors will find two ski areas, linked by the Planai West chair lift which actually goes through a tunnel in its determination to take skiers from the larger and more exciting ski area of Planai over to the gentler slopes of Hochwurzen. There's a gondola up to Planai which most residents in Schladming can walk to the base of, the second access point where the chairs go to Planai or Hochwurzewn is a bus ride out at the edge of the town. The vast majority of trails on both mountains are intermediate level red runs down through the thick forests. It is good recreational skiing with some excellent mountain restaurants (especially the popular Onkel Willy's near the top of the Planai gondola) in which to relax and contemplate the day's achievements. Beginners start off on the lifts from day one taking the Planai gondola up the mountain to the nursery area. A second option, after a few days in school, are the lower slopes of Hochwurzen, accessed by chair lift so no need to mess about on T Bar surface lifts. Intermediates have the entire area to themselves with three quarter of all the runs above Schladming graded red, and two thirds of all in the Ski Paradise Area. Experts have more limited choice but there are the two World Cup runs and the year round ski area of the Dachstein glacier, about 20 minutes away.

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  RESORT HEIGHT 745    VERTICAL DESCENT  1105    OPENS  Mid Dec - Early April
               BEGINNER RATING 6

Lift Pass Prices From

  • Adult One Day Pass : 37 Euros
  • Adult Six Day Pass : 176 Euros
  • Child One Day Pass : 19 Euros
  • Child Six Day Pass : 91.50 Euros


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