Sarah Fox - Sales Director "New to SkiWeekends for 2022/23 Schladming is a paradise for intermediates. A 4-mountain ski area with varied terrain, and a mix of nightlife including sports bars and that all important Austrian apres. Schladming is perfect for a short break ski holiday, being only 1.5 hours from Salzburg airport."
Situated South East of Salzburg, Schladming (part of Schladming-Dachstein) is part of Ski Amadé - a ski region with 230km of piste.
Fairly new to a lot of Brits, the medieval town of Schladming is starting to hit the map thanks to its short transfer, wide-ranging family offering, good ski area and the vast choice of friendly lunch spots scattered across the mountain.
As part of a 4-Mountain ski area, Schladming is the heart of the ski region, uniting the Hauser Kaibling, Planai, Hochwurzen and Reiteralm peaks.
Being only 1 hour 10 mins from Salzburg airport, Schaldming is quickly becoming a popular short break ski destination for Brits looking for something a little different in the Austrian alps. Schladming is a new addition to the SkiWeekends portfolio for 2022/23 season, offering some amazing hotels that are perfect for couples, groups and families.
Schladming itself makes for a lovely base to explore all 4 mountain areas. Great for beginners and intermediates especially, there are blue and red runs galore, but if you're a more advanced skier then it's probably best to look elsewhere. Whilst there is glacier skiing available on the Dachstein glacier, loads of cross country trails and plenty of intermediate pistes, advanced skiers will be left wanting, as the terrain is not particularly well suited to expert skiers.
Schladming's snow record is similar to that of Flachau, which is just further down the valley. Whilst it doesn't get the snowfall levels of St. Anton or Ischgl, it does have the benefits of plenty of snow cannons and glacier skiing, so the season typically runs from early December into the start of May. The resort doesn't stop at skiing or snowboarding either. You can do tobogganing, sledding and night skiing, as well as loads of family activities.
SKI AREA OVERVIEW
Schladming is it's own resort, but conjoins a 4-Mountain, 230km ski area, including Hauser Kaibling, Planai, Hochwurzen and Reiteralm.
The highest point of the ski area is 2,015m, and the piste man contains 41% blue runs, 52% Red runs, and Black runs 7%.
High-altitude snow-sure skiing is possible on the adjoining Dachstein Glacier (peak at 2,700m), reached by cable-car from Turlwand. Horsefeathers Superpark on the glacier is one of the largest snowboard parks in the Alps.
Ski holidays in Schladming await!