Schladming,Dachstein & Ramsau Ski Resort and Ski Holidays

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Schladming,Dachstein & Ramsau
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  Resort Information
Season November - Mid April
Nearest Airport Salzburg (90 mins) or Innsbruck
Ski Area 190km (860km Ski Amade)
Ski Lifts 84
Ski Runs 124
Longest Run 7.7km
Resort Height 6456m
Snowball Ratings
Beginners 4 / 5
Intermediates 4.5 / 5
Experts 4 / 5
Families 4.5 / 5
Nightlife 4.5 / 5
Affordability 4 / 5
Non Ski Activities 4 / 5

Spectacular rocky peaks over four separate mountains provide the setting for the large but gentle wooded ski area, boasting 190kms of runs at Schladming / Dachstein. The resort,located in Styria, is an hour from Salzburg and situated in the heart of the enormous Dachstein region, the farthest east of Austrias main ski resorts. The Dachstein Tauern region consists of seven fine ski villages, of which Schladming is well known for its annual World Cup night race in January. Its also hosting the World Cup in 2013.The area is not as popular with the Brits as few operators offer accommodation there, but all skiers and boarders visiting are normally very impressed, from the feedback we get. Go and you will see why.Also recommended in the Daily Mail as "The best skiing region in Europe"

Stone buildings and a medieval town gate set the tone at Schladming, which sits at 749m above sea level and dates back to 1322. An old town as well as a ski resort, Schladming features a pedestrian area of wooden chalets with painted shutters, exclusive boutiques, cosy little cafés, restaurants and hotels in the main street of the resort’s compact centre. A good place to stay is the Planai lift and the area near the centre of town but there is a BIG choice of accommodation to suit any budget and typicla of many Austrian resorts it is pretty, atmospheric and lively with all nationalities.Better value you will find too than say France and Switzerland.

Beginners should look to Rohrmoos, which provides the best ski options, although beginner runs can be found in all sections of this area – considered an intermediate skiers’ paradise. The Dachstein region offers 190kms of prepared slopes in various areas, over 4 interlinked mountains,with a further 40km at Ramsau,with a longest run of 7.7kms and good off-piste possibilities. Around 97,100 skiers per hour are transported by 84 lifts, consisting of seven gondolas, 23 chairlifts, and 54 T-bars. Now part of the superb Ski Amade region you have access now to over 800km on the one ski pass.

There are a total of 3,500 beds (25,000 beds in the region) at Schladming, in accommodation ranging from pensions and apartments, to hotels and guesthouses and two- to four-star hotels. There are also great après-ski and nightlife options, including bars, discos and folklore evenings; while daytime away from the slopes can be spent checking out the several shopping malls, sports shops, grocery stores and gift shops.

Some of the most interesting cross-country skiing in Austria can be found on the long plateau which accommodates the nearby Ramsau. The Enns River Valley and the entire Tauern region mountain range can be viewed from the top of the Ramsau cable car. Perhaps the most picturesque of the main villages in the region is Haus im Ennstal, which is a short drive along the valley from Schladming. It anchors the Hauser Kaibling ski area and remains a traditional village.

The resort has a long ski season from November to April, with January and March/April offering special bargain rates. From June to November, the Dachstein Glacier also offers the chance to ski during summer. The most convenient and the quickest way to get to the resort is to fly to Salzburg and transfer to the main train station by shuttle, before boarding a train to Schladming (1 hour, 30 minutes) or car hire or a transfer from the airport.Try Schladming soon..Its well worth the trip and we think you will return.SchladmingDachstein...the place to be seen!

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