Schladming Ski Resort

Schladming is a resort steeped in ski racing history – it hosts the famous night slalom each winter – but with a pretty medieval town and four mountains of skiing to choose from, there is much more to this resort than just a ski race.

The four mountains provide a 123km network of well-prepared, linked pistes, served by a modern and fast fleet of lifts. Most of the terrain is suited to intermediates, but there are some challenges for more advanced skiers and riders, as well as some decent beginner facilities – particularly at Rohrmoos. Schladming itself has an attractive, car-free town centre and it certainly can get lively, especially at the end of the ski day.

Explore this fantastic resort with Ski Club Freshtracks this winter. We have two Peak Experience trips heading out to the resort, one in January and the other in March.

Our Schladming Resort Ratings

  • Beginner ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Advanced ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Snow Reliability ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Fast Lifts ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Resort Activities ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Après ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Value ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Pros

Four different, linked mountains to explore

Lively resort, especially as the lifts close

Very quick and easy transfer from Salzburg

Cons

Low altitude so snow quality can suffer

Limited challenges for experts

Some sectors can get busy and queues can be an issue

Schladming Skiing and Snowboarding

Most pistes are on the wooded north-facing slopes above the main valley, with some going into the side valleys higher up. Above the treeline there are a some short open slopes, but these are few and far between. Almost all are linked by fast lifts, most of which have bubbles and many are also equipped with seat heating.

Beginners should head to the gentle slopes of Rohrmoos, but there is also a good Kinderland on the Planai. Most of the rest of the ski area is primed for intermediates and keen piste skiers, with the mountains criss-crossed by a network of reds and blues. Advanced and expert skiers will struggle to find much for them unless there has been good snowfall – this is when the tree runs come into their own.

  • Total Pistes: 123km
  • Blue: 38%
  • Red: 55%
  • Black: 7%
  • Additional Ski Routes: 4km
  • Lifts: 44
  • Altitude: 728m – 2015m (add in multiple heights if village different or for wider ski area)

Schladming Piste Map

The piste map can be downloaded here.

Schladming Resort

Most of Schladming's buildings are traditional and at the village’s heart there's a pleasant, traffic-free main square. It is around here that the majority of the bars, restaurants and hotels are located. Families may consider basing themselves by Rohrmoos to be near to the best beginner slopes.

Schladming is a lively resort and never more so than during the night slalom race each January, when tens of thousands of ski racing fans descend on the resort. Even without the racers in town however, the resort is very lively and in the form of the Hohenhaus Tenne, it is home to the largest après ski lodge in the Alps.

 

Season Dates

8th December 2019 - 19th April 2020

 

How to get to Schladming

A transfer will only take an hour from Salzburg, making this one of the best resorts for a weekend break. You can also take the train direct to Schladming – this takes around an hour and a half. Innsbruck and Munich are around three hours away.

  • Salzburg airport: 1 hour (driving) or 1.5 hours (public transport)
  • Munich airport: 3 hours (driving)
  • Innsbruck airport: 3 hours (driving)
  • Calais: approximately 13 hours driving (735 miles)

Schladming Contact Details

Good For

Ability
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
In Resort
  • Family Friendly
  • Off The Slopes
  • Village Charm
On Slope
  • Boarder
  • Fast Lifts
  • No Queues
  • Snow Reliability
  • Terrain Parks

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