Schladming, Austria | Welove2ski
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Schladming, Austria

Schladming, Austria | Welove2ski
Photo: © Schladming-Rohrmoos


The Stats

Altitude: 745m

Top Lift: 2015m

Ski area: 115km of piste

Adult lift pass: 211-227€ for six days

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In a Nutshell

The large intermediate playground is included in the 860km Skiverbund Amade lift pass, with glacier skiing and extensive cross-country trails nearby – but the terrain is not well suited to expert skiers.

Essential Advice for the Perfect Trip

Schladming is a fine medieval town with an industrial and cultural life of its own rather than a village that has expanded into a ski resort. It has two beautiful Romanesque and Gothic churches and a magnificent 18th-century town square. In earlier times the whole town was enclosed by heavily buttressed walls. But, apart from one gateway, these were removed during bitter social unrest in 1525, which culminated in a peasants’ revolt.

The town makes a charming base from which to explore not just the slightly banal skiing immediately around the town, but also other areas such as Flachau/Wagrain and the Gasteinertal. All are included in the regional lift pass and are situated just a short drive away.

Be warned: this is a resort much loved by the Austrians, and the slopes can be very crowded during the national school holidays in February. For a bit of peace and quiet (as well as lower prices), try staying in one of the surrounding villages of Haus, Pichl, Rohrmoos, or Ramsau.

One of Schladming’s claims to fame is the mountain eating. The area has good choice of friendly little huts – over 40 of them – scattered across the mountainside.

The Loveometer

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We Love

We Hate

tick The impressive intermediate ski area.
tick The choice of delightful mountain huts at lunchtime.
tick The good facilities for families.
tick The nearby Dachstein Glacier.
tick The accessibility: there’s a railway station in the resort –
and Salzburg airport is just 60 minutes’ drive.
cross The peak-season crowds.
cross The fact that this is a large, busy town.

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About the author

Felice Hardy

Felice was one of the founders of Welove2ski and regularly contributes, as well writing for a range of other publications including The Evening Standard, The Guardian, Conde Nast Traveller, Tatler, Harpers Bazaar, Country Life, BA Highlife and House & Garden. She started skiing at the age of three. She also enjoys hiking with her dogs and mountain biking in the Alps.


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  • Schladming is one of my fav ski resorts. Having been to a number of the French resorts over the years Schladming is one I keep coming back to. I would recommend staying in the nearby village of Haus which links to Schladming.
    If you like on piste cruising and clocking up the mileage then this is the place to go. Get yourself as fit as you can! I would also recommend going Jan & Feb as it is a low resort but it does have top of the range snow making equipment that keeps it open all year. Later in the season the runs towards the bottom do become a slushy challenge!