Schladming



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Schladming
A range of nationalities find Schladming popular, but particularly popular with German and Austrian skiers. The areas is suitable for all grades of skier; families are well catered for. Schladming is also a summer destination.

As far as the slopes:

Skiing - Day and Night skiing,

Snowboarding - Snowparks: 1, Halfpipes: 1, There is Boarding on all pistes:

Other Snow Sports - Cross country: 300km, Cross country equipment available, Sleigh rides.

Daytime offers a full range of winter-sports activities including sleigh rides and ice-skating, it also offers a range of indoor activities, adventure swimming pool, tennis, squash, bowling, hot-air balloon rides, exploring the town including the remains of the old city walls and gate, several interesting churches and the local history museum. Evening offers several lively bars and discos with occasional live music, magnificent floodlit toboggan run.

All skiing takes place above Schladming so even beginners need a lift pass. A number of ski-schools including snowboarding school and ski-kindergarten; some English-speaking instructors.

There are a wide variety of eateries from inexpensive cafes and pizzerias to a la carte restaurants serving traditional and international cuisine in Schladming. The local Schladming beer is also not to be missed. There is also a good choice of mountain huts and restaurants for lunch-time meals on the pistes.

There is a full range of accommodation from 4-star hotels to pensions and self-catering apartments. Many hotels are converted historical buildings. Camping facilities in summer.

Shopping in the area offers numerous options including supermarkets, sports and fashion shops, exclusive designer boutiques, souvenirs/local handicrafts and hairdressers, mainly centred in and around the Hauptplatz. Colourful shopping centre is just off this street.

Local excursions are limited in winter to exploring the town and the surrounding area; Salzburg for shopping and sightseeing (full day).

In summer local excursions offer full day: tours by mountain bike; Dachstein ice caves; Grossglockner high alpine pass, and, two days: Innsbruck; Vienna.