Aerial view of mountains through mist near Falkensteiner Hotels

Winter holiday at Schladming-Dachstein

One of the most popular ski areas in Austria is Ski Amadé with the Schladminger 4-mountain ski area consisting of Hauser Kaibling, Planai, Hochwurzen and the Reiteralm. Extensive slopes promise unique winter sports fun in the Ski World Cup region. A breathtaking view offers the Dachstein glacier at over 2,700m above sea level. Adventure-seekers may enjoy fun slopes, take part in torchlight or alpaca hikes and participate in exciting experiences - such as an igloo workshop - in the course of a changing weekly program. For romantic hours of a relaxing winter vacation, gentle offers such as winter hiking or snuggled up horse-drawn sleigh rides.



The Schladming-Dachstein vacation region is particularly popular with active guests all year round. No less than seven tourist centers are located between the southern walls of the Dachstein, the Schladminger Tauern and the Grimming. Especially the winter season makes the region shine in the most beautiful fresh snow - the ski area Ski Amadé with the Schladminger 4-mountain ski circuit consisting of Hauser Kaibling, Planai, Hochwurzen & Reiteralm is known beyond the borders for boundless fun on the slopes and professional sports events such as World Cup races and the spectacular Schladminger Night Race.

Families enjoy additional benefits with the Schneebärencard and those with a head for heights experience breathtaking panoramic views from the Dachstein glacier at 2700m above sea level. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, you can enjoy wonderful cross-country skiing, winter hiking and much more. A weekly changing active program allows vacationers special experiences: Whether alpaca hike, igloo workshop or torchlight hike in the snow - no boredom is guaranteed here.

Falkensteiner Hotel Schladming

Styrian warmth, regional delicacies, modern architecture, activities and mountains as far as the eye can see. Sounds fantastic? It is! Experience your personal dream holiday at the Falkensteiner Hotel Schladming. During your stay, let the Schladming Tauern and the Dachstein Mountains work their magic on you, and experience endless mountain and hiking activities in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. Our motto: Sport. Spa. Style. Welcome to the green heart of the Styrian Alps!

Exterior view of Falkensteiner Hotel Schladming in winter

Activities at Schladming-Dachstein

Aerial view of snowy mountain path near Falkensteiner Hotels

Ski & Board

In the Falkensteiner Hotel Schladming, you will stay right at the foot of the Planai and thus in the heart of the 4-mountain ski area.

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A couple enjoying a sleigh ride near Falkensteiner Hotels

Winter off the slopes

The snow-covered mountain landscape is ideal for hiking, cross-country skiing or horse-drawn sleigh rides away from the ski slopes.

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Close-up of snowshoes of a skier near Falkensteiner Hotels

Winter hiking and snowshoeing

A leisurely winter or snowshoe hike is the best way to enjoy the Schladming mountain world.

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A couple ski touring on a mountain near Falkensteiner Hotels


Trend sports and nature experience: With the right (safety) equipment, the ski tour in Schladming-Dachstein becomes an unforgettable winter experience.

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Cross-country skiing woman near Falkensteiner Hotels

Cross-country Skiing

With 220 kilometres of perfectly groomed trails, the sunny plateau Ramsau is a cross-country skiing area of the extra class.

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Local Attractions

Water hike: Wild waters

Calmly glittering crystal clear to roaring foaming in free fall over the rocks of the Schladminger Tauern. 

River hiking

90 kilometres. 5 stages. 12 sections. 

Barefoot on the Rittisberg

Discover the ultimate barefoot fun for the whole family!

Archery at Rittisberg

Experience the ultimate archery adventure at the Rittisberg in the breathtaking Ramsau!

Stroller Trail Reiteralm

Climbing the mountain is a cinch!


The biggest trampoline in the Schladming-Dachstein Region.

Bikepark Flowline

The flowline starts at the Planai mountain station and leads in an easy difficulty level to the middle station.

E-Trial Park

In the middle of Hopsiland and only 5 minutes from the Planai gondola mountain station!

Downhill Disc Golf

Who will win at Downhill Disc Golf and can solve the riddle questions at each station?


At the highest playground in Styria, a variety of activities await you! 

Interior of Admont Abbey near Falkensteiner Hotel Schladming

Admont Abbey

Admont Abbey is the largest monastic library in the world, and one of the great artistic syntheses of Europe's late Baroque.

Stunning view of Hallstatt by a lake near Falkensteiner Hotels

Hallstatt & Salzbergwerk

The town was even copied by a Chinese architect, and rebuilt in China.

Stunning Eisriesenwelt Ice Cascade near Falkensteiner Hotels


Eisriesenwelt is the largest ice cave in the world.

2 Alpine ibex in The Wild Mountains near Falkensteiner Hotels

The Wild mountain

During the spectacular chairlift ascent, you can get a glimpse into the enclosures of 300 Alpine animals.

Distant view of Trautenfels Castle neat Falkensteiner Hotels

Trautenfels Castle

The 13th century castle is a historic site for art and culture, with a collection of over 40,000 folkloric, zoological, mineralogical, geological and archaeological objects.

Fortress Hohensalzburg in Salzburg near Falkensteiner Hotels


Salzburg is unique – in every respect.

Close-up of Angora Wool at Falkensteiner Hotels


There is a multimedia tour through the manufactory, including a 3D cinema, a touch-and-feel station and a guide.

A stunning view of a waterfall near Falkensteiner Hotels

Mountain Lakes & Waterfalls

With more than 300 mountain lakes and 100 waterfalls, the Schladming-Dachstein region is one of the most water-rich areas in Austria.

Aerial view of Dachstein Glacier near Falkensteiner Hotels

Dachstein Glacier

A day on the glacier is anything but bland: An ascent on the panoramic cable car, the view from the unique Sky Walk, and then the extraordinary ice figures in the Ice Palace.

Planai & Hochwurzen

Planai mountain is not just a winter sports paradise. Hiking, mountain biking and much more ensure unforgettable experiences.