European Ski Resorts A-Z

Schladming, Austria

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Schladming has a better snow record than you might expect for its height, due to the northerly orientation of its slopes and extensive snow-making – arguably the best in Austria.


But whilst it makes a good choice for an early holiday, altitudes are still modest and snow quality lower down is highly variable, particularly late in the season.

Where to ski in bad weather:

All of Schladming's main sectors have plenty of trees, making it an excellent resort to be in during heavy snow or poor visibility.

Where to head in poor snow conditions:

Locally, the Planai mountain often has the best snow and, thanks to exceptional piste management, can open as early as October.


The super-reliable Dachstein glacier is also only a short drive away.

Schladming is one of our:


* Top 10 weather-proof ski resorts - Europe