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The Dachstein Tauern officially comprises the nine resorts of:
- Ramsau am Dachstein
- Haus im Ennstal
- Bergregion Grimming
- Naturpark Sölktäler
- Vitaldörfer Öblarn & Niederöblarn
Schladming, the hub of the area, is nestled around an old town centre, with shopping, nightlife and restaurants all within a five-minute walk from the main lifts. Rohrmoos is about five minutes drive up the mountain and has more hotel rooms than Schladming and is more snow-sure. However, Rohrmoos is spread out and a long walk from the Schladming village.
Haus im Ennstal, a short drive along the valley from Schladming, is perhaps the most picturesque of the main villages in the region. It remains traditional, anchoring the Hauser Kaibling ski area.
Ramsau lies on the opposite side of the valley, with a southern exposure. It is settled on a long plateau with lots of accommodation spread out across the area.
For us, the biggest draw of the Dachstein Tauern is the four linked mountains of Reiteralm, Hochwurzen, Plaini and Hauser Kaibling.
Dachstein Gletscher (Glacier) Ski Area...
Included in the Ramsau region is the glacial ski area at the Dachstein peak that can really extend the potential ski season here.
You can drive or take the bus up to the gondola base station at 1700m. The turning is just outside Ramsau on the road to Filzmoos. This is a toll road but is free if you show your ski pass on the way down. Beware! - if it is snowing, or has recently snowed, don't try to make it up here without chains...the road is quite steep. Instead, park up on the right, about 300m before the turning, and get the free bus up to the base station.
Written May 16, 2007
Address: Schladming - Dachstein-Tauern
Flachau; nomen est omen:) flach=flat. And yes it's true, the slopes are quite flat, so ideal for families, school groops, beginners etc. But for expert skier/rider isn't a "hot spot",except the nearby mountain,called Wagrain,which is connected with modern lifts and skiruns with Flachau.
At the top of the mountain,actually in Wagrain at the Sunliner detechable quad (with bubbles) you could find some really nice and interesetinf off piste terrains. The off piste is quite steep, (red and black).
From the topstation of the Sunliner you could make an amazing downhil to the valley, of course off piste! If you arrived the topstation, then head to the right side. It's always good, if you have a map, which help you during the downhill, which isn't marked
Written May 13, 2007
You can take your dinner at a hut or have just a break there. You can have a drink or two...but remember you still have to be able to ski downhill to the station...
Written Jan 24, 2006
Small traditional bar/restaurant with lovely garden and children's play area. Usually only open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 18:00 in the summer and 19:00 in the winter. Excellent atmosphere in the winter, great service and home-cooked food.
Favorite Dish: Ribs - yum!
Written May 16, 2007
Address: A- 5542 Flachau, Aigenbergweg 13,
When you did your last ski run downhill it's time for your first apr?s ski drink. We normally had at least two Lumumbas. You ca first go to your hotel, you also can go straight to the disco with your clothes and your ski boots (!) on...
Dress Code: Skiing clothes
Written Jan 24, 2006
There is a great festival held each year to celebrate the summer solstice. This year (2007) it is in on the evening of 23 June starting at 20:00. The event always takes place down by the bathing lake in Reitdorf. Expect fires, beer, sausages, music and dancing!
See you there!
Updated May 14, 2007
New Year is massive in Flachau with fireworks going off all over the place! Some of the mountain restaurants have New Year's Eve parties and will transport you to/from the restaurant on their Piste Groomers.
Written May 14, 2007
From Flachau, walk along the river Enns and go under the A10 bridge (1) at Feuersang. Once under the bridge walk uphill on the road, following the signs for the 'Winterbauer'. There is a footpath signposted through the trees which you can take instead, but it is quite steep. Once past the Winterbauer do not be tempted to follow the signs for the Sattelbauer (although this is a shorter and still very pleasant route)! (2) Instead, carry on and head down the hill into Altenmarkt. You should come to the edge of the village at the Alpenland Hotel (3). Turn right here, heading in the direction of Zauchensee. This is a long stretch where you can walk along side the stream but some of it is along the road. You will pass the campsites, the Arlhof Hut at the bottom of the ski area and, further on, a new thermal development. Eventually you will reach the turning to the Sattelbauer on your right-hand side (4); it is very well sign-posted. Here begins the climb, and we must warn you that there are no seats on the way! At the top of the hill you will come to the Gasthof Sattelbauer and can enjoy a relaxing drink on the patio. From here the road winds its way back down into Flachau.
Equipment: Nothing special
Updated May 16, 2007