There is a good choice of family-friendly 4-star hotels with Spa and Wellness centres, comfortable 3-star hotels and plenty of good value apartments on offer in Schladming and in the nearby villages of Rohrmoos, Pichl, Ramsau and Haus.
In Schladming itself recommended 4-star hotels conveniently situated next to or near the ski lift to Planai include Hotel Mitterhofer and Sporthotel Royer- both are about 10-minutes walk from the centre of Schladming. Or if you prefer to be close to the centre of Schladming the 4-star Posthotel (formerly Alte Post), in the main square where “already in 1618 holidaymakers changed their horses and had a bite to eat” is still a popular haunt almost 400 years later and boasts the oldest guest lounge in Dachstein Tauern region.
For 3-star hotel accommodation in Schladming the Hotel Landauer even has a “nudist camp” – perhaps more popular in the summer months and the Hotel Landgraf and Hotel Starchlhof are well regarded
The community of Rohrmoos about 1 mile to the south is in the heart of the 4-Hills Ski Area on a plateau directly above the town of Schladming and provides a bridge between the Planai and the Fageralm. Here you can find good quality hotels including the Rohrmooserhof, the Schütterhof, the Schwaigerhof and the Waldfrieden situated on or right by the ski slopes on the popular Hochwurzen mountain.
Pichl is about 4 miles along the valley to the west of Schladming and is the westernmost gateway to the 4-Hills Ski Area. The Reiteralm’s wide open slopes are used for training by the local ski elite and link into Ramsau’s network of cross-country trails, giving you the opportunity to combine downhill- with cross-country skiing. The traditional style Pichelmayrgut is a popular place to stay in Pichl.
To the north of Schladming is the densely forested Ramsau high plateau, some 18km long and 4km wide at an elevation of between 1,100 – 1,400 metres which is popular for its hiking and Nordic walking trails and rustic inns and huts for pits stops and lunch. Quality hotel options in Ramsau include the Berghof , the Lärchenhof, the Lindenhof, the Pehab-Kirchenwirt and the Landhaus Ramsau.
About 4 miles east of Schladming is the small town of Haus im Ennstal and the Hauser Kaibling mountain reached from the valley in Haus via the Schladminger Tauern cable car and which is the eastern most part of the 4-Hills Ski Area. The Kirchen Wirt and the Herrschaftstaverne hotels are centrally situated in the village just a short walk from the Schladminger-Tauern cable lift or a short bus ride to the Hauser-Kaibling ski lifts.
Alternatively, if your budget doesn’t stretch to 4-star and you’re looking for comfortable self catering ski accommodation in Schladming-Dachstein region or you prefer the privacy of self-catering rather than stay at an hotel, Maria Gruber at Apartment Holidays & Schladming Appartements (Tel +43 (0) 3687 22818) will help you find self-catering options for small or large groups.