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• draught beer €3.20 • glass of house wine €3.00 • coffee €2.50 • sausage and chips €7
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So what's it like?
A beautiful Austrian town with world-class skiing
Schladming lies amidst the beautiful Dachstein Mountain region in the province of Styria. Four linked mountains provide the main ski area (111km of piste), and the region (Dachstein Tauern) also encompasses a number of smaller areas, including the Dachstein Glacier. Schladming will host the World Ski Championships in 2013 and holds fantastic major sports events every season. The area offers some superb and diverse skiing, from pretty tree lined runs to the more challenging downhill used annually for the men's World Cup night slalom. The large, bustling town of Schladming dates back to Medieval times and has lots to offer with pretty cafés, après ski bars and plenty of shopping.
The excellent Schladming ski school meets at Rohrmoos and the Planai nursery areas are extremely well-ordered with several gentle blues. The lower slopes of Rohrmoos are equally suitable for novices.
With its predominantly north-facing slopes, over 80 ski lifts and 170kms of pistes, the Schladming area is first rate for intermediates with some lovely cruising pistes and long runs such as the 4.6km Fis run and the almost 8km Hochwurzen valley run.
For the advanced skier, there are two world-class downhill runs of 5kms each in the Sport Region Schladming area. The Planai itself boasts a couple of very bumpy black runs. Hauser Kaibling hosts rounds of the World Cup Women's Downhill. The Dachstein Glacier is also available by ski bus (included on the lift-pass) thus guaranteeing snow.
Lively and cosmopolitan with a wide variety of atmospheric bars. Try:
· Siglu, Szenario, Hanglbar plus an excellent Crystal après ski programme.
· indoor swimming pool · indoor tennis · squash · ice skating · curling · sleigh rides · night skiing (1930-2200) · 7km toboggan track · Dachstein Ice Palace and Sky Walk
Good range of à la carte restaurants plus numerous little cafés and pizzerias · Typical 3 course traditional dinner from €15-20
· Shopping · Around 30kms of cleared winter footpaths · Excursions to Salzburg
One way (arrival) from £23 pp
Return from £44 pp
Schladming is part of the Dachstein Tauern area (173km piste), and this in turn is part of 'Ski Amadé' - a collection of 5 ski regions/28 resorts, totalling 860km of piste.
Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays. See your Crystal rep for more info.
If you like nothing more than a gentle day on the slopes, enjoying the quietest runs and discovering the best restaurants then ask about social skiing with your Crystal rep and make the most of all the 4 mountain areas of Schladming with a group of like-minded people.
Places are on a first-come, first-served basis and you should be able to ski to a standard that allows you to keep pace with the rest of the group.
Experience the mountain day and night.
Why not hit the slopes at night with Schladming's night skiing. The Hochwurzen 3km piste is open daily (excluding Sunday) from 7.30pm-10.00pm so there is no rest for the keen skier! Alternatively why not try the 7km toboggan run for an exhilarating experience.
Night Slalom: Schladming hosts the annual men's World Cup night slalom which will take place this year on 26th January 2010. Attracting over 45,000 fans and bringing a party atmosphere to Schladming this really is the event of the year.
Dachstein Glacier and Sky Walk
Set foot on the impressive Sky Walk viewing platform with glass floor, for spectacular views from 2700m straight down the rock face! On clear days, the spectacular panorama stretches from Slovenia's Triglav mountains in the south to the Czech border in the north.
Discover the hidden icy world of the Dachstein Glacier in the amazing Ice Palace! Admire the ice sculptures and visit the amazing Throne Room, the Crystal Dome and the Blue Saloon
Both the Ski Walk and the Ice Palace can be easily reached by the Dachstein gondola.
Snow Savers for holidays between Dec 2013 to Apr 2014
Kids ski free
• Free kids ski helmet hire when pre booking skis & boots.
• Free ski & boot hire for 1 child (up to and incl. 10 years) when 2 adults pre-book the same.
Minicard lift pass
• For children born 2008 or later €20 per child (available locally).