Winter holiday in Ramsau am Dachstein in Styria

From the sheets to the slopes – cloudless winter days on the Dachstein

Stress – these six little letters are an unknown word in the most magnificent ski region of the Alps. The sun is a regular visitor on the south-facing balcony, and anyone who spends the most beautiful winter days here is sure to enjoy them with all their senses. The Schladming Dachstein ski region invites you to a relaxing time in the snow and offers everything you need to feel great. From the sheets to the slopes – a phrase sure to delight anyone who loves the glittering Alpine world. Because a winter holiday in Ramsau am Dachstein means you don’t have to travel far. The Waldrand Apartment Hotel is certainly not lacking in that department, as it’s right on the cross-country skiing course.

Sporty families will especially love the idyllic Waldrand, which is perfectly placed for self-caterers. And if the kitchen in the cosy room ever gets cold, the house restaurant and its varied gastronomy is always available. The Schladming Dachstein region’s magnificent nature starts right outside the apartment hotel’s door, with its fantastic view of the Dachstein glacier’s sun terrace. Cross-country ski fans in particular can enjoy first-class conditions and more than two hundred kilometres of cross-country trails. Cross-country skiing is a longstanding tradition in Ramsau am Dachstein, and is a sport that can be enjoyed by young and old.

Cross-country skiing – a fun sport for young and old

If you swap your narrow skis for the slightly wider Alpine skis, you’ll find the ideal conditions on your winter holiday in Ramsau am Dachstein. There’s no chance of getting bored here, because the Schladming 4 mountain ski region offers fun on no less than 230 kilometres of perfectly prepared pistes. 85 gondolas and chairlifts carry you to where you need to be, whatever you look for in a piste. Wherever you go between Dachstein and the Schladminger Tauern, you’ll be spoilt by an extraordinary ski area and the legendary Styrian hospitality.

Tradition is cherished and cared for in this part of the Alps – and that benefits everyone who comes here for a winter holiday. If you’re excited about cross-country skiing in Ramsau am Dachstein, you’ll find the ideal base for a very special winter sport at the Waldrand Apartment Hotel. The cross-country course is right outside the door. There’s also a wide array of ski tours on offer. Walking through the snow-white world is an ever more popular activity – with or without snowshoes. Over the years, the Schladming Dachstein ski region has expanded its winter walking network to seventy kilometres of trails. You can rent the necessary equipment at the ski school in Ramsau.

The Rittisberg toboggan run

The Rittisberg toboggan run promises an extra special experience. A four-seat chairlift takes you up to 1500 metres before you can descend a 3500 metre long natural toboggan course. It’s even lit up at night. And if you want to take a break from all the excitement, there’s a welcoming atmosphere in all the fourteen huts and mountain cabins. These family-run, friendly places really live up to the name of the ‘sunniest ski slopes in Austria’. Artificial snow systems ensure the ski enjoyment is endless – even in winters with little snow.