… you would have to include THIS MOUNTAIN and THIS VALLEY. Here in Grimming-Donnersbachtal we have one alp where the snow is always REAL and another, where there are GIANT WOODEN ANIMALS that watch you while you ski. This is indeed the stuff of fairy-tales – and I wouldn’t forget to mention all the snow-bears, snowmen and the tons of winter fun!
Skis slung over the shoulder, snowboard under the arm, the winter playground awaits. The ski resort at RIESNERALM in Donnersbachwald and the PLANNERALM ski resort in Donnersbach are two real highlights of the SCHLADMING-DACHSTEIN ski region (others would call them ‘HIDDEN GEMS’!)
The mountains of Styria cover themselves in snow and love to be discovered by ski! Comfortable chairlifts take you to places where the slopes still offer PLENTY OF SPACE for the most wonderful carving turns.
Is winter a time for the mountain and the valley to hibernate beneath a thick blanket of snow? No, of course not! At the eastern end of the Schladming-Dachstein region, THINGS ARE GETTING LIVELY! There is just too much winter fun to be had at the Planneralm and at the Riesneralm. There is snowboarding, skiing, ice-skating and tobogganing. In the winter months, the only thing you’ll find sleeping here are the marmots.
This is a 47-year-old T-bar ski lift that has many a tale to tell!
At the foot of the Riesneralm Ski Resort, there is the most amazing circuit for children (of all ages) to enjoy.
Tobogganing and yodelling. When you’re sledging down the mountain, your joyful yodelling sounds will be heard all the way down to the valley.
CRISP WHITE SNOW has covered the mountain and the valley and has brought with it a sense of peace. Nature is sleeping and you FIND YOURSELF MESMERISED by its calm breaths.
5th December 2019
The cow-bells clank loudly and adrenaline-fuelled children run around the village tentatively teasing the Krampus. On the eve of SAINT NICHOLAS DAY, the clashing of GOOD and EVIL comes to a head as half-goat, half-demon, horned beasts put on terrifying but fun-filled and fantastical performances throughout the villages.
5th January 2020
As the white-dressed “Glöckler” run through the narrow streets of Stainach, their “Glöcklerkappen” illuminate the evening darkness. Despite being predominantly made out of paper, the COLOURFUL ‘KAPPEN’ can weigh up to 15kg! The artistic designs symbolise the lengthening of the days and the gradual RETURN OF THE SUN.