Winter in Grimming-Donnersbachtal
in Schladming-Dachstein

 

Open yourself to the magic of a thousand silent snowflakes. You will see, that …

 

MAKES SENSE.

If you were to write a storybook about winter …

… 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 mountain. The valley. The winter playgrounds.

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.

And otherwise? Hibernate?

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.

 

Top 5 winter TO DOs

THE T-BAR TRAILBLAZER GLÄSERBODEN

This is a 47-year-old T-bar ski lift that has many a tale to tell!

1ST AUSTRIAN SKI CIRCUIT FOR CHILDREN

At the foot of the Riesneralm Ski Resort, there is the most amazing circuit for children (of all ages) to enjoy.

MOUNTAIN HUT & TOBOGGANING FUN

Tobogganing and yodelling. When you’re sledging down the mountain, your joyful yodelling sounds will be heard all the way down to the valley.

SKI TOURING ON
MT. MÖLBEGG

A classic ski tour that transports you to a gallery of magnificent views.

VANILLA CRESCENTS

In the valley, passionate home-bakers produce delicious handmade Christmas biscuits.

An active winter.

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.

Way of life in the mountain & the valley.

KRAMPUS

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.

GLÖCKLERLAUF

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.