Spending 4 days in Ramsau was the perfect start in the new year of 2016. I spent the time with a friend and Ramsau insider, whose local secret spots I am happy to share with you in this post. And well, emotion-wise this holiday was surely the best of this year so far^^
Ramsau is well-known and popular for cross-country skiing. Also the Nordic World Ski Championships was held in Ramsau in 1999. Day passes in Ramsau for skiing or snowboarding are comparably cheap and cost 34.50 EUR. However, if you are looking for a higher variety of slopes with different degrees of difficulty for skiing or snowboarding it is worth a 10 min bus or car drive to Schladming.
From here you have access to a greater skiing area, consisting of Hauser Kaibling, Hochwurzen, Planai and Reiteralm: the so called “Schladminger 4-Berge-Skischaukel”, that can be used with a day pass at the price of 48.50 EUR. Passes with validity greater one day can also be used for the total skiing area “ski amade”. Unfortunately we were missing a little snow for 100% perfect slope conditions, but this was consequently good for practicing my snowboard skills. And spending some more time in the skiing lodges instead was not too bad either^^.
RAMSAU INSIDER TIPS
Verweilzeit in the centre of Ramsau is inviting with a huge variety of coffee, exotic teas and fine wines as well as yummy dishes and snacks. The integrated friendly shop offers delicate food, spices and gourmet sweets for every taste.
Idyllic walking path with stunning panorama:
Between snowy trees, a frozen creek and a stunning view at the Dachstein you can take an idyllic 30 minutes walk along a hidden footpath starting just at the back of the “Skistube Steiner” leading directly to the ski-jumping hills.