Top 10 winter adventures in Ramsau am Dachstein

1. Cross-country skiing under the stars

Ramsau am Dachstein is the Nordic center in the Alps. Up to 220 kilometers of trails are available in perfect winters. At the World Cup Stadium is a 4 km long night trail with floodlit from 17-21 pm. But the real adventure is to run with a headlamp under the starry sky.

2. ride Loipi

Once a week there is the possibility to ride with a snow-groomer. Here you can experience how slopes for cross-country are designed. For our guests the participation is for free.

3. Ice Climbing in Untertal

Also, a special treat is ice climbing. Under the lead of Hans Prugger you can climb a waterfall up with ice ax and crampons. Keen insights and goosebumps guaranteed.

4. Austria’s national ski tour

The Nationl ski tour is 25 kilometers long, partly prepared and suitable for beginners. Start is at the Dachstein glacier and leads to Obertraun. The trip is organized by buses.

5. Sleigh ride through the Ramsau plateau

Ramsau am Dachstein has probably a higher population on horses than on people. In winter, many of the horses are clamped in slide and lead guests comfortably around the Kulmberg. Perfect time for a ride would be at full moon.

6. Mountain biking in winter

Approximately 70 km of hiking trails for hikers and sleigh are present in Ramsau am Dachstein. With Alpine Fatbikes, which are mountain bikes with extra fat tires, it goes excellently on those tracks.

7. Powder Pass

Who wants to ski in deep powder should take one day of training course for the “Powder Pass”. You learn a lot about snowconditions, correct use of avalanche transceivers (LVS) and snow profile reading. For safe fun in deep powder.

8. Snow Festival

The welcome Snow Festival takes place 5 – 6 times at the Rittisberg. Approximately 60 people offer great showprogram on snow and in the air. “Glühwein” and a prize draw may not be missing here.

9. Visit the roof of Styria

An extraordinary experience is a winter ascent of the Dachstein with Hans Prugger. For those who prefer less adventurous can start from the Dachstein Glacier for a ski trip.

10. Why Culinary

Along the winter hiking trails and slopes there are about 30 huts and old farmhouses. Enjoy super food, handmade with local products, mostly organic and always really delicious.

Top 10 summer adventures in Ramsau am Dachstein

1. Climb the Dachstein summit on the oldest via ferrata in the world

The via ferrata “Randkluft” is the oldest in the world. The geologist Friedrich Simony loved the Dachstein, but to climb the summit was way to exausting for him. So he asked at the aristocracy in Bad Ischl for 260 guilders for the purchase of iron pegs and ships ropes to build the first via ferrata ever. 1843 built the Hallstatt mountain guide Johann Wallner the first via ferrata of the Alps. Mountain guide Hans Prugger brings you safely to the summit.

2. Enjoy a day at the Ramsau Beach

Concentrated Recreational delivers the Rittisberg in Ramsau am Dachstein. Lake with beach volleyball and sliding soccer, forest ropes course, archery, summer toboggan run, Segway tours, Fairytale and the new “Höhenspielplaytz” at the Rittisstadl. For families with children a highlight in Ramsau am Dachstein.

3. Visit the master tailor Mathias Schrempf

Mathias Schrempf – ALPINE MODE that fits – is a tailor in Ramsau Kulm. Besides traditional costumes (Dirndl and Lederhose) a selected sportswear for men and women are offered. Mathias Schrempf is master tailor in the third generation. He works daily in the tailor workshop where he manufactures high quality single pieces in custom work for his customers. A traditional craft business in Styria.

4. Discover a treasure

For geocachers, there are more than 70 treasures to discover in Ramsau am Dachstein. Equipped with GPS device and smartphone it comes to the quest for the treasures.

5. Visit the original locations of the television series “Die Bergretter”

The ZDF series “Die Bergretter” takes place in Ramsau am Dachstein. Known locations are the mountain rescue headquarters in downtown of Ramsau, Emilies Farm (Pernerhof), Pension Marthaler (Gruberstube), Südwandhütte and Silberkarhütte.

6. Ramsau am Dachstein from the air

Take a paraglider tandem fligth from the Dachstein Glacier (X-Alps starting and turning point) to float above the Ramsau, fly with the eagles and enjoy the incredible mountain scenery. With luck and good thermals you can look from the Bohemian Forest in the north to the Triglav in the south.

7. Bible Trail Hike

Ramsau am Dachstein is a Protestant enclave with a long history. Over 200 years of Protestant faith could be lived in secret. For Bible smugglers a good deal. The Bible Trail hike from the Aualm to Gosau enters the old paths of smugglers.

8. Dachsteinrunde

Mountain biking around the Dachstein Mountains. The Dachsteinrunde is available in 3 different versions. From easy to extreme. A good alternative for citybslickers are e-bikes. A total of 20 routes are signposted in the region.

9. Kalipfad at Sattelberg

Lot of things to discover and to be astonished brings the Kalipfad at the Sattelberg. 16 stations with games and trivia from nature, comes as an easy walk. Children will not be bored and even as adult you will learn a lot.

10. Why Culinary

Also “Foodies” are well catered in Ramsau am Dachstein. The “Ramsauer Bioniere” combine good organic raw materials from field and barn with traditional cuisine. Real food!

Schladming-Dachstein Sommercard

All inclusive with the Schladming-Dachstein Sommercard. From 29th May to 13th October, 2019, with the Schladming-Dachstein Sommercard, you enjoy a big part of the offered leisure services on offer across the Schladming-Dachstein region, such as the Dachstein glacier gondola, buses (e.g. RVB, Planai buses, etc.), museums in Schladming and Ramsau, swimming lakes and public pools Schladming and Ramsau, Ramsau Beach leisure lake, children’s and family programmes, etc. – without paying any extra fee.

Sommercard services

Gondola

  • Dachstein Gletscherbahn (once a week)
  • Rittis Bergbahn
  • Planai Bergbahn
  • Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen
  • Riesneralm Bergbahn
  • Schladminger Tauernseilbahn

toll roads

  • Dachsteinstraße
  • Ursprungalm
  • Reiteralm
  • Steirisches Bodensee
  • Untertal “Wilde Wasser”
  • Stoderzinken

public transfer

  • public transfer Ramsau
  • public transfer Planai
  • public transfer Sölktal, Haus im Ennstal and Schladming

leisure lakes and indoor pools

  • Ramsau Beach
  • leisure lakes Pichl, Aich, St. Martin, Haus, Öblarn, Mössna
  • indoor pool Ramsau, Schladming, Gröbming

Museum

  • Zeitroas Ramsau
  • Alpinmuseum Austriahütte
  • Stift Admont
  • Schloss Trautenfels
  • Stadtmuseum Schladming
  • Museen in Haus, Rohrmoos, Öblarn und Gröbming

etc.

In addition to the inclusive strips, the Schladming-Dachstein Sommercard also offers up to 50% discount on the following leisure activities:

  • bike rental
  • rafting
  • paragliding
  • tennis
  • golf Ramsau
  • archery Planneralm
  • Nationalpark Gesäuse
  • etc.

Ramsau am Dachstein Wintercard

You get the Ramsau Winter Card for free when you have one overnight stay at any participating accommodation partner in Ramsau am Dachstein. Benefit from reduced rates for cross-country skiing tickets, as well as an automatic free extension to your weekly cross-country skiing ticket. Enjoy hassle-free transport with the RVB in Ramsau, running from Schladming across the Ramsau plateau, up to the alpine pastures as well as to Filzmoos for only € 1,50 for adults and € 1,- for children. Give your car a break and travel round the region safely and comfortably by bus.

What you get with the Winter Card:

  • free extension of your weekly cross-country ticket
  • € 1,50 for RVB public transport bus service. Bus routes from Schladming, the Ramsau plateau, the alpine pastures and to Filzmoos
  • 50 % discount on the Badeparadies Indoor pool & Spa Ramsau am Dachstein combined ticket
  • 25 % discount on the Ramsau am Dachstein fitness centre day
  • € 10 discount on a day cross-country skiing ticket on the Dachstein glacier if a valid weekly cross-country skiing ticket has been booked on the Ramsau WinterCard
  • € 2 discount on the Dachstein glacier ticket – ascent and descent
  • special discount by following partners: Schneemandllift (Feistererlift), sports underwear by Alpine Mode Mathias Schrempf, trial cross-country ski course at the Langlaufschule Ramsau, laser biathlon trial course (40 min) at the Langlaufschule fit&fun, ski-courses with the Pitzer ski school, skiservice at Intersport Bachler, toboggan rental at the Gasthof Hunerkogel, Smovey lessons, paraglide Tandem at the Flugschule Aufwind, skittle alley at the Gasthof Brückenhof, entrance at the Indoor Sportclub Ramsau, entrance at the Museum Zeitroas
  • free ski-wax course with a free gift at Sport Ski Willy, free ride on a snow-groomer, free moonlight ski tour to the Alpine pastures with a ski guide, free Zipfelbob rental at the Drachenlift
  • etc.