Hauser-Kaibling – one of our favourite skiing areas in Styria, Austria. Only a two hour drive away from our home in Graz. Part of the big skiing region Schladming-Dachstein and Ski Amadé.
Located at the Eastern area of the Alps, just next to the Dachstein glacier, you will find a mountain region perfect for winter sports. Schladming-Dachstein. It is by far the biggest and most modern skiing region within Styria. It’s therefore the go-to skiing place for a ton of winter sport and mountain lovers.
Schladming-Dachstein – Styria’s biggest and most modern ski region
Hauser Kaibling is the first of four mountains of the region Schladming-Dachstein. All four mountains are perfectly connected to each other with lots of skiing lifts and gondolas.
You can easily spend a day or two just skiing at Hauser Kaibling’s perfectly prepared slopes or having fun at the other attractions the mountain has the offer.
Hauser Kaibling – with an altitude of 2015m – is the highest of the four mountains of the region Schladming-Dachstein. It has a beautiful summit cross, which you can reach just by walking a few meters uphill from the exit of a skiing lift.
The various ski slopes with a total length of 123 kilometres allow a fun and thrilled ride for all levels and from young to old.
For the ambitious skier, Hauser Kaibling has the perfect offer: ski slopes, moguls, and powder runs in the wild terrain. A true challenge is the ski-route on Hauser Kaibling’s east-slope. Ski routes are terrains that are not prepared, hence the terrain is natural as it is. If you are one of the first entering after fresh snow, you will for sure have a marvellous experience creating the first tracks in the powder.
From the Kaiblingalm you can pass over to the neighbouring mountain Planai in Schladming, which is also famous for the annually FIS world cup night race.
Perfectly located close to the eastern end of the Alps
Only two hours away from the Graz and less than three hours away from Vienna makes this place easily accessible from the two biggest cities of Austria, as well as all eastern parts of the country.
The region around Dachstein glacier is the most eastern end of the central European alps, so Hauser Kaibling is the first big skiing hotspot. Moreover, it’s part of Ski Amadé, which is Austria’s biggest ski area organization, allowing access to 25 skiing areas with 760 kilometres of ski slopes with the same ski ticket.
There are two valley runs, the WM-downhill FIS-Abfahrt and Prennerabfahrt, that bring you directly down to the base station of the 8-seater gondola and the large car park. If you stay at the 4 star wellness resort Höflehner, you can take a valley run, which directly ends at the hotel and the chair lift Höfli Express.
Sunbathing with gorgeous mountain views
One thing we like the most about being on Austria’s mountains during winter is that all the foggy weather stays down in the valleys, but in most of the cases you have blue skies and sunshine on the mountain summits.This is when winter shows itself from the most possible beautiful side.
Hauser Kaibling has a lot of spots to enjoy these perfect winter days such as the pleasure island. At an altitude of 1800m sunbeds and sunchairs await you with panoramic views of all surrounding mountain peaks such as Dachstein Glacier, Hochkönig or Grimming.
Moreover, there is Wi-Fi available, so you will always stay connected and can share the momentinstantly with friends and family.Another great place to take a sunbath is to take a rest at one of the ski huts since most of them have a really nice outside terrace. And of course, you should not miss out on traditional Austrian food and desserts. YUUUM!
Fun activities in the snow
If there is still space for even more variety and fun you might as well check out the XXL Funslope, with lot’s of attractions such as a policeman monitoring your speed and high five hands. If you want to get of the skies for a minute, there is another really nice attraction for animal lovers. Close to the hotel Höflehner, even possible to see from the chair lift “Höfi Express 1” there is the Höflehner deer park. You can go there and watch the animals from the fence and if you’re lucky you might even observe animal feeding.
We had an amazing time at the skiing region of Hauser Kaibling and are already looking forward to coming back soon. If you are looking for an epic place to stay, recharge after skiing with some amazing spa time, check out Hotel Höflehner.
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