No matter where you look you will see the nature and there are countless possibilities to discover it closer. You can enjoy long and cozy hikes or conquer some of the spectacular mountain peaks. You can also enjoy the nature on a bike or an e-bike. For the adventurous, there is the possibility to ride the downhill mountain bike route with a lot of speed. If you want to see something exceptional we highly recommend a trip to Schwarzensee. The lake is located at 1.150 meters above sea level and gives an insight into the diverse way of life of the animals and plant species.
Nature and landscapeOnly 10 kilometers from Hotel Planai, the Dachstein cable car takes you up to the Dachstein glacier. Dachstein is one of the most visited places in Styria and for good reason. It belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage site. At 2.700 meters you have a breathtaking view of the peaks of the Alps. The best way to enjoy this view is by going out on the "Dachstein Sky Walk" observation platform. Here you should not be dizzy, as the platform extends beyond the rock and the floor partially consists of glass. A visit to the Ice Palace is not to be missed. In the interior of the glacier you will find an impressive backdrop of ice and snow. Austria's highest suspension bridge is connected to the ice palace. The suspension bridge, which is also called "Stairway to Nothing", creates an extra thrill. If you like it more comfortable, the Planai cable car right next to the hotel takes you directly up to the panorama road; It is defenitely worth getting up early to enjoy the view to its fullest. The countless hiking trails of the region allow you to dive into the fascinating world of nature, high up in the Alps.
AdventureIf you are adventurous, you will find many opportunities in the area to increase your adrenaline levels. Whether you want to be in the air and do paragliding, stay on the water and try out rafting and canyoning, in our region it is all possible. There are also plenty of opportunities for climbing enthusiasts. Climbing in the Hochseilgarten, free climbing or ziplining - an experience you wont forget so easily. Even in bad weather, you will be offered a lot here, for example in Planet Planai, on the opposite side of Hotel Planai, you can try out the E-Go carts with up to 70 KM/H.
It is all in close proximity to Hotel Planai.
HikingWelcome to a true hikers paradise. The varied hiking routes in the Schladming-Dachstein region offer the perfect possibilities for young and old to explore the surrounding area. From the simplest hiking trails to long-distance trails, everyone will find the right trail for oneself. Opposite the hotel you can very conveniently and easy get into the hiking bus and drive to your starting point of your next hike and get back on the same bus when its time to go back to the hotel. The many cozy alpine huts located along the road invites you in. Here you get typical Austrian food, sometimes even from own production.
We highly recommend you to visit the theme route "Wilde Wasser". At the Riesach waterfall, the highest waterfall in Styria, a breathtaking ambience awaits you. In several stages a total of 14.5 km of hiking trails pass through the valley. For more info about this and other hiking experiences ask us at the reception!
Mountainbike and cyclingIn the surrounding area you will find up to 930 kilometers of bike trails, where you can experience everything from idyllic bicycle tours to exciting mountain bike routes. In Schladming there are many possibilities to rent a bike or mountain bike. The next possible rental place is right next to the hotel!
Is hiking and climbing too strenuous, but you do not want to miss out on the amazing view? Then you can rent an e-bike or mountain bike and discover the Ennstal on the bike. This is a cozy experience and you still get to see as much as if you were on a normal bike.
The downhill trails begin at 1.830 meters on the Planai and end 4.5 km later in the heart of Schladming. On 11 different trails at different levels of difficulty, every experienced downhill biker will get their money's worth.
Hopsiland PlanaiSince 1982 Hopsi, the World Cup mascot, has been the big hero among the young guests. Now the Planai Railways have considered a very special project for children: the "Hopsiland".
Already at the valley station you are greeted by the hare Hopsi, who invites you to his new home at the summit of Planai. Perhaps you're lucky and caught the new Hopsi gondola for the ride? That would be fun!
On the mountain, Hopsi personally shows you his many funny play stations. And he knows the most beautiful and great ways to explore the Planai and its nature!
The baby stroller-friendly round path is 1.5 km long and starts at the mountain station of the Planai cable car. Along the route and thus on Hopsis tracks, rocks, slides, climbing elements and even a "water world" awaits you. Cooling is guaranteed on hot summer days!
Hopsi's favorite station is in any case the oversized wooden piste: because even on summer days he likes to think of the winter on the Planai - Logic or?
The new attraction in Hopsiland is the ball track "Kugelbahn"! Bring music to the mountain and take home the beautiful wooden ball as a souvenir!
Schladming-Dachstein summer cardWith over 100 free holiday experiences and over 100 bonus services, the Schladming-Dachstein Sommercard is one of the biggest all-inclusive cards in the Alpine region. If you spend just one night in Hotel Planai between 20 May and 01 November 2022, you will automatically receive the Sommercard – without paying one cent extra – to take your holiday enjoyment to a whole new level. The Sommercard is valid after 1 PM on your arrival day and then for the full duration of your stay (including all day on the day you leave). Please always check out opening times of attractions before you go.
The Schladming-Dachstein Sommercard also allows you to ride one lift of your choosing up and down the mountain every day. All other attractions can be enjoyed as often as you wish.
Of course, our littlest guests will also receive their very own Kids Sommercard. Designed especially with families in mind, this card truly is an unbeatable holiday offer. Over 40 holiday activities are included especially for children and families.