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Welcome at Planai & Hochwurzen

the Mountains are calling

HOORAY! Planai & Hochwurzen spring skiing is on! 

As the snow is shining brightly within the warm spring sun, the joy of skiing is getting bigger and bigger! This season we have a second Funslope, Hopsi's carrot trail and a forest trail in Hopsi Winterkinderland waiting for you in the Märchenwiese area.

A winter with lots of children's and family offers!

"When I grow up I'll be a skier!": We'll help you with your dream! There are many family benefits, Minis Week and great discounts in January and Easter.

Your mountainhighlights during winterseason 2016/2017

Also this winter we want to offer you more than just world-class slopes: enjoy sunny hours at the cozy ski huts or a fast toboggan ride on the Hochwurzen. There is also a lot to discover for the little skiers among us: this year, Planai Steirereck or the Funcross Slope Planai and Hopsi's Möhrchenweg together with a funny forest walker in Hopsi Winterkinderland will be waiting for you in the Märchenwiese area.

We are looking forward to your visit to Planai and Hochwurzen!

The Planai gondola is daily operating from 8:15 to 16:15 o'clock!

your winter Experience in schladming

Mountain-Highlight´s Adventure in the snow on the Planai & Hochwurzen!
Tobogganing 7 kilometers of pure natural tobogganing on the Hochwurzen!
Hochwurzen Night Skiing Night is turned into day on the Hochwurzen!
Culinary Winter For the perfect stopovers!

Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017

It's a great honor for us to be the hosts of the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 for the second time. A special highlight of this emotional event will be the unique opening ceremony in the Planai stadium: The entering of all 107 delegations, the hoisting of the Special Olympics flag, the presenting of the Special Olympics oath and the ignition of the "Flame of Hope" - will be unforgettable moments! Here you will find all the important details about the opening ceremony on March 18, 2017 at the WM-Park Planai, the athletic competitions on the slope 32 (Hochwurzen), the Hopsilift (Rohrmoos) and everything else you need to know about this spectacular event (parking lots, timetable, etc.)

Special Olympics World Winter games in figures

  • 2,700 athletes from 107 nations
  • 1.100 coaches
  • 3,000 volunteers
  • 5,000 family members / friends
  • 800 conference participants
  • 800 media representatives
  • 1,200 MVP fans

Heartbeat for the world

Thanks to the great dedication of the late Special Olympics President Hermann Kröll († 2016), the first Olympic winter games took place outside the USA in 1993 in Schladming. In 2017, the Special Olympics World Winter Games will be hosted for the second time outside the US - again in Styria.
We hope we can convey these feelings of community and all our guests and thank you at the same time for understanding possible restrictions in daily operation!

Infos & tips for your skiing day on the Planai during the Special Olympics
March 18th

Regular skiing operation on the Planai!
Restrictions on the Planai final valley slope
> Valley descent to the valley station Planai until 16:00 possible!
Car park Planai, underground parking, P3 & P2 blocked
> Parking recommendation: Planai West and use of the 4-mountain ski swing (ascent and parking facilities at Hochwurzen I, Reiteralm and Hauser Kaibling)

> Access by car to the Planai valley station NOT possible

Bus stop relocated to Rathausplatz

Access to the cable car hall, ski depot and into the valley station Planai only possible until 16:00 clock!

March 15th until 24th Alpine skiing & snowboard competitions on the slopes 32 Hochwurzen/Rohrmoos & Hopsilift

The Planai family

Der Dachstein The leading destination - in summer & winter!
Planai Bus Our bus fleet of 13 buses will get you there!
Galsterberg The family & training ski mountain in Pruggern!
Der Wilde Berg Mautern Rendezvous with Alpine fauna & birds of prey!