Schladming

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Schladming
Schladming in late-June 2006
Schladming in late-June 2006
Coat of arms of Schladming
Coat of arms
Schladming is located in Austria
Schladming
Schladming
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°23′39″N 13°41′21″E / 47.39417°N 13.68917°E / 47.39417; 13.68917Coordinates: 47°23′39″N 13°41′21″E / 47.39417°N 13.68917°E / 47.39417; 13.68917
Country Austria
State Styria
District Liezen
Government
 • Mayor Jürgen Winter (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total 10.3 km2 (4.0 sq mi)
Elevation 745 m (2,444 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 4,402
 • Density 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 8970
Area code 03687
Vehicle registration GB
Website www.schladming.at

Schladming (Central Bavarian: Schlaming) is a small former mining town in the northwest of the Austrian state of Styria that is now a popular tourist destination. It has become a large winter sports resort and has held various skiing competitions, including most notably the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1982 and the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2013. The shopping area has many cafes, restaurants and a variety of shops that cater to tourists.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 1,259 —    
1880 1,421 +12.9%
1890 1,487 +4.6%
1900 1,721 +15.7%
1910 2,011 +16.9%
1923 1,948 −3.1%
1934 2,132 +9.4%
1939 2,200 +3.2%
1951 3,189 +45.0%
1961 3,249 +1.9%
1971 3,460 +6.5%
1981 3,918 +13.2%
1991 4,377 +11.7%
2001 4,570 +4.4%
2011 4,477 −2.0%

Recreation[edit]

Winter sports[edit]

The local peak for winter sports is the Planai. A six-seater cable car with a middle station takes tourists up the mountain. The Planai consists of many "red" and "black" slopes for competitive skiers, and there are also many "blue" slopes for beginners but generally the Planai is an intermediate to expert mountain. The Hochwurzen is the other mountain in Schladming. It has three main red runs off the four man chair lift and a sledge run. This mountain is better suited to more experienced boarders and skiers. There is a fifteen-man cable car which can take groups of up to five to the top.

Schladming hosted the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2013.

Non-winter months[edit]

The surrounding mountains are popular with climbers and hikers and country lovers. In the summer there are downhill toboggan runs and an outdoor swimming complex is open.

The UCI Mountainbike Worldcup has taken place in Schladming since 2004. In 2010 the Mountainbike Worldcup in Schladming was relocated to Leogang due to do construction work for the Ski World Championships in 2013.[2]

Transport[edit]

There is a bus service that runs up and down the Planai and surrounding mountains throughout the year. There are many ski lifts on the mountains, some catering especially for small runs.

Twin Cities[edit]

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