BikePark Schladming, Planai Bike Park

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Coburgstrasse 53 8970 Schladming Steiermark - Austria
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90km south of Salzburg, Central Austria
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Schladming Bike Park also know as Planai Bike Park is Austria's longest downhill track, starting at 1839 meters. There is a choice of 12 trails.

Bike Park Tracks 

  • Rookie Trail (top station): offers tight bends and low gradients. The ideal terrain also for beginners.
  • Biker Cross (final slope): delicately shaped jumps, rollers and banked runs.
  • Flowline (starting at the mid station):  a gravelled slope with numerous easy obstacles. These include tables, small step-ups and step-downs as well as wooden Northshore trails and drops.
  • Jack Lumber Trail: Jack Lumber is the first Northshore trail in the Bikepark and is wrapped around a massive rock a few meters above the ground. It should only be ridden by experienced bikers because you might risk a heavy fall.
  • Dirtpark: here you can get some AIRTIME. The Dirtpark offer both beginners and pros the chance to enhance their style.
  • Downhill track Pro: Austrias longest downhill track on the Planai is a true legend. It starts at 1830 meters ASL and can be accessed via the Planai gondola. From there, you can ride down through beautiful natural surroundings; pass the reservoir lake till you finally reach the mid station at 1325m ASL, where you are provided with a washing station and the basic tools.
  • Downhill track Worldcup: Top to bottom – here you can ride on the trail of Gee Atherton, Sam Hill and Lapierre rider Sam Blenkinsop, who have all been able to win a World Cup race on the Planai. It’s not for the faint-hearted.
  • Downhill Advanced: The downhill advanced track was built along the former world cup downhill ride and is an excellent way of bypassing the difficult passages.
  • Pump track: is a circuit specifically designed to gain speed and keep it up without pedalling, just using a dynamic riding style, and thus improving your technique lap by lap. It’s the perfect place to get fully exhausted after a couple of downhill rides.
  • Freeride Tracks with Singletrails
  • Kiddy Superpark: specially designed for kids and beginners to enjoy themselves on the wave track. The integrated training features provide a good preparation to go into the Bikepark terrain afterwards.
  • NEW 2016 – Fairy Tail: An easy route with a moderate slope, which is perfect for families.

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  • Facilities are excellent, Parking at the lift, bike wash, bike hire, shop and service. Accommodation in town, good restaurants, Supermarkets, and nightlife too. Schladming is a good town with a good atmosphere. Rail connections are good too, the station is about 1km from the park.
  • Rental bikes @alpreif bikecenter planai are available.

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Overall rating 
 
4.2
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If you are in the area for a few days then try Wagrain bike Park first for a warm up session, about 40mins drive away.

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Good Points
Full on, fun, fun, fun. I spent a year living in Schladming so couldn't resist the pull of the downhill (ski and MTB). As my first proper MTB downhill experience the Planai was a baptism of fire, but what a fire! The main trail is pretty full-on, takes a pretty direct line down the hill for 1100m of vert, has a good variety of conditions as you descend, plenty of jumps, banked corners, roots, rocks, switch backs, etc. Plenty of braking bumps later in the season, definitely best enjoyed on a downhiller. Ride-able in wet conditions, some muddy sections, but being quite steep mostly drys out pretty quick.

The newer trails such as the flow line are terrific, offering smoother man made flowing rides.

Always one or two mountain huts open at the top for a strudel and beer.

Bad Points
Given the vert available a shame there's not more trails.
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