Part of the Skiing Amade area Riteralm is one of 4 mountains all linked together to form a pretty substantial area of approximately 160 km of pistes. The most famous resort being Schladming, which has hosted the World Championships. The pistes are nearly all through trees, fairly steep, but wide and well groomed, all have snow making which runs night and day! – Typical ski race territory – it will suit confident intermediates and more experienced skiers best. There are excellent beginners slopes at Rohrmoos, connected by lifts and pistes or a 5 mile bus ride away.

There are numerous campsites located in the valley, and there were several vans wild camping, although there were signs saying this was not allowed.

We stayed at Reiteralm Camping/ Gasthof Brunner This site is next to the slopes and a large gondola lift, (less than 400m walk), based in the village of Gleiming. It takes around 50 vans, tightly packed together it has electricity, (which is metered and charged per kw). There is a good shower block, and separate indoor facility for black & grey water disposal. Cost was around 20 euros per night.

Update October 2009:  The above link to Gasthof Brunner now redirects to At the time of writing there were problems with the English section of the site.

The village has a number of hotels, with restaurants, and a couple of fairly quiet bars, a ski shop, ski school, and cash machine – but no supermarket or other shops – there are a number of supermarkets about 5 miles away – or you can go to Schladming for the full retail therapy – the free bus will take you there but only up to about 5 p.m.

Report by Graham Smith.