Originally Posted by Klimski
My former home mountain: the Planai, in Schladming, Austria has really great groomed runs. The only downside is frequent overuse of snowmaking, which often creates ice and chunks...The layout of the groomers couldn't be better though. Nice twists and turns, variation in degrees of steepness etc.
A lot of young talents in Austrian ski teams do their training there. They also stage World Cup Slaloms and GS and used to have a blinding DH until it was deemed to dangerous.
In my younger days (on 200cm Fischer RC4 race stock GS with huge steel plates and Marker race bindings) I would take the very first lift up with my brother and do the DH route on completely empty, perfectly groomed slopes, oh boy!
As long as we are going there the Hahnenkam downhill in Kitzbuhel is something everyone should try at least once, especially if you want to learn how to yodel without really trying...