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 and restaurants, and a variety of shops that cater to tourists. The first official mention of the settlement on the site of today’s Schladming dates back to 1180. First name of the town was Slaebnich which is of Slavic origin (Slovenian; Slabnik, Slapnik). In the early and high middle ages, the place, like the whole of Styria, belonged to the settlement of the Alpine Slavs and was part of the Slavic principality of Carantania. During the period of German colonization, the place gradually acquired a Germanic character, although many Slavic elements were preserved in culture and language.