Austria - Saalbach-Hinterglemm - Saalbach
Saalbach - the ultimate winter holiday!
The well-known resort of Saalbach, in the middle of a breathtaking mountain setting, lies at 1,003 m. The Glemm Valley used to be a poor farmers' valley, but today it entices with lively villages and a winter sports paradise. The bypass tunnel means the centre is virtually traffic-free, so that it's possible to take an easy stroll through the pedestrian zone.
The route to the lifts and pistes is short, and the sporting, apres ski and culture opportunities leave nothing to be desired. There is almost every activity here, that you may wish to partake in! Besides some relaxed shopping in the pedestrian zone you can also try tobogganing, snow rafting and snow tubing or a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride.
The lift pass "Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Fieberbrunn" gives you access to seamless skiing fun on incredible 270 km of piste in the new lift connection "Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn". With its motto "two federal states, one ski lift", the connection between the Skicircus and Fieberbrunn with a total of 83 lifts and a huge selection of piste can be counted among the largest ski areas in the world.
The new 10 person gondola puts the new connection into practice and increases the selection of pistes by 20 percent. The new gondola runs from the valley station Reckmoos-South to the middle station at the valley of Hörndlingergraben, and finally up to the Reiterkogel, i.e. the ski area's centre. On an altitude of 2,096 m, pure fun on the slopes is guaranteed! The ski circus offers numerous beautiful carving slopes, mogul pistes, steep slopes, a racing track with time keeping and two flood-lit pistes. Huge amounts of snow making system cater for guaranteed snow.
If you would like to explore the blue pleasure pistes around Saalbach, including the world cup piste at the Kohlmais, you're recommended to try the Saalbach circuit. On a length of 16 km is surrounds the resort on both sides of the Glemm valley slopes.
Pros can show off their skills on the pistes "Zwölferkogel Nord" and "Schattberg Nord". Wonderful freeride opportunities can be found at the Zwölferkogel West and Schattberg-West, but those are definitely only reserved for true professionals. Freestylers will find a true paradise in the ski circus: you can let of steam in three snowparks and a boardercross slope. In the whole ski circus there are more than 30 Wi-Fi hotspots available.
If the new lift connection still isn't big enough for you, we can recommend you to upgrade your lift pass to the Kitzbüheler Alpen AllStarCard (see ski region). It is valid for the ski areas Wilder Kaiser - Brixental, Schneewinkel, and Ski Juwel (Alpbachtal and Wildschönau), among others. The lift pass invites you to experience limitless skiing fun in 9 ski regions in Tyrol and Salzburg on over 1,000 kilometres of piste!
The colder the temperatures, the hotter the atmosphere! Après ski is the name of the game in Saalbach and Hinterglemm! Already during the day, around numerous rustically cosy huts invite you in to toast to a perfect day's skiing, and are the magnet of après ski. A visit to the "Hinterhagalm" and the "Bauer's Schi-Alm" is compulsory for every après ski fan! Numerous bars and pubs in all style variations continue this in the evening and invite you in to party and flirt. Even the discos have something for every music taste, whether that be rock, pop, rave, techno, foxtrot or a waltz. Those looking for Oktoberfest atmosphere in Winter will find just that at the mountain station of the Asitz lift at 1,763 m in the AsitzBräu. It's not much of a surprise that the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn was already awarded for its large offer of apres ski possibilities.
For anyone who would prefer it a bit cosier, there are numerous restaurants and cafés available. Just ask your host where you can eat the original "Pinzgauer meals". Or take a relaxing stroll through the virtually traffic-free village. Sporting facilities are also numerous: no matter if ice skating, tobogganing, high-speed snow-tubing or romantic rides in horse-drawn sledges, there is something for everyone.
Saalbach-Hinterglemm and the surrounding region offers a small but marvellous cross-country area. There is a high-altitude trail at 1,100 -1,400 m (ascent with the Reiterkogel gondola) and a 8 km long stretch in the area of Hinterglemm. And still the cross-country areas in Leogang and Maishofen (6 km) join the widespread network of the Saalbach valley, which totals in 145 kilometres of perfectly prepared pistes available for use.
Resort Highest point: 2,096m | Lowest point: 830m | Skiing Region: 1,003m
LIFTS - Chairlifts: 22 | Cablecars: 27 | Total: 83
SLOPES - Blue: 140 km | Red: 110 km | Black: 20 km
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