- Party Resort
- Short Transfer
- Large ski area (270 km)
At a glance
Ski holidays to Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria
“Vast, modern ski area and great après-ski”
The Ski Circus Saalbach-Hinterglemm-Leogang-Fieberbrunn is one of the most modern and extensive ski areas in Europe and offers an impressive 270 kilometres of piste. It is now lift-linked with Zell am See-Kaprun and the ‘Ski Alpin Card’ covers over 400 kilometres of piste.
Saalbach and Hinterglemm, just 4 kilometres up the valley, have plenty of Hotel options and both resorts enjoy an excellent reputation for lively après-ski, nightlife and wonderful mountain restaurant huts. Off the beaten track, the resort of Leogang offers back-door access to the same area.
On the Mountain
Whether beginners, blue run cruisers, mileage monsters or powder-hunting freeriders, the vast Ski Circus really does offer something for everyone. The recent link to Fieberbrunn has bolted on a freeride playground, the lift link to Zell am See-Kaprun has extended the lift pass coverage to over 400 kilometres of piste and the level of investment shows with new lifts being built or replaced every winter.
For beginners, the nursery slopes are conveniently located directly above the resort centres of Saalbach and Hinterglemm within walking distance of most of the hotels.
For intermediate skiers and above, you could not ask for more: A huge network of blue and red runs run up both sides of the Glemm Valley and there are nine lift access points along the valley which is also served by a free ski bus service. A number of different day circuits around the area are well signposted and you can even ski to Zell am See on the same lift pass.
Advanced and expert skiers will love the steep blacks on the north-facing slopes and the recent link to snowy Fieberbrunn has opened up some impressive off-piste freeride routes.
To complete the experience, there are some wonderful rustic mountain huts with panoramic sun terraces and the level of competition keeps the quality high, the service keen and the prices refreshingly low.
Off the Mountain
Saalbach’s resort centre is compact and traffic-free with most of its hotels, cafés, bars and restaurants located here within easy walking access of the lifts.
Après-ski is very lively in Saalbach and Hinterglemm with a wide choice of bars at the bottom of the slopes and in resort. A couple of hundred metres above Saalbach’s centre, the legendary Hinterhagalm draws the crowds from 3pm while the goat-themed (!) Goasstall in Hinterglemm is the après haunt of choice. For night owls, both resorts have late night bars, lounges and clubs.
Aside from the great skiing, snowboarding and après-ski, holidaymakers can also enjoy tobogganing, sleigh rides, ice skating, bowling and floodlit skiing. In March, check out the White Pearl Mountain Days - a 2-week festival of spring skiing, DJ’s, live music, gourmet events and alpine lifestyle.
Please note we do not have local Resort Managers in Saalbach. Our guests enjoy the remote services (24/7 mobile) of our Resort Managers who are based in the Kitzbüheler Alps region.
Insider Guide :: Resort Highlights
- Take a coffee (or glühwein) break at the rustic Pfefferalm above Hinterglemm
- Enjoy Spring Skiing at its finest with White Pearl Mountain Days
- Head on over to Leogang for long valley descents in the shadow of the magnificent Leoganger Steinberge mountains
- Ask a local for their Mountain Restaurant tips – the choice is huge!
- Hit the Snowpark day and night
- Lunch at one of our favourites at the top of Leogang - ‘Die Alte Schmiede’, the Old Smithy with its ‘Olde Worlde’ design
- Check out the uber-cool Hendl Fischerei Mountain Club in Leogang
- Clock up the miles and check your daily vertical and skiing metres by keying your lift pass number into www.skiline.cc