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Leogang

Leogang Ski Resort Guide

Leogang, Austria

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length28km17 miles
Highest Lift1,910m6,266ft
Resort Height800m2,625ft
 Nearest AirportsSalzburg and Innsbruck Airport
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Leogang

Sharing the Saalbach - Hinterglemm ski area, Leogang offers the best of both worlds - a delightful little village with excellent nursery slopes, and the option of a huge lift-linked ski area, suiting all standards, on the doorstep.

Summary

The Austrian ski resort of Leogang is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 800m2,625ft, with 28km17 miles of marked runs.

Leogang is part of the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn area with access to 270km168 miles of downhill skiing, with 117 marked pistes, served by a total of 70 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Leogang itself (28km17 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn ski resorts of Fieberbrunn and Saalbach Hinterglemm.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Leogang?

The next notable snow forecast is 2cm1in, expected on 1 December.

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Ski Area Stats

Leogang Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
155km3 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
9525km16 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
9020km12 miles
Downhill
Total Length
28km17 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
38km24 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
10

Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
1218km11 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
37112km70 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
68140km87 miles
Downhill
Total Length
270km168 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
70

Altitudes

Leogang Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,910m6,266ft
Resort Altitude (Leogang)800m2,625ft
Lowest Piste795m2,608ft
Max Vertical1,110m3,642ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Leogang
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Leogang Overview

Leogang is a pretty, traditional village with a strong cultural identity. Located in the Pizgauer area of Austria the mixture of old and new building have been tastefully integrated and are loosely centred on its village church with its onion-domed tower.

For skiers looking to escape from over-developped modern ski resorts but still wanting the facilities of a big modern resort it offers the twin benefits of being a cosy, picturesque little village but well connected to the huge and popular Saalbach Hinterglemm ski circus. It also has a reputation for being far more reasonably priced than its larger neighbours. The resort has a particularly good snow record for its altitude and is easy to reach from Salzburg.

 Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Steilhang Abfahrt 89a'.

Skiing

Leogang's local skiing is dominated by the Greater Astiz mountain. The journey to the top of this can now be completed in 12 minutes in an 8 seater gondola, the base of which is located at a carpark five minutes drive from the village centre. This lift replaced an old chair lift connection in the early '90s which used to take over an hour to make the same link. Once at the top of the lift you have the choice of enjoying the huge sunny bowl above the trees that lies between Leogang's skiing and the start of the Saalbach Huinterglemm Circus, or taking one of the wonderful long runs back down through the trees on north facing slopes to Leogang itself. Leogang's local skiing is seen as some of the best that there is from Saalbach Hinterglemm.

If you wish to go further afield it 's 16km (10 miles) from Leogang to the furthest point at Zwolferkogel in Hinterglemm. The resort has an excellent snow record, boosted in recent years by the introduction of new snow cannons on the home run back to the resort under the Asitz gondola. Much of the terrain will suit recreational holiday skiers best with nearly 90% of the trails graded easy or 'intermediate' - for those who have skied two or three years or more). These include a few small areas served by half a dozen lifts right next to the village which are ideal for beginners or anyone wishing to just make a few runs in the morning or afternoon.

Experts should try the black runs of Schattberg and Zwolferkogel or take a guide on the extensive off-piste powder fields.

Cross country skiers have 38km of trails locally to try, ranging from easy to very difficult, and they are prepared as soon as the snow falls, equipment may be rented locally if required and there are access points throughout the village.

Leogang offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.

Snowboarding

Snowboarders will want to head over to the Saalbach side for the most 'boarder friendly attitude in the Alps. They're so keen on snowboarding there that they've actually banned skiers from 12 KM (7 miles) of slopes which are reserved solely for 'boarders! This is of course the reverse of the norm and the result of a policy adopted in the mid-'90s to attract the fashionable snowboard market to that fashionable resort.

Saalbach has a fun park with halfpipes and has even developed new instruction techniques in snowboarding on reserved snowboard learning slopes. Annual contests in the Circus include the Continental Open which attracts international experts each January.

Location and Map

Where is Leogang?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in Zell am See, Salzburg.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Leogang is Salzburg, 70 minutes drive away.

Innsbruck Airport, Munich, Linz, Klagenfurt, Ljubljana and Bolzano airports are all within three hours drive.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 10 ski lifts are able to uplift 14,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 9km6 miles of ski runs, with 353 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Leogang open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

Leogang Piste Map
Leogang

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Leogang, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Leogang Tourist Office for the latest.

Talking about Leogang

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Leogang Webcams

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Aprés Ski

Much of the après ski begins up on the mountain at one of the area's many excellent ski huts - especially the Alm Bar (formerly the Schnapperhut) or the Riederalm. Down in the village the Kralleralm is the general off-the-slopes meeting point for locals and visitors alike (not to be confused with the Krallerhof).

The fun normally continues with toboganning, rafting or sleigh rides, a couple of late night spots in the hotels are usually open past midnight, sometimes with music.

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