Saalbach Hinterglemm - Ski Area Guide

Saalbach Hinterglemm, Austria

Ski Resort in Austrian Alps - 200km of Piste (1,030m to 2,100m)

Saalbach is the larger village in the duo with Hinterglemm which together make up Austria's second most popular tourist destination after Vienna. Excellent skiing for all standards and lively, noisy après-ski. Car free village centre.

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Piste and Lift Stats for Saalbach Hinterglemm
 6 Black Pistes (15km)
27Red Pistes (95km)
31Blue Pistes (90km)
60Pistes
200kmDownhill Pistes
12kmCross Country Pistes
52Ski Lifts

Saalbach Hinterglemm Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Saalbach Hinterglemm
1100mMax Vertical
2100mHighest Lift
1030mLowest Piste
1000mResort Altitude (Saalbach Hinterglemm)

Saalbach Hinterglemm

The Austrian Ski Resort of Saalbach Hinterglemm has direct access to 200km of downhill skiing, with 60 individual pistes, served by 52 ski lifts.

With skiing above 2000 metres, snow cover is generally reliable.

There is an airport within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Saalbach Hinterglemm are perfectly feasible.

Skiing in Saalbach Hinterglemm

Saalbach Hinterglemm offers one of the best integrated ski areas in Europe, with over 200km (125 miles) of trails fully lift-linked so that you can easily travel in either direction around the 'Skicircus'. Even experts will find themselves hard pressed to cover the area in a single day.

There is something for all levels of skiers to enjoy here however. This is a good choice for beginners looking for a fun first holiday; the nursery slopes are by the villages so you're never far from a pit stop if you need one, and there are eight ski schools to choose from.

Intermediates will enjoy the vast ski area the most: with numerous access points to the skiing spread along the valley, including lifts from the village centres, it's extremely easy to get up and around. The resort has invested heavily in new lifts, including some six seater bubble chairs, so queuing is minimised. The north side of the valley is especially popular.

Experts head for the Schattberg X-press lift or the gondola to the north-facing Zwölferkogel which has a three kilometre (two mile) black mogul descent back down beneath the lift. Otherwise they can strike out in to the 100km (65 miles) of off-piste terrain in the company of a local guide.

The resort has a vast array of lift tickets on offer, although all cover all the lifts. Floodlighting was recently introduced on the trails below the Unterschwarzach lift in the resort centre so that skiers and boarders can continue throughout every evening. Cross country skiers have 12km (seven miles) of trails including a new high altitude trail of 1.7 km length up at 1800 metres on the sunny side of the Glemm Valley between Reiterkogel and Rosswaldhütte.

There is a lift link over to the pretty village of Leogang in the next valley.

Snowboarding in Saalbach Hinterglemm

There's a Professional Terrain Park at the Unterschwarzachlift in Hinterglemm and at the Asitzmuldenbahn in Leogang. Both fun parks are shaped daily by a professional specialist crew. Hits at Leogang include corner jumps, big air and a variety of rails. In Hinterglemm the floodlit park has steep corners, ground waves and speed jumps.

Saalbach Hinterglemm Aprés Ski

Definitely up at the most lively end of the scale for après action, partying often begins before the lifts close in the late afternoon in the mountain restaurants directly above Saalbach. The international mix of clientele emanates largely from European nations with a reputation for enjoying themselves: the Dutch, Scandinavians, British and Germans.

The ice bars outside the hotels are popular in to the early evening, then the dozens of bars and 15 or so night spots kick in. In Hinterglemm the Londoner is generally the liveliest venue and the Glemmerkeller is busy in to the night.

Saalbach has half a dozen places for dancing. The Alibi Bar and the ancient Zum Turn (a converted jail) are also usually buzzing.

Saalbach Hinterglemm in brief

Saalbach Hinterglemm Ski Resort is:
Very good for Expert Skiers.
Excellent for Intermediate Skiers.
Very good for Beginners.
Excellent for Snowboarding.

Saalbach Hinterglemm Season Dates

We have no confirmed season dates for Saalbach Hinterglemm.

Usual opening - Late Nov.

Usual closing - Mid April.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Saalbach Hinterglemm.

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Saalbach Hinterglemm Snow Making

Snowmaking :- Saalbach Hinterglemm is able to augment natural snow, on 180km of ski runs, with 452 Snow Cannons.

Saalbach Hinterglemm Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 52 Ski Lifts of Saalbach Hinterglemm are able to uplift 84,867 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

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