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Saalfelden Ski Resort Guide

Saalfelden, Austria

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates.
Total Piste Length14km9 miles
Highest Lift1,550m5,085ft
Resort Height744m2,441ft
 Nearest AirportsSalzburg and Innsbruck Airport
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The Hinterreit ski area at Saalfalden is a small family area with a selection of T bars and a baby lift for children and beginners. The giant area of Saalbach-Hinterglemm, the most popular and one of the largest in Austria, is nearby. Hinterreit does have its own FIS training run for more advanced skiers however - attracting national teams from Austria, Germany, Norway, Britain and the Us as well as skiing greats such as Herman Maier.


The Austrian ski resort of Saalfelden is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 744m2,441ft, with 14km9 miles of marked runs.

Saalfelden has direct access to 14km9 miles of downhill skiing, with 8 marked pistes, served by a total of 5 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.


There is skiing to suit a range of abilities.


Saalfelden offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Saalfelden.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Saalfelden?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Saalfelden.

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Ski Area Stats

Saalfelden Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 1 1km1 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 3 6km4 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 3 6km4 miles
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 1 1km1 miles
Total Length
14km9 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
80km50 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Saalfelden Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,550m5,085ft
Lowest Piste744m2,441ft
Resort Altitude (Saalfelden)744m2,441ft
Max Vertical806m2,644ft

Location and Map

Where is Saalfelden?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer, Zell am See.


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How to get there

 By Air

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

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


Ski Lift Capacity

The five ski lifts are able to uplift 3,500 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 2km1 miles of ski runs, with 10 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Saalfelden open?

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

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

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Saalfelden, 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 Saalfelden Tourist Office for the latest.

Saalfelden Webcams

The Webcams in Saalfelden are not always up-to-date. Please check the date on the image to ensure you are seeing current snow conditions.