Saalbach At A Glance

270km of pistes
1003m resort height
1hr 30 transfer time
Intermediates & experts great for
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Saalbach Ski Breaks - Overview

Situated at 1000m, Saalbach-Hinterglemm is one of Austria's largest and most impressive ski areas, with its low altitude base helping to keep a traditional alpine feel. Offering an endless collection of pistes, strung together totalling 270km, Saalbach holds the title for ninth biggest ski area in the world. It's no wonder Saalbach ski holidays have become so popular over the years.

It's not just the blues and blacks that draw in the crowds either. The village of Saalbach has a lively apres-ski scene.

Saalbach contains a variety of accommodation options, primarily in the form of chalets and hotels. Saalbach is perfect a short break or ski weekend, being a very simple 1.5 hours from Salzburg airport.

The Saalbach-Hinterglemm ski area is better suited for intermediate and advanced skiers as there are many steep runs to be found here - some with 1000m worth of descent.

When the snow fall is good, Saalbach can give fantastic opportunities for groups of skiers looking to get high mileage under their belts and do a lot of exploring. You're able to visit many different small villages, dotted around the valley, and every day feels like a new adventure. 

As well as skiing and snowboarding there are a wealth of activities on offer in Saalbach including; an alpine coaster, curling, horse drawn sleigh rides, ice skating, night tobogganing and a tree top trail.

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Saalbach SkiCircus

The Skicircus (Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Leogang, Fieberbrunn) offers four huge resorts for the price of one area lift pass. Extending on both sides of the valley over the mountains of the Glemmtal, the area offers a wide variety of terrain and some noteworthy off-piste action.

Connected to Fieberbrunn by one of the world's most advanced lift systems, skiing here is able to suit both families and experts. Fieberbrunn in particular is a welcome addition, as not only does it contain some low-angle beginner friendly riding, it also suits the powder hungry.

A lot of the runs are north facing here, which helps combat Saalbach's low altitude. It is an intermediate and advanced skiers paradise, offering plenty of steep pistes to test your abilities. The fast-paced lifts in the Saalbach area (70 of them in total) are well connected - ensuring you get exactly to where you want to go, in quick time.

Those interested in freestyle have a choice of two different terrain parks, one above Hinterglemm and a second above Leogang. There's beginner friendly terrain available in each of the four resorts, and some fabulous freeriding in the Fieberbrunn peaks.

All in all, Saalbach is home to some fantastic skiing and boarding, suiting just about everyone that's looking for a bit of adventure. 

Après ski in Saalbach

Saalbach boasts one of the liveliest Après ski scenes in the Alps.  Bauers Schi-Alm at the base of the slopes in Saalbach is a favourite spot and Goassstall in Hinterglemm is one of the biggest parties in the area.  Schwips in the centre of Saalbach is the home of Après ski in Saalbach.  After dinner the party keeps going with Saalbach being renowned for a bustling night-life where you can party till the early hours.

Best for...

  • Short breaks
  • Short transfer
  • Après
  • Families
Saalbach Accommodation
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4* Hotel Alpin Resort & Spa
4* Hotel Alpin Resort & Spa

The Hotel Alpin Resort & Spa in Saalbach combines a central location with unbeatable facilities. Offering all-inclusive luxury in a great ski resort.

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Outdoor pool
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4* Hotel & Art Kristiana
4* Hotel & Art Kristiana

Family run and traditionally maintained, the Hotel & Art Kristiana gives you a fully fledged alpine experience in Saalbach.

  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Car parking
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The resort
Resort height - 1,003m
Highest point - 2,100m

Ski areaSaalbach Ski Circus - 270km of piste
Alpin Card inc. Zell and See and Kaprun - 408km

Blue runs 52%
Red runs 41%
Black runs 7%

Lifts - 70

Season length - December to April

Resort ratings
Beginners - 3/5
Intermediates - 5/5
Experts - 4/5
Snowboarders - 4/5
Families - 4/5
Après - 4/5
Eating out - 4/5
Charm - 4/5
Scenery - 3/5

Cross-country skiing | Nordic walking | ice skating | ice hockey | tobogganing | ski touring | hiking

Transfer time
Salzburg - 1 hour 30 minutes
Innsbruck - 2 hours 30 minutes
Munich - 2 hours 50 minutes

Alpin card lift pass (Zell am See-Kaprun-Saalbach-Hinterglemm)
3 day lift pass from £180
6 day lift pass from £330

Lily Digital Content Executive "There are more than 60 huts around the Skicircus from those offering traditional dishes, international DJs, through to open fireplaces & Jagertees" View Lily's profile
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