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Ski Holidays in Saalbach, Austria

Saalbach is set in the province of Salzburgerland. This magnificent ski area is renowned for its excellent range of pistes and efficient lift system. The Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn boasts 270 km of slopes and is one of the largest ski areas in Austria. Beginners have 140 km of blue pistes to learn their first turns, while intermediates will enjoy the 112km of red runs across the ski area and experts have 18 km of black slopes to test their skills on.

Resort Statistics

Ski holidays in Saalbach Austria
Level Rating Runs
Beginners 140
Intermediates 110
Advanced 20
Total Runs 270
Good for
  • Off piste
  • Families
  • Groups
Resort features Nightclub Indoor Pool Health Spa Skidoo Walking Trails Gym Parapenting Snowshoeing Snow sure Traditional village resort Lively après ski Picturesque Supermarket Tourist Office
Resort Statistics
Resort Altitude 1003m
Highest Lift 2096m
Total Piste 270km
Longest Run 7km
Directions of Slopes N, S
Uphill Capacity 84748
Total Lifts 70
Gondolas/Cable cars 28
Chairlifts 22
Drag Lifts 20
Snow Parks 5

Skiing in Saalbach

In winter 2015/16 a new high speed gondola named ‘Tirol S’ will connect Saalbach-Hinterglemm-Leogang with Fieberbrunn increasing the ski area to 270km making it one of the largest ski areas in Austria.

On powder days you'll also find tremendous off piste through the trees, and local guides eager to show you the way. Saalbach itself is a superb ski resort with an attractive village centre and a lively, traditional atmosphere. The area has an excellent snow record as well as some wonderful sun traps where you can sit out on the terraces of rustic mountain restaurants, relax and enjoy the views on your ski holidays in Saalbach.

Ski holidays in Saalbach allow you to explore the large ski area, with over 200km of pistes in the Alpine Circus and is linked to the neighbouring ski resort of Leogang. With such a large ski area there is terrain to suit all levels on ski holidays in Saalbach, although it does favour the intermediate cruiser.

Snow conditions in Saalbach

Almost all of the ski circus ski area has snow making facilities which contribute to the natural snowfall for more guaranteed skiing throughout most of the season.

Apres-ski, restaurants and other activities in Saalbach

Saalbach has a reputation for superb nightlife and boasts a number of popular haunts. The villages have more than 30 pubs and bars and 9 clubs/discos. During the day top-prepared, beginner-friendly but selective slopes – right down to the village. But as soon as dusk falls the party fever in Saalbach Hinterglemm begins-side bars come to life, followed by the villages' pubs, bars and clubs with DJs and regular live music - taking you through until the early hours with your ski boots still on.

Other activities include:

  • Skidooing
  • Tobogganing
  • Funcross, easy park and learn to ride park
  • Night park (Hinterglemm)
  • Snowtubing
  • Ice skating and curling
  • Speed and race slopes
  • Floodlit skiing (Hinterglemm)
  • Ice karting
  • Bowling
  • Hiking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Treetop tail
  • Paragliding
  • Sleigh rides
  • Indoor tennis (Hinterglemm)

Family Skiing in Saalbach

Saalbach is a favourite for families. The resort has an amazing 270km of ski slopes, including 112km of blue pistes, perfect for mixed abilities and ages. There is a first class ski school where you’ll be well looked after.

Off the piste, there are two floodlit toboggan runs, including a route that goes down into Hinterglemm which is 3.5km long! This is great fun for the entire family. Other activities include tubing, curling, paragliding, snow parks and horse drawn sleigh rides - the family definitely won’t get bored in Saalbach Hinterglemm.

Group Skiing in Saalbach

With plenty of umbrella bars, pubs and discos means Saalbach Hinterglemm can be classed as one of the best après ski destinations in the Alps!

Hotels in Saalbach are large enough to handle big groups, this teamed with a short transfer and plenty of skiing means that Saalbach is a great all-round destination to keep everyone happy. 

Transfer time in Saalbach

Just 86 km away is Salzburg international airport which is a short drive or bus transfer from resort. Innsbruck and Munich are also close by.