Saalbach-Hinterglemm Ski Resort

Saalbach and Hinterglemm are Siamese in nature as they share a close connection at the hip. Add Leogang and Fieberbrunn and you have the Skicircus, a huge lowland area in the Austrian Alps. Skiing is however just one of the many beautiful things about Saalbach- a charming village with a social skiing life that goes on well after dusk.

The adjacent villages of Saalbach and Hinterglemm are just 3 kilometers apart but alongside Leogang and Fieberbrunn, the Skicircus they form is one of Austria’s largest lift-linked ski areas. This area has 270 km of ski slopes- 140km of blue runs, 112km of a more difficult red and 18km of black slopes, linked by 70 lifts. This is great for skiers that love wide runs, especially in good snow conditions. There are nursery slopes at Saalbach and Hinterglemm for starters, as well as many options of ski schools. Lovers of difficult terrains can have speed skiing tests, freeride trails through the trees, and late-night floodlit runs.

There is a noteworthy caution about the snow conditions-the Skicircus at below 2,000 requires snow guns and vigorous grooming to keep the main runs skiable when nature falls short but the temperatures are cold enough for man-made snow-making. The best you can expect in the immediate area during a warm spring are mushy white strips in and around the hills. There is an ongoing feasible solution which is a merger of the Skicircus with Zell am See and the Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun glacier ski area. The connecting lifts are yet to be built but for now you can reach the glacier via bus and a special lift pass afterwards.


Transfer from Airport Salzburg, Innsbruck or Munich to ski area

For the winter season, Austria Transfer Service offers transfer from the airport Salzburg, Innsbruck or Munich to the ski areas. You can book a taxi transfer from the Salzburg airport to the ski resort and ride in their comfortable vehicles or a minibus (standard or a deluxe vehicle for any number of passengers).

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Where to stay

The village is largely traffic-free, the mountainous backdrop can be stunningly picturesque and the accommodation is mostly in low-rise traditional buildings that are pleasing on the eye. If you have to wake up with a hangover on a cold winter’s morning, this is a nice place to do it in.

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