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Saalbach Hinterglemm

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Saalbach Hinterglemm, Austria

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Saalbach Hinterglemm Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length200km
Highest Lift2,100m
Resort Height1,000m
 Nearest AirportsSalzburg and Innsbruck Airport
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Saalbach Hinterglemm at a glance

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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Saalbach Hinterglemm Facts, Stats and Ratings

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Ratings for Saalbach Hinterglemm
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Intermediate Skiers

How High is Saalbach Hinterglemm?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Saalbach Hinterglemm
Highest Lift2,100m
Lowest Piste1,030m
Resort Altitude (Saalbach Hinterglemm)1,000m
Max Vertical1,100m

Saalbach Hinterglemm Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Saalbach Hinterglemm
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 6 15km
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Intermediate Runs
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Easy Trails
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Saalbach Hinterglemm Summary

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

With ski lifts as high as 2,100m, snow cover is generally reliable.

Saalbach Hinterglemm Piste Map

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Saalbach Hinterglemm Overview

The second most popular destination in Austria (after the capital Vienna), Saalbach Hinterglemm offers some of the country's most exciting skiing and was the location for the 1991 Alpine World Championships. The resort was an Alpine village in its own right long before the advent of skiing.

Saalbach is marginally the larger (and louder) of the two villages, originally 4km (two and a half miles) apart, which have grown so much that they now almost meet in the middle. The chalet style hotels at Saalbach with carved wooden balconies cluster around the custard-yellow church steeple. The resort is especially popular with the Dutch and German markets,

At Hinterglemm the valley floor is broarder and the hotels larger, more up market and with the village itself more widely spead out. The two villages are neighbours and now marketed as one resort in the picturesque Glemmtal Valley, a 'dead end' valley which offers skiing on all sides and numerous access points to the slopes. It

The altitude range is quite low and, given that many of the slopes are usually sunny, this could be detrimental, but fortunately local climatic conditions (and a good deal of snow making) help to maintain cover. All building in the area is in keeping with traditional architectural design (commonly known as 'Tyrolean' chalet style', although this is the neighbouring province of Salzburgerland).

Despite the fact that much of the Saalbach Hinterglemm you see today has appeared since the 1960s, you wouldn't guess it to look at it. Only the abundance of slopeside accommodation and the 'user friendly' nature of both the ski area and the village, compared to many Austrian ski centres, give the game away.

On the Mountain

The most difficult run is the 'Zwölfer Nord'.

 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.

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

 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.

 Mountain Biking in Saalbach Hinterglemm

There is downhill mountain biking available and you can rent Mountain Bikes in Saalbach Hinterglemm.

When is Saalbach Hinterglemm open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Saalbach Hinterglemm.

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Saalbach Hinterglemm.

Snow Making

Saalbach Hinterglemm is able to make snow, on 180km of ski runs, with 452 snow cannons.

Ski Lift Capacity

The 52 ski lifts of Saalbach Hinterglemm are able to uplift 84,867 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Where is Saalbach Hinterglemm?

Saalbach Hinterglemm is in the Austrian Alps in Austria.

How can I get to Saalbach Hinterglemm?

 By Air

The nearest airports to Saalbach Hinterglemm are Salzburg, Innsbruck Airport and Munich. There are five airports within three hours drive.

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Off the Mountain

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.

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