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Saalbach

Overview

Saalbach is a traditional attractive Austrian village joined to its neighbour of just 4 kms along the valley, Hinterglemm. Both offer convenient accommodation with great access to the skiing in this sunny location. Saalbach is an unusual Austrian resort in that it offers ski convenience with traditional village atmosphere. There are two modern fast lifts in the village centre where most of the accommodation is situated, so you get pretty Austrian village with French high altitude resort ski convenience. Hinterglemm the village has a more varied architectural style than the prettier Saalbach, although it's no ugly duckling. Both resorts have a selection of accommodation rather from 2 star pensions to 5 star hotels. 

This supern ski area will appeal greatly to intermediates with the slopes providing a circuit and a fast modern lift system, probably better than any other Austrian resort. The resorts of Leogang and now Fieberbrunn are connected to include over 270KM of piste on this vast network. 

Intermediates will regard this area as skiing heaven with the anticlockwise circuit of the entire valley well within the reach of even the "nervous intermediate". The runs down to the resort of Leogang are a particular favourite of ours with some of the best snow in the resort found on this side of the mountain.

Experts will probably find little to excite them on the "Ski Circus" but there are a few genuine black runs one of which is the Black from the top of the Schattberg gondola which can be a great blast down into the village of Saalbach. If snow conditions are favourable the off piste can be good and uncrowded.

The nursery slopes in Saalbach are next to the centre of the village & Hinterglemm’s area for beginners is spacious and away from the main slopes. The whole area is a very good area to progress to and beginners will find many slopes to hone their new found skills.

Apres ski in Saalbach is very lively and starts everywhere at around 4pm. A must for the first timer is the Hinterhag Alm where everyone is dancing and partying in their ski boots, when that finishes it`s ski back down to the resort to continue the party.




Offslope/apres ski

Known for their lively après ski, neither resort is for those looking for a quiet holiday. By the end of the afternoon most bars are busy & the entertainment continues on into the night. Most of the accommodation is in hotels offering full catering so there are not a lot of eateries but those there are offer good value & variety. Beyond skiing the resorts offer little to do and the shops are mainly those selling winter sports equipment or supermarkets.

 

Our View

Great ski convenient villages and an intermediate's heaven. Fantastic après ski, a really lively resort described by many as the best apres ski in the Alps.

 

 

 




Resort Results & Filters

At a glance

Chalets:
2
Hotel & Apartments:
25
Pistes:
270 km
Resort height:
1003m
Top station:
2097m

Suitability

Experts:
2 stars
Intermediates:
5 stars
Beginners:
3 stars
Non-Skiers:
3 stars
Scenery:
3 stars
Resort charm:
4 stars
Nightlife:
5 stars

Positives

  • Large intermediate ski area
  • good for beginners too
  • Good lift system
  • Lively village mainly traffic free
  • One of the best for an all round skiing holiday

Negatives

  • Snow conditions can be affected by sunny slopes
  • Not much expert skiing
  • Sprawling village centres

 


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Alpenhotel REF: AI0115

One of Saalbach’s leading hotels owned by Herr Thomas and his family who provide a warm welcome and personal service. The hotel has excellent le...

Resort : Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 9 stars
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Alpin Resort Sport and Spa

Alpin Resort Sport and Spa REF: CN0097

Offering excellent standards of comfort and cuisine, the All Inclusive Alpinresort Sport & Spa offers great value for money and is situated in a q...

Resort : Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 9 stars
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Austria Trend Hotel Alpine Resort

Austria Trend Hotel Alpine Resort REF: AI0111

Fieberbrunn Situated right next to the piste and opposite the Doischberg gondola, this modern and stylish hotel provides excellent facilities and s...

Resort : Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
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£879 PP
for 7 days
Bergers Sporthotel

Bergers Sporthotel REF: CN0099

Lovingly run by the attentive family Brandl-Berger, who take great pride in their personal service, the Bergers Sporthotel is ideally located in the v...

Resort : Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
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Gardenhotel Theresia

Gardenhotel Theresia REF: AI0117

Owned by the welcoming Brettermeier family, the superior Theresia mixes contemporary with traditional styles, and is the only hotel in the province of...

Resort : Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 9 stars
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£1199 PP
for 7 days
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Hotel Bauer REF: CN0095

The Bauer is one of Saalbach's leading hotels. The Bauer-Gegenhuber family place great value on high standards of cuisine and personal service. Al...

Resort : Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
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Hotel Alpen Karawanserai REF: CN0084

Formerly known as Hotel Tirolerhof, this property was completely rebuilt and refurbished for Winter 09/10. The new hotel combines modern contemporary ...

Resort : Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
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Hotel Alpin Juwel

Hotel Alpin Juwel REF: CN0094

This stylish ski in/ski out hotel was newly built in 2012 on the slopes with its own lift that drops you directly into the village centre. Decorated i...

Resort : Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria
Sleeps : 160 - 180
Rating : 8 stars
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Hotel Alpine Palace

Hotel Alpine Palace REF: AI0119

A contemporary mix of old and new, the Alpine Palace has a luxurious feel with modern alpine features, and enjoys excellent leisure and spa facilities...

Resort : Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 10 stars
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Hotel Austria

Hotel Austria REF: AI0385

We are pleased to introduce this recently refurbished hotel to our programme. The new dining room with house bar and cosy cellar bar are a popular mee...

Resort : Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 6 stars
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Hotel Central

Hotel Central REF: CN0104

This popular B&B hotel enjoys a superb location on Saalbach's high street, 2 minutes from the main Schattberg lift and close to all the bars &...

Resort : Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 6 stars
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Hotel Glemmtalerhof

Hotel Glemmtalerhof REF: AI0118

Conveniently located in the centre of the village and close to the lifts, the recently rebuilt Glemmtalerhof is justifiably proud of its new 4 star su...

Resort : Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 9 stars
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£929 PP
for 7 days
Hotel Hinterhag

Hotel Hinterhag REF: SSB0185

It is now possible to ski straight from the piste to the front of the hotel, which has been built using local aged wood and glass. Relax under the gig...

Resort : Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 6 stars
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Hotel Kendler

Hotel Kendler REF: CN0093

In a superb ski in/ski out location at the top of Saalbach’s high street just 20m from the Bernkogel lift,. ‘Small and refined’ is t...

Resort : Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
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Hotel Panther

Hotel Panther REF: CN0096

Enjoying an enviable position in Saalbach’s pedestrianised centre, just 50m away from the Bernkogel and Maiskogel &Sonnleit ski lifts, 200m ...

Resort : Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
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Hotel Post REF: CN0105

The Post is situated in the heart of Saalbach’s lively resort centre giving easy access to the wide range of shops, restaurants and après-ski ba...

Resort : Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 9 stars
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Hotel Reisinger

Hotel Reisinger REF: CN0106

The Reisinger Hotel offers simple style accommodation in a great central location, just a few metres from Hinterglemm resort centre and 150m from the ...

Resort : Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 7 stars
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Hotel Saalbacherhof

Hotel Saalbacherhof REF: AI0114

The popular Saalbacher Hof has been well-run by our good friends the Dschulnigg family for generations and offers a high standard of comfort in a mode...

Resort : Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 9 stars
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£809 PP
for 7 days
Hotel Sonnblick

Hotel Sonnblick REF: AI0401

Run by the friendly Breitfuss family, the Sonnblick is very popular with Inghams guests and has an ideal location, convenient for the resort centre an...

Resort : Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 6 stars
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£689 PP
for 7 days
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Hotel Sonne REF: CN0098

Situated on the outskirts of Saalbach, 800m from the resort centre and Schattberg Express Gondola, this well-appointed, family-run hotel offers a very...

Resort : Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
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