Saalbach-Hinterglemm Ski Holiday Resort

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.

 

Overview

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.

 

 

 

At a glance

Pistes:
270 km
Resort height:
1003m
Top station:
2097m

Suitability

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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

 

Hotels, Chalets and Apartments in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria
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The Zur Dorfschmiede occupies an enviable location right in the resort centre. The ski lifts are only a short walk away, the hotel has in-house ski hire, ski school and...

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Blue Fieberbrunn REF: CH328

Fieberbrunn Say hello to the Blue Fieberbrunn, a trendy, modern hotel with a prime position at the bottom of the slopes. You can step out of the ski room and...

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Hotel Austria REF: SSB0125

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 meeting place. The hotel...

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Hotel Alpin Juwel REF: SSB0111

The Hotel Alpin Juwel was just built a few years ago in 2012 and is located right on the slopes just above Hinterglemm. It has its very own lift that...

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Sporthotel Fontana REF: SSB0124

Fieberbrunn Offering an excellent location on the side of the piste and close to the Streuböden gondola in Fieberbrunn, this traditional hotel has a relaxed atmosphere. Facilities include a restaurant...

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We simply love the Alpen-Karawanserai. It translates to English roughly as the Alpine Caravan – but this is no shed on two wheels. This place pulls loads of influences stretching...

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Hotel Sonne REF: AI0109

Owned by the Schwabl family for three generations, this gem of a hotel offers personal service and goes that little bit further to ensure you have a memorable stay. Set...

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Owned by the fifth generation of the Brettermeier family, each wing of Gardenhotel Theresia is named after the great grandmother and grandfather who were farmers in Saalbach. This stylish eco-...

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Berger`s Sporthotel REF: AI0119

Berger’s Sporthotel is not your run-of-the-mill hotel – they’re bringing back retro-decadence with a vengeance – and this is just a small part of its charm. Add to that some...

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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 gigantic...

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