Saalbach

Ski Resort in Austria

Introduction

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.

The three piste networks of Saalbach, Hinterglemm and Leogang are linked seamlessly to form one of the great ski circuits of the Alps.

Although the neighbouring Salzburgerland villages of Saalbach, Hinterglemm and Leogang are not quite joined at the hip (Saalbach and Hinterglemm are two miles apart), their three piste networks are linked seamlessly to form one of the great ski circuits of the Alps-an enjoyable and challenging day out for most skiers and snowboarders.

After skiing, Saalbach Hinterglemm has one of Austria's liveliest party circuits, complete with tea-dancing still in ski boots, which is likely to exhaust any energy salvaged from the slopes.

Saalbach info card

Resort Altitude1003m
Highest Lift2096m
Total Piste270km
Longest Run7km
Directions of SlopesN, S
Uphill Capacity84748
Total Lifts70
Gondolas/Cable cars28
Chairlifts22
Drag Lifts20
Snow Parks5


Saalbach Ski Resort

The Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn is one of the best ski resorts in Salzburg State and is situated in the Kitzbühel Alps. The resort is really spacious and spreads out over the villages of Saalbach, Hinterglemm, Leogang and Fieberbrunn. This creates a large and diverse network of slopes, which provides 270 kilometers (168 mi) of skiable terrain. The resort is one of the largest in all of Austria and the entire Alps. There is something for everyone here: little newcomers, cool terrain park enthusiasts or ambitious piste daredevils.

Good news for beginners: there are about 140 kilometers (87 mi) of blue marked slopes. These are spread out over the whole area. Even though you're only starting out as a beginner, you get to discover the entire ski resort on blue slopes. If your skiing or snowboarding for the first time, check out the slopes in the village of Hinterglemm. Conditions for beginners are superb because of the many short practice lifts. In addition, all newcomers should have a go at the slopes at the mountain “Pründlkopf” (1879 m/6164 ft). Advanced skiers have an almost endless amount of slopes to choose from. The ski resort operators came up with five different route recommendations, which are perfect if you want to see the most of the resort in a short amount of time. On the Skicircus circuit trail for example, you'll be able to circle the entire resort in just one day. Information regarding the different routes are available at the ticket offices and can be requested from the tourism association. Another highlight is the permanent racing track at the summit “Schattberg West”. Here you will also find the gondola “Unterschwarzachlift”, which takes you up the mountain from Monday to Saturday until 9:30 PM for skiing under floodlights. At the gondola “Unterschwarzachlift” in Hinterglemm and at the lift “Almbahn” in Leogang you'll find a SkiMovie track. If black marked slopes are your calling, try the slopes at the mountain “Schattenberg”, “Zwölferkogel” and in the area of Hochalm. Slope No. 15 at the mountain “Zwölferkogel” is known for being a world cup slope and a true challenge for striving skiers. Two other black marked slopes can be found in the villages Leogang and Fieberbrunn.

Freeriders and freestyle skiers and snowboarders are spoilt for choice at this resort, because there are not only five terrain parks but also freeride parks available.

  • Terrain parks: NIGHTPARK at the lift “Unterschwarzachbahn” (floodlights), NITRO terrain park at the lift “Asitzmuldenbahn”, Learn-to-Ride Park at the gondola “Bernkogelbahn”, Easy Park at the t-bar lift “Zillstadt” and Funcross at the 6-seaterchair lift “Hochalm”.
  • The freeride parks at the mountain “Lärchfilzkogel” in Fieberbrunn and at the lift “Asitzmuldenbahn” in Leogang are a combination of a terrain park and freeride track with different obstacles.

Skiing in Saalbach

If it’s your first time, there are two beginner slopes just above the main street and a choice of excellent ski and snowboard schools. If you’re ready to head up the mountain there are novice-friendly blue slopes like the run all the way down from the summit of the Bernkogel.

There’s an array of scenic circuits and long pine-lined runs around the Ski Circus which are excellent for those looking to develop their abilities, making this an absolute dream for intermediates. Steeper blues and challenging red runs across the entire area are perfect for improving your carving skills or simply cruising at your own pace. Take a trip over to Leogang for an excellent range of slopes and long valley runs.

Advanced skiers can take on some steeper black slopes, most notably the 3km long world cup run down from the Zwölferkogel. Ungroomed tracks and bumpy moguls are waiting to test your skills.

Off-piste opportunities are good, particularly for those looking to try for the first time. There are 15km worth of designated ski trails across five routes – invest in a guide to show you some well-kept secrets.

This is a great destination for snowboarders: the slopes are heavily covered by modern chairlifts, so boarders can expect to cover a lot of terrain without encountering flats or dreaded drag lifts. Which means SNO worries!

Those looking to try their freestyling are spoiled for choice by three excellent snowparks. A new park is specifically designed for introducing newcomers to their first jumps, and there’s also a professional boardercross and the Playground run down from the Reichkendlkopf featuring steep turns, little kickers and more. The impressive Nightpark at the bottom of Hinterglemm is made up of easy, medium and pro-lines, loaded with big air kickers and diverse rails that will keep freestylers and their audiences entertained for hours.


Best time to visit Saalbach

The best time to ski here is usually earlier in the season when the snow is assisted by lower temperatures. The valley is split between north and south facing slopes. The south facing slopes will be sunnier so you can enjoy great snow conditions early-season without freezing your socks off. Late-season still experiences great powder and the north facing slopes receive more shade for improved conditions in the later season. The mountain terrain helps to provide some natural cover and there are over 470 snow cannons to ensure powder on 90% of the slopes all season long.


Saalbach Snow & Weather

With a highest point at just under 2100m, Skicircus Saalbach ski resort is a tad vulnerable to ‘warmer’ European winters. That said, its annual average snowfall is unofficially (best guess from available data) around 5m per year – quite respectable for Europe. The resort has invested heavily in snow-making to make up for any natural shortfalls and all major pistes are covered by the system. The terrain at the Skicircus doesn’t require too much snow to be fully skiable. A natural snow depth of only 80cm will provide awesome cover for the off piste. Best times to visit are mid Jan into early Feb for best snow conditions, cold temperatures and less humans.


Saalbach Apres Ski

To say the après ski here is electric would be an understatement! There’s a brilliant array of bars and clubs providing the resort with its buzzing reputation for incredible après. Finish off your day on the slopes at the bottom of the Bernkogel in Bäckstätt Stall with some glühwein amidst stunning mountain scenery. Be sure to make your way to the legendary Hinterhag Alm for a wild party with live music in this lively rustic venue. Bauer’s Skialm will have you dancing in your ski boots into the early hours. Fancy a quieter drink? Mango’s Cuban bar has a more chilled atmosphere to kicking back and relaxing with a beer. Bobby’s Bar’s another popular joint which also screens the big sports games, so football fans won’t miss out either!

There is a fantastic selection of restaurants to choose from including fine dining and family friendly cuisine, with venues scattered across the mountains too for lunch on the slopes. Be sure to try some delicious Austrian Goulash by the piste in the Panorama-Alm, or other local specialities like tasty Pinzgau spare ribs at The Bäckstätt Stall. Del Rossi offers tasty pizza and other mixed grill options, while the organic vegan restaurant, Vitrine, is sure to introduce you to something new.

For non-skiers there are plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to keep you entertained. You can find a local sports centre in Hinterglemm with a tennis hall and open air ice rink, toboggan runs in Saalbach and Hinterglemm or you can try paragliding. For some indoor action, Bobby’s features a bowling alley, pool, table football and an arcade and cultured folk can check out the Local and Ski Museum. Free guided winter walks across cleared paths are available, or get stuck in and go snowshoeing to the end of the valley for some stunning sights.


Families in Saalbach

Hotels are available less than minute away from the nearest ski school and other activities in the area. The Alpenhotel is a good example situated centrally right next to the ski school slopes and hardly a minute away from the chairlifts for easy access. Hotel Central is an alternative close to the Schattberg gondola and just a few minutes from the ski school. Ask us if you need childcare facilities or equipment like high chairs or cots in your accommodation and we’ll sort things out.

Saalbach promises a great time for families thanks to fantastic facilities for older and younger children. You’ll find a variety of different runs including wide, sunny slopes to enjoy cruising down together. There’s a selection of qualified ski schools which practise on little slopes with magic carpet lifts to help kids learn. Snow Academy uses a fun park with colourful decorations and a mini train encouraging children to have lots of fun learning to ski with English speaking instructors. Family lessons are also available if you want to all learn together. Kids can learn to snowboard too, and the Learn to Ride park is a great chance for older children to try easy lines for freestyle rookies. Towards Leogang you can find two fun wave runs and SkiMovie runs which follow and record you as you fly down the slope.

The resort has a highly commended kindergarten/crèche and are serious about providing a fun environment and taking care of young children aged between 3 months to 3 years old. Make sure you book ahead to have your child taken care of for the day, especially if you’re booking during a holiday period.

At Bobby’s you can find a bowling alley, arcade games, pool and table football. Go ice skating or give curling a go on the special ice rink in Hinterglemm. Other day trip ideas include an Ice-Karting track nearby and you can even see what it’s like to drive a piste basher!

We offer packages which fly from all over the UK at great discounted prices, so you have more cash to spend on the resort. Give us a call and our holiday experts can help you pick the perfect place to stay on your holiday.


Group Holidays Saalbach

There are big hotels all over the resort which are ideal for groups – especially if you might expect stragglers wanting to book later. We offer bargain packages in a large choice of luxury hotels which feature their own bars, restaurants and wellness centres to keep everyone happy. Hotel Saalbacher Hof is an amazing choice in the centre for party goers looking to spoil themselves rotten with its own après lounge and Castello nightclub, the largest and first ever nightclub in Saalbach established in 1970! Last minute bookers will want to look for hotels with plenty of rooms for more likely availability, such as the Hotel Panther, just a minute from two of the central lifts for skiing virtually right back to the hotel.

Saalbach is an excellent resort for groups looking for somewhere with a range of runs for different skills and a buzzing atmosphere. The terrain is varied and good for groups of mixed abilities. The après is an absolute highlight here with a great selection of fantastic bars and nightclubs. The Austrian’s know how to party – things get going from 3pm at the foot of the slopes. Get excited for a night of fire shots and dancing on the tables in Underbar. For a quiet drink instead there is the Pianobar in the Alpenhotel for a fireside chat backed by smooth piano music.

Any non-skiers tagging along can find activities including tobogganing and paragliding. Go showshoeing through the valleys or on a unique winter walk across a bridge suspended in the treetops.

Book your holiday with us for the best group discounts on a trip to remember. Keep things simple and call us to find out what group savings our travel experts can offer you.

Transportation - Get In


Flights to Saalbach via Munich Airport

Munich international airport in southern Germany is rated as one of the world’s best. It receives a vast number of flights every day from worldwide destinations.

Munich airport is well served by efficient train transport which link quickly with train services to transport hubs like Worgl and Innsbruck in Austria.

A total of 8 major car rental companies are available at Munich airport, however the vehicles may not be set up for winter driving (i.e. snow tyres, chains). Check prior to renting.


Flights to Saalbach via Innsbruck Airport

Innsbruck airport is serviced by flights from mainland Europe, Scandinavia and the UK. Flights numbers and options increase during the winter season. The airport is conveniently located close to the centre of Innsbruck. The Innsbruck city centre and central bus & train station is a 20min bus ride from the airport via the Route F bus at the terminal. Taxis offer an alternative.

If having a short stay or transiting through Innsbruck, there are two excellent hotel options located opposite the central train, bus and tram station.


Train & Bus to Saalbach

Munich airport is well served by efficient train transport which link quickly with train services to transport hubs like Worgl in Austria. Take the S8 line from the main terminal (trains every 10min) to the major Ostbahnhof for trains direct to Worgl, where one can change and for Fieberbrunn, Leogang and Zell am See to access the Skicircus Saalbach in about 2hr 30min.

By train from Innsbruck, head to Wörgl then change for Schwarzach–St Veit to stop at either Fieberbrunn, Leogang, or Zell am See (if staying in Saalbach-Hinterglemm). Trains leave every hour from Innsbruck and travel time to Zell am See is about 2 hours, or less that if getting off at Leogang or Fieberbrunn.

By train from Salzburg head to Schwarzach–St Veit (direction Klagenfort) then change for Wörgl to stop at either Zell am See (if staying in Saalbach-Hinterglemm), Leogang, or Fieberbrunn. Trains leave regularly through the day and the journey takes around 1hr30min.

From Zell am See train station, buses and taxis await. Bus 680 leaves every hour from Postplatz (or the train station) at Zell am See, costs a few € and takes around 30min to Saalbach – Hinterglemm. There is room for luggage on the bus.


Driving to Saalbach

The main ski resort centre at Saalbach Hinterglemm is over a 2hr drive from Innsbruck, 1.5hr from Salzburg and 2.5hr from Munich.

From either west (Innsbruck) or south (Italy), drive via the main A12/E45 motorway and head east, exit near Wörgl, taking the B178 and B164 via St Johann, Fieberbrunn and Leogang to the B311.

From Salzburg , go via the A1 and B21 to Lofer, then head south onto the B311.  From Munich travel via the A8, A93 and B172 and B178 to Lofer and the B311.

From all directions head south on the B311, exiting near Maishofen (just before Zell am See) for Saalbach Hinterglemm.

Underground and above ground covered parking garages are in Saalbach (Zentrum and Schattberg Xpress), Hinterglemm and Leogang. Other parking areas are provided at strategic points around the resort. All parking is free for ski lift ticket holders between 8am & 6pm except the parking garages at Leogang and Hinterglemm.

If you don’t have a car and wish to rent, the closest useful car rentals are in Innsbruck or Salzburg, either at the airport, or in the city centre (cheaper).

Transportation - Get Around

In the Saalbach Hinterglemm valley free ski buses are on high rotation (sometimes every 10min) from the outskirts of Hinterglemm down to the Schattberg express in Saalbach, and then less often all the way down to Viehhofen. There are 15 stops in all. NOTE: No buses actually go into Hinterglemm, you need to walk down the road a few minutes to bus stop 15, which is the last stop and the turnaround point for ski buses coming up the valley from Saalbach.

There are NO ski buses between Saalbach Hinterglemm and Leogang or Fieberbrunn. If you get stuck in the wrong valley your options are taxi, or a combination of train and bus via Zell am See. The train and bus option is not as complex as it sounds, but will take some time.

Accommodation & Hotels


Property Location: When you stay at Das Neuhaus in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, you'll be near ski lifts and minutes from Saalbach-Hinterglemm Ski Resort and Schattberg X-Press Cable Car. This 4.5-star hotel is within close proximity of Kohlmaisgipfel Cable Car and Reiterkogel Cable Car.

Rooms: Make yourself at home in one of the 77 guestrooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Amenities: Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the convenience of ski-in/ski-out access at this hotel, which also features a health club and an indoor pool. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Dining: Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours).

Business, Other Amenities: Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.

  • WHAT KIND OF HOTEL
    • Guests say it is the perfect hotel for a city trip.
  • GOOD TO KNOW
    • Clean wellness & sports facilities
    • Great desserts & fruits
    • Great menu
    • Great shopping
  • HOTEL NEUHAUS SUMMARY
    • This hotel has an excellent TrustScore of 93. Guests highly recommend it because of its service, location and rooms.


Shower/toilet, hairdryer, bath robe inclusive, balcony, radio, telephone, cable TV, internet connection at extra charge, safe, non-smoking rooms.

  • GOOD TO KNOW
    • Good management
    • Friendly service
  • EGGERHOF SUMMARY
    • This hotel has an excellent TrustScore of 93. Guests highly recommend it because of its service, food and location.


This 3-star superior hotel is located halfway between Saalbach and Hinterglemm, just 500 metres from the ski lifts. It offers a spa area, an outdoor pool, and free Wi-Fi. The spacious rooms all have a balcony.

  • WHAT KIND OF HOTEL
    • Guests recommend this for traveling with friends.
  • GOOD TO KNOW
    • Friendly atmosphere
    • Professional service
    • Spacious rooms
    • New rooms
  • HOTEL BARBARAHOF SAALBACH SUMMARY
    • With an excellent TrustScore of 94, this hotel is one of the top 1% in its city. Guests highly recommend it because of its food, service and rooms.


Property Location: When you stay at Alpinresort Sport & Spa in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, you'll be in the mountains and minutes from Schattberg Express and Schattberg X-Press Cable Car. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Kohlmais 3er Sessellift and Kohlmaisgipfel Cable Car.

Rooms: Make yourself at home in one of the 100 guestrooms featuring minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Amenities: Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the convenience of ski-in/ski-out access at this hotel, which also features 2 spa tubs. Additional features at this Mediterranean hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and ski storage. If you're ready for some gaming fun, you can hop on the casino shuttle (surcharge).

Dining: You can enjoy a meal at a restaurant serving the guests of Alpinresort Sport & Spa, or stop in at a snack bar/deli. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities: Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a computer station, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge, and free valet parking is available onsite.

  • WHAT KIND OF HOTEL
    • Guests think this is a family-friendly hotel.
    • This is a wonderful boutique hotel, as guests say.
    • Guests recommend this for traveling with friends.
  • GOOD TO KNOW
    • Professional service
    • Great menu
    • Friendly atmosphere
    • Nice building
  • ALPINRESORT SPORT & SPA SUMMARY
    • With an excellent TrustScore of 94, this hotel is one of the top 7% in its city. Guests highly recommend it because of its service, food and rooms.


Property Location: Located in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Hotel DIE SONNE is on a river and convenient to Schattberg X-Press Cable Car and Saalbach-Hinterglemm Ski Resort. This 4.5-star hotel is within close proximity of Kohlmaisgipfel Cable Car and Reiterkogel Cable Car.

Rooms: Stay in one of 67 guestrooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Partially open bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Amenities: Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. A spa tub and a sauna offer a relaxing way to wind down after a day on the slopes. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and ski storage. You'll be on the slopes in no time with the complimentary ski shuttle.

Dining: You can enjoy a meal at a restaurant serving the guests of Hotel DIE SONNE, or stop in at a snack bar/deli. Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held on select days. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities: Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a computer station, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. This hotel has 2 meeting rooms available for events. Guests may use a train station pick-up service for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.

  • WHAT KIND OF HOTEL
    • Guests think this is a family-friendly hotel.
  • GOOD TO KNOW
    • Professional service
    • Friendly service
    • Friendly atmosphere
    • Modern Hotel
  • HOTEL DIE SONNE SUMMARY
    • With an excellent TrustScore of 94, this hotel is one of the top 5% in its city. Guests highly recommend it because of its service, food and rooms.


  • GOOD TO KNOW
    • Clean hotel facilities
    • Good management
    • New rooms
    • Friendly service
  • LANDHAUS KEIL SUMMARY
    • With an excellent TrustScore of 96, this hotel is one of the top 2% in its city. Guests highly recommend it because of its rooms, breakfast and service.


Property Location Located in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Apartment Kohlmais is minutes from Kohlmaisgipfel Cable Car and close to Saalbach-Hinterglemm Ski Resort. This apartment is within close proximity of Schattberg X-Press Cable Car and Reiterkogel Cable Car.

Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 2 guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Amenities Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a sauna, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and tour/ticket assistance.

  • GOOD TO KNOW
    • Friendly service
  • HOTEL KOHLMAIS SUMMARY
    • This hotel has an excellent TrustScore of 93. Guests highly recommend it because of its food, service and location.


Property Location: Located in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Hotel Interstar is on the riverwalk and convenient to Schönleiten 6er Gipfelbahn and Poltenlift. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Limberg 4er Sessellift and Kohlmais 3er Sessellift.

Rooms: Make yourself at home in one of the 40 guestrooms featuring minibars and DVD players. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Amenities: Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages and facials. You're sure to appreciate the convenience of ski-in/ski-out access at this hotel, which also features a spa tub and a sauna. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, an arcade/game room, and ski storage. You'll be on the slopes in no time with the complimentary ski shuttle.

Dining: Grab a bite at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities: Featured amenities include a computer station, dry cleaning/laundry services, and multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.

  • WHAT KIND OF HOTEL
    • Guests recommend this as a luxury hotel.
  • GOOD TO KNOW
    • Great menu
    • Friendly service
    • Professional service
    • Clean rooms
  • HOTEL INTERSTAR SUMMARY
    • With an excellent TrustScore of 92, this hotel is one of the top 11% in its city. Guests highly recommend it because of its service, rooms and food.


Property Location: With a stay at Hotel Saalbacher Hof, you'll be centrally located in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, steps from Schattberg Express and Schattberg X-Press Cable Car. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Saalbach-Hinterglemm Ski Resort and Bernkogel Sesselbahn.

Rooms: Stay in one of 90 guestrooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms have hair dryers and bathrobes. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Amenities: Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. A spa tub and a sauna offer a relaxing way to wind down after a day on the slopes. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, an arcade/game room, and ski storage.

Dining: Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.

Business, Other Amenities: Featured amenities include a computer station, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Saalbach-Hinterglemm? This hotel has facilities measuring 753 square feet (70 square meters), including a meeting room. Free self parking is available onsite.

  • WHAT KIND OF HOTEL
    • Guests recommend this for traveling with friends.
    • Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
    • Guests recommend this as a luxury hotel.
  • GOOD TO KNOW
    • Professional service
    • Pleasant hotel grounds
    • Friendly atmosphere
    • Bathroom could be optimized
  • HOTEL SAALBACHER HOF SUMMARY
    • This hotel has an excellent TrustScore of 90. Guests highly recommend it because of its service, food and location.


Property Location: When you stay at Hotel Kendler in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, you'll be on a river and minutes from Saalbach-Hinterglemm Ski Resort and Kohlmaisgipfel Cable Car. This 4.5-star hotel is within close proximity of Schattberg X-Press Cable Car and Reiterkogel Cable Car.

Rooms: Make yourself at home in one of the 57 individually decorated guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Amenities: Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages and body treatments. You're sure to appreciate the convenience of ski-in/ski-out access at this hotel, which also features a nightclub and an outdoor pool. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, ski storage, and a television in a common area.

Dining: Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities: Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

  • WHAT KIND OF HOTEL
    • Guests say it is the perfect hotel for a city trip.
    • Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
    • Guests recommend this as a luxury hotel.
  • GOOD TO KNOW
    • Great menu
    • Professional service
    • Friendly service
    • Beds need improvement
  • HOTEL KENDLER SUMMARY
    • This hotel has an excellent TrustScore of 88. Guests highly recommend it because of its food, service and location.

Ski Area

No matter where you start, the SkiCircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang is a truly excellent circuit which can be skied in either direction.

The runs-some above the tree-line, some delightfully gladed-are engagingly varied. Above all, the linked piste networks provide adventurous intermediates with a vast playground-and would-be intermediates with a wonderful opportunity to develop their skills. In addition to your ability, where you stay will have a sizeable influence on where you ski.

Starting from Hinterglemm, the Zwölferkogelbahn provides access to an assortment of runs appealing to skiers of varying abilities. There are both red and blue runs all the way back down to Hinterglemm ideal for beginners wanting to progress, though it is the Zwölferkogel-Nordabfahrt route which is the highlight of the region. Suitable for both confident intermediates and experts, the 3km black run offers a magnificent descent to Lengau, through which skiers can access either side of the ski area. On the other side of Lengau there is a multitude of blues from which to choose, whilst intermediates are well advised to navigate across to the network of connected reds closer to Hinterglemm.

If you are based in Saalbach, the Kohlmaiskopf area is enjoyable and is the best way to access the Bründlkopf and Wildenkarkogel regions. It also offers the quickest access to Leogang for those on skis. Depending on your ability, either the blue Maisabfahrt run or the red Asterabfahrt route provides enjoyably lengthy paths down to Saalbach.

For those not yet ready to test themself on the Zwölferkogel-Nordabfahrt run, the Jausernabfahrt run from Schattberg to Vorderglemm represents the highlight of the ski area. Easily accessible by gondola from either Saalbach or Hinterglemm, the run dissects the network of red runs leading back down to Saalbach to provide skiers with a 7km cruise which is well worth the lengthy trip back from Vorderglemm.

Skiing in the Leogang part of the ski area is limited, with skiers having to spend more time on lifts than on the pistes.


Saalbach Beginner Skiing

Of the two villages, Hinterglemm offers better facilities for beginners with bigger and better nursery slopes. Whilst Saalbach offers similar facilities, Hinterglemm offers three babylifts and its nursery area is distinct from the main slopes, allowing children and beginners to build up their confidence without interference. Saalbach’s Turmlift is a good spot, whilst the Unterschwarzachlift is surrounded by some of Hinterglemm’s best nursery slopes.

Having practised their skills on the nursery slopes, beginners situated in Hinterglemm wanting to test themselves on the slopes are advised to take the Reiterkogelbahn before skiing back down the Familienabfahrt blue route. The large number of blue runs in this area ensures beginners can transfer their skills onto the mountain at an increasing altitude without fear of being caught on an overly testing run. For beginners based in Saalbach, the Kohlmaiskopf offers an equivalent area in which they can test what they have learned, with a series of blue runs all the way back down to the village. Bernkogel is an equally good region, with the run down to the mid-station from the top of Bernkogel assuring beginners that altitude is no hurdle as they ski down the wonderfully wide and gentle route.

Saalbach Hinterglemm caters well for beginners, and offer blocks of lift tickets and single tickets at the beginners' lifts to avoid having to buy an all mountain lift pass.


Saalbach Intermediate Skiing

If ever a ski area was conceived with intermediates in mind, it’s the Saalbach-Hinterglemm circus. With approximately 90% of the terrain suitable for them, there are almost endless opportunities for intermediates to let their hair down and attack mile after mile of trouble-free but exhilarating terrain.

Virtually all parts of the Saalbach-Hinterglemm ski area offer a good choice of runs suitable for intermediate skiers, with the Schattberg Ost, Reiterkogel and Gr. Asitz sections all permeated by a series of short, interconnected reds.

Intermediates will also enjoy the wide range of runs back down to the village, be it Saalbach or Hinterglemm. It is possible to ski all the way down from the top of almost every chairlift or gondola without needing to take another lift. However, should skiers find their chosen run down too tricky or too simple, there is almost invariably a point at which the pistes converge and skiers can continue on a more suitable route down if necessary.

Saalbach's black runs aren't as tricky as those in other resorts, providing intermediates with a chance to build up their confidence. Several of the black runs in the area begin relatively gently, allowing intermediates to ease their way into the run before testing themself on the steeper latter sections of the runs.

There is, of course, no need to attempt the circuit-there are plenty of alternatives. Remaining on the sunny side, on the Kohlmaiskopf, Bernkogel, Reiterkogel, Reichkendikopf and Spieleckkogel peaks and ridges will provide more than enough options and avoid some of the more difficult skiing across the valley. Intermediates will also find the wide open, sweeping runs down to neighbouring Leogang a wonderful treat.


Saalbach Advanced Skiing

Both the British Royal Air Force and police hold their Ski Championships in Saalbach Hinterglemm. The big attraction for advanced skiers and boarders is not so much the off-piste but the possibility of relentless high-speed cruising over long distances, concentrating on the steeper options.

There are some good opportunities for seriously steep skiing across the valley on the north-facing slopes such as the long black run from Schattberg Ost back to Saalbach.

The region is not celebrated for its off-piste, but there can be sizeable pockets of powder after fresh snowfalls, particularly on the Schattberg, Zwölferkogel and Asitz and even on the wide-open slopes down to Leogang.

The runs marked as black on the map are not as challenging as in other resorts but they have sizeable pockets of powder and tight tree skiing around the sides of them. Notably the number 14 run, reached by the Zwölferkogelbahn gondola and the Zwölfer-Nordbahn gondola, which has a number of trees on either side of the piste all of which lead to the bottom of the run so there is no chance of getting lost. The run is long and is a good one to ski early on if there is powder because there is very little avalanche risk.

The dotted, diamond orange run (meaning approved off piste) along the side of the Westgipfelbahn is good for beginners to off-piste as it is not challenging and is untracked by the locals. Also worth noting on the Saalbach side are the Stiegerabfahrt at Schattberg West, and the extensive run down from Bernkogel back down to Saalbach.

Over towards Leogang the red runs can be skied fast are challenging for intermediate skiers and the Stöcklalm point at the top of the Almlift near the bottom of the resort on the Leogang side is home to some fun tree runs linking in and out with the two black runs in that area.

The Orange Diamond runs are marked around the resort and should be skied with caution. For any other off-piste it is recommended that you hire a guide for a day. It's possible to arrange guided off-piste tours with Sepp Mitterer, a ski and mountain guide (Tel: +43-664-2420236) on request.

There is also a Carving Funpark and GS racecourse open to the public on non race days which is suitable for advanced piste skiers. The Saalbach-Hinterglemm area also has a number of runs which are specifically for the mogul skiers. These are marked on the piste map with a mogul sign. These are ungroomed, but maintained well and are great for advancing piste skiers.


Saalbach Boarding & Freestyle

The main highlight for freestyle in this resort is the Nitro Park located up the Asitzmuldenbahn six man chairlift. It is of world class quality and is in the top three parks in the whole of Austria. They constantly change the setup, with only a couple of features for those completely new to the park. For the advanced skiers and boarders there are 25 metre gaps and long snake and rainbow rails. For the intermediate park skiers there are over 6 rail features and two jumps, which are big, but safe.

Right in the centre of Hinterglemm there is a smaller park, located just above the VIP bar at the bottom of the Westgipfelbahn gondola. This park is open to 9pm in the high season lit by floodlight and is home to some easier features.

Because very little of the terrain is flat, as in many other European resorts the area is popular with snowboarders. However, there are many gondola lifts, so be prepared to be stepping in and out of the bindings at the bottom of every run. Favourite spots for snowboarders include Bernkogel (Saalbach), Asitz (Leogang) and Hochalm (Hinterglemm).

Ski lifts & pass

200 km of best prepared slopes, 55 modern cable-ways and lifts, 10 km cross-country tracks , carving funpark, halfpipes, GS race courses, flood-lit slope, moguls ungroomed and snow parks!

Saalbach and Hinterglemm lift systems are fast and efficient and boast a total of 15 gondolas, 16 high speed chairs and 23 surface lifts with a capacity of 90,000 rides per hour. This means that queues are always short making sure that you can make it all across the ski area in a predictable amount of time. Not only does this mean you can plan to be back near your hotel for an après drink in one of the numerous bars, but it also means that you can ski the entire valley in only a couple of days.

Saalbach-Hinterglemm lifts open between 8:30-8:45am and run until 4:00-4:30pm. 4 lift companies operate in the area but 'Skicircus' is the joint resort venture which manages them.

In the Saalbach end of the valley the Schattberg Ost (2020m) and Schattberg West (2096m) are linked by the Schattberg Sprinter an efficient gondola enabling skiers in Saalbach to quickly access the Hinterglemm circuit. The Limberg Sessellift is a very fast 6 man chair lift which gets you back over to Saalbach at the end of the day with the choice of skiing the black run (1) or getting the high speed gondola home.

The Kohlmaiskopf peak on the other side of the valley from the Schattberg X-press is a fantastic location to ski. The Kohlmaisgipfelbahn is not only a catchy name, but a very comfortable gondola taking you right to the top of Saalbach at 1794 metres. By then catching the Magic 6er chairlift followed by the Schönleitten 6er it is possible to reach the Leogang cicuit. Beware that the Gr. Asitz (1914m) and Kl. Asitz (1870m) peaks are entirely red pistes and therefore unsuitable for beginners. The highlight here for modern freestyle skiers is the Nitro Park, which is in the top three parks for this area of Austria and is famous for being well kept and the home of some large features.

Back over in Hinterglemm the Reiterkogelbahn gondola takes you to 2 chair lifts which are brand new and high speed. These chairlifts take you to 1819 metres and give you access to 14 intermediate runs. This is a superb location to ski and can keep you occupied all day but be aware that on the sunny days in the late season these runs can become very crowded.

Even further up the valley there is another gondola and lift combination including the heated seats and bubble chair lift the Spieleck Sesselbahn which takes you to 1998 metres and gives the option of staying to the extensive piste network including the longest piste in the resort, or skiing the trees both under the lift and off the back side of Spieleckkogel peak. These are brilliant runs all day because of their elevation and offer some of the best skiing in the resort.

The Zwölferkogelbahn lift takes you to 1984 metres from the base in one run and is the bright red lift in the centre of the Hinterglemm resort. This is a good ski area in which to start the day, though the short pistes in the Seeker area will begin to frustrate given the need to interrupt your skiing by taking a number of chairlifts. Although an enjoyable ski area, with the only alternative in the region to ski down towards the village, skiers typically move on to another area before lunch.


LIFT TICKETS

SkiCircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn has lift tickets available at all major gondola base stations throughout the resort. Comparative to other Austrian ski resorts and the combined lift infrastructure, quality of the piste and general facilities, we rate it very good value.

The SkiCircus is interlinked with three major lift ticket enterprises which if planning on skiing for two weeks or more in the region might make sense to purchase.

The Ski Alpin Card is a season pass for SkiCircus Saalbach, Hinterglemm, Leogang, Fieberbrunn, Schmitten (Zell am See) and Kaprun (including Kitzsteinhorn).

The Salzburg Super Ski Card - 25 skiing regions, 925 cable cars & lifts, 2,790 km of slopes. The Salzburg Super Ski Card covers the largest ski network in the world for day passes & flexible tickets .

The Snow Card Tirol - 91 ski resorts (including five glacier ski resorts) over 3,000kms of piste trails and 1,100 ski lifts. The card is valid for all ski resorts in the Tirol and some Salzburg resorts and is only sold a season pass from Oct 1 to mid-May.


MAIN-SEASON (23.12.2017 - 30.03.2018)

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9 days€273.00€205.00€136.50


SKI ALPIN CARD

1 ticket for 3 ski areas - Term: 14. 10. 2017 – 01. 05. 2018
Season ticket valid in Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, Zell am See-Kaprun and Hinterreit ski lifts.

More information at www.skialpincard.at

SEASON PASS*ADULTS< 25 YEARS

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ADOLESCENTS

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CHILDREN

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Presale until 06.12.2017€ 546.00€ 480.00€ 408.00€ 265.00
Normal price from 07.12.2017€ 638.00€ 638.00€ 480.00€ 316.00


SUPER SKI CARD

The Super Ski Card: 1 ticket, 200 ski days per year, 23 ski regions in six provinces with more than 2,700 slope kilometres and 900 cable cars and lifts!

Term: 14. 10. 2017 – 01. 05. 2018

More information at www.salzburgsuperskicard.com or www.allstarcard.at

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Activities & Things to do

Saalbach offers a variety of activities for the non-skiing guest, as well as a wide range of summer activities when the snow has gone. In addition Saalbach is well known for its 10 kilometres of cross-country tracks, including a high track on the Reiterkogel. Classes are offered for cross country; information can be found in our ski schools section.


Tobogganing

At least six huts around the resort offer tobogganing, but the best place to do it is in the evening on the Reiterkogel run. This is the longest course in Saalbach and is available floodlit from 6:30 to 9:00 in the evening. The cable car up is free with a valid lift pass and the cost of renting a toboggan is only 5 euros (with a 30 euro deposit).


Winter Hiking

Twice a week from January to March you can meet a guide and be shown around the mountains on the extensive walking path network. If you have not got a lift pass they will provide you with a sun pass. There is a minimum participation of 4 people. Walks depart: Tuesday 10am from the information centre in Saalbach and Thursday 10am from the information centre in Hinterglemm.


Snow Shoe Tours

The range and versatility of snow shoes is much greater than walking and between December and March there are twice weekly guided tours at the end of the Glemm valley. Tours leave every Monday and Thursday (meeting place given on booking). All equipment except hiking shoes is provided including a headlamp, poles and snowshoes. Bookings can be arranged through Hans Eder, qualified guide. Tel:+43 699 1110 5629


Icekart

Icekarting is a lot of fun! Small spiked wheels allow you to go-kart but with the added excitement of being surrounded by ice. Bookings can be made through Saalbach's Icekart centre. Tel:+43 676 517 5630


Snowmobiling

There is a course designed for snowmobiling practice by the 'Snowmobile City' centre in Saalbach. Driver instruction and advice are offered for 12 euros for a 10 minute ride and children can ride as passengers. The centre is open daily from 3:00pm to 10:00pm and reservations can be made. Tel: +43 664 844 4323


Swimming

The indoor pool in Saalbach is 25 meters long and open every day until 9:00pm. In addition there is a beginner's pool for children. Tel: +43 6541 7131


Paragliding

Tandem flights are offered for a flight around the extraordinary scenery in this wonderful valley. We advise booking through the tourist office for these flights as the companies offering the flights are Austrian.


Curling

The curling arena costs 22 euros to hire per hour which includes all equipment


Ice skating

There is a large indoor skate arena located next to the tennis courts in Saalbach. It is open every day and costs are around 6 euros for each session per person.

Facilities & Services

Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn ski resort has all bases covered in terms of facilities and services. Whether it is ski and snowboard rental shops for all sizes and types of skier and snowboarder, retail shops, lessons, elevators to take you down to street level from the piste, toilets at the top of a lift when you most need it, mountain huts or child minding services, Skicircus Saalbach has you covered.


Ski and Snowboard Rental

All the major villages have a host of gear rental establishments either in the main streets, at gondola lift base terminals or in major hotels. Most not only provide rental options, but also ski and snowboard storage, repair and retail sales. As per above, many provide ski school tuition and guiding opportunities as well, such as Snow Academy in Saalbach, Widmanns, S4 in Fieberbrunn and Snow + fun in Hinterglemm.

There is no shortage of rental gear available in the resort as it includes massive rental and retail chain stores like Intersport (in at least Saalbach and Hinterglemm) and Sport 2000 (Fieberbrunn and Saalbach).


Skicircus Ski School and Snowboard Lessons

Each of the four major villages has at least two (or more) Skicircus Saalbach ski school options. Lots of Skicircus rental shops and hotels also provide, or are linked to, ski schools, ski instructors and guides.

In Saalbach there is the largest local ski school, Furstauer Schi Schule Saalbach. Others include Board.AT (snowboard lessons only) and Snow Academy (skiers and snowboarders). Snow Academy has a mascot called Spacy. There are plenty of people like that later in the night in Saalbach, but none of them are getting ski lessons!

Hinterglemm has a number of ski schools and hotels like the Alpine Palace have the Snow + Fun Ski School.

Fieberbrunn also has its own ski school (Widmanns Ski School Fieberbrunn) and the S4 shop near the Doischberg gondola also has ski instruction options. The Harrasser Ski School (a one man show) does freeride courses.

In Leogang the Schischule Skiszene is based near the Steinberg gondola and another Schnee Sport Schule is based near the Asitz gondola base.


Facilities for Children

Child minding facilities and services are relatively thin on the ground but are provided at some hotels (enquire) and the odd ski school. All of the ski schools run childrens’ programs, but only one obviously takes very young children down to 3 years old - Furstauer Schi Schule Saalbach. They have a good program for children called Bobo Childrens’ Club. Bobo is a penguin that appears at a variety of Austrian ski resorts. Other Skicircus ski schools also have programs for older children (see above).


Eating On Mountain

Skicircus Saalbach has over 60 mountain huts proving liquid and solid sustenance to the masses. The huts range from old (mid 1800s) traditional to modern. Nearly all have indoor and outdoor dining and drinking areas with the standard selection of sun lounges facing the great orb in the sky arrayed on the outskirts of each building. Try a sun lounge, they are comfy and a quintessential European ski experience.


Shops, Banking and Other Facilities

Saalbach has at least 2 supermarkets - a MPreis on the town square is very well stocked for a small-town supermarket, and another is in the lower town on the main valley road. There are also a range of specialty food and retail shops. ATMs are readily accessible in all the villages.

Restaurants & Nightlife

Saalbach is renowned party territory and the après-ski starts early. With 35 or more bars and over 70 restaurants, even the most committed party animals and food and drink lovers will be spoiled for choice and dancing and partying in Saalbach continues until late.


Apres Ski in Saalbach Hinterglemm 

Saalbach Hinterglemm is renowned party territory. The après-ski starts early, and for a while dovetails agreeably with the skiing. So while you are moving towards the end of the circuit, you might find that when you drop in to a bar for a quick drink en route-at the Bergstadl, for example, on the way down to Hinterglemm from Schattberg West-some skiers have already "downed tools" (but not ski boots) and are more involved in après than ski.

Among the more lively haunts in Saalbach is Bauer's Skialm-a really popular venue at the foot of the nursery slopes, with indoor and outdoor bars and tables, and lively, eclectic music-always busy, with a multi-national ambience.

There's dancing at the Pub (and Karaoke) and the Zum Turn, an old jail next to the church and cemetery, with a small, classy but rather pricey bar. Castello's, at the bottom of the main street below the Saalbacherhof Hotel, gets busy when the live music starts, and there's an entrance fee when it switches to its night-club role.

The Arena Disco has live music and special promotion nights. The Hinterhag Alm, above Saalbach's nursery slopes, is always packed early on, with a live band, dancing on tables, in and outdoor action, gallons of glühwein, and a pulsating atmosphere. (If you're based in Saalbach you'll have to ski back afterwards!)

The Goass-Stall, at the bottom of the west slopes in central Hinterglemm, is obsessed with goats - real and plastic ones which "flash" the audience sporadically. In spite of (or perhaps because of) this, it's a very popular après ski haunt, with indoor and outdoor action.

If you prefer the idea of a witch stripping to goats flashing, the Hexenhäusl is a cheap bar next to the slopes with a good atmosphere (the witch is an animated model which disrobes).


Restaurants in Saalbach Hinterglemm

The á-la-carte Heurigenstube restaurant at the Hotel Salzburg offers five-course dinners. In Saalbach, the Stamperl and the Alibi bars are especially lively. The Temptation Bar has a happy "hour" between 5 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. Bobby's Pub, next to the tunnel snowboard shop, is low on style, but strong on atmosphere, and always busy, with all kinds of games, including bowling, billiards, darts, table football, and computer games.

At Hinterglemm, the Harley Davidson and Bikers' Pub, in the basement of the Hotel Zur Dorfschmiede, features a collection of immaculate Harleys and motorcycle memorabilia. Spielberghaus is three kilometres up the toboggan track, and revellers can toboggan down at 1 a.m. There's a wonderfully lively atmosphere there, with a genuine "local" ambience. It gets very busy in mid-season, when booking is necessary. Conditions need to be good for the toboggan track to be worthwhile.


Saalbach Mountain Restaurants

There’s a remarkable choice of 44 pit stops in Saalbach Hinterglemm—some of which double as night spots. The majority of the region’s mountain restaurants are self-service, though there are some more characterful spots to be found.

The Alte Schmiede, at the summit of the Asitzkogel above Leogang, is one such restaurant. Having been painstakingly restored stone by stone, its sundeck makes it an excellent lunchtime destination in good weather. It's invariably busy in mid-season, but worth a short wait.

The Hintermais Alm, off the blue route 11 on the Zwölferkogel above Hinterglemm, is smaller, with occasional live music, and excellent local food and drink backed up by good table service. Similarly, the Sportalm by the top of the Reiterkogelbahn has a more personal feel to it.

The Thurneralm, just off blue route 56 above Saalbach, is always warm and cosy, with a real fire, convenient location and wonderful views down the valley from the deck. Chilli spaghetti is the house special. There's extra seating at busy times. The Rosswald Hűtte at the crossroads of the blue link route between Saalbach and Hochalm is ideal for sun-seekers, and the food indoors in recommended.

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