Saalbach / Hinterglemm / Leogang / Saalfelden Guide
Two traditional welcoming alpine villages offering some superb fully interconnected and perfectly maintained ski terrain, family activities as well as a lively après-ski scene. A nature wonderland for hikers and bikers alike in summer. Ski property prices reflect the exclusivity of the resort with some stunning luxury ski apartments and mountain chalets on the market.
- Total ski runs 270km (black 18 / red 112 / blue 140)
- Hiking trails 400km
- Biking trails 400km
- Two 18-hole golf courses
- Timok’s Alm Amusement Park in Fieberbrunn with an alpine coster
- Transport Links: By car Salzburg Airport 1h30, Innsbruck Airport 2h20, Munich Airport 2h45
Don’t miss: The highest tree-top trail in Europe with tower, platforms and play-stations, combined with a “Golden Gate” suspension bridge. The track is situated at the end of the Saalbach-Hinterglemm Valley and is open year round.
Saalbach is a pretty and picturesque largely car-free alpine town with a small church and a lively centre. Hinterglemm lies 4km further down the valley and together the 2 towns make part of the “Skicircus” skiing area to which also belong the villages of Leogang and Fieberbrunn, together forming a vast interconnected skiing resort that offers over 270km of well-groomed slopes. A real outdoor paradise in summer as well with a multitude of fun activities on offer amidst the breathtaking alpine scenery. Saalbach / Hinterglemm is a year-round destination for anyone looking for both outdoor and indoor fun, relaxation, hospitality and superb food. The resort has a long and solid reputation and lot of fans, so buying a property here makes for a good investment.
Winter Season & Ski
With 270km of ski runs, several snowparks and floodlit slopes, the resort has easily something to offer to skiers and snowboarders of every level. Since the addition of Fieberbrunn, the ski area has become a real hotspot of freeriding. Freeride routes are well signposted and latest anti-avalanche gadgets are in use. Continuous focus on state-of-the-art infrastructure means that the lift system is essentially 100% fast chair-lifts and gondolas allowing skiers to move quickly through the resort and easily access even some of the furthest interesting slopes. The diversity of outdoor winter activities doesn’t stop there and includes go-cart races on ice, snowhikes or toboggan rides. After dark, the resort is equally buzzing being the real mecca of après-ski culture with numerous vibrant bars and clubs many of which stay open until the early hours.
With a network of 400km of hiking trails and 400km biking routes, Saalbach / Hinterglemm is considered the eldorado for outdoor enthusiasts. If you have competitive spirit or need a challenge, then you can sign up to the Saalbach Hiking Challenge, an endurance 70km long hike. Gardeners will prefer the “Herbal Walk” where you can discover some local wild plants, from poisonous to medicinal. Four mountain gondolas remain open for easy ascent and the “Joker Card” will help you get access at reduced rate to these and other attractions. The Tourist Board is really going the extra mile in this resort and the number of activities on offer is endless: from paragliding, archery, canyoning, wild animal feeding to fishing, minigolf and summer tobogganing. Golf aficionados will find 36 greens set against some incredible backdrop, including two 18-hole courses. Kids will be able to spend days on attractions including the Fairytale Forest, the Kap’t’n Hook Adventure Pool and the Hinterglemm Family Park. Timok’s Alm in Fieberbrunn is an amusement park for children and adults alike where attractions range from rope-walking to a real alpine coaster.
Over 40 friendly huts await you in Saalbach / Hinterglemm offering local delicacies. What is better than a glass of cold beer and a hearty snack after a tiring hike in the mountains? Cozy bars, large sun terraces or rustic huts - whatever your pick is, you can be sure that you will find a welcoming and professional service and taste some great specialties of the Austrian cuisine.