Best + biggest skiing in region & an après ski epicentre.
Saalbach is a central part of the superb Ski Circus ski region that includes Hinterglemm, Leogang and now Fieberbrunn. There are lifts and ski pistes as far as you can see with a projected lift link to Zell am See in the pipeline. The ski region is the best in the region south of Salzburg and there is the snow-sure Kitzsteinhorn Glacier around 20 miles away.
Low-rise and effectively merging with Hinterglemm, the neighbour 4 km from Saalbach, the resort has endless bars, hotels and ski lifts on each side of the valley. Après ski in Saalbach is some of the best in the region and there are numerous huts and slope-side watering holes that can prove difficult to ignore.
SAALBACH AT A GLANCE
Facts & figures
- Resort: 1003 m
- Top lift: 2096 m
- Lifts: 70
- Season: Dec - Apr
- Inhabitants: 2900
- Salzburg | 51 miles
- Innsbruck | 97 miles
- Munich | 142 miles
- Ice driving
- Après ski
- Linked ski region
- Glacier skiing nearby
Saalbach offers the biggest and probably the best skiing in the region south of Salzburg. The valley which is also home to Hinterglemm offers skiing on both sides as well in the next valley, above the ski resort of Leogang. Intermediate skiing is abundant whilst the mountains above Hinterglemm offer the best steep skiing. With the recent lift link to Fieberbrunn, the Ski Circus region (of which Saalbach is an integral part) just got bigger and better.
Plans are also advanced for a lift link with the Zell am See ski area which will further add steep terrain and lakeside skiing. For those visiting at the beginning or end of the season, the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier is just 20 miles down the road, offering skiing to over 3000m from October through to the summer. Fieberbrunn is famed for its off-piste terrain and now it is lift and piste linked with the Ski Circus and is included on the ski pass.
Under professional guidance, learn how to handle a high performance German car on an ice rink.
One of the champions of world après ski, the hours following lift closure in Saalbach are not something to miss.
Food & drink followed by a moonlit or floodlit descent through the trees on an Austrian toboggan.
Saalbach occupies a long valley with its border effectively merging with the neighbouring resort of Hinterglemm. Saalbach is low-rise with a great range of accommodation and entertainment. There is skiing on both sides of the valley and lifts leave from each side of the resort.
There are several ski-in, ski-out hotels located on the lower slopes and the ski pistes run right to the centre of the resort and the après ski hub in the resort. Après ski in Saalbach is popular pastime both in the huts on the mountain and in the resort centre.
SAALBACH APRÈS SKI
Saalbach is one of the global epicentres of après ski. Action starts on the mountains at one of the many slope side huts, whilst the big guns of Saalbach après ski are located at the end of the slopes near the resort centre. These honey pots attract nearly all resort-bound riders and are often thronged until early evening.
Hinterglemm is just down the valley for a change of venue and more of the same. There is an après ski hut which offers revelry in the company of a herd of goats, whilst the beginner slopes on the south of the resort are also home to a large après ski scene with terraces and umbrella bars.
SAALBACH MEETINGS & SEMINARS
The activities, quality hotels and nightlife in the Saalbach area make it a great destination for corporate events. There are options to meet in a number of locations in resort, whilst the mountain huts offer some intimate spaces for seminars. For corporate groups looking for a more formal meeting venue then Saalfelden, at the end of the valley has a dedicated congress centre, whilst a little further afield, Zell am See has the impressive Porsche Congress Centre offering a wide range of meeting spaces.
To entertain clients, there is the famous Saalbach après ski, with evenings that can include the reservation of sections of raucous huts for private parties. There is ice driving in performance cars, as well as ice carting in the valley, offering some great team event options, whilst there are several mountain huts offering dinner and toboggan descents.
Everything is great thanks – although I’m a little jaded after “The best Company Ski Trip in 10 Years” - I’ve had lots of really great feedback from the team.
Thanks again to your help in the run up to the trip and especially upon arrival, it really set the tone for the whole event and was appreciated by all. Likewise the Après Ski ran like a dream and was really good fun.
Manager, Software Developers, Leamington Spa, UK.
Saalbach, March 2016, 50 guests
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