Saalbach Austria – Attractive, Great Skiing and Brilliant Après Ski!

Saalbach Austria
 

Visitors should make sure they are well rested before they come to the Saalbach Hinterglemm region of Austria. Colorfully named the “Ski Circus,” the region combines the slopes one of the largest linked ski area in Austria with the liveliest of après-ski activities.

Saalbach is the larger village in the duo which make up Austria's second most popular tourist destination after Vienna.

 
   

Snow Range: 1003m - 2100m

Pistes: 200km of prepared ski runs

Town Altitude: 1003m

Cross Country: 10km of prepared runs

Highest Lift: 2800m

Lift Capacity: 88 500 people per hour

Lifts: 55

Lift Pass: Your passport to the slopes! Access to all lifts and ski buses.

Ski School: Yes. A maximum 10 students per class

Season: Dec 2012 to Mar 2013 (subject to snow!)

   

Ski Team In Saalbach Austria

Saalbach Ski Resort

The Ski Team in know the resort extremely well and are able to answer any question you may have. They are available to assist with ski hire, ski school and the excellent entertainment program.

 

Guided Ski Tours

Ski Reps provide an excellent programme of Guided Ski Tours, otherwise known as a ‘Ski Safaris’. These outings are a wonderful way to familiarize yourself with the ski areas before taking off on your own.

 

Ski slopes of Saalbach

   

Beginners - Very Good

Two nursery slopes are right next to the village centre. There are also a number of nursery slopes in Hinterglemm.

Intermediate - Excellent

The Saalbach ski area is a paradise for intermediate skiers and boarders. One can ski the entire ski area in a big circle.

Advanced - Excellent

The most challenging runs are found on the north facing side of the valley. The 4km run beneath the Schattberg Gondola into Saalbach is a true black run and is best in the morning.

 


Après Ski
WOW – definitely some of the best après ski this skier (and I use the term loosely) has ever experienced! Aside from the awesome skiing, one of the big reasons for skiers returning to Saalbach is the party. From Bobby’s to the Spitzbub and my personal favourite, the Zumnturn, everyone is catered for.

Resort Activities:
Besides skiing, SAALBACH and neighbouring Hinterglem have plenty to offer holiday makers.

> 40km of winter walking trails with twice weekly guided walks
> Flood-lit toboggan runs
> 3 indoor tennis courts
> Austrian curling
> Indoor swimming pool, sauna and solarium
> Sleigh rides
> Snow tubing
> Snow shoeing
> 9 pin bowling
> Paragliding
> Night skiing
> Bum boarding
> Ice Skating

Eating Out
If there’s one thing can’t miss out in this resort, it’s the tomato soup at the Hotel Reiterhofs’ restaurant – it’s exceptional! There are many restaurants to choose from all offering typical Austrian fare such as schnitzels (normally served with a side of chips or boiled potatoes) sausages and soups as well as the less Austrian pizzas and pastas. Lunch on the mountain will set you back between E8.00 and E10.00 – this is for a drink and a bowl of spaghetti or something similar – substantial enough to keep you going until après ski! A large beer will cost Euro 3.00-Euro 3.50, Coca Cola around Euro 2.50-Euro 3.00 and a glass of house wine Euro 1.50-Euro 2.00. Dinner in a sit down restaurant will range from Euro 3.00 to E5.00 for a soup, Euro 7.00 to Euro 12.00 for a pizza, depending on toppings, Euro 8.00 to Euro 10.00 for a schnitzel meal and Euro 7.00 to Euro 9.00 for a half chicken meal.


There is also a take away in the resort (sit down area available) where prices are slightly less expensive - Euro 6.00 of a pizza. Euro 2.50 for a hot dog and Euro 3.00 for a Burger. Bobby’s Pub & games hall also sells pizzas (from Euro 7.00), burgers and “kebabs” (schwarmas) at approx Euro 3.50.

There are a number of supermarkets in Saalbach Austria, which also have a deli available to make up rolls with cheese & ham, cold meats and schnitzels at very reasonable prices!

 
 

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