Austria, Saalbach-Hinterglemm-Fieberbrunn Ski Circus
Together with Saalbach, Hinterglemm’s closely connected neighbour, and nearby Fieberbrunn, and Leogang, Hinterglemm forms one of Europe’s most exciting ski circuses. With 270km of excellent runs, this attractive Tirolean village at the end of the Glemm Valley is a piste-basher’s dream destination.
Ideal for intermediate skiers, Hinterglemm has an impressive, modern lift network, which is easily accessible and very efficient. It is an ideal spot from which to begin your circuit of the valley. It’s also excellent for freestylers and snowboarders, the Hinterglemm terrain park is expansive and served by its very own T-bar.
The wide, snow sure nursery slops in Hinterglemm make this the best resort in the ski circus for complete beginners. And the wider area offers some excellent blue runs, perfect for those progressing onto the pistes.
On powder days Hinterglemm is renowned for its excellent off-piste, making it a fantastic destination for dedicated freeriders. Largely south-facing, the slopes of Hinterglemm are perfectly placed for capturing the sun and enjoying the absolutely outstanding scenery.
Less flashy than its neighbour, Hinterglemm is a more relaxed destination than Saalbach and has a family friendly atmosphere. The resort still knows how to party and the afternoons and après bars, such as the mountainside Goaßstall, can get very lively.
Beginners skiing and snowboarding in Hinterglemm
Hinterglemm enjoys an excellent reputation for beginner skiing and boarding. The fantastic nursery slope, right in the centre of the village is spacious with reliable snow conditions. The local ski school is also highly regarded, with friendly, English speaking instructors.
Progress to the mountain from the nursery slope is easy. Gondolas from the village centre to the top of the mountain makes getting around the resort simple. And the short blue runs at the top of the Bernkogel are excellent for building up confidence.
Intermediates skiing and snowboarding in Hinterglemm
Intermediate skiers will relish exploring the many kilometres of pristine pistes throughout the Saalbach-Hinterglemm ski circus. The wealth of long runs, reds and blues, are ideal for relaxed cruising or simply travelling as far as possible across the mountain.
We recommend exploring the terrain at the top of the Reiterkogel. With an excellent mixture of delightful blue and red runs it’s a great place to spend the morning skiing. From here you can ski down to Pulvermacherscherm which connects with Fieberbrunn, the latest resort to join the ski circus.
Advanced skiing and snowboarding in Hinterglemm
The Zwölferkogel provides the biggest challenge to advanced skiers in Hinterglemm. The World Cup descent starts outside the gondola and is an interesting and fun black run. Run 13a, which continues from the World Cup descent, is our favourite run on the mountain. It’s challenging and also free of crowds.
The nearby Seekar bowl provides excellent opportunities to ski in incredible powder and the Schattberg cable car has a good selection of mogul runs and off-piste skiing. Taking you all the way into Saalbach, the Schattberg North Descent is a long and challenging mixture of black and red runs.
Freestyle and terrain parks in Hinterglemm
Hinterglemm is one of the best Austrian resorts for freestyle skiers and snowboarders. The floodlit Nightpark is open day and night and is suitable for everyone, whether a complete beginner or an expert.
The park is extensive offering a range of obstacles including the standard kickers and rails as well as a wall ride. And a U-bahn gondola lift provides ready access to the park.
There are further freeride parks in Fieberbrunn and Leogang, as well as a dedicated learn to ride park in Bernkogel.
08:30-16:30 but changes during the season
Daily in Hinterglemm (including Snowpark).
Free with lift pass
Free ski hosting with your Inghams Rep.
Restaurants, food and drink
There are a wealth of restaurants across Saalbach and Hinterglemm and beyond. The majority of restaurants in Hinterglemm focus on traditional Austrian cuisine but you will also find Italian trattorias serving pizza and hotel restaurants serving burgers and steak.
When we’re on the mountain we head to the Bergstadl. Near the base of the Westgipfelbahn and just off the piste, this traditional Austrian stube serves scrumptious regional cusine. Our favourite is the Wiener schnitzel.
We generally think of the goat themed Goaßstall as an après ski destination, but we have to admit that it has an incredible menu too. The platters look amazing, especially the Hoaße Goaß – a huge fillet steak.
In the village, the popular Thomsn Rock café and restaurant serves pizza, steak and burgers. The terrace of this funky, modern restaurant is a fantastic location to enjoy a burger – especially on a warm bluebird day.
Après, bars, clubs and nightlife
The quieter cousin of its livelier neighbour, Hinterglemm has a more relaxed après ski scene than Saalbach. Yet skiers and snowboarders that enjoy a good àpres scene are still well served and bars such as the rustic, thriving Goaßstall rank amongst the best in the Alps.
The popular and après award-winning Tanzhimmel is our favourite spot in the village to go dancing. This bar and disco is in the heart of the village and the outdoor area is just as great as it is inside.
Open late into the evening, the Glemmerkeller at the Hotel Glemmtallerhof is a fantastic place to unwind with a glass of wine at the end of the day. With live music every day, the Glemmerkeller is surprisingly lively given its traditional, chilled setting.
There are a handful of ski equipment and sports rental shops in the village centre as well as places selling local products and souvenirs. Visitors should not expect to find a large variety of shops but will not struggle to find basic supplies.
Spas and relaxation
There are many hotels offering incredible, state of the art spas and wellness facilities across Hinterglemm. Both the Gardenhotel Theresia and the Hotel Alpine Palace provide stunning indoor and outdoor pools. The heated pool at the Gardenhotel Theresia even uses specialist mineral water that soothes the skin.
The Alpinresort Sport and Spa has an extensive wellness and leisure area with indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpools and a range of saunas and steam rooms. The Alpinresort is a fantastic place to relax and beauty treatments and massages are available locally.
Finally, the Hotel Glemmtallerhof also has leisure area with an indoor pool, sauna, steam room and a gym. It has to be said that Hinterglemm is a fantastic resort to combine a ski and spa holiday!
Arts, culture and events
The Saalbach and Hinterglemm area enjoys a good party and it’s therefore unsurprising that there is such a vibrant calendar of events taking place throughout the winter.
BERGFESTival kicks off the winter season in early December with two nights of “Rock and Rodeln”. Live music performances take place across the resort – both on and off the mountain.
In mid-December the Rave on Snow festival brings electronic music to the slopes of Saalbach and Hinterglemm. The festival, now over 20 years old, attracts big names from across the world of underground house and techno music.
Hinterglemm celebrates the end of the season in style with Dutchweek – a series of snow parties and skiing events, all with a Dutch twist. And the Whitepearl Mountain Days celebrates spring skiing with fine food and music.
Finally, it’s well worth heading over to Fieberbrunn for the Freeride World Tour. The event features the world’s best freeriding skiers and boarders tackling some of the most dramatic lines on the mountain. It’s an insane visual spectacle.
Non-skiers can participate in spectacular winter walking and try some excellent toboggan runs during their holiday. Inghams’ representatives can help you to arrange any off the slope activities that interest you. Here are a few of our favourites:
Hinterglemm is a great resort for enthusiastic night time skiers. Monday to Saturday the floodlit slopes and the freestyle Nightpark are open until 9.30 each evening and is accessible to anyone with a valid daytime ski pass.
Certainly one of our reps favourite non-ski activities to do in resort and it’s not hard to see why. This activity affords an opportunity to see amazing and unique views of the Austrian Alps while enjoying an exhilarating ride from the sky to the ground.
Perhaps an unusual choice of activity for a winter sports holiday but the Saalbach Hinterglemm Sports Centre has excellent indoor tennis courts. Other fantastic facilities in the sports centre include a climbing tower and a natural ice rink where you can go ice skate or curling.
The action packed toboggan ride is a classic winter activity, and Hinterglemm is a great resort for tobogganing. The Reiterkogel is one of the largest runs in the resort with over 3.5km of piste – it’s great fun for all the family.
Winter walking and snowshoeing
In Saalbach and Hinterglemm, there are around 140km of hiking trails to explore during the winter. Guided winter walks take place free of charge from January through to March and depart from the local tourist office. You can also download Maps of the local winter pathways.
Guided snowshoeing, and snowshoe equipment hire is available locally. Another traditional winter activity, it is a great way to explore the local winter wonderland.
Other activities in resort:
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|Ski Saver Packs|
|6 days area pass, 6 days 'Red' ski hire*, 3 days tuition|
|Adult from £464 L / £495 H|
* Does not include boots. L (15-21 Dec & 16 Mar - end of the season), H (All other dates). All Saver Packs must be pre-booked in the UK and are not bookable locally.
L (15-21 Dec & 16 Mar - end of the season), H (All other dates). Children born from 2013 - free.
|Equipment (6 days)||Description||Blue||Red||Black|
|Snowboard / Boots||-||£118/£50||-|
|Youth (7-14yrs)||Skis & Boots||£110||-||-|
|Snowboard & Boots||£111||-||-|
|Child (3-6yrs)*||Skis & Boots||£72||-||-|
Please see here for a description of hire categories.*Snowboard & boots from 7years
Ski school might be closed on Christmas Day & New Year’s Day.
* Child snowboard lessons from 6 years
Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.
Resort Code: ATHI
Languages spoken: German/English
Time difference: GMT+1
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Transfer approx. 1¾ hrs by coach.
Flight supplements may apply on some flights. Private transfers and Self-drive are available.
Car hire available: Yes
Evening resort bus service: No
Local bus services:
Parking available: No
Resort Ski bus available: Yes
Ski bus info:
Free with lift pass