Ski holidays in Hinterglemm

A first class resort in a first class ski circus, sharing 270km of extensive skiing

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 village at the end of the Glemm Valley is a skiers dream.

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. 

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.

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.

Alpin Card

The Alpin Card covers three regions on one pass, giving you access to 408km of premium slopes and 121 lifts. Alongside the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, you also get access to the Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun and Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See

Accessing Zell am See's Ski Area 

From 7th December 2019 a new modern lift included on the Alpin Card will connect the 270km ski area of Saalbach & Hinterglemm to the 138km ski area of Zell am See, including access to Zell am See’s 32km of black runs. To access this area ski down to the Zell connection lift and take the zellamsee Xpress gondola up Schmittenhöhe mountain. On return ski down to the middle station, then either take the prepared ski route to the bottom or take the zellamsee Xpress gondola. Once at the bottom it is a short 5 minute bus which runs every 20 minutes back to Saalbach.

Added value

50% off ski/snowboard hire or carriage when you pre-book your lift pass (must be booked 6 weeks before departure)

Free child helmet when booking skis and boots

1 Free Child Ski School (up to 9 yrs) when 2 adults pre-book

  • from£1319pp
  • 53 rooms
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The Brettermeier family deliver the extravagance of a corporately run hotel with the loveable and attentive service typical of Austria. At Gardenhotel Theresia, enjoy state of the art facilities, fine organically certified cuisine and a prime location.

  • from£1329pp
  • 64 rooms
Hotel Glemmtalerhof, Hinterglemm, Austria

Conveniently located in the centre of Hinterglemm and close to the ski lifts, the Hotel Glemmtalerhof was rebuilt in 2012 and is now a 4 star superior rated hotel with facilities to match.

  • from£1809pp
  • 81 rooms
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This luxury hotel is right next to the slopes and the Reiterkogel skilift. Appropriately named, the hotel has impressive and grand features, and a bunch of excellent leisure and spa facilities so you'll really make the most of your holiday.

  • from£1138pp
  • 75 rooms
Alpin Juwel Exterior

Centrally located in Hinterglemm village and just a few minutes walk from the ski lifts, Hotel Alpin Juwel has the best of both worlds. All of the rooms are decorated using local materials and most have balconies with spectacular views of the slopes.

Ski and Snowboard Information
Skiing levels
Cross country


Saalbach and Hinterglemm’s nursery slope is right in the village centre. The local ski school is highly regarded, with friendly, English speaking instructors. Plus access the interconnected region of Zell am See & the City Xpress gondola which allows access to the best snow conditions and wonderful views.

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 & the short blue runs at the top of the Bernkogel are excellent for building up confidence.


At the Saalbach/Hinterglemm Ski Circus visit Fieberbrunn, Bernkogel, Kohlmais & Reiterkogel and find a wealth of long runs including reds and blues which are ideal for relaxed cruising or simply travelling as far as possible across the mountain.

The terrain at the top of Reiterkogel provides an excellent mixture of delightful blue and red runs and is 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.

Plus access Zell am See where intermediates will enjoy the wide open runs on the Sonnenalm; alternatively take the Hirschkogel lift over to the Areit side and enjoy the Schüttabfahrt down to Schüttdorf.


In Hinterglemm the Zwölferkogel provides the biggest challenge to advanced skiers. Take the world cup black descent which is challenging and free of crowds

The Schattberg in Saalbach also offers a good selections of mogul runs and off piste skiing. Alternatively expert skiers will enjoy the challenging ‘Nordabfahrt’. The nearby Seekar bowl provides excellent opportunities, as well as the Schattberg North Descent in Saalbach which is a long and challenging mixture of black and red runs.

The area now connects to Zell am See where you can head over to Sonnenalm for some off-piste and moguls or take one of the black runs down to the village.

Snowboarding, Freestyle & Terrain Parks

Hinterglemm is one of the best 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.

Head to Saalbach for some of the best boarding terrain including three fun parks, plenty of easy blues and reds as well as an abudance of off piste.

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.

In Zell am See boarders will enjoy the new fun park on the Schmitten, as well as the blues and reds on the Sonnenalm.

Mountain facts
Area 408 km
Resort Altitude 760m
Ski Alt. From 760m
Ski Alt. To 3029m
Longest run 7 Km
Run Information

7km runs 2 and 2a from the top of the Scattberg Xpress down to the town of Vorderglemm 

Lifts Lifts 121, Chairlifts 38, Draglifts 38, Gondolas 41
Lift Times

08:30-16:30 but changes during the season

Lift Ski LockersYes
Local Pass Lifts70
Night Skiing IncludedYes
Mountain Restaurants98
Snow Cannon Coverage100%
Cross Country Trails


Night Skiing

Daily in Hinterglemm (including Snowpark).

Nursery SlopesZell am See - Top of City Xpress and bottom of TrassX-press
Off-piste OptionsYes
Slope DirectionN, E, S, W
Snowpark Info

Zell am See - Fun Park. Kitzsteinhorn - Snow park and Half pipe. Saalbach - NITRO and Free ride park. Hinterglemm- Family and Snow Park. 

Things To Do

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. At the mid station on 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 are amazing, especially the Hoaße Goaß – a huge fillet steak.

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.


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.

Hotel Glemmtallerhof also has leisure area with an indoor pool, sauna, steam room and a gym. While 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 White pearl 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:

Night skiing

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:

  • Bowling
  • Horse-drawn sleigh rides
  • Ice cart driving
  • Quad bike driving
  • Ski museum
  • Winter driving lessons
  • Ski kindergarten from 3yrs available locally in both Saalbach and Hinterglemm. Advance booking recommended.
  • Resort bus free with lift pass
  • Car hire available
  • Local bus service & resort ski bus connects Saalbach, Hinterglemm to Zell am See 

Many of the activities listed above are located in nearby Saalbach 

Ski Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

Save up to £85 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we’ll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details.

Lift Passes W21/22 Days Season Adult - Born Before 2003  Youth

Area Pass
(Alpin Card)

6 L £247 £185 £124
H £275 £206 £137

The pass includes Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See and Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun. 

H (18 Dec - 01 Apr), L (All other dates). Children born from 2016- free.

(6 days)
Description Blue Red Black
Adult Skis £94 £115 £151
Boots £52 £52 £52
Snowboard / Boots £94/£52 £115/£52 -
Youth (7-14yrs) Skis & Boots - - £81
Snowboard & Boots - - £86
Child (3-6yrs)* Skis & Boots - £45 -

Please see here for a description of hire categories.*Snowboard & boots from 7years

Tuition Days Times Adult Child (3*-12yrs)
Ski 3 10.00am-12.00am
& 1.00pm-3.00pm
£154 £154
Snowboard* £154 £154
Ski 6 10.00am-12.00am
& 1.00pm-3.00pm
£216 £216

Ski school might be closed on Christmas Day & New Year’s Day.

Ski school meeting point for all abilities is at the bottom of the U-bahn lift in Hinterglemm.

* 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.

Useful Information
Information about Hinterglemm
Resort Code ATHI
Languages spoken German/English
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 47.389931
Longitude 12.636730
Travel and Transportation
Flights depart To Depart from
Saturdays To Salzburg

Leeds Bradford
East Midlands

Transfer approx. 1¾ hrs by coach.

Flight supplements may apply on some flights. Private transfers and Self-drive are available.

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Good to know

  • High resorts with skiing up to 2,100m
  • World’s highest ratio of high-speed lifts
  • Main streets mainly traffic-free
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