Ski holidays in Saalbach

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

Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn provides one of Europe’s most exciting circuses – in both senses of the word. The attractive villages may be only 4km apart (Saalbach is the larger resort of the two with a charming centre with stylish shops and cafés) but they form a vast ski circus in the picturesque Glemm valley. And with après-ski partying starting early each afternoon, at bars such as the 'Hinterhag Alm' in Saalbach. Those who want to continue into the night could try Saalbach's most popular tavern Costello's. As for the skiing – it’s really excellent. With 270km of pistes and 70 lifts this valley is an intermediates' dream. But there’s plenty of excellent off-piste available too. And don’t miss the long, flowing run down to neighbouring Leogang – often overlooked by visiting skiers. It’s a wonderful long north-facing run all the way down to Leogang. With perhaps a quick pit stop at the rustic Kraller Alm chalet.

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 connects 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 section 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£1349pp
  • 100 rooms
Hotel Alpinresort Sport Spa Saalbach (2)

The Alpin Resort & Spa is a superb all-inclusive hotel with extensive facilities, perfectly located just a couple of minutes' walk to the resort centre and Schattberg X-press lift.

  • from£1239pp
  • 94 rooms

The extensive and unique Hotel Saalbacher Hof has been lovingly run by the Dschulnigg-Geissler family for generations. Built in an alpine style, it is famed for its high level of furnishings, comfort and great leisure facilities.

  • from£1079pp
  • 35 rooms
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Hotel Bauer has a great location in the resort centre with easy access to the ski lifts. Expect a personalised and friendly welcome here as well as some fantastic facilities including a pool and various saunas.

  • from£1349pp
  • 63 rooms
Hotel Exterior - Hotel Kendler - Saalbach - Austria

You'll enjoy the hotels state of the art design and facilities and you'll have the lift, ski school and Saalbach centre on your doorstep. 

  • from£1359pp
  • 67 rooms
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This all inclusive stylish and rustic hotel has outstanding spa facilities and easy access to the lifts, ski hire shop and Saalbach centre. You'll have a complimentary shuttle - so you can make the most of your time on the vast skiing area. 

  • from£1109pp
  • 63 rooms
Hotel Panthera Saalbach Exterior

Hotel Panthera has a perfect central location next to the Bernkogel and Kohmlais lifts. It has great facilities including a recently renovated wellness areas and outdoor heated pool.

  • from£1059pp
  • 36 rooms
Hotel Kristiana Exterior 2

Located within Saalbach's pedestrianised area just 200 metres from the main village centre, the Hotel Kristiana is a great location to explore the Skicircus region. With friendly staff and an owner with a strong passion for both art and food, you are sure to have an incredible unique experience at the Hotel Kristiana. 

  • from£1249pp
  • 74 Rooms
Neuhaus Exterior

Located in the pedestrianised zone of Saalbach and just 100 metres to the nearest ski lifts, the Hotel Das Neuhaus is perfectly situated to explore the Skicircus area. Rooms are comfortable and well decorated and the hotel has a large wellness area which includes an indoor pool and salt water whirlpool. 

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 including Fieberbrunn, Bernkogel, Kohlmais & Reiterkogel 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.


The Schattberg in Saalbach offers a good selections of mogul runs and off piste skiing. Alternatively expert skiers will enjoy the challenging ‘Nordabfahrt’.

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 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 

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

While 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.

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.

You can also enjoy winter walking paths throughout Zell am See, Saalbach & Hinterglemm 

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
Whole Area Pass Lifts121
Night Skiing IncludedYes
Mountain Restaurants98
Snow Cannon Coverage100%
Cross Country Trails


Night Skiing

Daily in Hinterglemm (including Snowpark).

Nursery SlopesZell am See - Top of CityXpress 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
  • Horse-drawn sleigh rides
  • Ice skating
  • Curling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Tobogganing
  • Winter driving lessons
  • Ice cart driving
  • Quad bike driving
  • Bowling
  • Tennis
  • Ski museum
  • Twice weekly guided walks
  • A full programme of après-ski events
  • 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 
Ski Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

Save up to £102 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. 

Learn to Ski
6 days 'Blue' ski and boot hire, 5 days tuition
Adult £323

Lift pass can be purchased in the resort when needed. 

Lift Passes W21/22 Days Season Adult
Born Before 2003 

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.

Equipment (6 days) Description Blue Red Black
Adult Skis £97 £129 £160
Boots £49 £48 £48
Snowboard / Boots £129/£48
Youth (6-14yrs) Skis & Boots £73
Snowboard & Boots £73
Child (3-5yrs)* Skis & Boots £73

Please see here for a description of hire categories.*Snowboard & boots from 6 years.

Tuition Days Times Adult Child (4*-14yrs)
Ski 3 10.00am-12.00am
& 1.00pm-3.30pm
£160 £179
Snowboard* £154 £154
Ski 5/6** 10.00am-12.00am
& 1.00pm-3.30pm
£178 £197

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

*Snowboard lessons are 3 hours per day and Child snowboard lessons are from 10 years.

**6 days ski school is for children.

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 Saalbach
Resort Code ATSA
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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