Saalbach Travel Guide

  • Sports & Outdoors
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  • View of Zwölferkogel
    View of Zwölferkogel
    by TarTelcontar
  • My daughter (9 years) about to ski down.
    My daughter (9 years) about to ski down.
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Saalbach Things to Do

  • by TarTelcontar Written Mar 4, 2014

    There really isn't much to say about skiing in Saalbach except that the mountains known as Schattberg and Zwölferkogel are the best ones in the area. The snow stays cold during most of the day during the whole of February and the slopes are amazing overall. My recommendation is to take the lift Schattberg Express up to Schattberg Ost (East), then down to Schattberg Sprinter which will take you up to Schattberg West and then down to Zwölferkogelbahn. Take that lift up to Zwölferkogel and then down to the bottom just to take it up again a few times. Slope #13 is especially recommended and it has held the world cup in skiing at some point.

    View of the lift station at Schattberg View of Zw��lferkogel
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    by linnyloo Written May 31, 2008

    The town of Zell am See, which is the administrative capital of the area, is only 30 minutes by local bus. The bus departs at least every 40 minutes each way.
    Very scenic town developed around the Zeller See lake which is 4.5 km long and 850 to 1400 m wide, with an area of 4.7 sq.km and a depth up to 68 m.
    It is backed by the 2000m (6560ft)Schmittenhohe mountain. A cable car runs from the outskirts of the town to the summit, where there is a restaurant.

    The Grand Hotel on the lake. Zeller See
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    by linnyloo Written May 31, 2008

    There are a few toboggan runs that are marked specifically for that, some are flood lit. Good fun and great for kids.

    Simalalm: Original hut at 1.700 m!

    Pick-up point by Hotel Interstar in Jausern, Pisten-bully transport up to the hut, toboggan rental, welcome drink.
    The Simalalm toboggan run is approx. 4.5 km long.

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  • Theresia Gartenhotel

    Glemmtaler Landesstrasse 208, Saalbach, 5753, Austria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Alpin Resort Reiterhof

    Schischulstrasse 277, Saalbach, A 5753, at

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Sonne

    Altachweg 334, Saalbach, 5753, Austria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Alpen-Karawanserai Time Design Hotel

    Dorfstrasse 222, Hinterglemm, Saalbach-Hinterglemm, 5754, Austria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Saalbacher Hof

    Dorfplatz 27, Saalbach, A-5753, Austria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Lengauer Hof

    Lengauerweg 1, Saalbach, 5754, Austria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Alpine Palace

    Reiterkogelweg 169, Saalbach, 5754, Austria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

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    by linnyloo Written May 31, 2008

    We were often caught out by the shops closing over the lunch hour and public holidays, and limited Sunday open hours.
    We found this somewhat archaic, coming from a so called 'developing country' where evertthing is open every day and all day.

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    by akkipaa Updated Jan 22, 2013

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    I would say that this a guaranteed skiing resort. You find an extremely wonderful environment, people, Tirolian life style (ok lederhose and hunting hat) and what the best, 200km pure snow slopes, 55 cable cars or lifts and if you don't want to go up and down, just ski cross country (by the way the a Finn Siitonen invented the skating style and you can find a warning signs here: "Siitonen schritt verboten" meaning don't freestyle on paths).

    Three piste means that there are three centers, Hinterglemm, Saalbach and Leogang and those make a network so that you can skii in every of those. But remember, if you are accommodated in Leogang (or Hinterglemm) reserve time on the afternoon to get back otherwise you need to take a taxi. It depends on season of course, but some 2-3 three hours are needed from other end to other. Check the map and plan at least your afternoon.

    There are many hill restaurants, be careful with Jagertee and Stroh, those taste very good in the afternoon sun, but might get you too wild or sleepy to ski.

    Reserve your accommodation in advance at least on peak season and when travelling with a bigger group. From March to end of the season, Eastern and weekends are the most crowded times.

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