- 70 top-modern cable cars and lifts
- 270 piste kilometres
- 60 ski huts from old and quaint to modern and cool treat the guest to local specialities
- and the largest ski tour in the Alps with 12,400 metres of difference in altitude metres – The Challenge.
Since autumn 2019 you can ski from Fieberbrunn, Viehhofen, Schmitten to the Kitzsteinhorn with one lift ticket. If there is no time left to make it back by lift - give us a call! The SkiAlpin Card has been created due to the merger of Saalbach Hinterglemm with the ski region Schmitten and the Kitzsteinhorn. This means 121 lifts, 408 km of pistes including skiing pleasure on the glacier.
Top your stay in Saalbach with a sightseeing flight by Sennair VIP Helicopter and experience the wonderful mountain landscape around Saalbach from a bird's eye view. To the north you will see the Leogang Steinberge, to the west the Kitzbühel Alps and to the south the Hohe Tauern with the Grossglockner and the Grossvenediger. In the east, the view from the Sennair helicopter extends to the Dachstein massif.
Start your sightseeing flight over Saalbach from our take-off and landing sites in the Glemmtal Valley or at our partner hotels Wiesergut and Unterschwarzach. Or combine your stay in Saalbach with arrival and/or departure with our VIP helicopter from Courchevel, Salzburg, Munich, Innsbruck, Zurich, Gstaad, Vienna or another departure point or destination of your choice. In addition to the magnificent view, you will reach your destination quickly and without traffic jams.
The Glemmtal Valley - one of the few east-west valleys in the Alps, offers skiing pleasure in a class of its own. In December and January, you can enjoy the pistes on the southern side of the valley; in February and March, Saalbach offers winter sports enthusiasts perfectly groomed pistes on the shady side of the Glemmtal Valley. Modern lifts, superbly groomed pistes and huts for every taste offer you a first-class skiing holiday. Whether yeast dumplings or Kaiserschmarrn for new energy or something hearty like Pinzgau Kasnockn and venison ragout – just enjoy.
History in short: Saalbach is situated in 1,003 m above the Adriatic Sea, covering an area of 125 km², and has a population of 2,800. The first documented record of a settlement in the Glemmtal Valley dates back to 1222. A church was built in 1410 and the centre of the valley has always been the village of Saalbach. The largely poor population lived from agriculture. The economic boom from 1945 onwards was due to the gradual start of tourism. Skiing in the Glemmtal Valley has been a tradition for more than one hundred years. The winter sports club was founded in 1914 and national and international ski races have been held in Saalbach-Hinterglemm since 1954. In 1980 and 1988, the World Cup final races were held in Saalbach and in 1991, Saalbach was the venue of the Alpine Ski World Championships - in history known as the Sunshine World Championships. The weather was brilliant from the first to the last day of the World Championships, which were also a very successful competition for Austria in terms of sports with eleven medals.
Saalbach offers its guests plenty of sports possibilities also in the other seasons - especially hiking and mountain biking. For downhillers and mountain bikers, there are many marked trails of all levels of difficulty. The Seven Summits tour is certainly the biggest challenge for hikers - after all, the 7 highest peaks must be conquered. If you don't want to go that high, the motor activity trail between Jausern and Saalbach along the Saalach is highly recommended in summer. Skill and balance can be demonstrated here at various creativity stations. The indoor pool in the middle of the village is a welcome place for cooling-off and for enjoying the view to the mountain world of the Glemmtal Valley in peace and quiet.
Do you have any questions or do you need insider tips for this wonderful mountain world? As locals we, the team of Sennair Helicopter, have plenty of tips for you in store.
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