Salzburg 2 hrs
• large draught beer €3.10 • bottle of house wine €19 • coffee €2.20 • burger and fries €5.20
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So what's it like?
Fantastic all round resort for skiers, boarders and après skiers.
Saalbach is part of the extensive Ski Circus, one of Austria's greatest linked ski areas, and shares a valley with the popular resort of Hinterglemm, doubling the choice of activities and range of local pistes. Saalbach is a traditional Austrian village at heart, with a lively and warm atmosphere, and skiers from across Europe head for its ice-bars and sophisticated après ski. The resort boasts doorstep skiing from the village centre and with nine different access points in the valley, you have an almost endless choice for joining into the Ski Circus.
Saalbach has an excellent ski school and gentle beginner's slopes where novices can practice their technique. The nursery areas are located right by the main street.
Saalbach has everything for the intermediate skier, combining 200kms of wonderful pistes on one interlinking circus. The choice of runs varies from wide open descents to long tree-lined pistes.
Competent skiers will revel in the wealth of challenging skiing provided by this fantastic ski circus. A must is the long black run under the Schattberg gondola and the off-piste possibilities are absolutely sensational.
Saalbach has a reputation for superb nightlife and boasts a number of popular haunts · Hinterhagalm · Bauer's Ski Alm · Ötzi Bar · Castello · Zum Turm · Bobby's Kegelbar · Kings
· Skidooing · Tobogganing · Floodlit skiing (Hinterglemm) · Ice karting · Bowling · Sleigh rides · Over 50kms of cleared footpaths and free weekly guided walk
Numerous restaurants catering for all tastes. Typical 3-course meal approx. €18.
· Schattberg Stub'n · Wallner · Hinterhagalm, Del Rossi · Bäckstätt Stall · Gasthof Post · La Trattoria · Restaurant Peter · Spielberghaus (at the top of a toboggan run)
· Banks and cash points · Shops · Supermarkets · Excursions to Salzburg
One way (arrival) from £24 pp
Return from £45 pp
events & après ski
Saalbach-Hinterglemm has been voted to be the "Best Après Ski Resort in the Alps" by a travel guidebook. The villages have more than 30 pubs and bars and 9 clubs/discos. As the lifts close and the sun goes down the many piste-side bars come to life, followed by the villages' pubs, bars and clubs with DJs and regular live music - taking you through until the early hours with your ski boots still on.
For those looking for 'active' après ski, the resort offers a complete range of winter activities - as dusk falls, enjoy a leisurely sleigh ride or head for the toboggan track. Also, don't miss the latest addition - an adrenaline filled evening of skidooing.
Saalbach also hosts a number of lively winter sports events each year. Here are a few that were lined up for winter 11/12:
20/12 Christmas Concert: Led by the local band in the village church.
31/12 Torchlit Run: Local ski schools join together to present this fantastic, torchlit spectacle.
26/01 Monster Engery: 4th edition of the Monster Engergy glemm.bang slopestyle contest will take place at the night park in Hinterglemm on 26/01-29/01.
Snow Savers for holidays between Dec 2013 to Apr 2014
Kids ski free
• Free lift pass for children born 2008 or later.
• Free ski and boot hire for 2 children (4-10 years incl.) when 2 adults pre-book the same.
• Free child helmets are included with pre-booked skis and boots.