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Saalbach, Austria

Saalbach is one of Austria’s premier ski resorts, offering a wide range of runs, extensive off piste, and an excellent snow record. Skiing can be found on both sides of the valley. The runs on the north side of the valley (south-facing side) tend to be preferred by visitors due to their sunny weather. The pistes on the south side of the valley (north-facing side) are normally in the shade, so have better snow cover, particularly in late season, as well as more trees. Much of the off piste skiing is found on the north side, where thigh-deep, untouched powder can be found only metres from many of the pistes. There is a small snowpark in Hinterglemm, but experienced snowboarders and skiers prefer to head to the snowpark in the adjacent valley in Leogang, which boasts superior kickers, as well as rails and jibs. Saalbach-Hinterglemm also features 6 and 8-man chairlifts with heated seats and retractable covers for use in bad weather.

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In addition to skiing on the slopes, Saalbach Hinterglemm has much to offer.
Please note that not all attractions can be offered in the preseason!

NIGHTPARK – snow park at the Unterschwarzach cable car in Hinterglemm:
Open monday – saturday until 9.30 pm. Snow Park has been extended in the course of the new building of the Unterschwarzach cable car and is perfectly shaped by professionals every day.

PlaygroundSNOW at the Hochalm chairlift in Hinterglemm:
The topographically difficult terrain is a mixture of normal ski run and a snow park. Steep turns, little kickers, a wave slope and other fun elements make a lot of fun during your descent.

Learn-to-ride Park at the Bernkogel in Saalbach:
Specially for beginners there is the Learn-to-ride Park at the Bernkogel in Saalbach where you can learn step by step to jump over the kicker or to slide over a plate.

Skier-& Boardercross at the Bernkogel in Saalbach:
Also new at the Bernkogel is the Skier-& Boardercross which snowboard professional Mario Fuchs and his team are taking care of.

SkiMovie race at the Unterschwarzach cable car in Hinterglemm:
SkiMovie route (powered by BMW) was integrated into the track this year. On the SkiMovie routes (powered by BMW) at the Unterschwarzach cable car in Hinterglemm anyone can produce his own ski video and via “Skiline” or the new terminal at the valley station you can analyze your freestyle or carving skills.
Note: You can print also your Skiline – an individual ski chart – at this terminal.

Speed course at the Unterschwarzach cable car in Hinterglemm:
In the new area of the Unterschwarzach cable car you can check your speed limit. Who is the fastest?

Tubing at Unterschwarzach cable car in Hinterglemm:
The tubing line is open monday – saturday from 5.00 pm and ensures great fun for our younger guests.

Freestyle show night at the Turm 6-seater in Saalbach:
Start: 8.15 pm (subject to change). The exact dates are in the event area.
All the attractions mentioned above are of course free of charge.

In addition:
Flood-lit slope an the Unterschwarzach cable car (monday – saturday until 9.30 pm) – can be used with valid ski pass
Toboggan run on the Reiterkogel (open over day or at evening from monday – saturday from 06.30-09.30 pm, lighting until 11.00 pm), ride with valid ski pass, deposit toboggan 30.00, tobogganing rental (with safety brakes)

Information Courtesy of www.saalbach.com

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