Summer or winter, a paradise for families
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IMPRESSIONS OF THE REGION
Brimming with activities and attractions, this region quite simply stands apart. The villages of Saalbach and Hinterglemm lie along the Glemm valley floor, accessed by a long, gently-ascending road which culminates in a natural bowl of emerald mountain splendour. Whether alpine or cross-country skier, snowboarder, hiker, mountain biker, or snow-shoe enthusiast, a palette of activities greets all guests of every age and ability. Welcome to one of the most modern and extensive ski areas in the Alps, where rustic fare is never far away in one of the many mountain huts and comfortable guest houses.
Viehhofen – an idyllic village in the Glemm valley
Centrally located between the internationally renowned destinations of Zell am See, Kaprun and Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Viehhofen nestles at the foot of the Pinzgau alpine meadow mountains, Europe’s highest grass slopes, rising to 2175 m and offering an unrivalled panorama of the surrounding mountain peaks of the Hohe Tauern National Park. It is the combination of their undulating quality and altitude which makes them a natural platform for the wide range of summer and winter activities on offer.
Ski slopes as far as the eye can see!
With 70 lifts serving 270 km of ski slopes, the Skicircus caters to every ability and includes the resorts of Saalbach, Hinterglemm, Leogang and Fieberbrunn. Considerable investment in state-of-the-art lifts and snow machines have ensured ever-increasing comfort, which guarantees winter guests a truly remarkable holiday experience. Whether on skis or snowboard, novice freestylers can start out in the Learn-to-Ride Park, while their experienced counterparts can choose from 3 snowparks, as well as the Ski & Bordercross. Even ski tourers and cross-country skiers are amply well-catered for and back in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, a range of shops supports all your winter sports requirements. If staying in Viehhofen, enjoy the 7.5 km downhill run back to the village!
Cultural events complete the all-round holiday experience
Events and daily après-ski draw guests like a magnet. Snow Mobile, Mountain Attack, Harley-Davidson, World Games of Mountain-biking and Rave on Snow are just some of the varied events on offer, much loved and supported by guests.
Home to all things pretty cool!
Offering more than 400 km of hiking trails and the same again of mountain biking trails, Saalbach-Hinterglemm is a superlative alpine summer destination. Boasting the largest high-wire forest park in Europe, not to mention the many adventure trails (including Montelino’s), the Hinterglemm Family Park, the Fairy-tale Wood, Captain Hook’s Adventure Pool and the Off-road Quad Park, there is something for everyone. For a once-in-a-lifetime zipwire experience, try out the Flying Fox XXL at Hinterglemm.
Saalbach offers numerous, challenging mountain-biking tours and downhill possibilities: a real Bike Eldorado for both free-riders and downhillers. But the choice of activities is never-ending: trailrunning, geocaching, paragliding and white-water rafting on the Saalach and Salzach rivers all promise to be highlights. While anglers and tennis lovers soak up the surroundings from the valley floor, why not go horse-back riding on the high grass slopes, or take a day trip to Lake Zell to go swimming, surfing or sailing?
Away from the crowds
Tank up energy in the unspoilt peace and tranquillity of Viehhofen, the ideal gateway to the many sporting activities and adventures in the region. From mid-August to mid-October join in the Farmers’ Harvest Festival celebrations.
Rustic mountain huts, country inns, gourmet restaurants and numerous bars all vie for your attention. Tantalise your tastebuds with the local Pinzgau and traditional Salzburger dishes, or indulge yourself with a wide selection of international fare.
Holiday in Saalbach-Hinterglemm and the Glemm valley with Alpen Apartments
Our all-year round holiday homes and apartments in and close by to Saalbach-Hinterglemm provide the perfect holiday base. Choose between 3 charming, fully-equipped apartments for up to 4 people each: two located right by the lifts in the resort centre and the third a ten-minute walk away, but also serviced by a nearby ski bus stop.
In Viehhofen, Alpen Apartements offers a further 3 comfortable apartments in the Kramerhaus for up to 4, 5 or 6 people respectively. Ideally situated, the apartments all include a kitchen, balcony with super views, TV and WLAN, as well as many other features.
One of Saalbach-Hinterglemm‘s downhill runs leads straight back to the house and the ski bus stop, which takes you swiftly to the nearby lifts, is situated right on your doorstep.
The nearest shop is in the building itself and rustic, cosy inns, serving Pinzgau specialities, are all close by.