Ski Lifts in Saalbach

Saalbach Hinterglem ski area features 55 modern ski lifts serving 200 km of well-groomed slopes, 10 km cross-country tracks , carving funpark, halfpipes, GS race courses, flood-lit slope, moguls ungroomed and snow parks!

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Saalbach Ski Lifts 

Saalbach and Hinterglemm lift systems are fast and efficient and boast a total of 15 gondolas, 16 high speed chairs and 23 surface lifts with a capacity of over 90,000 rides per hour.

This means that queues are always short making sure that you can make it all across the ski area in a predictable amount of time. Not only does this mean you can plan to be back near your hotel for an après drink in one of the numerous bars, but it also means that you can ski the entire valley in only a couple of days.

Saalbach-Hinterglemm lifts open between 8:30-8:45am and run until 4:00-4:30pm. 4 lift companies operate in the area but ‘Skicircus’ is the joint resort venture which manages them.

In the Saalbach end of the valley the Schattberg Ost (2020m) and Schattberg West (2096m) are linked by the Schattberg Sprinter an efficient gondola enabling skiers in Saalbach to quickly access the Hinterglemm circuit. The Limberg Sessellift is a very fast 6 man chair lift which gets you back over to Saalbach at the end of the day with the choice of skiing the black run (1) or getting the high speed gondola home.

The Kohlmaiskopf peak on the other side of the valley from the Schattberg X-press is a fantastic location to ski. The Kohlmaisgipfelbahn is not only a catchy name, but a very comfortable gondola taking you right to the top of Saalbach at 1794 metres. By then catching the Magic 6er chairlift followed by the Schönleitten 6er it is possible to reach the Leogang cicuit. Beware that the Gr. Asitz (1914m) and Kl. Asitz (1870m) peaks are entirely red pistes and therefore unsuitable for beginners. The highlight here for modern freestyle skiers is the Nitro Park, which is in the top three parks for this area of Austria and is famous for being well kept and the home of some large features.

Back over in Hinterglemm the Reiterkogelbahn gondola takes you to 2 chair lifts which are brand new and high speed. These chairlifts take you to 1819 metres and give you access to 14 intermediate runs. This is a superb location to ski and can keep you occupied all day but be aware that on the sunny days in the late season these runs can become very crowded.

Even further up the valley there is another gondola and lift combination including the heated seats and bubble chair lift the Spieleck Sesselbahn which takes you to 1998 metres and gives the option of staying to the extensive piste network including the longest piste in the resort, or skiing the trees both under the lift and off the back side of Spieleckkogel peak. These are brilliant runs all day because of their elevation and offer some of the best skiing in the resort.

The Zwölferkogelbahn lift takes you to 1984 metres from the base in one run and is the bright red lift in the centre of the Hinterglemm resort. This is a good ski area in which to start the day, though the short pistes in the Seeker area will begin to frustrate given the need to interrupt your skiing by taking a number of chairlifts. Although an enjoyable ski area, with the only alternative in the region to ski down towards the village, skiers typically move on to another area before lunch.

Saalbach Ski Lift Passes

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