- Half board
- Ski lifts - 80m
Ski school meeting point - 50m
Resort centre - In the centre
- Beautiful lounge and bar area
- Three small restaurants
- Free Wi-Fi throughout
- Free use of 40m2 indoor pool, leading out to heated outdoor pool, sauna, two steam rooms (3-8pm) and fitness area (8am-8pm)
- Massage and beauty treatments available
- Free use of buggies/highchairs
- Early dinners
- Children's menu
Rooms: All have flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, safe, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers (adults), bath or shower and separate wc.
Austrian Twin rooms (2-3 people): ‘Romantik’ or ‘Tradition’ Austrian twin rooms (27m2) which can take an extra bed (for child only).
'Villa Gloria' Junior Suites (2-4 people): (42m2) Large room with balcony or terrace, an Austrian twin bed, a seating area with a double sofa bed and an ensuite bathroom with shower & wc.
Single rooms: with shower and wc on request.
Meals: Half Board.
Welcome drink. Hot
and cold buffet breakfast and four–course evening meal plus salad
buffet. Weekly Gala dinner. Christmas Gala dinner & New Year Gala
dinner with live music and midnight buffet included.
Number of rooms: 50
Saalbach Resort Info
Saalbach-Hinterglemm, like Ischgl, is one of the biggest lift-linked resorts in Austria, with 200km of runs. It combines an attractive Austrian village with the convenience (excellent lift links and good piste maintenance) of French resorts. There is skiing/boarding for all abilities, particularly better intermediates. For advanced skiers, there is slightly less appeal, with limited expert-only terrain (the Glemm Valley is an exception). There is an excellent ski school and good nursery slopes for beginners. But, as with many of the pistes, they are south-facing - receiving a lot of sun and marginally poorer snow conditions. The other runs favour second weekers rather than absolute beginners. Boarders are spoilt, with 13km of boarders-only pistes, as well as a specialist park and half-pipe. For kids, facilities are better at Hinterglemm.
Saalbach-Hinterglemm has top après-ski and nightlife, although it can get rather rowdy with hordes of young Dutch, Brits, Scandinavians and Germans flooding the villages' bars and clubs. Saalbach and Hinterglemm are 4km apart, with the former being the more attractive and traditional, as well as being traffic-free. Both offer slope-side accommodation, while the cuisine tends to be largely local. Mountain restaurants are varied and enjoyable and, because there is plenty of sun, they tend to attract the 'tan merchants' en masse. As for other things to do besides skiing, there are usually weekly competitions and ski/boarding demonstrations to watch, but beyond that not much. Unless you like bars and clubs…
Overall, Saalbach-Hinterglemm is a top Austrian destination that has good skiing, a traditional village and fun après-ski.
More Saalbach resort information
Saalbach Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 24 Feb 2017|
|Last snowed|| 24-Feb-2017|
|Fresh snow||5 cm|
|Lower slopes||40 cm|
|Upper slopes||60 cm|
|Runs to resort||Fresh|
|Off piste snow||Best up high|
|Comments||Improving conditions thanks to the new snow|
Snow Overview - Austria (snow news updated 26-Feb-2017)
Thursday 23rd was a largely sunny day across our featured Austrian resorts. Temperatures ranged from around freezing level at higher glacial resorts such as Hintertux (70/180cm), right up to about +10C for resorts in the Ski Welt (50/60cm) such as Ellmau, Hopfgarten, Scheffau and Soll.
Towards the Obergurl region the slopes remain in a good state. Upper runs at Pitzal (159/196cm) and Kaunertal (36/270cm) are packed and well groomed which was creating some lovely on piste conditions for carving turns.
In contrast many other resorts are experiencing some searly spring conditions due to the pistes softening in the strong sun. Notable examples of this can be seen at Kirchberg (69/81cm) and Kitzbuhel (69/71cm), so be sure to head out early for some of the best skiing.
Only a couple of resorts at present could really do with some fresh snow to improve the state of affairs. In the east at Bad Kleinkirchheim (25/45cm) the slopes are largely artificial and are now appearing as strips of snow on an otherwise bare mountain. Whilst in the west, the lower runs at Brand (10/100cm) are also made largely from snow cannons. For the best skiing at both of these resorts, stick to the runs at a higher elevation.
Friday 24th is likely to bring the next snowfall to Austria, with accumulations predicted to be around 10-20cm in most resorts. Saturday 25th is then predicted to be a day of clear skies with some clouds then rolling in on Sunday.
European Weather Outlook
It has been a tough week all over the Alps recently with heavy rain, warm temperatures and strong sunshine all negatively impacting snow quality. However, a change is coming and the early signs of its arrival are visible already. Cloud cover will gently increase throughout today as much needed fresh snow and cold temperatures move in tonight. Tomorrow will see cloudy snowy conditions all over the Alps with light to moderate snowfalls expected. The freezing level will quickly drop which means it will snow all the way down to the valley floor.
Beyond this sudden change Saturday will bring slightly warmer temperatures by the afternoon with Sunday being a mostly sunny day. A large snow storm is currently is forecast to bring very heavy snowfalls to the Alps next week. It would seem winter is returning from its brief summer vacation, and not a moment too soon.
In the Pyrenees a mostly sunny weekend is ahead, no significant snowfall is expected before Tuesday 28th.
In far north Scandinavia a slight change to the normal pattern of dull overcast weather. Moderate snowfalls are expected over the next few days. Powder days are unlikely but certainly enough to create excellent on piste conditions.