Hinterglemm, Austria

The name Hinterglemm is a name that sounds familiar to many skiers but is perhaps primarily known because it is included in the name when it is mentioned in connection with its "big brother" Saalbach, normally named as Saalbach-Hinterglemm. Hinterglemm is a village that is in the same municipality as Saalbach, but in reality, they are two separated villages with a barely 10-minute drive between them.

We choose to separate the two as ski resorts, but if you are looking to spend your ski holiday in Saalbach, Hinterglemm should be seen as a good alternative as they are both part of the same ski system. There are also plenty of restaurants, bars, hotels and other accommodation to in Hinterglemm to be explored before choosing where to spend your ski holiday.

The neighbour Saalbach is very famous for its fantastic après ski, and you certainly miss a bit of that if you choose Hinterglemm instead, but for some it can rather be an advantage as you avoid some of the commotion that après ski can involve. In addition, you can easily get to Saalbach if you feel up for a bit of partying.

Hinterglemm is located higher up than Saalbach

Saalbach och Hinterglemm is part of Skicircus, a larger ski area that also includes the ski resorts of Fieberbrunn and Leogang as well, and the entire area has 270 kilometers of pistes and 70 lifts. An advantage of Hinterglemm is that the village is located slightly higher up than Saalbach and you can start the skiing day in three different directions up the mountains and your skiing starts in slightly snowier areas, and you can have a great variety on which slopes you start the day on from day to day.

It is also in Hinterglemm that you find one of the two lifts that have night skiing in Skicircus, the other is in Leogang. If you are interested in night skiing in Hinterglemm, the A9 Unterschwarzach lift is the one you go to, and is basically in the middle of the village in a southern direction.

In Hinterglemm there is also the Family Park U-Bahn, a free ride area for both children and adults with various jumps and other fun you can challenge the children with. The Family Park can be found by the A9 Unterschwarzach lift, same as where the night skiing is.

Other activities in Hinterglemm

As in most well-established ski resorts, there are plenty of activities to do when you are not skiing, such as various spas, ice skating and snow hiking. However, a different activity is Hinterglemm's Treetop Trail, which you will find 15 minutes drive westwards, and it is open all year round, summer and winter. This is Europe's highest tree-top trail and also includes a 200-meter suspension bridge known as the "Golden Gate of the Alps".

Travel to Hinterglemm

The best airport to fly to if you have decided on a ski trip to Hinterglemm is undoubtedly Salzburg Airport Wolfgang A Mozart. By car from here it takes about an hour and a half to drive, and if you prefer to book a transfer, there are plenty of options from Salzburg Airport to Hinterglemm.

The second-best airport is Innsbruck's Airport Kranebitten. From here it is about an hour longer driving time to Hinterglemm, so expect the drive to be about two and a half hours.

Popular and highly rated hotels in Hinterglemm

Although Saalbach has many fine hotels, there are perhaps even more highly rated four-star hotels in Hinterglemm, and in addition, Saalbach-Hinterglemm's only 5-star hotel is located here, the Hotel Alpine Palace. This hotel is located right by the Reiterkogel cable car, which makes it a true "ski-in ski-out" hotel. In addition, there is a spa, indoor pool and an award-winning restaurant here.

Some top-rated 4-star hotels centrally located in Hinterglemm are, for example, Der Unterschwarzachhof, Hotel Hasenauer and Hotel Edelweiss.

Ski areas Hinterglemm form part of

Hinterglemm is part of the ski area Skicircus together with 3 other ski resorts.

Frequently Asked Questions about Hinterglemm

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