Saalfelden - Leogang
Winter Adventures in Saalfelden Leogang
A delightful snow-covered paradise
Rural village or cosmopolitan city, deep-rooted tradition or exciting modernity, natural wonders or cultural jewels, Alpine skiing or Nordic: Saalfelden Leogang is no stranger to the enduring appeal of these polar opposites - and offers them all!
The coolest ski area of the Alps
Skicirus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, with its 270 km of slopes, is one of the largest ski areas in all of Austria. It offers maximum fun-in-the-snow for every winter-sports enthusiast. Those 270 km of slopes are divided as follows: 140 km of blue trails for beginners, 110 km of red trails for advanced skiers, and 20 km of black trails for experts. With 71 lifts, more than 60 cozy ski lodges, seven snow parks, two “Natural Freeride Parks,” two lit trails and five toboggan runs, the region is also one of the most multifaceted ski areas in Austria. SkiVideo-, speed- and racing trails, Funcross, snow trails and snow tubing guarantee a wide variety of action.
What’s more, the region is internationally known as a center of excellence for Nordic skiing: vacationers can glide through glittering snow-covered landscapes on a cross-country network featuring nearly 150 kilometers of trails and various degrees of difficulty. Cross-country and biathlon champions Felix Gottwald and Simon Eder are locals, and regularly use the trails around Saalfelden Leogang for training purposes.
Winter program off the slopes
Highflyers like to head straight for Asitz, because it’s the home of one of the longest and fastest steel zip lines in the world. Adrenalin junkies will begin speeding down into the valley at 130 km/h on the 1.6 km-long Flying Fox XXL the moment it opens on March 4, 2017. Endorphins (also known as “happiness hormones”) enter the bloodstream with a toboggan ride: The run at Asitz is easily reached by cable car (and it’s open after dark on Tuesdays and Fridays). Also very popular is the six-kilometer natural toboggan run at Biberg in Saalfelden, where a shuttle service shortens the two-hour climb to the starting point. Ice skaters can avail themselves of the picturesque lake “Ritzensee” at Saalfelden, with the local mountain range (Steinernes Meer) as a backdrop for their pirouettes. Snowshoeing in Saalfelden Leogang is a unique experience thanks to the diverse natural landscape and the incomparable panoramas. Romantic types of all ages can slow the frantic pace of everyday life, wrapped up in cozy covers on a horse-drawn sleigh. Those who prefer to go up the mountain on skis can fulfill their wish with guided ski tours and ski evenings at Asitz. The weekly winter-adventure program also offers guided torchlight hikes, workshops, special forest hikes and much more.
NEW: Nordic Park Saalfelden
It doesn’t always have to be downhill skiing: Nordic sports like cross-country skiing, winter hiking and ice skating are all the rage now. The Saalfelden Leogang winter-sports facility has taken note of these trends and is dedicated to making the ideal conditions available for your enjoyment off-piste in the newly-redesigned Saalfelden Nordic Park: from the many kilometres of cross-country skiing trails and gorgeous hiking trails to the popular Fun & Snow Park for children--not to mention the wide-ranging culinary offerings. The highlight is the exclusive launch event in February of 2017.
The Pinzgau’s cuisine is best enjoyed - while surrounded by a panoramic view of the many three-thousand-meter peaks of the region’s ski-circuit - at one of over 60 ski-chalets and their accompanying sun-terraces. Once the skis, toboggans and ice skates have been stowed away, Saalfelden Leogang has even more enticements on offer: with an impressive range of over 140 shops, the small town of Saalfelden invites you to try “après-shopping” and to experience the cultural attractions in the largest shopping district in the Pinzgau. Saalfelden Leogang is known for its exclusive spa-hotel industry, which emphasizes sustainable therapies. Many offer their guests a range of options, from Ayurveda and Powersleeping to “Lebensfeuer-Messung” (in essence, an extended EKG). The architecture of the region’s hotels is equally well “grounded,” thanks to the years-long emphasis on construction with natural materials such as wood and stone.
Vacationing in Saalfelden Leogang, has still more advantages, one of which is its proximity to the border with Bavaria - which eliminates the need to drive on winding mountain roads. Munich is just 200 kilometers away, and there are no toll roads if you come via Siegsdorf-Lofer. Rail passengers can travel all the way to Saalfelden, and Salzburg Airport is only 70 kilometers away.
Vrijetijdstips Saalfelden - Leogang
Contact Saalfelden - Leogang
Mittergasse 21a, AT-5760 Saalfelden
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