Skiing in open country
Endless slopes of powder snow, summits that you cannot reach by cable car and pristine white that no other freerider has ever seen: off-piste skiing is the discipline for all those who need more of a kick than prepared pistes have to offer. The ski circus has a big heart also for freestylers, as reflected in the many snow parks and other fun attractions. Ever since the ski circus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang was expanded to include Fieberbrunn, off-piste fans have even more reason to rejoice. Innumerable freeride and freestyle runs in all kinds of terrain, the ski circus is considered the place to be for freeriders.
Your first steps and swings in the backcountry
If you are new to the backcountry and would like to gather your first experiences with a professional, simply contact the ski schools in Saalbach and Hinterglemm. Experienced guides take small groups out into the wild to introduce them safely to off-piste skiing and help them to master their first line in no time.
Together with certified ski instructors and mountain guides, you will not just learn the correct technique, but also everything to do with risks and safety away from the prepared slopes. The correct handling of avalanche search equipment and probes as well as the correct assessment of the snow conditions are basics that every skier who goes off-piste should master. It is also essential to keep an eye on avalanche warnings.
Downhill runs for freeride pros in Saalbach Hinterglemm
You have acquired the necessary skills and are looking for the best downwhill runs that make the heart of any freeride pro in Saalbach Hinterglemm beat faster? Then take a look at the following:
- Amsel on the Bernkogel Ost, towards Spielberghaus
- Marxen on Schattberg
- Dillinger Eck towards Jausern
- Stemmerkogel West on the Schattberg
- Spieleck on Hochalm Pasture
Freeriding in Fieberbrunn
Around Fieberbrunn, on the Tyrolean side of the ski circus, you will discover magnificent deep snow slopes, newly created thanks to a lift connection. The area is known for abundant snow and thus offers higher accumulations.
The night park in Hinterglemm
In the night park next to the Unterschwarzachbahn cable car, not far from the village centre of Hinterglemm, things are rocking day and night. The vast snow park has a range of easy, medium and pro lines, kickers and rails, in addition to versatile obstacles such as a gap kicker, spine, wallride and rails and boxes. The highlights are the 22-metre-long combi box and the 9-metre-long C rail - a stunning playground for all freeskiers and boarders.
Other snow parks are the NITRO Snowpark in Leogang and the Easy-Park in Fieberbrunn.
Snow parks & more
If you still want more of an adrenaline kick, there are snow trails with fast waves, curves and ramps scattered throughout the region. In Hinterglemm, there are also the Funcross, the SkiMovie trail, the speed trail and a snow tubing run.
Take advantage of the full offer of pistes and freeride options available around Saalbach, Hinterglemm, Leogang and Fieberbrunn, the largest ski circus in the Austrian Alps.
With a room at the sport hotel Das Zwölferhaus in Hinterglemm, your distance from the ski resort is minimal - your hotel is located right next to the piste and the 12er KOGEL gondola lift.