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Resort: Saalbach
Country: Austria
Domain: Alpincircus - Saalbach Hinterglemm
Author: Elizabeth B

Date: April 2006
Our holiday: I had just skied a week in Zell am See, and was slowly making my way across the Alps. I was on my own and skied 2 days (stayed 3 nights) in Saalbach/Hinterglemm. I had bought a SuperSalzburg lift pass, which allowed my to choose my resorts on a daily basis.
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Basics : I had a car, so drove there, but access is easy from Munich and Salzburg airports. The nearest train station is in Zell am See, and there is an hourly bus service to Saalbach & Hinterglemm.
Lift system : Most of the lifts are modern detachable chairs, or gondolas. They have plans to upgrade several others during the summer.
The terrain : Saalbach is in a valley, that has pistes on both sides. There are numerous ways back down to the valley, or it is possible to stay high. Leogang is lift linked "over the back" of Saalbach. HInterglemm is further along the same valley as Saalbach. It is possible to do a full circuit in an anti-clockwise direction.
The snow : I went late in the season, but the snow was still good. The North facing slopes had better snow, and there was full coverage down to the resort. On the South facing slopes they had maintained the pistes, but it was hard going at the end of the day. The day I left, they had had fresh snowfall overnight (about 3" on the valley floor)
Off-piste : Didn't try any, so can't comment
The resort : Saalbach is a typical Austrian village. It's a pleasant resort that is popular with the English. There wasn't loads of Apres ski places open when I was there, (most of them had closed the previous weekend), but I believe that "in season" it has a lively atmosphere.
Food : I really struggled to find places to eat. I went into a pizzeria in Hinterglemm to be told that they didn't serve food!! When I finally found somewhere to serve me a pizza, it was undercooked and I left most of it.
Accommodation : I went to the tourist office and asked for the cheapest they had. I stayed in Pension Aigner, a pleasant b&b, about 5 mins walk from town.
Costs: A single room with private shower and breakfast cost €32 per night at Easter.
Conclusion: I'd happily go back to Saalbach, and was delighted with the accommodation, but would aim for the main season next time.

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