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Saalbach - Hinterglemm - Leogang - Fieberbrunn 2018/19 Official Unofficial Thread

 Poster: A snowHead
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@Valkyrie, I might be able to help - PM me if possibly interested in a ski-in ski-out apartment opposite the Kohlmaisbahn lift station in Saalbach. Also we are in contact with a network of British apartment owners in both Saalbach and Hinterglemm.
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
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@Valkyrie, are you looking for 14 December and for how many? edit: missed that @tatmanstours, had responded Very Happy in the unlikely event that he can’t help, pm me.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Colinthc wrote:

As someone who has visited S-H umpteen times, and stayed in Zell a couple of times, I'm not sure Zell will be that much more attractive a proposition with a link. To use the S-H-L-F area you will have to do exactly the same route for an hour at the start and end of each day. The beauty of staying in S-H is you are at the centre of the circus and options can be constantly open. I could travel from, say, Hinterglemm to Leogang by a variety of routes. Zell to anywhere will be repetitious.

The irony is, that although S-H may not be seeking these links, it does make the two villages ever more attractive as the central base from which the intermediate masses can plan day trips of exploration.

Incidentally, one other opinion about the Zell link -
The run into the Glemmtal, under the Zell am See express, is a red that can be quite daunting for the lower intermediates. It's also quite narrow. At the moment, that's not a problem, as the lift doesn't operate anywhere near capacity, but it's a 10 man gondola, and if the link is as popular as Zell obviously expects, (why build a 10 seater for just one run otherwise?), that's going to be a seriously crowded and potentially unpleasant piste. In it's current uncrowded state it's actually a nice run. With no queues.

You're not wrong, it can be a tricky, narrow in places, red although the mitigation is that if you are heading for a day in SHLF, you'll be skiing it on fresh groomed snow. When I was there when that run had first opened, it was fine until it got cut up late in the day (it also benefiits from generally being in the shade) and on the way back you only need to go up the gondolas. In addition you need to get a bus from the bottom to get into Viehhofen lift system, and your way back might be hampered if blue 68 closed as it lack any snowmaking so may need a bus again.

all that said I wouldn't advise anyone to go to Zell if they weren't confident on steep stuff, as all that side of the mountain is red runs, and anyone who wants to ski mainly blues is quite limited in zell.
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