Let's move to the cold lands of the Austrian ski resorts, and more specifically to a giant that defeats the competition with a number of lifts and ski runs. It’s Saalbach-Hinterglemm-Leogang, the pearl of Salzburg.
Only a few resorts can offer so many possibilities for skiers, as the largest ski area in Austria, Saalbach-Hinterglemm-Leogang. Guests seeking for thrills on the slopes can enjoy 200 km of ski runs operated by 56 modern lifts and cable cars. Here, the snow is a sure thing, thanks to the system producing artificial snow. The whole is completed by the diversification of tracks and an extensive tourist infrastructure - for those, who love skiing, holidays in Saalbach-Hinterglemm-Leogang is a guarantee of good fun.
The resort attracts tourists with an extremely wide offer. All 56 lifts consist of 17 cable cars, 18 chairlifts and 21 t-bars. In turn, the biggest part of ski runs is designed for intermediate skiers (95 km). Beginners can enjoy 90 km of green and blue slopes, while experienced skiers have 15 km of difficult black runs at their disposal. In addition, guests can enjoy 10 km of cross-country trails and numerous slopes that can be used as well in the evenings.
There are also tracks for carving, racing and tracks with bumps. The adherents of snowboard and freestyle will be able to go wild here as well - in the snowpark Leogang they can find halfpipes and other attractions, including jump-boarder X, big pro kickers and house box.
Those, who feel confident on skis and simple, easy ride coupled with enjoying the views definitely doesn’t satisfy them, can check the ski runs of Schattenberg Nord and Zwölferkogel Nord. In turn, beginners can take some lessons from the experienced instructors. Kids will combine learning with fun in the kids' ski kindergarten.
Ticket prices in the season 2013/2014
What are the costs of tickets for the ski runs of the Austrian giant? In high season (21.12-06.01 and 25.01-14.03) 1-day ticket for adults costs 46 EUR, for children - 23 EUR. For the opportunity of skiing on the slopes for a week you have to pay, respectively, 248 and 124 EUR.
If someone chooses to go to Saalbach-Hinterglemm-Leogang for a bit longer, may consider “extending” the ticket. After purchasing Salzburg Super Ski Card, instead of the already impressive number of 200 km of ski runs, he will have the access to, bagatelle, 2550 km of them. They include tracks of 22 regions of the Salzburger Land, as well as the tracks of the bordering lands. A weekly ticket, which will allow us to use all the possible slopes costs 264 EUR for adults and 132 EUR for children.
And after skiing...
Such a large number of ski slopes can weary even the most avid amateurs of winter sports. After a whole day of schussing on the slopes you can relax in several ways. Tourists, who still have the power, enthusiasm and willingness to actively continue the evening, can check the offer of the local bars and discos. In turn those, who only dream of relax, will find peace in one of the 40 shelters, guesthouses and hotels.
Caravanners can stay on Reisemobilstellplatz Alpenhof. The parking is located by the guesthouse Alpenhof, right next to the ski lift. Guests have the access to electricity and hot water, they can also use showers and toilets located in the building. It’s best to ask about the prices when making a reservation – it’s necessary, because there’s only a few parking places.
As you can see, the Austrian resort has a lot to tempt with. Will there be anyone, on whom 200 km of slopes doesn’t make any impressions?