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Winter / Ski School

Your winter holiday in the Alpine skiing hotspot

Original fun in the snow in Austria’s largest ski area

Your perfect skiing and hiking experience in the ‘home of casual’ in Saalbach Hinterglemm. The Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn ski circus with 270 kilometres of slopes and 70 modern lift facilities provides ideal slope conditions the whole winter through for skiers, snowboarders and freeriders. From tranquil family slopes to speedy descents, beginners and ambitious sportspeople alike are sure to find the perfect slope. 61 lodges make sure your breaks are full of culinary delights and excellent après-ski atmosphere.

Your skiing and winter hotel by the slopes and mountain railways

You won’t have long to travel to get to the next mountain railway. Just a 2-minute walk from the Dorfschmiede’s doors will take you to the Reiterkogelbahn railway, which will transport you up to the breathtaking Reiterkogel on the sunny side of Hinterglemm. Here, you can dive headfirst into an incomparable Alpine skiing and freeride area with wide, family-friendly slopes. The descents from the Zwölferkogel offer smaller but more challenging slopes. From the Dorfschmiede, you’ll only need to walk for 8 minutes or drive for 2 to reach the Zwölferkogelbahn railway.

Our ski extras for you:

Once a week, we invite you to our hotel skiing day to enjoy some of the Saalbach Hinterglemm ski circus’ most impressive slopes together. Hearty aprés-ski fun is guaranteed every day in winter: directly outside the Dorfschmiede’s doors, you’ll find our snow bar - a popular meeting point to end the perfect day of skiing with a convivial round of drinks.

Look forward to a unique, extensive skiing area in the Austrian Alps.

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SNOW & FUN Ski School in Hinterglemm

Do you want to use your skiing holiday in Saalbach-Hinterglemm to improve or perfect your technique? Or maybe learn to ski from scratch? In our Snow & Fun ski school, awarded the ‘Top of the Mountains’ award for the 13th time in 2016, you not only profit from perfect all-round service but also get discounts as a guest at the Dorfschmiede.

At Snow & Fun in Hinterglemm, you will find everything you need: ski school, ski hire, service, lift tickets and accessories! We will organise your whole skiing holiday. Our Snow & Fun ski school is based on a simple principle, just like an airport: you select one of our imaginary tickets and the pros from Snow & Fun will take care of the rest - no waiting and no complicated booking processes.Book now!

An overview of your Snow & Fun benefits:

Our 120 highly trained skiing and snowboarding teachers will get beginners and pros of all ages to the best form of their skiing careers in no time.

The Snow & Fun ski school offers private and group lessons in everything from Alpine skiing to carving & snowboarding (own fun park with conveyor), from one-on-one cross-country skiing lessons to guided ski tours through the Saalbach-Hinterglemm Alpine paradise. There are also skiing lessons for disabled visitors.

Our children’s skiing courses are split up into age groups and take place in the ‘Snowly Land’ kids’ skiing paradise.

As a guest at the Dorfschmiede, you get a 10% discount on group lessons.

Quality is very important to us, so we only hire out the best skiing equipment. You’ll find only the best trained staff as well as a huge range of skiing and snowboarding equipment that guarantees you won’t be disappointed. Skiing today, snowboarding tomorrow, a ski tour after that - with our rental service, you can choose your own winter sports adventure every day (15% discount).

Winter fun away from the slopes

On cross-country trails
You can look forward to the 10 km valley run and a 2 km mountain run in Hinterglemm (can be reached via the Reiterkogelbahn mountain railway) for your cross-country skiing pleasure.

On foot
22 maintained walking trails span a total of 140 km and offer an idyllic backdrop of quiet winter nature for ski tours, snow shoe walks and winter hikes.

On the 3.2 km toboggan run on the Reiterkogel, you can experience pure tobogganing joy as you descend over 300 metres down. Night owls will enjoy a romantic night of tobogganing on the floodlit run until 23:00. With a ski pass, you can use the toboggan run and cableway for free. Only the run’s own toboggans can be used (rental per day: € 5.50 with a € 30.00 deposit).

Just some non-slip shoes and an eye for the target, and the curling can commence. You can get some mulled wine from the bar to warm yourself up. Every day in the covered curling/tennis courts in Hinterglemm (€ 22.00 per hour, including rental equipment).

Ice cart
You can take 9HP spike carts for a spin on the ice on the 3,500 m2 ice cart run near Sallbach. The floodlit track can be used until 20:00, and children must always be accompanied by an adult. Helmets and gloves are available for free. (One 10-minute trip for € 10.00, thermo overalls for € 2.00 rental fee).

Golden Gate Bridge with the Baumzipfelweg tree-top path
The Saalbach Hinterglemm valley head is home to Europe’s highest year-round accessible tree-top path. Combined with the ‘Golden Gate Bridge of the Alps’, this excursion destination is a world first.

Your ice princes and princesses can practice their pirouettes on the Saalbach Hinterglemm sports centre’s ice rink.

Snowy carriage rides
Wrapped in warm blankets on a horse-drawn carriage, guests can glide through an enchanting winter wonderland and snowy forests.

Right on target
28 different targets of varying difficulty await winter archers.