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Hinterglemm

This traditional alpine village is a part of the biggest linked and most popular ski circuit in Austria, offering gorgeous views, high speed ski lifts and brilliant facilities for all levels of skier and boarder. World cup runs, excellent childcare options and booming après ski keep snow lovers returning to Hinterglemm year after year.

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At a glance: • Large linked resort • Modern ski lift system • Austrian aprés experience

Great for: • Groups • Aprés ski • Families

This traditional alpine village is a part of the biggest linked and most popular ski circuit in Austria, offering gorgeous views, high speed ski lifts and brilliant facilities for all levels of skier and boarder. World cup runs, excellent childcare options and booming après ski keep snow lovers returning to Hinterglemm year after year.

Hinterglemm Resort

In the heart of the Glemmtal valleys, this charming alpine-style village is composed of traditional Austrian architecture. Twinned with the adjoining village of Saalbach and the slightly more distant Leogang, Hinterglemm make up one part of the endless ‘Ski Circus’ area. In comparison to compact Saalbach, it’s smaller, more sophisticated and more widely dispersed, which makes it the more sombre of the two villages. Nonetheless, those looking for some noise won’t struggle to find it - the après on the high street gets very lively later on in the day.

In the town itself, you’ll find a fantastic array of restaurants and bars both on and off the slopes. Mostly hotels, all of the accommodation is only a few minutes’ walk from the town centre and some properties boast ski in-ski out locations.

The resort is surrounded by slopes suitable for all abilities, with 200km of professionally prepared tree-lined runs stretching across the mountains. Hinterglemm’s skiing history dates all the way back to 1898 and more recently the 1991 Alpine Skiing World Championships were held on the slopes above the village.

The increasing popularity of the resort has resulted in over £230 million being invested to replace trudging drag lifts with modern high speed chairs and gondolas. The Ski Circus lift pass will grant access to an expansive 200km ski area and includes the shuttle bus services between the villages to get you back to base wherever you finish your day. Making your way around is simple and there’s more than a holiday’s worth of planned and signposted routes to navigate.

Perhaps the defining feature of Hinterglemm and one of the resorts biggest attractions is its 1.6km of floodlit pistes and colossal Snowpark. These are illuminated Monday to Saturday until 9:30pm for moonlit fun on the snow and access is included in the ski pass.

Stats & FAQ

Location: Salzburg, Austria

Established: 1903

Open: December- April

Downhill: 270km

View our detailed Hinterglemm snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Hinterglemm snow history.

Nearest Airport & Transfer Time:
Salzburg85km, 1h 15
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • 140km 52%

  • 110km 41%

  • 20km 7%

Top Altitude:2100m
Bottom Altitude:1003m
Resort Altitude:1003m
Longest run:8km
Slope Orientation:N S
Vertical Drop:1097m
Skiable Vertical:1097m
Night Skiing:Yes
Glacier:No

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Downhill Runs:270km
Beginner slopes:52%
Intermediate:41%
Advanced slopes:7%
Lift Pass Price: 245 € (adult 6 day)
Nearby resorts: Saalbach, Zell am See, Kitzbuhel, St Johann

Skiing/BoardingSkiing in Hinterglemm

Anyone looking to ski for the first time can find a range of ski schools available across the three learner slopes in different corners of the village. Once ready to head up the lifts, there’s a selection of friendly little blues back down to the centre, good for building confidence.

Steeper blues and red runs come in different shapes and sizes to make Hinterglemm’s Ski Circus a stupendous opportunity for flourishing intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The piste bashers shape the slopes daily so you can enjoy cruising down groomed tree-lined runs. Make your way down to Vorderglemm then east towards Leogang for some seriously long valley runs. Snowboarders will find the resort ideal due to the lack of drag lifts and t-bars outside of the learner slopes. Modern chairlifts now dominate the mountains for a comfy and efficient trip between the peaks.

A few black runs lay scattered across the resort for advanced skiers to conquer, including the 3km stretch down the Zwölferkogel. This world championship run overlooking Hinterglemm features ungroomed rough patches, bumps and moguls for finding out what those thighs are really made of!

Those that fancy dipping in and out of the slopes will enjoy 15km of powder trails to venture down five different routes. Hiring a guide from the ski schools is recommended to discover the area’s hidden off-piste treasures.

Freestylers and audiences will enjoy the magnificent snowpark facilities across the Ski Circus. The modern Nightpark just at the foot of the slopes in Hinterglemm is floodlit until late every day but Sunday- perfect for practicing your skills on the big air kickers, sharp corners and a variety of rails and boxes. Novices can check out the Learn to Ride slope above Saalbach or even try their might down the professional Skier and Boardercross run.

Hinterglemm Apres Ski

The après scene in Hinterglemm is famous for buzzing, award-winning venues which draw ski-junkies back here for top-notch parties and celebrations! Pull up a deckchair and sunbathe with a quiet drink at the Zwoelfer Treff, one of the many huts to enjoy when up the mountain. Perhaps the most revered joint would be the Goaßstall, where children will be entertained by the resident goats– make sure to come in your dancing shoes to find out why the Skiarea Test’ awards voted it the best après ski bar in the Alps! A selection of bars get lively along the high street - the Mega Walleggalm and The London Pub offer a great choice of drinks, DJs and live music into the early hours.

The range of restaurants here offer food for all tastes from fine traditional cuisine to family favourites. Der Schwarzacher is an attractive venue ideal for special occasions and fine dining. Exquisite traditional meals are served in the Alpin Juwel restaurant like their special Tafelspitz beef, the national dish. The Pizzeria La Pasta does tasty Italian food, great for families. Stop for lunch and have some juicy spare ribs in the SonnAlm, one of a broad choice of restaurants among the slopes.

Those that don’t ski can still find an array of fun activities - the local sports centre is equipped with tennis halls and an open air ice rink - you could even try your hand at the curling rink here. Tobogganing the flood-lit slopes of the Reiterkogel at night is sure to be belly-aching fun, while a unique winter walk along a suspended tree top path or a snowshoeing adventure are more sedate forms of fun. Other day trip ideas in the Glemmtal valley include an archery range and an ice karting track nearby.

Best time to go

Best time to ski Hinterglemm

When is the best time to ski Hinterglemm?

The months of January and February are potentially the best time to visit Hinterglemm, which usually see the biggest depths of snow. With north and south facing terrain, both sides of the valley are suitable at different times of day. The perfect day: catching a gondola up the Hasenauer Köpfl in the morning to enjoy the sunny south facing runs, stopping for some lunch on the way down toward Saalbach and soaking up some rays. At the bottom, then cross over to the north facing slopes to enjoy better afternoon conditions in shadier sections, before skiing right back into Hinterglemm. Whenever you visit, snow conditions are never without the assistance of snow machines which cover 90% of the slopes.

Peak Dates

When you arrive for Christmas in Hinterglemm you’ll be met by a magical atmosphere. Experience a white Christmas this year with festive celebrations and activities across the resort. Browse Hinterglemm Christmas ski holidays ‣

At New Years in Hinterglemm you can look forward to watching the annual torch run before dazzling fireworks ring in the New Year. Join in the wild celebrations with the Austrians in their award winning bars. Browse Hinterglemm New Year ski holidays ‣

Take the opportunity to ski during February Half Term in Hinterglemm and see what the slopes have to offer. Snow conditions are usually best at this time of year and there’s plenty to keep all ages entertained. Browse Hinterglemm Half Term ski holidays ‣

Enjoy some sunny t-shirt skiing in the morning during Easter in Hinterglemm and marvel at the spectacular views. With the resort known put on special deals for children during the holidays, you can fit in some late season skiing for less! Browse Hinterglemm Easter ski holidays ‣

Hinterglemm Ratings & Customer Feedback
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Average Rating 3.8 out of 5
Hinterglemm is a really decent resort; the ski pass takes you all over Hinterglemm and Saalbach. It’s always quiet towards the end of the season and isn’t the most lively of resorts like St Anton or places like that, but we don’t go there for that kind of thing. There’s plenty of skiing and the village ... + more
Mr Howard, Cheshire
4 out of 5
We had a fantastic time and really enjoyed Hinterglemm, it was our first time skiing in Austria having previously skied in French resorts like Meribel, Courchevel, La Plagne… We enjoyed the easy access to the slopes and the overall network – it was easy to get to places and the lifts were a lot better than we... + more
Amy,
4 out of 5
There was hardly any snow at the beginning of the season and they actually gave us half of the lift pass price back as there were only a few runs open. I did a couple of reds but mainly stuck to the nursery slope while my son who’s a better skier was able to cover more and caught the bus into Saalbach one day ... + more
Sally, Salisbury
3 out of 5
I went on a university ski trip here and can confirm that Austrians know how to party! Definitely the best apres ski, in terms of nightlife, that I’ve ever experienced. London Bar was amazing, as was virus bar. The town was really cool with most of the action happening on one main strip. Skiing wise, quite low... + more
Andrew Fyfe, Aberdeen
4 out of 5
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Families in Hinterglemm

Hinterglemm delights families with its fantastic opportunities for children, teenagers and adults both on and off the slopes. A family favourite property, Gardenhotel Theresia has a mix of contemporary to traditional styles only a couple of minutes walk from the ski lift and ski school meeting point. There are some excellent ski schools operating in the village which are fully qualified to teach your little ones how to ski or snowboard. The schools teach in a fun area with magic carpets, ski carousels and lunchtime supervision available.

Older kids might be interested in the snowparks across the resort, such as the Learn to Ride park above Saalbach intended for first timers. There are two awesome SkiMovie runs which will record your carving skills down the slope to then be downloaded and shared with friends and family. The Nightpark at the foot of the village is floodlit for tricks and fun until late.

While the kids are being taken care of parents can enjoy exploring 200km worth of runs across the massive linked resort, or take some time off and relax in the wellness facilities which many of the accommodation options offer.

We slash prices with extra discounts on ski holidays so you can save more cash to spend away. Our holidays include flights from over two dozen locations across the nation, as well as ferry transfer options. Give us a call and our friendly advisors will help you to arrange the perfect accommodation for your ski holiday together.

GroupsGroup Holidays Hinterglemm

Groups will have a great time on holiday in Hinterglemm - take a look at our bigger hotels where there will be a better chance of vacancies for any late additions to your group that might book later. The Hotel Alpine Palace has many rooms and is situated in the village centre for easy access. Check out the Chalet Hotel Pinzgauerhof for a cosy fusion of traditional chalet with hotel size and services, just a stone’s throw from the nearest gondola.

With varied terrain suitable for all abilities, everyone will find slopes to enjoy, from gentle beginner blues for snowploughing down to daring steep black runs for the advanced. Meet up at the end of the afternoon in one of brilliant après ski bars like the Goaßstall, and kick back in the sun with a beverage. Party on down inside the London Pub for an upbeat atmosphere and DJ anthems playing into the night. Check out the Bar Pfiff in the Pension Zimpasser for a cosy ambiance and a quiet drink.

The non-skiers in your group will find first-rate activities to keep them busy too. Many of the hotels here are equipped with luxurious facilities like spas, saunas and swimming pools. Some offer massage and beauty treatments too for a real pampering. Break out on a snowshoeing tour around the ends of the valleys, or enjoy the scenery on a stroll down one of twenty-two cleared winter walking paths. The toboggan run down to the village is great fun, or thrill seekers could look into tandem paragliding down the mountain.

Take a look at our bigger hotels where there will be a better chance of vacancies for any late additions to your group that might book later. Give our ski holiday experts a call and let us help you find the right accommodation that will suit your group.


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"Friendly village, plenty of skiing, not as lively as St Anton"

Mr Howard, Cheshire
4/ out of 5
Hinterglemm is a really decent resort; the ski pass takes you all over Hinterglemm and Saalbach. It’s always quiet towards the end of the season and isn’t the most lively of resorts like St Anton or places like that, but we don’t go there for that kind of thing. There’s plenty of skiing and the village is nice and friendly. There isn’t necessarily much skiing on wide gentle for beginners, but we are good skiers so it didn’t affect us.

"First Austrian ski holiday - liked it!"

Amy
4/ out of 5
We had a fantastic time and really enjoyed Hinterglemm, it was our first time skiing in Austria having previously skied in French resorts like Meribel, Courchevel, La Plagne… We enjoyed the easy access to the slopes and the overall network – it was easy to get to places and the lifts were a lot better than we’ve experienced before. We didn’t have to queue as much, and it wasn’t as expensive on the slopes. The quality of food on the slopes and off was great. I’d probably say that it’s a ski area for intermediates, not necessarily for beginners as the slopes are wide but quite steep which could be daunting. There’s a variety of different things available for non-skiers like horse and cart rides, sledging etc. It’s not a huge town but it’s enough. We enjoyed the bars and ate out one evening which was nice. It’s nice to walk through the different parts, which aren’t as pretty as Meribel or Courchevel 1850 but are still nice.

"Nice place, shame about the lack of snow"

Sally, Salisbury
3/ out of 5
There was hardly any snow at the beginning of the season and they actually gave us half of the lift pass price back as there were only a few runs open. I did a couple of reds but mainly stuck to the nursery slope while my son who’s a better skier was able to cover more and caught the bus into Saalbach one day for the better conditions over there. It’s hard to judge what Hinterglemm’s like as we didn’t see it with snow, but it seemed to be a pretty little village with a couple of shops, bars and restaurants. It’s near to Saalbach where there’s a bit more going on and one day we took the train into Salzburg where they had Christmas markets on.

"Best apres ski ever experienced"

Andrew Fyfe, Aberdeen
4/ out of 5
I went on a university ski trip here and can confirm that Austrians know how to party! Definitely the best apres ski, in terms of nightlife, that I’ve ever experienced. London Bar was amazing, as was virus bar. The town was really cool with most of the action happening on one main strip. Skiing wise, quite low altitude so not the best snow I’ve ever skied on, but still some fun runs and good tree-lined stuff and more than enough for an amazing week (might get bored after a fortnight). I seem to recall there was also a bar with some sort of live animals, perhaps goats… weird. [we're not sure if this review is about Saalbach or Hinterglemm - Ed.]
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