This magnificent ski area is renowned for its excellent range of pistes and efficient lift system, with easy links to the Saalbach, Leogang and Fieberbrunn areas. Overall, 270 km of slopes are available, making it one of the largest ski areas in the country. Hinterglemm itself is spread along one main street, and the nightlife is a little more low-key than neighbouring Saalbach.
Progress to the mountain from the nursery slope is easy. Gondolas from the village centre to the top of the mountain makes getting around the resort simple. And the short blue runs at the top of the Bernkogel are excellent for building up confidence.
Hinterglemm has an excellent reputation for beginner skiing and boarding with a fantastic spacious nursery slope located right in the centre of the village. The local ski school is also highly regarded, with friendly, English speaking instructors.
The Skicircus area has everything for the intermediate skier, combining 200 km of wonderful pistes on one interlinking circus. The choice of runs varies from wide open descents to long tree-lined pistes.
More advanced skiers will revel in the challenging slopes of the Skicircus. A must is the long black run under the Schattberg gondola and the incredible off-piste.
Hinterglemm is one of the best Austrian resorts for freestyle skiers and snowboarders. The floodlit Nightpark is open day and night and is suitable for everyone, whether a complete beginner or an expert.
Out and About in Hinterglemm
There is a wide selection of amazing bars and restaurants spread across Hinterglemm and the wider area, over 60 in total, the majority of restaurants in Hinterglemm focus on traditional Austrian cuisine but you will also find Italian trattorias serving pizza and hotel restaurants serving burgers and steak.
For those still interested in activities after a day on the snow, the resort’s tennis hall and paragliding school could be appealing, while the Tauern Spa is the perfect place to relax.