Saalbach, Austria

  • Altitude from:
    1050 m
  • Longest run:
    km
  • Mountain Range:
    Alps
  • Country:
    Austria
  • Levels:
    • 9
    • 26
    • 37
    • 5
  • Snowboarding
  • Ice skating
  • Skiing
  • Children's tobogganing
  • Tobogganing course
  • Zip line
  • Terrain park
  • Casino
  • Bowling

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Saalbach has earned a reputation as a resort with an extensive area of well-connected skiing for all abilities. You'll be very impressed by the excellent lift system, which allows you to discover over 270km of groomed runs, many tree-lined, leading to adjacent villages.

This resort offers breathtaking views and snow thrills for skiers and snowboarders, as well as over 50 pit-stops in the form of very tempting mountain restaurants! It's little wonder it's known as the 'Ski Circus' to regular visitors. 

The Chalet-Hotel Christina is actually one of very few chalets in Saalbach. It is modern, well-equipped and very comfortable, as well as being located just 5 minutes' walk from the main lift area and the centre of town, where you have the choice of cosy bars or more active nightlife. Saalbach (and the Chalet-Hotel Christina) has something for everyone!

 

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But there's more to Saalbach than just the mountains! Apres-ski is a part of life here and the town is packed with lively bars and intimate restaurants, although come midnight the town can take on a relaxed party mood. A pretty, pedestrianised town centre also has a wide range of shops and boutiques, so bring a credit card in case you want to stock up on the latest snow fashions!

 

ON THE MOUNTAIN

Expect to ride large, open, well-groomed pistes for most of the day. There's plenty to excite the advanced rider - Saalbach was a one-time Skiing World Cup venue - but this is a resort more in tune with the intermediate skier or snowboarder, as red and blue runs dominate the piste map. Thankfully, you won't have to do much chopping and changing between chairlifts because Saalbach's pistes are well-linked and the lifts and gondolas are high-tech. Some of them even have heated seats, so you can stay warm on your way up to the mountain's peak.

With so much to do on the snow, it's easy to work up a healthy appetite. Thankfully, the area boasts over 50 restaurants and bars, all of them within easy reach of a chairlift. You can pick between live music venues with sweeping, panoramic views of the mountains, or cosy ski huts with a traditionally Austrian menu and a roaring fire. Whatever you fancy, a Ski Miquel guide will happily lead you to the best tables on the mountain.

 

APRES-SKI

There's plenty of relaxing to do in the Chalet Christina's salubrious lounge area, but if you do fancy an afternoon or early evening drink, Saalbach is renowned for its apres-ski. Check any resort guide and you will see that it is often voted 'Europe's Best Apres-Ski Resort'. The town has several busy bars, and they start early too - from around 3pm, locals sing along to Austrian pop songs and rock hits in the Goat Stall, a buzzing bar at the foot of the mountain and the hottest afternoon hangout in town.

Elsewhere, make the most of the Saalbach Happy Hour, which usually takes place at 3:30pm - Head to Bobby's Pub, which has a buzzy atmosphere and provides pool, darts and bowling. And don't worry if you fancy a quiet night, as Saalbach has its quieter enclaves and boasts around 70 restaurants to choose from, which means you'll have a wide variety of food to choose from on the Wednesday night when our chalet staff have a day off, so you can make an evening of it!

 

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  • Snowboarding
  • Ice skating
  • Skiing
Dates: 06 Feb 21 - 13 Feb 21
Chalet: Christina
Resort: Saalbach
Country: Austria
Levels:
  • 9
  • 26
  • 37
  • 5
What's Included? £982 pp
Latest news...

SKI MIQUEL UPDATE

 

Whilst we have had a challenging few months following the early closure of our resorts in March, we are now very much looking forward to being able to travel again and getting back out to the mountains for Winter 2020/21, when we will be celebrating our 40th year in business!

 

The health crisis has not stopped our resorts from investing in some major improvements to their facilities, such as the new Grindelwald Eiger fast lift in the Jungfrau ski area, and a new piste in Saalbach leading back to our ski storage facility at the Schattberg lift station, which means no more walking down the street in your ski boots!

 

We have now finalised next season’s prices for all resorts except those in France, but we will be releasing our final prices at the end of this week, and we are already taking bookings for next winter.  Price increases have been held to the absolute minimum and we have already seen a good level of demand, with a waiting list for peak weeks, so please ensure you get your booking confirmed at an early stage.

 

We would like to assure you that your money is safe with Ski Miquel as we are fully financed, and if it should become necessary for us to cancel your holiday due to government action then we will be obliged to return your money to you, including your deposit, as we have done for our guests who had to have their holidays cancelled last season.  Your holiday costs would also be covered by ATOL in the highly unlikely event of company failure.

 

We would also like to assure you that we have plans in place to implement social distancing and extra hygiene measures in our chalets, if we find that such measures are still necessary by the time your holiday comes around.

 

We look forward to welcoming you back for our 40th anniversary season to enjoy some well-earned skiing next winter, so please call us now to discuss your holiday requirements, and thank you for choosing Ski Miquel.

Nick, Operations Director

Wednesday, 6/24/2020

What's included in a Ski Miquel holiday?

Your holiday price includes flights, transfers to and from resort, half board accommodation (breakfast, afternoon tea and evening meal), plus complimentary ski guiding. We can also arrange lift passes and equipment hire for you.

What's included?

  • Snowboarding
  • Ice skating
  • Skiing
Dates: 06 Feb 21; - 13 Feb 21
Chalet: Christina
Resort: Saalbach
Country: Austria
Levels:
  • 9
  • 26
  • 37
  • 5
£982 pp

Accommodation Christina
Occupancy 18
Facilities Dining room, lounge with bar, ski store with boot warmer. Standard - Twin or double room with private bathroom (shower & WC). Variations - Quad room with four single beds (3rd and 4th person - £100 reduction each) sharing a bathroom (shower & WC) Linked rooms - Both rooms have twin beds and share a bathroom with a shower, basin and WC that is accessed separately from the bedrooms (if more than 3 sharing, £40 reduction each). Large room with twin beds and a bunk bed, bathroom with shower, basin and WC (3rd and 4th person - £100 reduction each).
Meals Buffet breakfast, after-ski tea, canapes, 3-course evening meal including wine, plus cheese course (6 nights only).