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 very rewarding ski runs in recent years. This tag is well derserved. Anyone travelling on an all-inclusive Ski Miquel holiday will discover over 200km of groomed runs (north and south facing), many tree lined, leading to adjacent villages going past many inviting mountain huts. There are 52 in total, all cheaper than France! This resort offers both breathtaking views, and snow thrills for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities, little wonder it's known as The Ski Circus to regular visitors. 

 

 

 

 

 

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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, though 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 should you want to stock up on the latest snow fashions.

 

ON THE MOUNTAIN

Expect to ride large, arcing, well groomed pistes 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 boarder; reds and blues dominate the piste map. Thankfully, you won't have to do much chopping and changing between chair lifts because Saalbach's pistes are well-linked and the lifts and gondolas high-tech. Some of them even have heated seats, so you can warm your backside on the way up to the mountain's peak.

With so much to do in the snow, it's easy to work up a healthy appetite. Thankfully, the area boasts 52 restaurants and bars, all of them with easy reach of a chair lift. You can pick between live music venues with sweeping, panoramic views of the mountain, 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-Hotel Christina's salubrious lounge area, but if you do fancy an afternoon/ early evening drink, Saalbach is renowned for it's apres ski. Check any ski guide and you'll spot the word "rowdy" in the town's reviews; it's regularly voted "Europe's Best Apres Ski Resort". Certainly the town is big on noisy bars, and they start early, too - from three o'clock, locals sing along to Austrian pop tunes and rock hits in GoaB 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 takes place at 3.30pm. Head to Bobby's Pub which has a buzzy atmosphere and is a pub sports heaven, featuring pool darts and bowling. And don't worry if you fancy a quiet night, Saalbach has it's quieter enclaves and boasts 68 restaurants to chose from. That means you'll have a wide variety of food to choose from on the Wednesday, when our chalet staff have a day off. Make a night of it!

 

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  • Snowboarding
  • Ice skating
  • Skiing
Dates: 25 Feb 17 - 04 Mar 17
Chalet: Christina
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Resort: Saalbach
Country: Austria
Levels:
  • 9
  • 26
  • 37
  • 5
What's Included? £741 pp
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Christmas Sale

Can you go last minute? This weekend 4th February £399 to Switzerland, Lauterbrunnen from Gatwick. Excellent snow, Ski Miquel’s top chalet-hotel and not daft Swiss prices! There are a few rooms free in two other resorts.

Laura , Operations Manager

Tuesday, 31/01/2017

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Book with us for a stress-free trip, included in you holiday;

  • Flights
  • Transfer
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Ski hosting

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What's included?

  • Snowboarding
  • Ice skating
  • Skiing
Dates: 25 Feb 17; - 04 Mar 17
Chalet: Christina Red Star Red Star Red Star Red Star Black Star
Resort: Saalbach
Country: Austria
Levels:
  • 9
  • 26
  • 37
  • 5
£741 pp

Accommodation Christina
Rating Red Star Red Star Red Star Red Star Black Star
Occupancy 18
Facilities Dining room, lounge with bar, ski store with boot warmer. Standard- Twin or Double bed with shower and WC. Variations- Quad room with four single beds (3rd and 4th person £100 reduction each). 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 2 sharing reduction £40 each). Large room with Twin beds, bunk bed, bathroom with shower, basin and WC (3rd and 4th person £100 reduction each). Single rooms on request: supplement £150 per week.
Meals Buffet breakfast, after ski tea, canapes, three course evening meal inc. cheese, wine & coffee (6 nights only).