The Cross-Country Area
The alpine world of Hinterglemm in the Salzburg region boasts four cross-country skiing trails to make every Nordic skier's heart beat faster. Both of them offer ideal conditions for cros-country pleasure
For those who are looking for more diversity, the surrounding regions have numerous further tracks in store. Closeby Saalachtal, for instance, features a great variety of tracks. Zell am See is another great option.
The Most Beautiful Tracks
Talschlussloipe (head of the valley trail)
10 kilometres (6.2 miles), classic
On the outskirts of romantic Glemm Valley, the 10 kilometre trail makes its way through the wintery landscape. As the classically groomed route slopes continuously upwards, skiers need quite a bit of stamina. You have to overcome a difference in height of 250 metres (820 ft) to finish at Lindlingalm. Once you've made it to the hut, your efforts will be rewarded with delicious regional specialities.
Höhenloipe (high trail)
2 kilometres (1.2 miles), skating
Looking for a special challenge, extensive altitude training, and stunning panoramic views? The 2 kilometre high trail in Hinterglemm boasts all that. Its location at 1,100 to 1,400 metres (3,609 to 4,593 ft) on mountain Reiterkogel makes for pure cross-country pleasure. Get there comfortably with Reiterkogel cable car.
- Elevated between 3445 ft and 4921 ft, the Cross-Country Skiing Area is among the 10 highest elevated Cross-Country Skiing Areas in Salzburg.
- Average snow depth during the season (Dec 5 to Apr 10) is 39 " at summit elevation and 22 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 45 " at summit elevation and 28 " at the base. Therefore Saalbach Hinterglemm is among the 10 cross-Country Skiing Areas with best snow conditions in Salzburg.
- Saalbach Hinterglemm features 62 sunny days on average per season. The average for all cross-Country Skiing Areas in Austria is 60 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 16 sunny days.
Saalbach-Hinterglemm is best reached via Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer (B164) or Zell am See (B311 or B168). From there, follow B311 to Maishofen, and turn onto Glemmerstraße, which brings you all the way via Viehhofen to Saalbach and Hinterglemm.
On public transport
By train you can go to Zell am See train station. From there, a bus takes you to Saalbach and Hinterglemm. The closest airports are Munich and Salzburg. In winter, a holiday shuttle gets passengers to their final destination.