The Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn is famous for its endless slopes, après-ski scene and great village atmosphere. But the Skicircus has a plethora of non-skiing related activities to discover. Go winter hiking with llamas, discover the Golden Gate Bridge of the Alps or try your hand at curling - the choice is yours!
Toboggan fans have a wide selection of toboggan runs including a 3.2km track on the Reiterkogel in Hinterglemm; a 3km snowcat-accessed track from the Spielberghaus in Saalbach, a 2.5km track on the Hochkogel in Fieberbrunn and the 4km-long Leo’s Toboggan Run on the Asitz in Leogang. Night tobogganing on floodlit slopes is also available, and several of the toboggan experiences can also be combined with a delicious local meal at one of the mountain restaurants. For a modern alternative, try Timok's Coaster in Fieberbrunn.
Go on a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride with your significant other, or bring along the whole family. This is a magical way to experience the beauty of the Skicircus while taking a trip back to earlier times!
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Have you heard of the Golden Gate Bridge of the Alps? The 200m-long suspension bridge is part of the longest treetop trail in Europe, nestled at the end of the Saalbach-Hinterglemm valley. The Golden Gate Bridge of the Alps offers stunning panoramic views from the dizzying height of 42m above the ground. Get here on foot, with your cross-country skis or by horse-drawn sleigh.
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Ice-skating fans will find a great skating rink in Hinterglemm. Open all winter from 10am to 10pm, this is the perfect activity if the weather is not cooperating or for when the kids need a break from the slopes. Beginners can glide around on the plastic seals, and there’s an indoor bistro at the sports centre where you can grab a snack and a hot drink. There’s also a lovely outdoor ice skating rink at the Natureislaufplatz Ritzensee, open until 10pm.
The snow-tubing track at the Unterschwarzach lift in Hinterglemm is 120m long and offers a fun time for young and old. Snow-tubing is included with a valid ski pass but be sure to change out of your ski boots before clambering onto your snow-tubing tire!
Photo: © fieberbrunn.com, Daniel Roos
At the Snowmobile City, you can drive your own snowmobile on a prepared track. Too nervous? You also have the option of being accompanied by an expert driver. This is a great idea for group outings! The snowmobile track is weather-dependent but otherwise open every day except Mondays.
Snowshoeing is a great way to get off the beaten path and explore the natural beauty and tranquility of the mountains. At the Skicircus, you can choose from deep powder snowshoeing followed by a toboggan run; family-friendly “snow magic” routes or snowshoeing at night under the moon and stars. Tours come in a variety of difficulty levels and cost €10-15 per person including equipment rental.
Find the ultimate relaxation with a winter hike through the snowiest region in Tyrol. Fieberbrunn recently opened a new circular hiking path called the Panorama at the Streuböden midstation. This 3km long trail passes by the new water reservoir, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Another option is the peaceful Zillstatt trail, with its alpine pastures and Lauchsee lake. Or, opt for what is undoubtedly one of the cutest treks in the Alps: Fieberbrunn offers guided llama trekking tours on various different trails. Enjoy the company of these majestic animals as you hike through the winter wonderland that is the Pillerseetal.
© fieberbrunn.com, Fabian Lassnig-Sportalpen
Get your adrenaline going with a go on a Para-Taxi! You’ll take off from the Lärchfilzkogel mountain and soar down into the valley. Some say there’s no better feeling in the world! Take the adrenaline up another notch and try the Flying Fox XXL in Leogang, an original zipline-type ride that measures 1.6km and reaches speeds of up to 130km/h! This one is DEFINITELY not for those with a fear of heights!
You might not be a downhill skier, but cross-country skiing is a whole other ball game. This high-energy activity gets you out into the most beautiful regions of the Tyrol landscape where you can tackle trails of a variety of difficulty levels. With 100km of prepared trials, the Pillerseetal is one of the top cross-country areas in Austria and host to the annual Biathlon World Cup.
This isn’t just a fun sport to watch on the telly during the Olympics – it’s a sport you can try for yourself during your next holiday in the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn! Curling has a long history in this region. Watch the village teams compete for top place, or visit one of the curling rinks to try the sport for yourself.
The many wellness hotels in the Skicircus provide massages, spa facilities, Traditional European Medicine practices and activities like yoga and ayurveda. Alternately, get some fresh air and fine-tune your motor skills at the walking and jogging obstacle course in Leogang.
What's your favourite activity at the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn?
Born and raised in the ski paradise of Vancouver, Canada, I learned to ski before I can remember, balancing precariously on my parents’ skis as they sailed down the hill. I started snowboarding in my teens and am now delighted to be exploring everything Europe’s ski scene has to offer!
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