15 December 2019 from Danielle in Ski areas

It's already December and you know what that means... winter is officially (almost) here! Many ski resorts have already opened their doors for the season, including one of Austria's biggest resorts, the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn. If you're planning to head to Austria this winter, you can start getting excited already! In the following article we'll share some news about exciting developments for the 2019/20 ski season.


The new Ski ALPIN CARD gives you access to 3 ski areas and 408km of pistes, all on the same ski pass. This new ski pass has been created in light of the new connection between the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn and the Schmittenhöhe in the nearby ski area of Zell am See. The Ski ALPIN CARD not only increases the amount of slopes you can ski, it also increases the length of the ski season, because it also gives you access to the snow-sure slopes of the Kitzsteinhorn! The Ski ALPIN CARD is available for purchase as a day pass, multi-day pass or season's pass.

ski alpin card
With the Ski ALPIN CARD you have access to practically unlimited slopes (Photo: © saalbach.com, Mirja Geh) 

New piste guidance system in the whole ski area

The Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn is a huge ski area, so naturally it's essential that you be able to find your way around. For this reason, the ski area has been working hard over the past 2 years to install a new slope guiding system in the ski area. These signs are designed to be easy to read in poor weather, easy to understand even if you're not German-speaking, and easier to read without having to stop. This way nobody should have trouble orienting themselves in this enormous ski area.

12er KOGEL

It's not just during winter that ski areas are hard at work. Summer is often a time when major renovations are done to the ski area, including building and refurbishing lifts. This summer, the Skicircus was busy replacing the old Zwölferkogel cable car, which served the ski area faithfully for 26 years. The new lift, the 12er KOGEL, is a swanky 10-person gondola with an hourly capacity of 3500 passengers per hour.

Ski holidays in the Skicircus

Skiing in the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn means skiing on 270 km of pistes, having lunch in one of the many cosy mountain restaurants and partying it up at the lively après-ski bars. With 140km of blue pistes, this is an ideal ski area for beginner skiers and snowboarders, as well as families with children of all ages. The four villages each have their own unique character, from peaceful and rustic to lively and animated. No matter what your style, every skier and snowboarder is sure to find something up their alley in the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn. 

skiers in the skicircus
Everyone feels at home in the Skicircus (Photo: © saalbach.com, Mirja Geh)

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!