28 November 2020 from Danielle in Ski areas

Ski holidays and eating are inextricably linked in our books - what's a ski holiday in Austria without kaiserschmarrn, or a ski holiday in the Swiss Alps without fondue? At the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn there is no shortage of local specialties to try, from a nice hot bowl of goulash soup in the evening to a hearty wiener schnitzel with chips for lunch. If you were looking for authentic Austrian mountain food, you've come to the right place! In the Skicircus you'll find countless mountain restaurants, from shiny and modern to rustic and traditional. Here are some of our favourite dishes that you can't miss next time you're there!

Culinary offerings in the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn

In the Skicircus you can expect a filling breakfast, a tasty lunch and a delicious supper. Mountain restaurants of all shapes and sizes are waiting for you, tucked within easy reach of the pistes, where the genuine Austrian hospitality will make you feel right at home. In the ski area you'll find no less than 60 mountain restaurants that serve up regional and international specialties, from kaiserschmarrn to pinzgauer kasnocken and salzburger nockerl. There's definitely something for every palate! Following are some must-try dishes in the Skicircus.

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So much delicious food to try during your ski holiday in the Skicircus! (Photo: © saalbach.com, Mirja Geh)

#1. Wiener Schnitzel with chips

There are very few people who don't seize the chance to gobble down a wiener schnitzel with chips during a ski holiday in Austria. It seems like any mountain restaurant you pass is overflowing with schnitzels that are bigger than the plates themselves, with chips spilling out from underneath! Add some ketchup and you're set for the rest of the day, calorie-wise!

#2. Kaiserschmarrn

Order a plate of kaiserchmarrn for the table and you've made everyone's day! It's a winning combination: tiny shreds of pancake slathered with applesauce and icing sugar. And the great thing is, you can eat it any time of day - for breakfast, as a midday snack or as pudding!

(Photo: © Saalbach.com)

#3. Tiroler Gröstl

You'll find various versions of Tiroler Gröstl in the Skicircus, but the idea is always similar: fried potatoes with bacon, onion and herbs, topped with a fried egg. Many restaurants add their own special touch to make it even tastier - go ahead, test out two or three versions and let us know which one is your favourite!

#4. Apple strudel

Another dish that you can't miss at the Skicircus is apple strudel. Have it with your coffee at 11am, indulge in a plate after lunch or have it as an afternoon snack. Apple strudel is always delicious! The vanilla sauce and the touch of whipped cream make the dish. Enjoy!

#5. Pinzgauer Kasnocken

Pinzgauer kasnocken is actually the same dish as käsespätzle, but with a special type of cheese, Pinzgauer Bierkäse, which gives the dish a unique flavour. This Austrian specialty is made from flour, eggs, herbs, fried onions and loads and loads of cheese! The perfect dish for cheese-lovers on a ski holiday in the Skicircus.

(Photo: © Saalbach.com)

#6. Salzburger Nockerl

This is a regional specialty if ever there was one! Salzburger nockerl consists of a soufflé covered in icing sugar, and it's a dish laden with meaning. The dish is served in the shape of three "mountains" and the icing sugar takes the place of the snow on top. These mountains symbolize the three mountains that surround the city of Salzburg. Next time you order this dish, impress your friends and family by knowing its history!

#7. Goulash soup

Chilly weather outside, and starting to feel it in your fingers and toes? Warm up with a nice bowl of goulash soup! You have your choice of cosy restaurants where you can snuggle up and cradle a bowl of soup between your freezing fingers. Tuck into a bowl of goulash soup filled to the brim with meat, vegetables and herbs, with a slice of bread for dipping! In no time at all you'll feel hearty and refreshed enough to brave another few hours of skiing.

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!