Hinterglemm resort guide - a general overview
Hinterglemm is the less glitzy neighbouring resort to Saalbach. Four kilometres away and sharing the same excellent ski area, Hinterglemm offers some great value accommodation. The apres ski scene is fairly lively (as in Saalbach) but there is less noisy nightlife - perfect for families preferring a quieter atmosphere, and good night's sleep. There is a very good value chalet hotel in Hinterglemm which is perfect for a family ski holiday. It is positioned right on the slopes which makes for very easy access to the ski school meeting point and main lifts. It is also possible to ski back to the hotel at the end of the day - Dad will be pleased not to be carrying the children's skis back to the hotel!
The nursery slopes are better in Hinterglemm than in Saalbach as they face North and keep their snow better. With over 200km of pistes and more than 50 lifts, the Glemm valley is an intermediates' dream. The off-piste opportunities are very generous and the Goastall bar awaits you for apres fun.
Although there are fewer shops, bars and hotels than in Saalbach there are enough to make for a lively atmosphere and the resort, although strung out along the valley floor, is fairly attractive. In fact, Hinterglemm is generally more geared and marketed towards family skiing compared to its more raucous, party orientated neighbour. The toboggan run, which is open at night, is reportedly great fun.
1,008m - 2,095m
Level of skiing
- Snow sure
- Ski area
- Charm factor
- Resort layout
- Fine dining
- Short transfer
- Resort value
- 6 Day Pass
- Large, well linked ski circuit - perfect for intermediates
- Lots of good mountain huts and eateries
- Convenient access to main lifts from the resort centre
- Modern high-speed lifts
- Sunny, wide slopes and good snow making facilities
- Limited steep terrain for experts looking for on-piste challenges
- The resort spreads out along the valley floor so there is no real centre
- Relatively low slopes means that early and late season snow is patchy on lower slopes
Hinterglemm Resort Restaurants
Hinterglemm is not particularly recommended for real foodies. Dining is pretty much restricted to the hotels.
Hinterglemm Mountain Restaurants
The whole ski area is littered with charming and often excellent mountain huts. The on-mountain dining rivals any Alpine resort for variety (there are over 40 on-mountain restaurants to choose from), atmosphere and charm. It is one of the big advantages of skiing in the Ski Circus area. Rosswaldhutte situated by the Rosswald lift has good food with the staff wearing traditional dress. The Wildenkarkogel Hutte has a large terrace with loud music in the afternoon. There are also plenty of pizza, self-service and traditional Austrian style restaurants to choose from.
Hinterglemm Apres Ski
Neighbouring Saalbach is the true mecca for lively Austrian 'apres ski'. However, Hinterglemm is no wall flower when it comes to the post ski day party. The rustic Goasstall immediately above Hinterglemm is highly recommended. There are a number of ice bars and venues in the main part of the resort that carry on the party mood until dinner time.
There are of course a few bars that offer late night drinking. However, for the real action you need to be in Saalbach a short taxi ride 4 kilometres away.