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Noted skiing headliners Saalbach and its neighbor Hinterglemm are part of an area comprising also Kaprun and Zell am See, that becomes a ski circus in winter. A clever layout of lifts and trails enables you to ski slopes without duplication and still get back to your starting point. When the snow melts, the region offers sensational hiking; both towns offer a full range of sports. Take the Kohlmais cable car north out of Saalbach to the top of the ridge for a superb 360-degree view of the surrounding mountain ranges.
To get to Saalbach Hinterglemm from Zell am See, continue north on Route 311 to Maishofen, where the Glemm Valley opens to the west; then continue westward for about 9 km (5½ mi). For those traveling by train or bus, head first to Zell am See for transfers up the valley. Saalbach and Hinterglemm have both banned cars from their village centers. You can drive to your hotel to unload baggage; watch carefully for signs or ask for specific directions—the routes are convoluted and confusing.
Saalbach Hinterglemm at a Glance
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Elsewhere in Eastern Alps
- Bad Gastein
- Grossglockner Highway
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