Austria’s top ski resorts for families (Part 4)


The villages of Saalbach and Hinterglemm, near Salzburg, combine with the nearby resorts of Leogang and Fieberbrunn to make one of Austria’s largest trail networks, with a number of modern and sophisticated elevator systems Best. Despite the relatively low altitude (1,003 meters and 1,060 meters respectively), the resort’s fine snow history has made it one of Austria’s most popular. The combined terrain, called SkiCircus, forms a total mountain range of more than 200 km of ski runs served by 62 lifts. They are arranged in such a way that ambitious skiers can create a circuit instead of repeating the same run. The area is especially good for families and for beginners and intermediate skiers, including enough terrain so they can enjoy diverse terrain including roads that span the entire length of 1,000 meters.

Lech-Zürs am Arlberg

Now connected to St. Anton is nearby by the new Flexenbahn cable car, the Lech village is a favorite bolt hole for royalty and celebrities, with high-end housing and exclusive atmosphere enhanced by its remote setup. It is said that Lech also has some budget-friendly accommodation, along with a wide range of terrain, making it an accessible choice for families as well. Zürs is smaller, quieter, and less self-conscious, although no less advanced. It is a special favorite for ski skiers, hobbyists in remote terrain. Zug’s small village is about five kilometers from Lech and connected to it by cable car, making it a gentle, peaceful alternative when approaching the same ski terrain. Between the two, there are 350 km of terrain at a height high enough to ensure good snow.

Snow levels and regional isolation may be problematic for those who have to go and go on schedule, because snowstorms can close passes, making access from the east a much longer journey