Ski touring guide for Saalbach Hinterglemm

Ski touring guide for Saalbach Hinterglemm
The most beautiful ski tours and interesting facts for your active holiday

We admit it: On the days when we have planned a ski tour, it is not always easy for us to leave the cozy bed when the alarm clock rings completely fit. But at the latest when packing the ski touring equipment, the anticipation in the abdominal region is noticeable. It doesn’t take long for us to conjure up our tracks in the snow.

Saalbach Hinterglemm is ideal for a ski tour. It is most beautiful early in the morning, because then the traces of your own skis are often the first in the still untouched winter landscape.

Which ski tours we particularly recommend in Saalbach? There are so many. We have packed the most beautiful ones together with helpful tips and tricks in a practical ski touring guide for you.


Beginners in ski touring sports recommend a guided ski tour, as they offer the “Mountainguides Saalbach” every Tuesday. After a short ski tour to the summit, the participants can expect a descent off the slopes including deep snow coaching. By the way: Individual guided tours for experienced ski tourers are available from 310 euros.

More information about guided ski tours in Saalbach Hinterglemm …


For all those who have already had their first experiences on touring skis, numerous unspoilt hills and fantastic slopes await the Saalbach Hinterglemm ski area. For boarding as well as for driving off.

Ski tour on the Saalbachkogel

Situated in a side valley of the Glemmtal, the Saalbachkogel is not the most spectacular peak in the region, but it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful. The starting point is the interior of the Löhnerbachgraben on the forest trail in the district of Jausern. After crossing the long valley, the ascent begins. After passing the Grundalm and the Klingler Hochalm, you will see the summit of the Saalbachkogel after a right turn. In good snow conditions, the descent to the east is fantastically beautiful.

Duration: about 3 hours
Difficulty level Ascent: Light but long – those who persevere will be rewarded with a unique mountain panorama.
Difficulty level downhill: well masterable for experienced skiers

Ski tour on the Manlitzkogel

If you like Powder, you will love this tour. why? This is quite simple: after a long ascent, you will be rewarded with one of the most beautiful descents. The start is in the Schwarzachergraben in Hinterglemm. Along the course of the stream, it goes quite comfortably up to the fabric chart. From then on, the ski tour becomes steeper and more difficult until you finally reach the summit of the Manlitzkogel.

Duration: about 3 hours
Difficulty level Ascent: Sure-footedness and sharpening technology are prerequisites.
Difficulty level Departure: moderately difficult


The right tour is half the price. That is why the credo is: safety takes the risk. If you have little experience in ski touring, you should be on the safe side and prefer to choose a slightly simpler tour. It is good that there are tours to explore around Saalbach Hinterglemm in all levels of difficulty.

The equipment is everything. Therefore, in addition to high-quality skis and shoes, the following must not be missing in the backpack: warm changing clothes, sunglasses and ski goggles as well as sunscreen, something to drink and provisions for strengthening as well as a mobile phone. In addition, the safety equipment must not be missing. For the unforgettable holiday snapshot, you should also not forget the camera.

Reason as a (constant) companion. With this tip there is actually no more to say, except that the self-overestimation on a ski tour can be confidently left at home. A safe descent is just as important as a safe ascent. In order for everything to go according to plan, a look at the weather report and the avalanche warning report should always be taken before a ski tour.

The reception team at Hotel Barbarahof will be happy to provide you with this information.