Why Saalbach is the “Home of casual
“Home of Lässig” – thanks to this slogan, the Saalbach-Hinterglemm region is known far beyond the borders of Austria. A casual vacation destination, then. A chill home base for a while. Or a retreat in the mountains. With almost infinite possibilities. But the slogan means much more. “Home of casual” also means: a dream setting that burns itself into the hearts. And a region that sets trends. Add to that this easy-going, alpine attitude to life that clings to the soles of hiking boots in summer and lets skis or snowboards glide so smoothly through the snow in winter. It is this mixture that makes Saalbach-Hinterglemm so unique and which is difficult to put into words – it wants to be felt. In winter as in summer. In the valley as well as on the mountain. Simply casual!
Since when has Saalbach been the “Home of Lässig”?
The year is 2015. A NASA spacecraft reaches the dwarf planet Ceres. FC Bayern Munich celebrates its 25th championship title. And in Saalbach-Hinterglemm they are heralding a new beginning with said slogan. So in the future, the ski area should become the new “Home of Lässig”. With a new visual language, new wording and a new logo. Creating casual mountain experiences – that’s been the mission ever since. With success! However: without forgetting the roots, as the three principles make clear:
- Honoring the old.
- Shaping the new.
- Going your own way.
Saalbach – casual mountain experiences for young and old
At first glance, the recipe for these unique mountain experiences that you can experience every day in Saalbach-Hinterglemm sounds very simple: take a handful of mountains, spice them up with a handful of friends, mix them with sporting activities and the result is unforgettable moments. But it’s not quite that simple – on closer inspection, the recipe for success still calls for a few very special ingredients that only Saalbach-Hinterglemm has to offer. First and foremost, there are the 270 downhill kilometers. In addition, there are fun slopes, snow parks and snow trails that make the hearts of beginners as well as those of professionals beat faster. In summer, the mountain world is transformed into a mountain bike Eldorado that attracts bikers from near and far – other ingredients that make this mixture so unique. With a total of 80 kilometers to ride and the merger with the regions of Leogang and Fieberbrunn, this is thus the largest bike region in Austria. Hikers will also find everything their heart desires here, from wildly romantic trails to challenging routes. A total of 400 kilometers of marked hiking trails wind through the region. By the way, one of the most beautiful hikes is the “Home of Lässig” walk – a long-distance hike of 22 kilometers. You will climb 5 peaks and cover 1,700 meters in altitude. And finally, the mixture is refined with the unique hospitality of the local people. With the scent of freedom. With the easy-going, alpine lifestyle. And with the longing for adventure, which can be satisfied here in the twinkling of an eye.
Casual mountains – casual cuisine
And finally, what else fits the motto “Mountains, friends and unforgettable moments”? Exactly – the multifaceted, culinary offer of the region. Nowhere else will you find such an incredible variety of dining establishments as in the “Home of Casual.” From the cozy alpine hut with typical delicacies to the top restaurant for an unforgettable dinner, everything is available here to make a vacation not just a vacation, but the most casual time of the year.