Winter highlights


The mountain boots are still warm from the last hike and yet there is already this feeling … the longing for cold, clear mountain air. After freshly fallen snow. After cosy hours in the warm parlour and after sporting adventures in the Saalbach mountains.


At the latest, when the first snowflakes fall from the sky in November, we can’t wait to finally strap on the skis again. Not to mention the first turns on the slopes covered with fresh snow … Are you happy, too? Then you should definitely read our tips for the winter season 2017/2018:

Tip #1: BERGFESTival from December 8 to 10, 2017

Right at the beginning of the winter season, the fifth BERGFESTival lets visitors flock to Saalbach … and the Alps glow. Winter is welcomed at various locations and the start of the season is duly celebrated. If you want to be there, it’s best to get a ticket for the BERGFESTival now.

Tip #2: Rave on Snow from December 14 to 17, 2017

More than 70 international acts on ten stages over three days and thousands of visitors. It is not without reason that Rave on Snow is the world’s biggest winter festival on the club scene.

All information about the Rave on Snow

Tip #3: 20th Mountain Attack on January 12, 2018

The new year in Saalbach gets off to a sporty start. One of the toughest ski touring marathons is scheduled for mid-January. More than 1,000 athletes from all over the world compete on a route with no less than six peaks, 3,008 meters of altitude and 40 kilometers. If you would like to take part, you can register for the Mountain Attack in Saalbach from October 16, 2017.

More information about the 20th Mountain Attack

Tip #4: White Pearl Mountain Days from March 16 to April 1, 2018

“Snow, sun, sound and culinary delights” is the motto of the White Pearl Mountain Days towards the end of the winter season. Cool sound, international cuisine and the sun on your nose from above. The season could hardly have ended any better.

All information about the White Pearl Mountain Days ...

Tip #5: Off the slopes …

In addition to all these events, the fourth season in Saalbach Hinterglemm naturally also has some tried and tested things in store for your unforgettable winter vacation. If you prefer to spend your vacation away from the slopes, take a look at our best winter experiences in Saalbach.

Tip #6: The early bird … takes the first gondola up the mountain

Do you also think that the best thing about a day’s skiing is not the stop at the hut, but the ride over freshly groomed slopes? Then you should make sure you reach one of the first mountain runs during your ski vacation.

Tip #7: Winter fun away from the slopes

Anyone who thinks that the Saalbach Hinterglemm vacation region is only reserved for skiers is mistaken. Whether cross-country skiing, ski touring, winter hiking – with or without snowshoes – or a ride in a horse-drawn carriage: Saalbach offers activities for every taste.

You can see for yourself: A winter vacation in Saalbach is as individual as your vacation wishes. For all those who are already thinking about their upcoming ski vacation at the Hotel Barbarahof in Saalbach, we recommend reading our suitcase packing list for your winter vacation.

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