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Learn to ski in Saalbach Hinterglemm

Just under 2hrs drive away from Salzburg and just over 2hrs drive from Innsbruck, Saalbach Hinterglemm is one of Austria’s favourite skiing destinations. Located in the Glemm valley within the state of Salzburg, the resort encompasses the pistes around the two towns Saalbach and Hinterglemm, and is part of Austria’s largest ski area, the Ski Circus Saalbach-Hinterglemm-Leogang-Fieberbrunn.

Known as "Home of Lässig" (transl. “the home of coolness”), the Ski Circus has 270km of pistes, around half of them being beginner runs. The Zwölferkogel mountain area - situated on the left side of the Saalbach Hinterglemm valley - has the most challenging runs, including a world championship route and a world cup piste.

Also to the left side of Saalbach Hinterglemm are two other peaks with mainly intermediate runs; Schattberg Ost (2020m) and Schattberg West (2096m). To the right, the Spieleckkogel, Reichkendlkopf, Hochalmspitz, Hasenauerköpfl, Reiterkogel, Bernkogel, Kohlmaiskopf, Prundelkopf and Wildenkarkogl peaks have mostly blue and green runs and are ideal for beginners.

Ski lessons for beginners in Saalbach Hinterglemm

Ski schools in Saalbach Hinterglemm offer ski lessons for snow fans aged 3yrs and above, lessons lasting for 4hrs/day. Beginners are taught the first basics of skiing on very flat slopes; how to glide and the snowplough.

There are beginner areas directly in both villages within the resort, and also in nearby Vorderglemm: Ski schools in Saalbach Hinterglemm generally use the nursery slopes on the south side of the Hinterglemm around the Reiterkogel, or at the Wildenkarkogel, which is accessed from Vorderglemm via the Schönleitenbahn no.1 & 2, for the first few lessons. Once the basic moves have been well-established, ski novices move to the gentle pistes with a little more gradient within the resort.

There are several ideal destinations for nursery slope graduates, the Reichkendlkopf and Reiterkogel areas being the recommendation of the ski schools in Saalbach Hinterglemm. These two areas offer a wide variety of blue slopes and most of the slopes are south facing, meaning that, with a bit of luck, ski beginners can soak up some warming sunshine whilst practising their newly-learned skills.

Kids’ ski lessons in Saalbach Hinterglemm

Kids’ ski lessons in Saalbach Hinterglemm last for 4hrs, with the exception of lessons for skiers aged 3-4yrs, who have only 2hrs of lessons daily. Some ski schools in Saalbach Hinterglemm have their own secure children’s “Kindergarten” areas with flat slopes and magic carpet lifts, to help little skiers learn the skiing basics quickly and easily. Other ski school meeting points in Saalbach Hinterglemm are directly at the beginner slopes, generally either in Hinterglemm, or on the Wildkargkogel area in nearby Vorderglemm.

Once ski novices are secure in their glide and snowplough moves, classes progress onto the easier blue runs within the resort. The Reiterkogelbahn, which starts directly in Hinterglemm, has some lovely blues back down to the valley. From Saalbach, the Kohlmaisbahn no.1 & 2 access further sunny blues starting from the Kohlmaiskopf.

With a total of 112km of red runs, ski schools in Saalbach Hinterglemm have an extensive choice for their intermediate skiers. The Kohlmaiskopf, Reiterkogel and Hasenauer Köpfl areas all offer excellent red runs, the Kohlmais reds, however, are the main choice for the ski schools in Saalbach Hinterglemm, due to their direct access via the Kohlmaisbahn lifts.

Ski lesson prices in Saalbach Hinterglemm

Ski schools in Saalbach Hinterglemm offer both kids and adults lessons from 42EUR/day (4hrs). Some kids' lessons come with lunch or ski hire options. Private ski lessons for all ages are available from 58EUR/hr.

Saalbach Hinterglemm Ski Pass

Skiers and snowboarders visiting Saalbach Hinterglemm have access to 408km of pistes, thanks to the 3-in-1 Ski ALPINE CARD, which covers the entire Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn area, the Schmitten in Zell am See, the Kitzsteinhorn & Maiskogel in Kaprun and the Hinterreitlifte in Saalfelden. The ski schools in Saalbach Hinterglemm are happy to give further details.

The best ski schools in Saalbach Hinterglemm

Alpin Skischule Saalbach Hinterglemm

Whether lessons in skiing, snowboarding or cross-country skiing, the Alpin Skischule team will help you make the most of your time on the piste.

Meeting point: The ski school office, Haidweg 177

CheckYeti customers reviews: patient, beginner friendly, reliable

Heugenhauser Saalbach

Located directly at the base station of the Schönleitenbahn, this family ski school in Saalbach Hinterglemm offers lessons in English, German, Dutch, Spanish, Hungarian and Romanian.

Meeting point: At the Schönleitenbahn base station

CheckYeti customers reviews: value for money, relaxed, patient

Freeride Skischool Saalbach

The ski school in Saalbach Hinterglemm specialises in private skiing, freeriding and ski touring lessons in English and German.

Meeting point: Arranged individually

CheckYeti customers reviews: experienced, reliable, patient


Salzburg's first snowboard school was founded in 1989 and offers private snowboarding and freestyle snowboarding lessons at all levels in English and German.

Meeting point: Arranged individually

CheckYeti customers reviews: beginner friendly, experienced, patient

Ski Dome Viehhofen

This family team offers group and private lessons in English, German, Dutch, Italian, Hungarian, Czech, Russian & French.

Meeting point: Arranged individually

CheckYeti customers reviews: relaxed, beginner friendly, patient

What makes learning to ski in Saalbach Hinterglemm so special

With over 100 events throughout the year, it’s clear that Saalbach Hinterglemm has a lot to offer alongside great pistes, such as various music festivals and a gruelling ski marathon covering 6 mountains.

For those who prefer the stick to the slopes, the Ski Movie Piste offers the opportunity to act like a ski star and film and download your entire run on the BMW xDrive Cup slope from start to finish.
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