Gateway to Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn
While the small, peaceful village of Leogang was famous for mining above all, the beginning of the 20th Century saw high-Alpine tourism put down its first roots in the region. The Asitzbahnen lifts in Leogang provide a direct gateway to the pistes of Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn – boasting some 270 kilometres of pistes in total, one of the biggest ski areas in Austria. The so-called “Home of Lässig” (lässig means casual) became even more casual with the 2019/2020 winter season. Thanks to the new Ski ALPIN CARD, two more top ski areas have been added to the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn with its 270 kilometres of slopes: the Schmittenhöhe ski area in Zell am See and the Kitzsteinhorn glacier ski area in Kaprun, which is open all year round. The new ticket network now offers access to a total of 408 kilometres of downhill runs, 121 lifts and numerous ski huts. In addition, in the centre of Leogang you will find the Schanteilift, which even has a floodlight system. Even off-piste, you can enjoy the winter here with ski tours on unspoilt slopes, a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride, relaxing snowshoe hikes or fun on one of the four toboggan runs.
Leogang in summer
In summer, hikers will find well-maintained hiking trails and cosy mountain huts and alpine pastures at Asitz and the Leoganger Steinbergen. At Asitz, the „Berg der Sinne”, families find their great happiness. Whether it’s in the Sinne Adventure Park, at a “Kneipp” at „Stille Wasser” of the Asitz area or on Leo’s play hiking trail. “Sit down, enjoy and escape from everyday life”. That’s what you want, once you have reached the new natural cinema at Asitz. It is located on the Sonnkogel summit, which offers hikers a particularly impressive spectacle. It is a panoramic cinema with peaceful islands and plateaus with hammocks. Also new from summer 2020 are the TONspuren islands, which are built along the hiking trail between the mountain station and the Asitz summit. At five stations you can experience live recordings of last year’s TONspur concerts while enjoying nature. Action and adrenalin is guaranteed when you take a flight with the Flying Fox XXL over the village.
The Epic Bikepark Leogang has established itself in the bike scene as a real Eldorado for downhillers and freeriders and stands for a varied offer for all bikers – from pleasure cyclists to downhill cracks. The L1 + L2 Asitzbahn or the L3 + L4 Steinbergbahn take all bikers to the start of the park, where various lines & trails lead into the valley. In the Epic Bikepark Leogang, which is one of the most renowned in Europe, beginners of all ages can learn in the so-called Riders Playground how best to steer their bike over trails, stones and roots on the mountain. Since 2020, Saalfelden Leogang, together with Saalbach Hinterglemm and Fieberbrunn, has been Austria’s largest biking region. As in winter through the Skicircus, Saalfelden Leogang, Saalbach Hinterglemm and Fieberbrunn are now growing together in summer. The trails of Saalbach Hinterglemm are only a stone’s throw away from the Bikepark Leogang: a total of seven mountains, nine mountain railways and over 70 kilometres of lines & trails are waiting to be discovered by bike.
Numerous international bike events attract thousands of bike fans and professional riders to Asitz every year. With the successful 2012 World Championships and the World Cup competitions in recent years, Saalfelden Leogang has made a name for itself in international cycling. In 2020, Austria’s mountain bike Mecca will again host a major sporting event: From 7 to 11 October 2020 the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships will take place. The title decisions in the disciplines downhill, Olympic cross-country, E-MTB and pump track will be taken. A weekend packed with spectacular racing action and cool side events.