Winter wonderland in Saalfelden-Leogang
© SalzburgerLand Tourismus, Fräulein Floras Favourite Hangouts – Winter wonderland in Saalfelden-Leogang

Winter Bucket List for Saalfelden-Leogang

The top 9-activities of the Best Mountain Artists

The Best Mountain Artists are familiar with Saalfelden-Leogang in summer like the back of their own hands. This time, they got to know the region in winter and tell us their recommendations for a trip in wintry Saalfelden-Leogang.

#1 Skiing on the Asitz

With the Asitzbahn cable car, you can go directly from Leogang up into skiing pleasure. In the Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn Ski Area, you are spoilt for choice with 270km of slopes. This ski area is not for nothing known as the ‘Home of Laid-Back. And of course, a stop-off in a hut is also laid-back. For example, in the Asitzstubn or in the Hendlfischerei.

#2 Satisfy your hunger in the Hendlfischerei

We were also here in the Hendlfischerei. It is located at the Asitz Mountain Station and is a part of the trendy Mama Thresl Design Hotel. For lunch, there is “Huwis world famous roast chicken”, but also ribs, swordfish and many refreshing drinks. Just right after a long day of skiing! And it is also beautiful to look at.

#3 Night-time tobogganing on the Biberg

Tobogganing is popular in Saalfelden-Leogang in summer as well as in winter. Those who, just like the Best Mountain Artists, are athletic and keen, do not take the shuttle to the starting point, but instead hike easily up for about an hour to the Berggasthof Biberg. Up there, one takes a top-up before heading down with the toboggan on the natural toboggan run towards the valley.

#4 Go on a ski tour

Often seen, but never actually tried out. The Best Mountain Artists tried out their first ever ski tour in Saalfelden-Leogang and were thrilled. The initial effort going up the mountain is rewarded with a magnificent downhill run. If you have no equipment, you rent can this for example at Sport Mitterer in Leogang.

#5 Hike to the hermitage

In summer, the hermitage is home to Stan Vanuytrecht, a bearded hermit. In winter he leaves here and you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity at 1,000 metres above Saalfelden. This hike takes about 20 minutes and is ideal for in-between or for rounding off after an active day.

The Best Mountain Artists at the hermitage

© SalzburgerLand Tourismus, Fräulein Floras Favourite Hangouts – The Best Mountain Artists at the hermitage

#6 On kilometres of cross-country skiing trails

The boards that mean the world must not always be skis. In Saalfelden-Leogang, this is true also for cross-country skis, because the countless kilometres of trails in this region can be explored in the midst of their white snowy splendour on long narrow skis.

I particularly enjoyed the cross-country skiing training with Andrea Grossegge. The network of trails around Saalfelden-Leogang is particularly well developed, and thus you can explore many different corners of the region. – Konstantin

Konstantin and Thorsten are cross-country skiing

© SalzburgerLand Tourismus, Fräulein Floras Favourite Hangouts – Konstantin and Thorsten are cross-country skiing

#7 Go to the lookout point at Lake Ritzensee

You have beautiful views of Saalfelden-Leogang not only from the surrounding peaks, but also from the valley. For this, you have an approx. 40-minute hike to the lookout point at Lake Ritzensee, starting from the same named Ritzensee. In winter, the trails are somewhat snowed over but with a bit of trudging through the snow and not too much effort you arrive at the top.

Konstantin and Thorsten in Saalfelden-Leogang

© SalzburgerLand Tourismus, Fräulein Floras Favourite Hangouts – Konstantin and Thorsten in Saalfelden-Leogang

#8 Visit the Nordic Park Experience

Once a year, the Nordic Park Experience at Lake Ritzensee is held over two days. Sports such as cross-country skiing, ice skating and ice hockey can be tried out free of charge amid the breath-taking scenery of the lake and the surrounding peaks. There is chill-out music, a delicious BBQ from locally sourced ingredients and a lot of good humour.

Nordic Park Experience

© SalzburgerLand Tourismus, Fräulein Floras Favourite Hangouts – Nordic Park Experience

#9 Explore the region on snow shoes

Snowshoe hiking is in! Those looking to gently walk through the winter landscape and enjoy nature to its fullest should strap on snow shoes. With or without a guide, you can head into untouched corners or head out onto the Saalfelden Biberg, which is particularly suited for snowshoeing. Just give it a try!

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