Further winter activities in Saalbach
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Looking for an alternative to skiing and snowboarding? Here in Saalbach-Hinterglemm there are plenty of great things to see, do and explore away from the ski slopes. Scroll down for a few ideas.
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Ice skating in Saalbach Hinterglemm: The ice rink in the village is open every day and is a great place for families and groups of friends to show off their skills.
Toboggan runs in Saalbach Hinterglemm: The Reiterkogelbahn toboggan run (accessible using a cable car included in your ski pass) is 3.2 kilometres in length and descends 300 vertical metres as it winds its way down the mountain. There is also another run, the Rodelbahn Spielberghaus, where tobogganers must first ride on a piste groomer up to the Spielberghaus hut at 1,311 metres where they can enjoy a hot drink before whizzing back down into the valley along the 3km floodlit run.
Snowshoe walking: From easy strolls lasting less than an hour to long-distance adventures that will have you out and about all day, the options for snowshoeing in the Glemmtal Valley are as diverse as the landscape itself.
Traditional curling in Saalbach Hinterglemm: "Eisstockschießen" is a centuries-old sport popular in many alpine countries including Austria. In many ways it is a lot like the modern sport of curling. Let some of the locals show you how it's done!
Horse-drawn carriage rides at the end of the valley: There is no more romantic way to enjoy the winter wonderland that is Saalbach-Hinterglemm than on a horse-drawn carriage ride through the snowy landscape. Snuggle up under a thick blanket as you watch the world glide by.
Golden Gate Bridge & Treetop Trail at the end of the valley: Saalbach may not be San Francisco, but it has its own (albeit slightly smaller) Golden Gate Bridge. At the end of the valley you will also find the Treetop Trail – highest adventure trail of its kind anywhere in Europe.
Archery at the Glemmerhof: Great fun for all ages and open throughout the year, the archery trail at the Glemmerhof mountain farm is a must for families who want to try something new.
Ritzen Castle Museum: This museum showcases the history of the local Pinzgau region. It includes many paintings completed by local artists over the centuries as well as a large exhibition of hand-carved nativity scenes and several works by the well-known watercolour painter Gottfried Salzmann.