Guidebook

Top Freeride Lines at Skicircus Saalbach

The freerider’s mecca has arrived and it’s called "Skicircus."

Description

When Skircircus formed, connecting Saalbach with two other villages, freeriders around the world probably let out a collective “amen!” The ski area is one of the largest in Austria and about as large and impressive as its official name, Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunnski. It boasts 270 kilometers of pistes as well as several freeride parks.

Saalbach, Skicircus’s largest town, is known for its scenery and events while Saalfelden Leogang is known as a place of relaxation. Meanwhile, Fieberbrunn, the smallest and youngest village, is known for its gnarly backcountry terrain. It’s considered a freerider’s paradise. So, with its unofficial motto, “Easy up, wild down!”, need we say more?

Sources:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ski/freeride-skiing-in-austrias-skicircus/
https://www.sport-conrad.com/blog/en/limitless-freeride-fun-in-saalbach-hinterglemm-leogang-fieberbrunn/
https://saalbach-hinterglemm.at/en/ski-freeride.html
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/feb/20/austria-off-piste-ski-resort-fieberbrunn-winter

Saalbach - Marxten

Saalbach - Marxten

Saalbach Hinterglemm and Saalfelden Leogang
S, SW
3.2 km
Long descent through open terrain
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Saalbach - Stemmerkogel West

Saalbach - Stemmerkogel West

Saalbach-Hinterglemm
W, NW
4.2 km
Great long descent
Private
Saalbach - Schattberg Ellmau

Saalbach - Schattberg Ellmau

Saalbach Hinterglemm and Saalfelden Leogang
N
3.4 km
Long 1000m descent
Private
Saalbach - Dillinger Eck

Saalbach - Dillinger Eck

Saalbach-Hinterglemm
S, SE
3.3 km
Popular Saalbach freeride descent
Private
Saalbach - Hochalm, Spieleck

Saalbach - Hochalm, Spieleck

Saalbach-Hinterglemm
SW
3.9 km
A 900m fun and gentle descent with only 50m ascent
Private
Saalbach - Penhab Nord

Saalbach - Penhab Nord

Saalbach Hinterglemm and Saalfelden Leogang
N
3.4 km
Impressive scenery, but only for experienced riders
Private
Saalbach - Lieneralm

Saalbach - Lieneralm

Saalbach-Hinterglemm
N, NE, E
1.9 km
Great long descent towards the Tyrol lift
Private
Saalbach – Kastelstein West

Saalbach – Kastelstein West

Saalbach-Hinterglemm
NW, N, NE
1.7 km
Fairly easy route from Hinterglemm to the next valley
Private
Saalbach - Hochalmspitze Nord

Saalbach - Hochalmspitze Nord

Saalbach Hinterglemm and Saalfelden Leogang
N
2.1 km
Saalbach descent with great choice of lines
Private
Saalbach - Rosswald

Saalbach - Rosswald

Saalbach Hinterglemm and Saalfelden Leogang
SW
1.7 km
Great descent, especially for freeride beginners
Private
Saalbach - Stoffenalm

Saalbach - Stoffenalm

Saalbach Hinterglemm and Saalfelden Leogang
N, NE, E
3.4 km
Slightly lesser known descent
Private
Saalbach - Vogelalmgraben

Saalbach - Vogelalmgraben

Saalbach Hinterglemm and Saalfelden Leogang
N
1.9 km
Nice easy descent until Lengau
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Saalbach - Gerstbodenalm

Saalbach - Gerstbodenalm

Fieberbrunn
W, NW
3.2 km
Great descent with one tricky section
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Saalbach - Hartlalm

Saalbach - Hartlalm

Saalbach Hinterglemm and Saalfelden Leogang
3.7 km
Without any effort, great, relatively avalanche safe southern slopes to the main road can be driven on. There you have to walk about 300m on a sidewalk to a bus stop. Be sure to check the timetable before departure!
Private
Saalbach - Rosswald

Saalbach - Rosswald

Saalbach Hinterglemm and Saalfelden Leogang
4.4 km
Very nice, flat slopes that can be safely used even at higher avalanche warning levels. The whole descent leads on alpine meadows so that hardly any stones have to be feared under the snow. Special attention should only be paid to barbed wire and fence posts. Orientation is very easy, as slightly wooded ditches point the way. The slopes are south-facing and so - especially in late winter - a good timing is crucial to find good snow quality. In high winter - especially during heavy snowfall - an ideal downhill option.
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Leogang - Sommerau

Leogang - Sommerau

Saalbach-Hinterglemm
S, SW
3.4 km
Relatively avalanche free Leogang descent
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Leogang - Sappmais

Leogang - Sappmais

Saalbach-Hinterglemm
5.1 km
Relatively avalanche safe descent in forest and meadow terrain. Ideal in high winter with lots of fresh snow. With the new Steinbergbahn, it makes sense to ride on the variant several times!
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Pletzergraben

Pletzergraben

Fieberbrunn
7.8 km
wide, medium-steep pleasure slopes with over 1000 meters of altitude descent
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Henne

Henne

Fieberbrunn
SE, S
3.0 km
A varied descent for experienced riders
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Fieberbrunn - Wildsee

Fieberbrunn - Wildsee

Fieberbrunn
2.9 km
A long slope crossing leads to this descent. Since this descent is a bit hidden, you still have untracked northern slopes here days after the last snowfall. The middle station of the new gondola lift can be reached comfortably without a counter climb. The views of the freeride competition area are also impressive.
Private
Fieberbrunn – Jufenhöhe

Fieberbrunn – Jufenhöhe

Saalbach-Hinterglemm
10.6 km
After the slope crossing into the "Seenieder" saddle (1933m), an ascent awaits the pre-summit of the Wildseeloder. From there it's a fantastic 900m over great alpine pastures to the "Unteren Grubalm", from where the approx. 6km long way back begins via a flat forest road through the Pletzergraben to Fieberbrunn to the bus stop "Aubad". On this forest road there is usually an ascent track for tour hikers, which makes the way back a little easier.
Private
Fieberbrunn - Reckwand

Fieberbrunn - Reckwand

Saalbach-Hinterglemm
5.3 km
A long slope crossing into the saddle "Seenieder" (1933m) leads this descent. Since this descent is a bit hidden, you still have untracked slopes here days after the last snowfall. In the valley, after a small forest, you come to the mostly prepared forest road, on which the marked ski routes F34 and F35 lead to piste F13, back to the intermediate station of the TirolS-Bahn. Due to the TirolS-Bahn, the short ascent at the end of the descent is no longer necessary, which makes multiple trips a good idea.
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Fieberbrunn - Lärchfilzkogel Ost

Fieberbrunn - Lärchfilzkogel Ost

Fieberbrunn
4.0 km
On this descent several great slopes are lined up next to each other. In between you cross the ski slopes no. 1, 6A and 1C several times. The upper slopes are mostly groomed due to their easy accessibility. If there is a danger of avalanches, do not drive on it because runway no. 1 crosses the first slope!
Private
Fieberbrunn – Reckmoos Nord

Fieberbrunn – Reckmoos Nord

Fieberbrunn
1.9 km
Reckmoos Nord is actually more of a large, very complex freeride area than a single descent. The variant presented here (and also the GPS track) is an easy way to reach the lower, flatter part. The upper, steep and rocky part should only be used by very experienced freeriders.
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