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Alpinresort Sport and Spa (Saalbach)

Saalbach and Hinterglemm,
 Austria

    About the hotel
    • Luxurious & contemporary
    • Outstanding service
    • Central village location
    • Extensive spa facilities
    • All inclusive food and drink
    • 200m to the lifts
    • 50m to the slopes
    About the resort
    • 270km ski area
    • Resort altitude: 1000m
    • A traditional village
    • Very picturesque
    • Perfect for intermediates
    • Great nightlife
    • Short transfer

    This is a truly luxurious place to stay. The list of facilities is endless, the service is superb and the location isn't bad either; it's just 50m from the nursery slopes and 200m from the Schattberg Express gondola making access to the 270km of picturesque piste a breeze.

     

    The hotel is all inclusive so all of your drinks and exquisite food is included, all throughout day - you'll find it hard to leave! The styling of the hotel is elegant with modern interiors and some lovely spaces to sit and rest while drinking in the beautiful mountain views.

     

     

    If you enjoy fine-dining then the gourmet menu will keep you satisfied. The restaurant has six separate seating areas and an extensive wine cellar with over 100 regional and international wines.

     

    The spa is ultimate luxury and all guests have free use of the extensive facilities that span three floors. You can swim from inside to out in the 25m by 9m heated pool. To ease aching muscles check out the massage jets in the indoor pool and family hot tub.

     

    The ‘Sauna World' area with open-air terrace is something else. There is a wide range of indoor and outdoor saunas, steam rooms and hot tubs. Plus an ice plunge pool (if you're feeling brave) and three large relaxation areas with waterbeds and sunloungers.

     

    If that wasn't enough, there is a free juice bar and fitness room in case you didn't do enough during the day. You can also pay for a massage or beauty treatment for a bit of extra pampering.

     

     

    From the hotel to…

    Nearest slopes: 50m to the nursery slopes

    Nearest lift: 200m

    Tuition meeting point: 50m

    Resort centre: You're in the centre

     

     

    About the resort

    Saalbach and Hinterglemm are two pretty villages that sit in one of Austria's largest ski areas; the Ski Circus. It has the name because the slopes literally surround you. There's 270km of picturesque red and blue runs with mountain huts dotted all around. This place was just made for the mile-hungry intermediate skier or boarder.

     

     

    If you want to attempt a full circuit in one day then you'll need to get up early. Or try the long run over to Leogang for lunch to check that your legs are up to it. If you're more advanced, there are some steep blacks and moguls under the Shattberg Express gondola and the freeriding is some of the best in Austria!

     

    The après-ski is a genuine Austrian experience and starts on the mountain at about 3pm. Saalbach is the livelier of the two villages and you can keep going until the early hours if you have got the pace.

     

    Resort stats

    Resort altitude: 1000m

    Skiing altitude: 630m to 2095m

    Ski area size: 270km in the Ski Circus area

    Number of runs: 70

    Range of runs: Easy 45%, medium 48% & difficult 7%

    Lifts: 68 comprising of 24 drags, 21 chairs & 23 gondolas

    Night skiing: Yes, in Hinterglemm

    Cross country trails: 11km

    Snowmaking: 90% runs covered

    Resort bus: Yes

     

     

    Rest and relaxation

    The clue is in the title here. The Alpinresort has a very impressive (and free to use) 1100m2 luxury spa that is split across three floors with a large indoor/outdoor swim-out pool (25m x 9m) heated to 31°c, indoor pool with massage jets and a family hot tub.

     

     

    There's also a 'Sauna World' with open-air terrace, a seven person outdoor hot tub, outdoor log cabin family sauna (swimsuits permitted), indoor bio-sauna, ice plunge pool, infrared sauna, four steam rooms, three large relaxation areas with waterbeds and sunloungers.

     

    Oh, and a free juice bar and fitness room plus various massage and beauty treatments are available to book and pay for locally.

     

     

    Food and drink

    The hotel is all inclusive and you'll enjoy gourmet-level cuisine and an impressive range of premium drinks, cocktails and canapés all day. Breakfast is a hot and cold buffet or a late-rise breakfast can be ordered until midday. A hot and cold lunchtime and après-ski buffet is served until 5pm.

     

     

    Dinner is five-courses with vegetarian options and a daily starter, salad and dessert buffet. All drinks are included from 8am until midnight including quality wines from around the world and premium branded beers and spirits, sparkling wines, long drinks and soft drinks.

     

     

    Rooms

    There's a great selection of rooms to suit all tastes and budgets here. The rooms range from traditional and cosy Austrian twins to fresh and contemporary suites with living rooms and some very funky lighting. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, bathrobes, a hairdryer, satellite TV, a mini-safe, mini-bar and bathroom with shower or bath and wc.

     

    The hotel accepts infants on a request basis so please check with our sales team when making an enquiry. 

     

     

    Families and kids

    As well as using the pool and family hot tub, children can enjoy the playroom with plenty of toys, games and DVDs. There is free use of highchairs, buggies and cots at the hotel too.

     

     

    Hotel features

    Official rating: **** Superior

    Large stylish bar serving canapés and snacks with direct access onto the outdoor terrace

    Comfortable lounge

    Restaurant with six separate seating areas

    Extensive wine cellar

    Rooftop bar and terrace with mountain views

    Free use of luxury 1100m2 spa area

    Fitness room

    Panoramic external glass lift with views

    Children's playroom

    Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel