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Hotel Panther (Saalbach)

Saalbach and Hinterglemm,
 Austria

    About the hotel
    • Central village location
    • Pool & wellness area
    • Traditional in style
    • Spacious rooms
    • Cosy bar & lounge
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • 50m to the lifts
    About the resort
    • 270km ski area
    • Resort altitude: 1000m
    • A traditional village
    • Very picturesque
    • Perfect for intermediates
    • Great nightlife
    • Short transfer

    Hotel Panther is right in the centre of Saalbach village and its lively atmosphere. It's a great base to explore the village and the slopes are nearby too; there are three lifts within 50m.

     

    Lots of the Panther's guests come back year after year and it's easy to see why. The food is good and plentiful, the staff are really friendly and it's a comfortable place to chill out in too.

     

    Head to the wellness area if you need to unwind. There's an outdoor heated pool, sauna, steam room, or you can pay for massage and beauty treatments.

     

     

    From the hotel to…

    Nearest lift: 50m

    Tuition meeting point: 200m (Snow Academy)

    Resort centre: 50m

     

     

    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

    Area size: 270km in Ski Circus area

    Linked resorts: Leogang and Fieberbrunn

    Resort altitude: 1000m

    Skiing altitude: 630m to 2095m

    Number of runs: 70

    Range of runs: 45% blue, 48% red and 7% black

    Lifts: 24 drags, 21 chairs and 23 gondolas

    Night skiing: Yes (Hinterglemm)

    Cross country trails: 11km

    Snowmaking: 90% of runs covered

    Resort bus: Yes

     

     

    Food and drink

    The half board food is good and there's plenty of it. Breakfast is an extensive buffet and the evening meal is four courses with a choice of main and a salad buffet. Once a week they have a speciality buffet and if you stay over Christmas or New Year they put on a festive gala dinner.

     

     

    Rooms

    The 65 rooms are simple yet comfortable and a good size with neutral décor. Most are Austrian twin rooms but the larger rooms have a sofa bed that could sleep one adult or one child. Each room has free Wi-Fi, a TV, mini-safe, hairdryer and an en-suite with bath or shower. 

     

     

    Hotel features

    Official rating: ****

    Restaurant

    Lounge and bar

    Heated outdoor pool

    Wellness area

    Free Wi-Fi