Sports & Leisure
Numerous sports activities in summer and winter
A Passion for Sport in Saalfelden and Leogang
Saalfelden Leogang offers a wide variety of sport activities used by locals and visitors alike, both in summer and in winter. The local passion for sport is mainly due to a strong club structure, targeted promotion of young talent in the clubs and schools, as well as the natural geographical conditions conducive to the performance of different sports.
Winter Activities in Saalfelden Leogang
It is therefore hardly surprising that many local skiers train on the 200 km of slopes in the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang. The Nitro-Snowpark, designed by world champion Stefan Gimpl will also encourage brave Freestylers to pull off daredevil stunts in the air when it is completed. Nordic elite athletes like Simon Eder and Felix Gottwald love to use the varied, 150 km comprehensive trail network to be ready for their rounds at international competitions.
Summer Activities in Saalfelden Leogang
For summertime endurance training, there are total of 20 tracks with over 120 kilometres for running for our professional runners, ambitious amateur athletes or absolute Run & Walk beginners. Pleasurable hiking in the Pinzgauer Mountains guarantee over 400 kilometres of trails at all levels of difficulty. Climbers World offers 1000 different climbing options for extreme mountaineers and climbers within a radius of just 25 minutes by car.
With two idyllically situated golf courses in the region and a 30 more within 100 km, Saalfelden Leogang makes for the perfect base camp for golfing pleasure in the Alps. The Saalfelden Leogang region has proven its athletic in recent years at many major events. Thus, the excellent reputation as a top biking destination with the hosting of the UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships in 2012 and two UCI Mountain Bike World Cups in 2010 and 2011 in the Leogang Bike Park and the cross-country route network have grown.
Mit zwei idyllisch gelegenen Golfplätzen in der Region und 30 weiteren innerhalb von 100 km bietet Saalfelden Leogang den perfekten zentralen Ausgangspunkt für Golfgenuss in den Alpen.
Seine sportliche Kompetenz konnte die Region Saalfelden Leogang in den letzten Jahren bei zahlreichen Großveranstaltungen unter Beweis stellen. So wurde der hervorragende Ruf als Top Bike Destination mit Austragung der UCI Mountainbike & Trials Weltmeisterschaften in 2012 sowie zwei UCI Mountainbike Weltcups in 2010 und 2011 im Bikepark Leogang und dem Cross-Country Streckennetz weiter ausgebaut.
Bike Skills in all Disciplines
Mountain Bike World Championships
The long-standing athletic skill and professional conditions and the hosting of two World Cups in 2010 and 2011 convinced the UCI that Saalfelden and Leogang are ideally suitable as a venue for the 2012 world mountain bike championships. Thus the World Cup was held to accolades from 29 August to 9 September.
The places of Saalfelden and Leogang each stand for different bike skills.
- Saalfelden has long presented itself as a “place for endurance and skill.”
- With its Bikepark, Leogang has been a big name for all four cross and downhill fans. Leogang, is considered as the place for “the brave and for adrenalin addicts” and Saalfelden as a place for the “stubborn and skilled”.