7 ideas for your winter holiday in Saalfelden Leogang
Here, we present you seven winter activities that you should definitely not miss, when you plan your winter holiday in Saalfelden Leogang. Our region offers a lot of thrilling activities besides skiing and cross-country skiing.
1. Being the first one on the slopes
The Asitzbahn cable car and the Steinbergbahn cable car in Leogang open at 8.00 am in winter and bring you to the top of the Asitz mountain from where you can conquer the skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn. Of course, the slopes are perfectly groomed at this time and ready for you. Being an early bird is really worth it. Imagine being alone on the slopes and leave your traces in the untouched snow.
2. Visit a Krampus Rummel
To visit a Krampus Rummel should definitely be on your to-do list. This is part of the tradition in Saalfelden Leogang. Every year around the 6th of December you can already hear the bells ringing and you see the Krampusse all over our region. They are the companions of the St. Nikolaus. There are organized runs, where the Krampusse show their scary masks and their furry suits and visitors can enjoy a cup of tee with rum on the christmas markets.
3. Having a feast
Nobody can resist the traditional Austrian "Kasnockn". When you are in Saalfelden Leogang, you can visit more than 60 mountain restaurants and ski huts and so we would recommend you to pause your diet during your holidays and enjoy the all the sweet and hearty temtations. Don't forget, when you are skiing the whole day, you surely get hungry. And it is not very healthy to eat nothing when you are doinig sports. Enjoy!
4. Leaving traces in the snow
The Nordic Park at lake Ritzensee in Saalfelden is the perfect place for leaving traces in the snow while cross-country skiing. Doesn't matter whether you do classic cross-country skiing or skating, the landscape is ideal for both variations. You can cross-country ski directly at the lake, through the forests or across pastures. Moreover, you can try ice skating, winter hiking or tobogganing.
5. Hearing absolutely cool (jazz) music
Our region is known for jazz music, which is the reason why every year in summer thousands of people visit the Jazz Festival. Since a few years, Saalfelden Leogang also offers jazz music in winter. "3 Days Jazz" takes place in January in the Nexus in Saalfelden, in the Mining and Gothic Museum in Leogang as well as at the mountain restaurant Stöcklalm at the Asitz mountain. At these concerts you can enjoy good music and you definitely shouldn't miss them!
6. Living the dream of flying
Take of your skis and fly with the Flying Fox XXL. Even in winter it is an absolute highlight. With a length of 1,600 metres, a height of up to 143 metres and potential top speeds of up to 130 km/h, the Flying Fox XXL is one of the fastest and longest steel rope slides in the world. During your flight you can enjoy a panoramic view of the mountains and your adrenaline level will definitely rise. Furthermore, seeing things from above, lets everything appear smaller. Maybe also your problems and negative thoughts?
7. Just relax
Sometimes it is really peacefull to just relax and do nothing. Leave all your problems behind and try reading a good book. Go and get yourself a soothing massage in one of our spas of the wellness hotels here in Saalfelden Leogang. Swim in the pool, enjoy a facial treatmeant or do some yoga. Just relax!
Pictures: Michael Geißler, Johannes Radlwimmer, Lolin, Foto Bauer, Artisual, sportalpen.com, Holzhotel Forsthofalm, Naturhotel Forsthofgut, Ritzenhof - Hotel und Spa am See | Catherine Stukhard, Hotel Der Löwe