Ski & fly with the Flying Fox XXL
Skiing at its best! Still super snow conditions, the sun is shining at the terraces of the mountain huts, where you can enjoy a hot mug of coffee and as a special highlight, you can fly high above the valley with 130 km/h. Wait, what? Yes, with the Flying Fox XXL you can experience an unforgettable adventure in Leogang.
The early bird
In March and April it is really worth to get up early and strap on your skis to enjoy the slopes early in the morning. The first cable car ascents already at 8 o'clock and you have the possibility to enjoy the best conditions of the slops while the sun is shining. So my friend Nici and me, we were ready in the morning to hit the slopes. And a special surprise awaits Nici! But first, we enjoy the sun and the perfect snow conditions.
The legendary Leogang round
In the skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, everyone finds their perfect round, according to their skills. We do especially like the Leogang round. The majority of the slopes are blue ones, which means they are relatively easy, and it takes you about 1,5 - 2 hours - depening on your skills and the amount of guests visiting the skicircus. We start in Leogang, and ski in the direction of Saalbach. There we take a ride with the cable car Schönleitenbahn to the top station and ski down a very long slope until we reach the village of Saalbach. From there we walk a few metres until we reach the cable car Schattberg X-press, which brings us up the mountain again. From the top, we ski down the Jausern slope, which is absolutely super, until we reach the valley station of the cable car Schönleitenbahn. From there we ski back to Leogang.
The surprise is waiting
Back in Leogang, we make our way to the middle station of the Asitzbahn cable car. Unterneath the mountain restaurant Stöcklalm, there is the highlight of our day: the Flying Fox XXL. Lying on your stomach, you fly above the Schwarzleo-Tal valley and a stunning view is included. First of all, you get a short training and explanation of everything and the employees strap you in. The men, who work at the Flying Fox XXL are super likeable and tell you what you need to know. The steel zip wire is about 1.600 metres long. You are as fast as 130 km/h and the highest point is 143 metres above the valley. Only when hearing those numbers, your heart starts to beat faster? So here we go! Nici is straped in, takes the right position and then off she goes to the other side of the valley. We only hear her screaming of joy.
Good to know
We booked the flight in advance, because there are only certain numbers of flights on one day. After your flight, you are being brought back to the valley station of the Asitzbahn cable car and then you can ride up the mountain agian until the middle station of the Asitzbahn cable car to get your skiing equipment at the Flying Fox starting point, where you left it before. Of course you can also fly without skiing first. The best of it is that you get 10% discount on your flight with the Saalfelden Leogang Card!