Nordic Park Saalfelden – winter sport away from the slopes
With 150 kilometres of cross-country skiing trails, a natural skating rink and pleasant winter hiking paths, the Nordic Park in Saalfelden offers a diverse range of winter sport activities away from the slopes. The Fun & Snow Park at Ritzensee lake is intended especially for kids, with short routes, small jumps and hills providing a fun way to try out cross-country sport.
Top skiing region for families
Boasting 270 kilometres of slopes and 70 lifts, the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn is perfect for families, with facilities including the sunny family platter lift, the Nitro Snowpark and professional ski schools. Fans of smaller-scale ski areas should head to Hinterreit, which features two drag lifts and is well-tailored to families.
Shopping in Saalfelden and the traditional village of Leogang
Saalfelden is rightly seen as a shopping town: as the third-largest place in the state of Salzburg, it features over 140 shops offering traditional costume, sports equipment, jewellery and confectionery. Leogang favours a traditional range including regional craft and genuine Pinzgau products.
Life just tastes better on the mountain
No matter whether you’re a child sampling the slopes or a grown-up enjoying winter sport, everyone will have worked up an appetite after a few hours in Salzburg’s brisk mountain air. The ski huts don’t just fill you up, however – they provide a real feast for the palate with tasty cheese dumplings, shredded pancakes and spare ribs. The family-friendly atmosphere is sure to put all visitors in a good mood.
Bladl, the delicious Pinzgau speciality
If there were ever a characteristic Pinzgau meal, then it is surely the “Bladl” – dumplings made from rye flour that are fried and served with a potato and bacon filling, with sauerkraut or as a sweet dish with lingonberries (known locally as “Granggn”). There are still a number of traditional Pinzgau inns in which you can sample this speciality.