Freeride Mecca

Knee-deep powder snow & great atmosphere - the freeride area in Saalbach Hinterglemm

Fresh powder snow + optimal descents + powdery deep snow = unforgettable feeling of freedom

The weightless gliding down in the glittering powder snow conjures a smile on every freerider's face. Dozens of downhill options on off-piste make the ski area a freerider mecca.

When the doors of the gondola lift open and the masses of skiers cavort in front of the mountain stations, the freeriders can go one more station. You get off a few hundred meters higher on the next summit.

Once at the top, there are no skiers, no muddled slopes, just endless slopes filled with the finest powder snow. Quickly check the avalanche piper, move the Bille into position, strap on the backpack and off you go, the pure pleasure begins.

The Wildseeloder offers one of the most exciting lines. Every year the crème de la crème of the freerider scene meets here for the Freeride World Tour. Unforgettable casual!



The Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fiebergrunn has its own freeride parks and freeride routes with different levels of difficulty. Not only avalanche warning reports, but also info points, avalanche transceiver search fields and checkpoints ensure the safety of freeriders.

Know what you are doing!

One of the guiding principles in freeriding. Numerous freeride camps are available to learn the necessary skills. Alternatively, a freeride guide can be booked so that the hot spots do not remain hidden and to be guided safely through the backcountry of Saalbach Hinterglemm.
Before falling into a deep snow adventure, the current avalanche situation should be checked.

LO.LA* is a specially developed snow information and avalanche warning system that provides customized information about the current avalanche situation for your freeride trip.

The greatest sources of danger are in the most beautiful routes. The sun shines down from the sky, the snow-covered slope shows its beauty and the descent is still without any downhill track. The anticipation and temptation to plunge down this mountain are particularly tempting. But it is precisely in such places that the greatest source of danger is hidden. For every freerider who wants to move in open terrain, functional equipment and knowledge of how it is used is a must!


© saalbach.com, Moritz Ablinger

 © saalbach.com, Moritz Ablinger

Essential tips for every freeride tour

  • Never jump into the terrain alone (buddy system)

  • Control of the avalanche report and the weather

  • Complete equipment (avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe and telephone - you should practice using the equipment regularly)

  • Zu do not let any risky actions persuade

  • If the terrain is unknown, then better book a freeride guide

  • Driving within the route

  • Keep your distance! It is always better to ski down the slope individually
  • If visibility is poor, it is better to avoid the descent

Important rules for freeriding

  • Fresh snow or rain increases the avalanche danger

  • Therefore, the first one applies The day after snowfall is particularly prone to accidents

  • Rapid warming and / or strong solar radiation increase the risk of avalanches enormously

  • Snowdrops can be released quickly and easily
  • Fog or other poor visibility reduces orientation and the assessment of the avalanche situation



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