Saalbach, Austria

  • Altitude from:
    1050 m
  • Longest run:
    km
  • Mountain Range:
    Alps
  • Country:
    Austria
  • Levels:
    • 9
    • 26
    • 37
    • 5
  • Snowboarding
  • Ice skating
  • Skiing
  • Children's tobogganing
  • Tobogganing course
  • Zip line
  • Terrain park
  • Casino
  • Bowling

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Saalbach has earned a reputation as a resort with an extensive area of well-connected skiing for all abilities. You'll be very impressed by the excellent lift system, which allows you to discover over 270km of groomed runs, many tree-lined, leading to adjacent villages.

This resort offers breathtaking views and snow thrills for skiers and snowboarders, as well as over 50 pit-stops in the form of very tempting mountain restaurants! It's little wonder it's known as the 'Ski Circus' to regular visitors. 

The Chalet-Hotel Christina is actually one of very few chalets in Saalbach. It is modern, well-equipped and very comfortable, as well as being located just 5 minutes' walk from the main lift area and the centre of town, where you have the choice of cosy bars or more active nightlife. Saalbach (and the Chalet-Hotel Christina) has something for everyone!

 

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But there's more to Saalbach than just the mountains! Apres-ski is a part of life here and the town is packed with lively bars and intimate restaurants, although come midnight the town can take on a relaxed party mood. A pretty, pedestrianised town centre also has a wide range of shops and boutiques, so bring a credit card in case you want to stock up on the latest snow fashions!

 

ON THE MOUNTAIN

Expect to ride large, open, well-groomed pistes for most of the day. There's plenty to excite the advanced rider - Saalbach was a one-time Skiing World Cup venue - but this is a resort more in tune with the intermediate skier or snowboarder, as red and blue runs dominate the piste map. Thankfully, you won't have to do much chopping and changing between chairlifts because Saalbach's pistes are well-linked and the lifts and gondolas are high-tech. Some of them even have heated seats, so you can stay warm on your way up to the mountain's peak.

With so much to do on the snow, it's easy to work up a healthy appetite. Thankfully, the area boasts over 50 restaurants and bars, all of them within easy reach of a chairlift. You can pick between live music venues with sweeping, panoramic views of the mountains, or cosy ski huts with a traditionally Austrian menu and a roaring fire. Whatever you fancy, a Ski Miquel guide will happily lead you to the best tables on the mountain.

 

APRES-SKI

There's plenty of relaxing to do in the Chalet Christina's salubrious lounge area, but if you do fancy an afternoon or early evening drink, Saalbach is renowned for its apres-ski. Check any resort guide and you will see that it is often voted 'Europe's Best Apres-Ski Resort'. The town has several busy bars, and they start early too - from around 3pm, locals sing along to Austrian pop songs and rock hits in the Goat Stall, a buzzing bar at the foot of the mountain and the hottest afternoon hangout in town.

Elsewhere, make the most of the Saalbach Happy Hour, which usually takes place at 3:30pm - Head to Bobby's Pub, which has a buzzy atmosphere and provides pool, darts and bowling. And don't worry if you fancy a quiet night, as Saalbach has its quieter enclaves and boasts around 70 restaurants to choose from, which means you'll have a wide variety of food to choose from on the Wednesday night when our chalet staff have a day off, so you can make an evening of it!

 

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  • Snowboarding
  • Ice skating
  • Skiing
Dates: 21 Dec 19 - 28 Dec 19
Chalet: Tannenburg
Resort: Saalbach
Country: Austria
Levels:
  • 9
  • 26
  • 37
  • 5
What's Included? £678 pp
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SKI MIQUEL UPDATE

 

Many thanks for your patience and co-operation over the last few weeks – These certainly are unprecedented times for all of us, but we are pleased to confirm that all our guests and staff were successfully repatriated last month following the sudden closure of our resorts.

 

If your holiday was cancelled prior to travel

 

For those of you who were unable to travel with us this season due to the abrupt closure of our resorts, we understand you have received a mixed response from your insurance companies, so if you have not been able to claim for the cost of your holiday successfully through your insurers then we will be able to accept a request for a credit or a refund.

 

Please remember we are a small family-run business and our own tour operator liability insurance does not cover any financial liability on our part to refund holiday costs, so we would encourage you to allow us to carry your holiday costs over to next winter, and we will then be able to offer you a 5% discount on your booking for next season.

 

Should you require Ski Miquel to provide a credit or a refund for the main holiday cost, please contact us with confirmation of the rejection of your insurance claim and we will provide you with a link to enable you to complete our online credit/refund request form.

 

Please note that if you pursue a refund through your credit card company and a chargeback is made to Ski Miquel, we may need to charge an administration fee for dealing with this, so we would urge you to contact us directly with your refund request.

 

If your holiday was cancelled whilst you were in resort

 

As your holiday was curtailed following departure and due to circumstances which were entirely beyond our control, we will not be able to provide any refund for the main holiday cost, as by that point we had incurred all of our own costs.  However, we will be able to issue a refund for any unused lift passes and/or equipment rental, and we will support you in any claim you may wish to submit to your insurers by providing any documentation (e.g. copy invoices) or any other evidence you may require.

 

If you decided not to travel of your own accord

 

If you decided not to travel of your own accord and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice did not advise against travel at that time, we are unable to offer any refund for the main holiday cost and our usual cancellation terms will apply.  Equally, if we made the decision to cancel our holidays to a certain destination and you had chosen to cancel of your own accord prior to us taking that action, we will not be able to offer a refund retrospectively.  However, we will be able to issue a refund for any unused lift passes and/or equipment rental, and we will support you in any claim you may wish to submit to your insurers by providing any documentation (e.g. copy invoices) or any other evidence you may require.

 

Winter 2020/21

 

We would like to thank you for your continued support and co-operation at this difficult time, and we hope that you will join us on another ski holiday next winter, when we will be celebrating our 40th year in business!

We are already working on our programme for next season and we will be releasing our prices very soon, so you will then be able to book your holiday and look forward to your next ski trip.

Ralph, Managing Director

Thursday, 4/30/2020

What's included in a Ski Miquel holiday?

Your holiday price includes flights, transfers to and from resort, half board accommodation (breakfast, afternoon tea and evening meal), plus complimentary ski guiding. We can also arrange lift passes and equipment hire for you.

What's included?

  • Snowboarding
  • Ice skating
  • Skiing
Dates: 21 Dec 19; - 28 Dec 19
Chalet: Tannenburg
Resort: Saalbach
Country: Austria
Levels:
  • 9
  • 26
  • 37
  • 5
£678 pp

Accommodation Tannenburg
Occupancy 20
Facilities Public bar 'Stubl' - the cosiest bar in Bad Gastein (closes at 11pm) Private guest lounge, large separate dining room, heated boot racks. Standard - En-suite shower & WC. Variations - Three triple rooms with three single beds (3rd adult - £100 reduction). Twin bedded room linked to room with single and bunk, shower and WC, (3rd or 4th adult sharers £100 reduction). Single rooms on request - Supplement £200 per week.
Meals Buffet breakfast, after-ski tea, canapes, 3-course evening meal with cheese course and wine included (6 nights only).