For this weekend (12th-13th December 2015) we recommend Saalbach-Hinterglemm!
Saalbach-Hinterglemm has become the biggest connected ski resort in Austria this year as a result of the incorporation of Fieberbrunn, which was formerly a neighbouring ski resort. However, we recommend this ski resort this weekend for another reason: RaveOnSnow!
The famous winter festival has 70 different DJ’s and live acts this weekend, and once again, Saalbach-Hinterglemm welcomes 10,000 fans from all around the world.
The various ‘party stations’, such as: the Open Air Stage in Saalbach, the summit camps on the Schattberg mountain and the underground parking lot will play host to the finest electronic music from an extraordinarily good line-up. The line–up for this year includes: Sven Väth, Oliver Koletzki, Matthias Tanzmann and many more.
The conditions to ski round Saalbach and its surroundings are unfortunately not the greatest this weekend, however this applies for practically everywhere in the Alps (apart from on the glaciers). Currently on the mountaintop there is around 30cm of snow, at the middle station there is approximately 20cm and in the valley there is barely any at all. Roughly 5cm of snow fell on Wednesday, and that will unfortunately be it for this weekend.
Yet the outlook for this weekend, in terms of the weather forecast, is relatively positive. There will be both sunny and cloudy spells on Saturday, and on Sunday these clouds will disappear and in its place there will be sunshine and blue skies! These great weather conditions allow you to take some smashing photos from the mountain concert whilst partying at RaveOnSnow! The temperature will be lingering around 0 degrees all weekend.
There are already 90km of pistes available this weekend for you to crash down. 45 of the 70 lifts are already up and running. However, don’t expect amazing skiing conditions. For all of those who have basically come to party and those who aren’t after top quality skiing conditions, the slopes here at Saalbach will be passable.
For adults the lift pass costs €43.50, the youth rate is at €32.50 and children can go skiing for €21.50 here. In case you only wanted to party, there are passes available from 9am to 12pm. It is €35 for adults and the youth rate is €26.
You are able to reach Saalbach-Hinterglemm’s resort in less than 3 hours from Munich (under normal traffic conditions).