„More than just sport“

Ski & Snowboard

Unlimited winter fun in and around Viehhofen

The first snow falls in Viehhofen are normally towards the end of November, early December, a time when skiers start to anticipate making their first turns and the ski season officially opens. Until the beginning / middle of April, the Pinzgauer grass mountains belong to winter sport enthusiasts.

Thanks to state-of-the-art snowmaking technology, more than 90% of the slopes in the ski areas surrounding Viehhofen snow covered and in pristine condition from Christmas until spring. In addition, skiing is possible at the glacier of the Kitzsteinhorn which stands at an altitude of over 3,000 metres, where great conditions are guaranteed regardless of snowfall.

In Viehhofen itself you will find a small beginner's lift, which is ideal for those practicing their first turns in the snow. At present, Viehhofen does not have a lift connection to the larger surrounding ski resorts, but from the Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn ski area, a 7.5 km long ski run brings you directly back to the centre of Viehhofen. On the opposite side of the Glemm valley, there is an attractive ski route from the Schmittenhöhe for a descent from the Schmittenhöhe ski area in Zell am See to Viehhofen.

FREE SKI BUS

For Viehhofen guests, the ski bus between Viehhofen and the Schönleitenbahn lift (ski resort Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn), runs several times a day. Guests with a valid ski pass, or with ski equipment and ski clothing, can use the ski bus free of charge.

Ski rental

Ski rental shops can be found directly in Viehhofen, either at the Sport Oberlader or the Embacher ski shop rental.

  • Give your car a break!

  • Ski Run to Viehhofen

  • Fotostrecke

  • Ski Pass Prices

Give your car a break!

Take the ski bus from Viehhofen to Saalbach Hinterglemm free of charge

You don’t have the use of a car? In Viehhofen no problem! Give yourself and your car a well-deserved holiday and forget the hassle of unpacking and packing the car and looking for a parking space.  In winter, the free ski bus runs on a regular basis to the bottom station of the Schönleiten lift approx. 4 km away. From here you can access the vast Skicircus of Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, one of the largest ski areas in Austria.

Please note: The complimentary ski bus is a service offered by the Tourist Office of Viehhofen and the lift company of Saalbach Hinterglemm to all guest who have a valid ski pass or are in ski clothing. The normal post bus is not free of charge! 

For further information, please visit the Viehhofen Tourist Office.

 


Ski Run to Viehhofen

Ski or board to the centre of Viehhofen

For the time being we do not have a connecting lift in Viehhofen – however, we are well connected to the largest ski areas in the area. From the ski area of Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, there is a 7.5 km run that brings you back down to the valley and the centre of Viehhofen. The 7.5 km run is the longest in the whole area and the ascent is truly thrilling. There is also another run on the opposite side of the Glemm valley: From the Schmittenhöhe, there is an attractive ski route down into the valley. Plans have already been put into action for a lift connection with the ski area of Schmitten - Zell am See.


Fotostrecke

Abfahrt nach Viehhofen

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Ski Pass Prices

Skiing in the ski area of Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn

Not too far from Viehhofen, there are many first-class ski resorts, including Zell am See, Kaprun (Kitzsteinhorn and Maiskogel) and Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn. From Viehhofen the easiest and fastest way to reach the ski resort of Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn is by the free ski bus. The Schönleitenbahn is only 4 km away and from here you can ascend by lift and access the Skicircus. Piste No. 68 brings you back to the centre of Viehhofen.

Tip: Ski passes can be purchased directly from the Tourist Office, lift stations, Sport Oberlader, Hotel Oberwirt or online via the website of the lift companies


  • Code of Conduct for skiers & snowboarders

Code of Conduct for skiers & snowboarders

10 Rules for to prevent accidents on the piste

Many skiers, snowboarders and ski tourers, from beginner to professional, will be heading to the pistes this winter. In order to guarantee an accident-free and safe day of skiing, responsible behaviour is required.

Please note: wearing a ski helmet is recommended for all winter sports enthusiasts. It is compulsory for children up to the age of 15 to wear a ski helmet in Salzburger Land when partaking in winter sports, whether it be skiing, boarding and tobogganing on prepared pistes.

1. Respect for others A skier or snowboarder must behave in such a way that he does not endanger or prejudice others. 
2. Control of speed and skiing or snowboarding A skier or snowboarder must move in control. He must adapt his speed and manner of skiing or snowboarding to his personal ability and to the prevailing conditions of terrain, snow and weather as well as to the density of traffic.
3. Choice of route A skier or snowboarder coming from behind must choose his route in such a way that he does not endanger skiers or snowboarders ahead.
4. Overtaking A skier or snowboarder may overtake another skier or snowboarder above or below and to the right or to the left provided that he leaves enough space for the overtaken skier or snowboarder to make any voluntary or involuntary movement.
5. Entering, starting and moving upwards A skier or snowboarder entering a marked run, starting again after stopping or moving upwards on the slopes must look up and down the slopes that he can do so without endangering himself or others.
6. Stopping on the piste Unless absolutely necessary, a skier or snowboarder must avoid stopping on the piste in narrow places or where visibility is restricted. After a fall in such a place, a skier or snowboarder must move clear of the piste as soon as possible.
7. Climbing and descending on foot A skier or snowboarder either climbing or descending on foot must keep to the side of the piste.
8. Respect for signs and markings A skier or snowboarder must respect all signs and markings.
9. Assistance At accidents, every skier or snowboarder is duty bound to assist.
10. Identification Every skier or snowboarder and witness, whether a responsible party or not, must exchange names and addresses following an accident.
Quelle: FIS Ski

Important Emergency Numbers
Mountain Emergency: 140
Euro Emergency: 112


Adress:

Tourist office Viehhofen
Dorfplatz 104
A-5752 Viehhofen

Contact:

Tel.: +43 6542 685 59
Fax: +43 6542 685 59-4
Email: info@viehhofen.at

opening hours
tourist office:

Monday to Sunday     8.00 - 12.00 am
Monday to Saturday   4.00 - 6.00 pm