2020 – Hinterglemm, Austria

After missing a ski holiday in 2019, we went to Hinterglemm in Austria in January 2020.  Hinterglemm is Located in the Glemm Valley adjacent to the slightly larger resort of Saalbach in the Salzburg region of Austria.  This is a resort we have visited several times before, and it is interesting to see how it has developed over the years.  On our first visit in 1990, there were still many T-bars, whereas today, the lift system is made up of high speed chair lifts and gondolas, and links have been made to the neighbouring villages of Leogang and Fieberbrunn.  A planned link to Zell Am See is partly complete, and when this is in place, the ski area will be amongst the largest fully linked areas in Austria.

Whilst the ski area is great for skiers, it is not so good for photographers, as most of the valley is made up of rounded hills rather than towering mountains.  The area therefore lacks the impressive scenery of our previous two ski holidays in the Italian Dolomotes.  However looking to the north there are the impressive limestone mountains of the Leogang and Berchtesgaden mountains, whilst south are the Hohe Tauern mountains.

The village of Hinterglemm is fairly low for a ski resort at 1000m but nevertheless has a good snow record.  There was a heavy dump of snow on the day we arrived, but for the rest of the week we enjoyed blue skies and unusually warm temperatures for January.

The images below were taken on a small compact camera for ease of carriage during skiing.