Property in Saalbach
There is a good cross section of property styles in Saalbach, which centres itself around a beautiful domed church at its centre. Traditional buildings give the resort real character while modernised architecture helps to keep a contemporary feel to the region. New or rustic chalets are the most common type of residence available for buyers and holidaymakers, although there are opportunities to invest in luxury apartments, mountain lodges and exclusive penthouses when they are presented to the market.
Many of the properties come fully furnished and offer unbelievable views of the natural wonders in Saalbach, with gardens and terraces available to take advantage of the superb evening atmospheres. A number of national skiing championship events are held throughout the year which mean the demand for rentals remain high. The exclusivity of owning a property in Saalbach is reflected in the price but for use as either a holiday home or a buy-to-let property there are few better choices available.
Residence Adler is a brand new four-star luxury development offering south-facing views over Hinterglemm. 2 bedroom apartments start from €950,000, with a 4 bedroom penthouse at €2,200,000 which includes full furnishing and private parking. Each one is built in a modern alpine style with natural materials such as wood, stone and glass reflecting its stunning appeal.
The Saalfelden Chalet provides access to both the Maria Alm and Saalbach ski regions and comes complete with 6 gorgeous bedrooms. An outdoor swimming pool and sauna, a double garage along with a wine cellar and entertainment room ensure plenty of space to enjoy the full benefits of the property. Now only €980,000 you’ll struggle to find better value for money anywhere else.
The Mountain Lodge Saalbach gives residents stunning views of the Glemm valley, with all the local amenities only a short walk away. A one bedroom apartment has appeared on the market for only €329,900 and due to the popularity of the resort rental opportunities will always be available. Natural stone and wood characterise the exterior, while beautifully tiled floors and a fully fitted kitchen reveal a sumptuous décor inside.
Winter in Saalbach
Saalbach itself is a bustling resort with an extensive array of shops, bars, restaurants and cafes. During the winter you a will find a buzzing après-ski scene, plenty of live music and a wide variety of traditional mountain restaurants. Salzburg airport is just under an hour’s drive away, Innsbruck 2 hours, and Munich 2.5 hours. The nearest train station is just 15 minutes away with regular direct trains from Salzburg and Innsbruck.
The Saalbach Ski Circus is one of the largest ski areas in Austria. This vast area covers some 220 kilometers of linked pistes and includes the villages of Leogang, Saalbach and Hinterglemm. Most of the beginner’s slopes are on the sunny, south-facing side of the valley where you will also find the designated kids clubs and the highly regarded ski school. Meanwhile, more advanced skiers will find some terrific off-piste terrain through the numerous woods and forests that line both sides of the valley. Saalbach Après ski is extremely lively. From anytime in the late afternoon till the early hours most bars will be full of people enjoying live music and entertainment. Most of the mountain restaurants are very traditional and atmospheric and many also have live bands.
Summer in Saalbach
Saalbach attracts a more genteel crowd in the summer that appreciate the spectacular scenery and warm alpine sunshine. Most of the main gondolas running during the peak summer months from where you can enjoy clearly marked hiking trails, over 180 kilometers of mountain bike tracks and much much more. Breathe in the clean mountain air as you enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains and the valley or stop for a drink or meal at one of the top mountain restaurants along some of the 400 kilometers of marked hiking trails. In the village itself, you will find an outdoor swimming pool, a go-kart track, tennis, mini-golf as well as further designated walking and cycle tracks. The nearest 18-hole golf course is in Zell am See just 20 minutes away by car.