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Ski Resorts in the surrounding of Viehhofen

Nestled amongst some of the most famous ski resorts in Austria

The small, idyllic holiday resort of Viehhofen is nestled in an ideal location between some of the largest and most famous ski resorts in Austria. This location allows you to enjoy unlimited skiing in a different ski area every day if you want, while at the same time returning to the peaceful location of Viehhofen to unwind after a long day of skiing.

  • Ski Run to Viehhofen

  • Ski area Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn

  • The Schmittenhöhe

  • The Kitzsteinhorn

Ski Run to Viehhofen

Ski or board to the centre of Viehhofen

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 ski run No. 168 is the longest in the whole area and the descent 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.

Ski area Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn

Home of lässig

With 270 kilometres of perfectly prepared pistes and 70 state-of-the-art lifts, Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn is officially one of the largest ski resorts in Austria. You will find numerous snow parks, freeride parks, floodlit slopes, speed and race tracks, fun-cross routes and much more, making this ski area a paradise for young and old alike.

Viehhofen is connected to the ski resort of Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang via a fantastic ski run (blue), which brings skiers and boarders directly back the centre of Viehhofen. This run is also perfect for those who are with less experienced.

Enjoy 7,5 km pure ski fun on the slope No. 168, the largest one in the whole skicircus.

Convince yourself of the quality of this ski area on skiresort.de.

The Schmittenhöhe

with the zellamseeXpress in Viehhofen - your comfortable entrance to the ski area!

The Schmittenhöhe is 2,000 m high and offers spectacular views to mountain peaks of over 3,000 metres, one of the most of the most spectacular views in Salzburger Land.  

First step of the connection between Viehhofen and Schmittenhöhe was the building of section II of the zellamseeXpress opened in winter 2016/2017, followed by  building of section I with valley station in Viehhofen. Since winter 2019/2020 Viehhofen has a modern entrance to the ski area Schmittenhöhe. At the mountain station you will enjoy a unique view of the Zeller Lake and the surrounding panorama.

To get back to Viehhofen you can choose between the descent with the section I of the zellamseeXpress or one of the two ski routes starting at the middle station. Both lead to the bus stop "Förstereck" at the end of Viehhofen.

With our good working ski bus network you get in a few minutes either to the center of Viehhofen or the Schönleitenbahn. The ski bus is for free with a valid ski pass.

Don't miss the natural snow slope No 168 starting at the "Poltenlift | Schönleitenbahn" and ending directly at the valley station of the  zellamseeXpress. So you can combine the skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn and the ski are Schmittenhöhe.

Ski Alpin Card - the new ticket for all ski areas

Since winter 2019/2020 the „Ski Alpin Card“ is the entrance to 3 fantastic ski areas: Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See and the glacier Kitzsteinhorn–Kaprun.

The „Ski Alpin Card“ replace diverse local ski passes and is available as day ticket, multi-day ticket and season ticket.

With this ticket 121 cable cars and lifts and more than 408 kilometres of pistes are waiting for you. Enjoy a winter holiday rich in variety.

Convince yourself of the quality of this ski area on skiresort.de.

The Kitzsteinhorn

the glacier in Kaprun

The Kitzsteinhorn is much more than a glacier, it is a myth. Surrounded by the highest peaks of the Salzburg Land, you will experience a world of snow and ice, with a skiing experience of a very special kind. Freestylers and Freeriders will have their wides made wide open at the Kitzsteinhorn Snowpark and the XXL-Freeridecenter.

  • Exercise lift in Viehhofen

  • Give your car a break!

  • Code of Conduct for skiers & snowboarders

Exercise lift in Viehhofen

Ready, set, skiing!

It won’t take too long before you are making your first turns on skis or snowboard - there is an area with a small practice lift which is situated in a family friendly, safe location. You will find this location in the centre of Viehhofen. Here, children, as well as adult skiers can learn to ski or snowboard in peaceful and easy-going area, where if tired, you can return to your room in a short time, or take a break in one of the village inns.

Give your car a break!

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

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 and to Zell am See.

Please note: The complimentary ski bus is a service offered by the Tourist Office of Viehhofen and the lift companies 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.


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


Tourist office Viehhofen
Dorfplatz 104
A-5752 Viehhofen


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




Monday to Friday 8.00 - 12.00 am



Monday to Friday 8.00 - 12.00 am & 4.00 - 6.00 pm

Saturday 8.00 - 12.00 am & 2.00 - 6.00 pm

Sunday 8.00 - 12.00 am