Modern lifts, an excellent snowmaking system and miles of perfectly groomed beginner-friendly pistes make the classic Austrian resort of Saalbach a super popular choice for families and the party crowd. The resort gives access to a massive linked area known as the ski-circus, which is Austria’s second largest ski area. That’s 270km of pistes around the resorts of Saalbach, Hinterglemm, Fieberbrunn and the summer-time mountain-biking playground of Leogang. Just 10 percent of the slopes are graded black – the rest are in the intermediate and easy range.
There’s also a gondola to nearby Zell am See which gives access to even more skiing, just make sure you’re back in time to enjoy some of Saalbach’s legendary après.