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Viehhofen - fun for everyone!

Viehhofen is a small, friendly village in the Glemm Valley in the Salzburg region. The village enjoys a central location, surrounded by the mountains of Pinzgau, and it is situated near the very popular and bustling holiday villages of Saalbach and Hinterglemm. With only 700 residents, Viehhofen is much quieter compared to the nearby villages, making it the ideal starting point for your winter vacation!


In Viehhofen, you can enjoy both summer and winter vacations. You can go skiing and tobogganing, but also mountain biking or archery.


The excellent facilities for kids make this ski area ideal for families with (small) children.

Aprés Ski

Cheers! After skiing, dive into one of the cosy après-ski bars.

About Viehhofen

About Viehhofen

  • Central location between two well-known ski areas
  • With the cable car to the family ski area of Zell am See
  • Free ski bus to the Schönleitenbahn
  • Close to the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn
  • Near the practice lift for children and beginners
  • 270 km of slopes in one of Austria's largest ski areas
  • Lift connection to Zell am See

Short description of Viehhofen

Viehhofen is a small, friendly village in the Glemmtal valley in the Salzburg region. The village is centrally located, surrounded by the mountains of Pinzgau, and is close to the very popular and bustling holiday villages of Saalbach and Hinterglemm. With only 700 inhabitants, Viehhofen is significantly quieter compared to the nearby villages, making it the ideal starting point for your winter vacation!

Centrally located

What makes Viehhofen the perfect starting point is that this small town is situated between two of Austria's most well-known ski areas: the family ski area Zell am See and the extensive Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn. Both ski areas are easily accessible from the village. The zellamseeXpress gondola takes you up to Schmittenhöhe to enjoy the family ski area, and the free ski bus goes to Schönleitenbahn for exploring the extensive Skicircus. Next to the zellamseeXpress station, there is also a practice lift for children and novice skiers.

Other options

If you want to take a break from skiing, you can enjoy breathtaking winter views during a winter cruise on Lake Zell near Zell am See. If you prefer to admire the lake from the shore, a beautiful winter hike is an excellent option. There is also a charming ice rink near the lake. With a bit of luck, you might not only use this ice rink but even skate on a frozen Lake Zell! Tobogganing, cross-country skiing, or relaxing in wellness resorts in the region are also super fun options. Additionally, those who love romance in Saalbach-Hinterglemm can choose from torchlight hikes, romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides, and snowshoe walks.


Entertainment options can be found in the villages of Saalbach and Hinterglemm, located about 10 to 15 minutes away by car. Both Saalbach and Hinterglemm also offer excellent après-ski opportunities, from 'Schirmbars' to various mountain huts like the Pfefferalm. For those with enough energy, night skiing is even available on the illuminated slopes in Hinterglemm.


The village of Vorderglemm is located about 5 km west of Viehhofen. Vorderglemm is also a quiet village and is connected to Saalbach-Hinterglemm and between Leogang and Saalfelden by ski buses, provided you have a valid ski pass. However, there is no bus connection between Saalbach-Hinterglemm and Leogang, so those who wish to go there must ski.

Village Infrastructure

Free ski bus connection to the ski slopes | Cable car to the ski slopes | Childcare | Supermarkets | Shops | Restaurants | Bank | Indoor pool (Hinterglemm).

About the Ski Areas

Explore the largest connected ski area in Austria in stages: start in the village, work your way up the mountains, and then venture into the neighboring valleys and across various mountain ranges from Zwölferkogel to Henne. You'll never want to ski in another area again!

In Saalbach-Hinterglemm

The valley stations of the Kolmaisbahn, Bernkogellift, and Schattbergbahn are all located on the outskirts of Saalbach. The nearby village of Vorderglemm is connected to the area thanks to the Schönleitenbahn. The small practice slope of the village is located between the Hinterhagalf-Alm and Bauers Schi-Alm. In various ski schools, you can learn about the latest skiing and snowboarding techniques and styles. And in the sports shops, you can purchase or rent numerous winter sports equipment and the necessary ski gear.

Skicircus Saalbach-Hinterglemm - Leogang - Fieberbrunn

The Skicircus Saalbach-Hinterglemm - Leogang - Fieberbrunn, located at an elevation of 840 to 2096 m, is one of the five largest ski areas in Austria. The area offers 270 km of slopes for beginners, several black slopes, and 70 lifts, including 28 gondolas, 22 chairlifts, and 20 drag lifts. Thanks to the construction of a new lift, this ski area is now also connected to Fieberbrunn, which means an additional 35 km of slopes. The area's snow reliability is guaranteed by approximately 460 snow cannons. The large ski area is also excellent for ski touring.

Ski Pass

Ski passes are valid in Saalbach, Hinterglemm, Leogang, and Fieberbrunn. With a valid ski pass, you can also use all ski buses in the Glemmtal.


Tobogganing enthusiasts can choose from five illuminated toboggan runs in the Skicircus, including the illuminated toboggan run on the Reiterkogel. With a valid ski pass, you can use this lift for free.

Cross-Country Skiing

In Saalbach-Hinterglemm, there are cross-country skiing trails with a total length of about 10 kilometers. Avid cross-country skiers often go to Zell am See, which is about 15 minutes away by car and is a true cross-country skiing paradise.

Ski Rental

ChaletsPlus collaborates with Sport 2000 to book your ski equipment online. This helps you avoid unnecessary wait times on your vacation and offers additional discounts. How does it work? See "Ski Rental with Discount".

Group-Friendly Holiday Homes in Saalbach-Hinterglemm

Similar to the ski area itself, our selection of cozy chalets and holiday homes focuses on families. Many of our accommodations are suitable for eight or more people, making them ideal for planning a week in the snow with friends or the entire family!

Distance from Your Holiday Home in Viehhofen

The distance between Munich and Viehhofen is about 200 km. The Glemmtal can only be reached via the valley road from Zell am See, which is 20 km away and also has a train station. Those who prefer to travel by plane can use the taxi services from Salzburg Airport. This service allows you to reach the Skicircus quickly.


  • Salzburg approx. 85 km
  • Innsbruck approx. 155 km
  • Munich approx. 215 km

Train Stations:

  • Saalfelden approx. 25 km
  • Zell am See approx. 20 km

During your vacation, you will undoubtedly enjoy the snow. However, there are also many other activities in the area, especially a trip to Zell am See, which is not only beautifully located but also has its own ski area.

  • Vorderglemm approx. 4 km
  • Zell am See approx. 20 km
  • Salzburg approx. 95 km
  • Innsbruck approx. 150 km

Ski resorts


Heights ski resort

2100 m
2100 m

Slopes (270 km)

140 km
110 km
20 km


10 km

Ski lifts


Impression Viehhofen

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    • Golf course
    • Summer - National Park
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    • Winter - Ski Lift
    • Winter - Ski School
    • Airport
    • Train station
    • Bus (summer)
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Kaprun - Kitzsteinhorn - Sonnenkar (2605m)

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