Fieberbrunn Ski Resort
Since linking to the vast Saalbach-Hinterglemm Skicircus in 2015/16, Fieberbrunn has transformed from a sleepy backwater to a fantastic base to explore the 270km of linked Skicircus slopes.
The Tirol-S gondola, a two-stage, 10-person lift linked Fieberbrunn to the vast network of slopes in the Saalbach valley, forming the third largest ski area in Austria and one of the top-10 largest in the Alps. This added kilometre after kilometre of groomed pistes to the local Fieberbrunn area, making it a true all-round resort.
Each year, the Freeride World Tour stops by and the world's best athletes drop from the summit of the Wildseeloder, one of Austria's most iconic freeride mountains. This summit is a short hike from the lift system, but there's lots of lift-served off piste to keep even the keenest freerider happy, so this is a great choice if fat skis and powder are your thing.
In contrast, the village itself its quiet and traditionally Tyrolean, making it an attractive base if you fancy escaping the hustle, bustle and lively après of Saalbach. Getting here is simple as the resort sits approximately equidistant to both Salzburg and Innsbruck airports – with the transfer taking around an hour an half.
Resort website: www.fieberbrunn.com