Freeride mecca in the second largest ski area in Austria
The second largest ski area in Austria, Skicircus calls itself the “Home of Lässig” (‘easy going’). The village of Fieberbrunn is traditional and charming, it is central in the large and spread-out Skicircus domain. No shakey old lifts here, most of the chairlifts and gondolas are high speed and heated; the majority of chairlifts have protective covers. The ski area overall has something for everyone, although beginners should head to Hinterglemm; snowmaking covers around 90% of the pistes, there are plenty of rustic huts for lunch stops. Freeriders head for Fieberbrunn, which also hosts a section of the World Tour. Fieberbrunn après-ski is lively. Accommodation is mainly hotels, some attractive chalets and apartments line the valley.
Ski chalet and apartment properties for sale in Fieberbrunn
One, two and three bedroom ski property chalets do come up for sale, but it is not an active market for older properties and patience is required, they can command quite a premium in local terms. New well located and attractive developments in Saalbach and Fieberbrunn are well suited for non-resident buyers with good facilities, serviced options, lock and leave potential, and rental packages with good returns including the summer.
A guide to Fieberbrunn
Fieberbrunn is the Tirol region in the Pillersee valley which has been attracting winter guests for well over a century. Part of the Kitzbühel Alps the area lies in a natural snow pocket and is said to receive 50% more snow than nearby Kitzbühel during a season, and as much snow as St. Anton and Obergurgl. Since linking to the vast Saalbach-Hinterglemm Skicircus in 2015/16, Fieberbrunn has transformed from a relatively small ski area into a fantastic base to explore the 270km of linked Skicircus slopes. There are few winter sports resorts in Austria which cover as much terrain well linked by the impressive lift system
Fieberbrunn is one of the world’s leading snowboard centres and hosted Snowboard Masters World Cup as far back as 1997 with many more major events since. Each year It also hosts a stage of the Freeride World Tour extreme ski and snowboard competition. These are enviable credentials and attract as many spectators as competitors.
Comparatively low profile compared to the neighbouring ski villages, Fieberbrunn is quiet and traditionally Tyrolean. Accommodation in hotels – there are 17 – and apartments is spread out between the village centre and the main ski lift, along the road between the two and you can stay on or near the slopes. For non-skiers or a day off, the village has a large swimming and sauna complex; other activities include, a floodlit toboggan run, ice climbing, snow rafting, sleigh rides and day trips to Salzburg
The closest airport is at Salzburg and the transfer time is only 1 hour.
Fieberbrunn ski area
Skicircus Saalbach-Hinterglemm-Leogang-Fieberbrunn is the second biggest ski area in Austria and among the biggest in Europe and is considered ideal for families. 90% of pistes in Skicircus have snowmaking. Fieberbrunn can offer beginners some spacious nursery slopes and around half of the Skicircus pistes are classified as blue. Intermediate skiers will find both Hinterglemm and Fieberbrunn great for red and blue runs. Freeriders have a large and varied expanse of terrain here, it is a renowned destination for freeriders, with its own dedicated freeride park. The gem of Fieberbrunn is its extensive off-piste terrain with some beautiful off-piste lines off the Reckmoos and the Hochhörndl.
The popular circuit of Skicircus can be skied in either direction, at 65 km, taking 32 lifts and 12,400 metres in altitude it is a popular and fun challenge to complete in a day. Allow 7 hours, or longer if you plan to stop. The Saalbach, Leogang and Hinterglemm Circuits are shorter but still feature fabulous long runs for the sporty skier and can be completed in a morning or an afternoon in either direction.
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Après ski in Fieberbrunn
Fieberbrunn is a lot quieter but still has a few lively bars for the end of the day. Après-ski can be found on the slopes at the S4 Alm which has all the facilities that a good après-ski bar should have: a sunny terrace and live music. The Biwak Bar is located at the bottom of the Streuböden in Fieberbrunn, where you can party until the early hours. Enzianhütte opens early for a coffee stop, lunch, and in the afternoon the party slowly gets going on the sunny terrace.
Eating out in Fieberbrunn
More than 60 mountain restaurants and huts serving excellent food throughout the Skicircus area. Those at proximity to Fieberbrunn are equally varied, the generous portions at the rustic Streuböden Alm at the mid station of the Streuboeden lift are firm favourites of guests and locals alike.
For the evening, 17 restaurants in the village provide an ample choice of traditional and international cuisine. all at reasonable prices.
Summer in Fieberbrunn
Fieberbrunn is brimming with opportunities outdoors and wonderful hiking and cycling paths. Access to the mountain couldn’t be easier, the two cable cars Streuböden and Lärchfilzkogel are open from May to October.
For a real Tyrolean experience, Fieberbrunn’s mountain huts offers real folk music, regional delicacies and a unique view of the mountains on several dates in summer. The great fun High Ropes Course entails two different courses consisting of aerial tree-to-tree connections and zip-wires. The adventure swimming area includes a large sports pool, 65m slide, white-water flow channel and water jets. Or in the nature, Lake Lauchsee near Fieberbrunn is a beautiful place for a swim or picnic. The family park “Familienland” has an indoor climbing hall, rollercoaster and salt grotto.
About 400 km of marked hiking paths range from easy, family friendly routes to highly strenuous alpine climbing tours. For the ultra-fit, the Trailrunning Event KAT100 has trails of 169km to 24km, it starts and finishes in Fieberbrunn. It is easy to see why Mountainbikers enjoy the PillerseeTal and its surroundings, with options from tours for beginners to demanding single trails on more than 800 km of marked routes.
If Alpine property for sale in the Fieberbrunn area is not of interest, consider properties nearby in Saalbach.
For more details on Mountain Biking in Fieberbrunn, check out our blog: Where to go Mountain Biking in the Alps
Other Destinations in the Austrian Alps:
Brixen im Thale, Ellmau, Hochkönig, Kaprun, Kirchberg in Tirol, Kitzbühel, Lech, Pitztal in Tirol, Saalbach, Söll in Tirol, Zell Am See