The Skicircus challenges its guests with THE MOST DEMANDING ski circuit.
„Ski your limit“ is the slogan that describes one of the most demanding ski circuits of the Alps – „The Challenge“. The key figures speak for themselves: 65 kilometres, 32 lifts, 12,400 meters in height and approx. 7 hours skiing time! The „Skicircus Circuit“ in the „Home of Lässig“ is doable within 7 hours for ambitious skiers – a quick lunch break not included. Challenge accepted? Due to the distances & numbers, the Skicircus Circuit ranks among the top ski routes in the Alps and even overshadows the “Sellaronda”, the “White Ring” or the “King’s Tour” (Königstour). This challenging ski circuit takes you across one of the most diverse and extensive ski areas in Austria in around 7 hours. A relaxing stop at one of the many rustic ski lodges and restaurants along the way, dreamy mountain top moments or sun bathing will have to be postponed to the next ski day, as you will have to catch 32 lifts to complete this marathon.
Tip: Don’t forget to pick up the “Ski Map” which describes “The Challenge” in detail, so you don’t waste time on wrong lifts & slopes! The Challenge can be started from all listed lifts!
Please note that individual lifts of THE CHALLENGE may not be open in the off-season or due to weather or operating conditions. A current overview of the lifts and slopes in operation can be found here (select "Skicircus laps" in the menu on the left).
To create a measurable experience for “Slope Hunters” and “Endurance Skiers”, its possible to clock the circuit and rank your personal experience on the skiline.cc website. Here the meters in height, lifts and piste kilometres are saved as height chart and might become a challenge for the next contender.
Every successful “challenger”, who can display the well-deserved “The Challenge” badge in their Skiline, will receive a small price at the main cash-points. Prove is the printed height chart that you can get at the Skiline terminals at the Bernkogelbahn, Schattberg X-press, Schönleitenbahn, Zwölferkogelbahn, Reiterkogelbahn, Unterschwarzachbahn, Asitzbahn, Steinbergbahn or Streuböden.
Among all participants, that register on skiline.cc and are listed in the ranking, three main prices can be won:
One week stay including ski tickets for 2 persons in the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn
One weekend stay including ski tickets for 2 persons in the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn
6 day ski pass for the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn
Route (Lifts are represented by names, slopes by numbers):A1+A2 Schattberg X-press, 3, 2a, I1+I2 Schönleitenbahn, 162, I4 Polten 8er, 222, L6 Muldenbahn 8er, 215, 212, 211, L3+L4 Steinbergbahn, 212, L5 Asitzgipfelbahn 8er, 218, L7 Sportbahn 6er, 222, 164, I3 Schönleiten 6er, 166, H4 Panorama 6er, 160, 153a, G1 Bernkogelbahn, 146, G2 Bernkogel 6er, 148, D6 Reiter-Ost 6er, 87, 125, E5 TirolS, E4 Reckmoos Süd, 121, E1 Reckmoos Nord, 109, F8 Maiskopflift, 105, F1 Streuböden, F2 Lärchfilzkogel, 110, E1+E2 Reckmoos Nord, 122a, E3 Hochhörndl 4er, 122, 123, 124, E6 TirolS, 80, 81, 82, D2 Hasenauer 8er, 73, 58, C2 Spieleck 6er, 52, 51, 50a, B4 Zwölfer- Nordbahn, 30, 31a, B5 Zehner 6er, 31, 30, 37, A3+A4 Westgipfelbahn, 7, 4, A5 Limberg 4er, 1, 1b, 1a
- Duration: approx. 7 hours without breaks
- Length: approx. 65 km
- Altitude covered: approx. 12,400 m
- Gradient: Ø 191 m / km
- Lifts: 32
- Difficulty: 60 % blue, 35 % red, 5 % black