Viehhofen is a village in the Pinzgau area of Salzburg. It has a population of 650 and would be 100 percent insignificant if it wasn′t sandwiched between some of Austria′s busiest skiing areas: Zell am See, Leogang and Saalbach-Hinterglemm. Taken together, these areas beat even Vienna in terms of sold over-night arrangements.
Despite the fact that Vienna is not only the capital of Austria, but also an important economic centre for Eastern Europe, a UN headquarter, touristy itself and a popular venue for large conferences and congresses. Skiing seems to trump all of that, and the vicinity to Salzburg Airport and Germany appears to help a great deal.
When it comes to Viehhofen itself, there is little to nothing to shout about. It is situated in the Glemmtal valley. It sits at a rather narrow part of the valley and fell victim to landslides (especially in spring and summer) repeatedly. During the skiing season, shuttle busses take skiers to the lifts in the neighbouring villages. The skiing area of Saalbach-Hinterglemm/Leogang offers up to 200 kilometres of maintained slopes, with Zell am See/Kaprun and the Kitzsteinhorn you can add another 130.
Note that the Schmittenhöhe is a glacial skiing area and suitable for summer skiing. Be aware that Viehhofen is less well-connected to the ski lifts than the "big names". In Saalbach-Hinterglemm, you can start to ski literally at the doorstep of many hotels, which is generally not the case in Viehhofen. During the summer season, Viehhofen is a somewhat sleepy village, but also benefits from its central location and vicinity to Zell am See.
Municipalities of the Pinzgau
Short Information on Viehhofen
Official and Tourism Website of Viehhofen
Another tourism website of Viehhofen
Official Website of the Salzburg province