Skiing in Bad Hofgastein

Bad Gastein lies at the end of a steep valley in the magnificent Hohe Tauern Mountains - for ski fans, this is a lovely playground with 200 km of groomed pistes.

Variety-packed runs, rated from beginner to intermediate and expert, take you through forested sections and down broad mountainsides enjoy a great time in the area.

It offers both excellent skiing with its recently upgraded lift system and a cosmopolitan atmosphere in the town, deriving from its historic grandeur as one of the greatest spas in Europe.

For beginners Bad Gastein offers ideal slopes and good progression to plenty of enjoyable cruising and carving. As an area it is probably best suited to intermediates looking for a combination of mileage and challenge.

 

Skiing in Bad Hofgastein

The Gastein valley groups together three resorts sahring one ski area - Dorfgastein is the first village you get to followed by Bad Hofgastein and finally Bad Gastein -  

 

Gastein Card

our Ski Areas, Three Communities, One Valley

Dorfgastein, the first town in the valley, offers several pistes on Fulseck mountain. If you cross the summit of the Kreuzkogel, you can actually ski all the way to Grossarl, which is over in the neighboring valley. The towns of Bad Hofgastein and Bad Gastein are interconnected via the Schlossalm-Angertal-Stubnerkogel ski area. You can also slice down the slopes of the Graukogel in Bad Gastein. For its part, the Sportgastein ski area will lead you up beyond 2,686 meters. Because of that high elevation, the piste conditions are always very good, even in warm temperatures. By the way: Did you know that Sportgastein is one of the Alps' absolute freeride hotspots?

Gastein is a winter sports paradise that offers skiers and snowboarders more fun than they ever dreamed possible!

Gastein is part of the Ski amadé ticket alliance. 760 kilometers of fantastic skiing in five different ski regions, for more variety than you ever imagined possible. Like the idea of visiting a different Salzburg ski area during your holidays with us in Gastein? When you book a pass valid for 2 days or longer, you'll be able to go skiing and snowboarding in all member Ski amadé resorts!

 

Gasti snow park

For the non skiers

There are plenty of other activities for any non skiers or if you want to try something else. 

Alpentherme

 

Getting Here

Salzburg is the closest airport, but there are also good connections from Munich airport

Ski area

  • No of Km of skiing (all areas): 200
  • No of lifts: 42
  • No of cross country routes : 45km
  • Mountain restaurants : 
  • Snowparks: 1
  • Snow cannons: 120

 

  • Blue runs: 28
  • Red runs: 46
  • Black runs: 7
  • Altitude (min) 860m
  • Altitude (max)  2685m

Ski Insurance

  • Ski insurance is a requirement when booking our holidays

    If you have a policy in place - that's great - if not the policy on our site is available from MPI  This covers all the key areas.

What we like

  • Free ski pass for under 10's.

What we would change

More flying into Innsbruck from the UK would be good as it is so close to resort. There are some, but there are more options into Salzburg and Munich.

Top 5 Things to Do

  • Relax after a day on the slopes at the thermal Spa

Getting There

Salzburg Airport is the nearest airport (km), but it is also possible to arrange transfers from Munich airport.

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