Bad Gastein is like the setting of a movie with a beautiful vacation atmosphere and après-ski of every kind, spas, and gastronomical experiences. The old posh buildings bear witness to a time when many prominent guests, such as kings and emperors, journeyed here to indulge themselves. That is precisely what people on ski vacations do today. Most choose to kill two birds with one stone, however, and the combination of skiing in the day time and enjoying a warm and nourishing thermal bath in the evening makes for a wonderful cocktail on your ski vacation.
But there’s more than just fun and games. Snow conditions are great, and 203 km of slopes and ski enthusiasts from sunrise to sunset speak for themselves. In the Bad Gastein ski area, you will find everything from carving slopes, the blackest of chasms and really great opportunities for freestyling.
Regardless of the weather, you are always close to good skiing. Gasteinertal encompasses 5 ski areas and 42 lifts. Modern tramways and a well-develop ski shuttle netword conveniently transport you to the various systems, Bad Gastein, Bad Hofgastein, Dorfgastein, Sportgastein, and Graukogel. This way, you can follow the sun throughout the day or focus on the forested slopes when it is snowing or foggy.
Explore Sportgastein and Dorfgastein Sportgastein is the highest point with an amazing view to be enjoyed while you do a few carving turns. You are 2600 meters above sea level. Sportsgastein is an experience onto itself – a powerful, pristine national park in a high elevation alpine terrain.
Dorfgastein offers wooded slopes and long wide slopes on both sides of the mountain, and you can enjoy the sun both in the morning and in the afternoon. Sportgastein and Graukogel also have cross-country skiing.
The atmosphere has gotten many Danes hooked on the place, so they return to Bad Gastein year after year.
Bad Gastein is part of the impressive Ski Amadé with 860 km of slopes!