Bad Gastein

Ski resorts in Austria
Once upon a time, Bad Gastein was a spa town whose casinos attracted both royalty and European jet setters. The valley has been known for hot springs and beautiful hiking trails for several hundred years. Since the middle of the last century the main focus in the winter has been skiing, and hiking is the most common activity in the summer.

The valley has four different ski resorts and each one has its own special characteristics - everything from the wonderful spruce forest in Dorfgastein and Grossarl which you can get to through old racing hills on Graukogel to high alpine Sportgastein in the south. Stubnerkogel is the name of the mountain located closest to Bad Gastein itself and there are lifts connecting it to Schlossalm, which is above Bad Hofgastein. These two mountains represent the largest and most versatile ski region in the valley. There are ski buses going between all the systems throughout the entire day.
Bad Gastein includes the ski resorts Bad Hofgastein, Dorfgastein/Grossarl, Graukogel, Schlossalm-Angertal-Stubnerkogel, Sportgastein

Bad Gastein Snow forecast

  • Saturday
    1 in snow
    Sun/clear sky
    2 mph
  • Sunday
    0 ft
    Sun/clear sky
    4 mph
  • Monday
    0 ft
    Partly cloudy
    4 mph

Facts about Bad Gastein

Number of slopes:86
Learning / beginner Green slopes:4
Easy Blue slopes:25
Intermediate Red slopes:47
Advanced / Expert Black slopes:10
Longest slope:45932 ft
Total length of pistes:124.9 miles

Lifts (Total: 43)
Lift capacity:  71443 persons/hour

Vertical drop
Bad Gastein Vertical drop
Highest Point: 7316 ft
Vertical drop: 3773 ft
Base Point: 3543 ft

Cross country skiing
Tracks:55.9 miles
Lit tracks:0 miles
Artificial snow:0 miles

Childrens area:5
Country: Austria

Reviews for Bad Gastein

What do you think about Bad Gastein?
Knut Ødegårdstuen
Knut Ødegårdstuen (Guest)
All good, maybe we were lucky with the conditions, but all in all exelent.

Pauli Yrjövuori
Pauli Yrjövuori (Guest)
I used to go to Bad Gastein in the 80's with my parents, loved it, then again in the 90's with friends. 2010 was there with my family during summer. N... Read more (109 words)
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james (Guest)
Just Got back from this sleepy little austrian resort, well , if you want great snow and untracked powder head here, i went beg of march 09 and the sn... Read more (221 words)
kaido (Guest)
I have had great piste and off-piste at Sportgasain: wide, fast and well-kept pistes and at least one very good (mindblowing for me) off-piste left fr... Read more (30 words)
Mats Askemark
Mats Askemark (Guest)
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BAD GASTEIN, AUSTRIA The first impression of Bad Gastein was that it was a cozy, sleepy little mountain village with lovely skiing. As we walked arou... Read more (653 words)
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Kerstin (Guest)
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Going down on Saturday, this is the seventh time.
wonderful place

Per (Guest)
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Like Gasteinertal and the variation available. Valid in both winter and summer. December and April my favorite months for skiing if the weather and sn... Read more (33 words)
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Korv (Guest)
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Bad Gastein is a nice ski resort that is easily accessible and attracts many tourists. Positively: Very large area if you count together the gastein... Read more (395 words)
A (Guest)
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OK backing. A lot of fun for the kids (not my thing). Sportgastein and the old Grand Slamack are the best. Very, very Swedes. Like Åre in the Alps.... Read more (31 words)
Daniel Haraldsson
Daniel Haraldsson (Guest)
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A wonderful cozy village, located only 1 h by bus from Salzburg. The village has something for the whole family, skiing in wide, gentle slopes to stee... Read more (118 words)
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Most popular photo

Rider: Philipp Paulitschke Photo: Christoph Oberschneider

Trail map

Trail map Bad Gastein

Nearby ski resorts

Graukogel0.6 miles
Bad Hofgastein4.3 miles
Schlossalm-Angertal-Stubnerkogel4.3 miles
Sportgastein5 miles
Mallnitz/Ankogel7.5 miles
Dorfgastein/Grossarl9.3 miles
Mölltaller Gletscher9.9 miles
Rauris9.9 miles

Airports near Bad Gastein

Salzburg Airport
Driving time: 1 hour, 14 minutes (61 miles)
Distance: 48 miles
Klagenfurt Airport
Driving time: 2 hours, 28 minutes (138 miles)
Distance: 65 miles
Innsbruck Airport
Driving time: 2 hours, 48 minutes (122 miles)
Distance: 84 miles
Flughafen Innsbruck
Driving time: 2 hours, 48 minutes (122 miles)
Distance: 84 miles
Brnik Airport
Driving time: 2 hours, 53 minutes (160 miles)
Distance: 88 miles