Bad Gastein - Ski Area Guide
Bad Gastein, Austria
Ski Resort in Gastein, Austrian Alps - 250km of Piste (1,100m to 2,700m)
A historic and rather grand spa resort located in one of Austria's largest ski areas. It has more sophisticated après ski than many resorts and the world renowned skiing includes many delightful wooded trails.
Bad Gastein Snow News
The next notable snow forecast for Bad Gastein is 7cm, expected on 28 February, with around 20cm forecast over the next 7 days. There is some snow currently indicated by the long-range (7 days+) forecast; but too far ahead to be relied upon.
Who is Bad Gastein good for?
Bad Gastein Ski Area
|42||Red Pistes (76km)|
|18||Blue Pistes (37km)|
|90km||Cross Country Pistes|
Gastein Ski Area
Bad Gastein Ski Area Height
|1050m||Resort Altitude (Bad Gastein)|
The Austrian Ski Resort of Bad Gastein is part of the Gastein ski area with access to 205km of downhill skiing, with 178 individual pistes, served by 50 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Bad Gastein itself (250km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Gastein ski resorts of Bad Hofgastein, Dorfgastein, Graukogel and Sportgastein.
With pistes above 2500 metres, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.
There are two Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Bad Gastein are perfectly feasible.
Skiing in Bad Gastein
The Gastein ski area, one of Austria's largest, is separated in to four areas, served by three resorts and several small additional lift base areas. The ski area is centred on Bad Gastein, the biggest settlement in the valley. The largest of the ski areas begins on the Stubnerkogel mountain above Bad Gastein and is more-or-less lift-linked, via the Angertal Ski centre, to the skiing on the Schlossalm above Bad Hofgastein. A second lower area, reached by train or bus down the valley, links Grossarl (in the next valley) to Dorfgastein at the bottom of the Gastein Valley, over the Kreuzkogel Mountain (2027m). The third and highest ski area is the small sector above Sport Gastein which has a base at 1600 metres and a snow-sure top lift at 2685m on the Kreuzkogel mountain. The off-piste powder trails down from here are particularly highly regarded.
Bad Gastein has a second ski area of its own, on the Graukogel from which the Toni Sailer descent is a popular run for good local skiers. The Ski amadé ski pass covers all of the resorts in the Gastein Valley and most of the surrounding areas too, with trains and bus services linking the various ski areas between 8am and 6pm so long as you use these when skiing or snowboarding.
Snowboarding in Bad Gastein
Not your typical 'boarder's resort off-the-slopes, Bad Gastein does, however, have plenty of terrain to attract 'boarders, particularly those from intermediate level up, with good natural terrain features. It is also a host venue of the Snowboard World Cup.
Bad Gastein Aprés Ski
The night life of Bad Gastein is more sophisticated than at most ski centres with theatre, concerts in the Kongresshaus, public reading room and ballroom dancing on offer as well as a wide range of bars, restaurants and night-spots. The Casino Bad Gastein also offers a wide range of gambling opportunities.
Bad Gastein in brief
Bad Gastein Ski Resort is:
Very good for Expert Skiers.
Excellent for Intermediate Skiers.
Very good for Beginners.
Good for Snowboarding.
Bad Gastein Season Dates
We have no confirmed season dates for Bad Gastein.
Usual opening - Late Dec.
Usual closing - Mid April.
NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Bad Gastein.
Bad Gastein Webcams
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Bad Gastein Piste Map
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Bad Gastein Snow Making
Snowmaking :- Bad Gastein is able to augment natural snow, on 45km of ski runs, with 590 Snow Cannons.
Bad Gastein Ski Lift Capacity
Ski Lift Capacity :- The 16 Ski Lifts of Bad Gastein are able to uplift 70,000 skiers / snowboarders per hour.
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Skiing at Bad Gastein
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