Bad Gastein - Ski Area Guide

Bad Gastein, Austria

Ski Resort in Gastein, Austrian Alps - 250km of Piste (1,100m to 2,700m). Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

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.

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The next notable snow forecast for Bad Gastein is 4cm, expected on 18 February, with around 14cm 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.

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Piste and Lift Stats for Bad Gastein
12Black Pistes
42Red Pistes (76km)
18Blue Pistes (37km)
250kmDownhill Pistes
90kmCross Country Pistes
16Ski Lifts

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Piste and Lift Stats for Gastein
28Black Pistes
107Red Pistes
43Blue Pistes
205kmDownhill Pistes
50Ski Lifts

Bad Gastein Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Bad Gastein
1650mMax Vertical
2700mHighest Lift
1100mLowest Piste
1050mResort Altitude (Bad Gastein)

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.

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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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