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Gastein Ski Resort Guide

Gastein, Austria

Rated: 4/5 (from 4 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners and Snowboarders!
Total Piste Length205km127 miles
Highest Lift2,700m8,858ft
Lowest Lift830m2,723ft
 Nearest AirportsSalzburg and Klagenfurt
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The ski area of Gastein comprises the ski slopes of 5 ski areas, including Bad Gastein, Bad Hofgastein and Dorfgastein.


Gastein is within the Amadé Ski Area, which boasts 760km472 miles of downhill pistes, with 375 marked ski runs, served by 270 ski lifts.

The ski area includes 5 Ski Resorts with a combined total of 205km127 miles of downhill skiing, with 178 marked pistes, served by a total of 50 ski lifts. The appropriate Lift Pass allows you to ski or snowboard in any of the ski areas of Bad Gastein, Bad Hofgastein, Dorfgastein, Graukogel and Sportgastein.

With ski lifts as high as 2,700m8,858ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Gastein is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Bad Gastein, Bad Hofgastein and Dorfgastein.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Gastein?

The next notable snow forecast is 2cm1in, expected on 20 July.

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Snow Forecast by day for Gastein

Ski Area Stats

Gastein Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
205km127 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Amadé Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
760km472 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Gastein Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,700m8,858ft
Lowest Piste830m2,723ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Gastein
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Gastein

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Location and Map

Where is Gastein?

This ski resort is in Nußdorf am Haunsberg, Salzburg-Umgebung, Austria.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Gastein is Klagenfurt, 90 minutes drive away.

Salzburg, Ljubljana, Linz, Munich, Innsbruck Airport, Graz, Bolzano and Trieste airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

There are 50 ski lifts.

Season Dates

When is Gastein open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

Gastein Piste Map

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