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Gastein

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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Gastein

The region of Gastein comprises the ski slopes of 5 ski areas, including Bad Gastein, Bad Hofgastein and Dorfgastein.

Summary

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.

Skiing

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

Snowboarding

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 3 December, with around 2cm1in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Gastein Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
28
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
107
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
43
Downhill
Total Length
205km127 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
50

Amadé Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
44
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
206
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
124
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 1 
Downhill
Total Length
760km472 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
270

Altitudes

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
Beginners
Snowboarding

Location and Map

Where is Gastein?

This ski resort is in Fusch an der Großglocknerstraße, Zell am See, Austria.

Map

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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.

Infrastructure

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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COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Gastein, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Tourist Office Website for the latest.

Talking about Gastein

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Mountain Bike Hire

There is downhill mountain biking available and you can rent Mountain Bikes in Gastein.

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