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Bad Hofgastein

422 Number of reviews:

95 % Recommendation rate:

Resort 8.8
Ski area 8.9
Information about the ski area
Highest point: 2,686 m
Lowest point: 850 m
Altitude ski resort: 859 m
Lifts in total: 48
Tow lifts: 16
Chair lifts: 17
Gondola lift: 15
Pistes in total: 177 km
63 km
106 km
8 km
Ski routes: 21 km

Ski area Gastein

Ski area Gastein

The "Ski amadé" lift pass gives you access to a total of 760 kilometres of piste, as well as 270 lifts (see ski region)! The ski region Gastein, with its 177 km of piste and 48 lifts is one of the largest and nicest areas of the Salzburger Land. Due to the altitude (up to 2,686 m), excellent snow and piste conditions and many snow cannons, fantastic snow conditions are available through to spring.

Beginners will find lovely, wide pistes throughout the entire area. In close proximity to Bad Hofgastein there is further there is also the ski centre Angertal. More challenging are the deep snow runs at Graukogel, which run over into the black FIS racing stretches. Deep snow areas, e.g. at Kreuzkogel as well as numerous ski routes, offer the perfect playground for cracks! The "Hohe Scharte Nord" at the Schlossalm however, covers the largest difference in altitude in the entire Eastern Apline area.

Snowboarders can burn off energy at the snow parks on Stubnerkogel and Kreuzkogel. The floodlit piste at Stubnerkogel also attracts skiers in the evening.

All over the ski area there are Wi-Fi-hotspots which give you the opportunity to stay in contact with your friends during your winter holidays and to upload the first photos from your stay.

All in all, four areas await you in Gastein Valley with the ski area Dorfgastein-Großarltal and Schlossalm-Angertal-Stubnerkogel, the Graukogel and Sportgastein; with their diverse, perfectly connected offer, will make winter sports fans' pulses race.
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Après ski Bad Hofgastein

Apres ski starts on the piste in Bad Hofgastein, where numerous lodges invite you into linger. You can also party in various bars and pubs - one hot tip is the "Sky Bar", which is located directly above the Alpen thermal springs and offers both delicious cocktails and a great view. Party animals can head to "Diskostadl" and dance the night away. Spend a relaxing evening in one of the restaurants and tuck in to a hearty meal to strengthen up for the next day.

Relax after a great day of skiing in the "Alpen Therme", Europe's most modern alpine health and leisure oasis with 6 different themed areas, e.g. the sauna area, family and relax area. A tobogganing evening on the night tobogganing run in Bad Gastein, Bad Hofgastein or Dorfgastein promises great fun for young and old. Furthermore, you can take advantage of ice skating, curling, indoor tennis or riding at the riding stables in Bad Hofgastein. Or take a tour along though the wonderful nature of the Gastein valley on one of the local winter hiking trails.

History buffs can visit the Klammstein Castle at the valley entrance, offering an exhibition about the developement of the castle. Families shouldn't miss out on a trip to the fortress, either: A ghostly tour is offered for the little thriller fans.

Snowpark: Bad Hofgastein

Located in the ski area Gastein is the "Snowpark Gastein", which is shaped by Q-Parks, just like many other top parks in the Alps. From Bad Gastein you can reach the park via the Stubnerkogel lift and from Bad Hofgastein you can take the Angertal lift. On an altitude of approx. 1,900 m the snow park offers 3 different areas with countless obstacles.

In the spacious beginner area there are 2 boxes, butter boxes, and 4 kickers. In the medium area advanced riders can show their skills on boxes, kickers (up to 9 m), rails, tubes, as well as a jib zone with pyramid and wall ride spine. The advanced area for pros comprises a challenging set up with an 11 m picknicker jib, 12 m kicker, and a 15 m down/flat/down box, as well as many other obstacles.

Those who would just like to watch will have a great view of the area from the "Stubneralm" at the lower end of the park.

Is the Gastein ski area not right for you? Then have a look here instead: Ski areas Austria

Expert rating report Gastein

The rating report Gastein comprises the main groups "Top rating categories", "Categories for special interests" and "Further rating categories" which all influence the overall result with their own count.

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(4.2 out of 5 stars)

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