RESORT DESCRIPTION FOR Bad Gastein
The ski resort Bad Gastein / Bad Hofgastein – Schlossalm/Angertal/Stubnerkogel is located in Gastein (Austria, Salzburg (Salzburger Land), Pongau). For skiing and snowboarding, there are 86 km of slopes and 1.3 km of ski routes available. 20 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 860 and 2,300 m.
The ski resort stretches from Bad Gastein across the Stubnerkogel, Angertal and Schlossalm to Bad Hofgastein. Slopes with more than 1000 m elevation difference are available for skiing and snowboarding. The slopes are accessed with modern lifts and cable cars. This winter sports resort offers, in addition to the Gasti Schneepark beginner area, many highlights such as a snow park, a fun slope and the spectacular hanging bridge.
Europe, Austria, Salzburg (Salzburger Land)
Season: November – April
Ski pass price: 52 €
User rating :
| MOUANTAIN TOP
| MOUANTAIN LOW
| T-BAR LIFT ETC.
| CHAIRLIFT ETC.
| GONDOLA ETC.
| NIGHT SKIING
| SNOW CANNONS
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Snow history for Bad Gastein
Has the climate crisis and the higher temperatures affected snow conditions in Bad Gastein?
Look at the statistics and graph of historical snow depths for the ski resort.
For the last 5 years, week 6 has been the most insecure with 118 cm snow depth on average in Bad Gastein.
The measurement is made as an average of the snow depth at the highest and lowest point of the mountain.
Best tips for Bad Gastein
With its essentially red-gradient mountains and spa-town resorts, the Gastein valley is a bit different from Austrian ski resort norms. We prefer spacious Bad Hofgastein to steeply tiered, rather urban Bad Gastein. But little rustic Dorfgastein, down the valley, is our favourite. All three are covered here. Bad Gastein is an old spa town near the head of the Gastein valley. At its heart is the original spa area, laid out in a compact horseshoe on steep slopes. Above this, at the level of the railway and the gondola station, is a modern suburb with more lodgings. The Stubnerkogel slopes above the town link with Bad Hofgastein, down the valley. Further down, a separate area of slopes above Dorfgastein links with Grossarl in the next valley. Way up the valley is another separate area at Sportgastein. Various ski-bus routes and trains connect these points, and ‘run as per timetable’. Lots of resorts in this region (including Schladming, which has its own chapter) are covered by the lift pass (Ski Amadé) and are easily reached by car.
- Excellent, testing long runs for confident intermediates
- Good mix of high, open slopes and lower woodland runs
- Good mountain restaurants
- Excellent thermal spas, but …
- Main resorts are spa towns, lacking the usual Austrian resort ambience
- Valley slopes are split into five areas, and having a car helps
- Lacks genuinely easy long runs for painless progression
Source: Ski Club of Great Britain