Austria Ski Resort Guide for Bad Gastein

Bad Gastein Ski Resort Guide

About the Resort

This resort does attract some critisism against its steeply tiered and cramped location. It sits near the head of the Gastein Valley and has spread out. The links to and from the slopes are not easy to access as they are a bus ride away and so a car would be a necessity especialy with small children if you are looking for a stress free trip. The ski bus service is not effecient. The Ski Alliance Amande lift pass covers over 30 resorts in the region. It has good long runs for the confident intermediate skier and extensive and vaired slopes above and below the tree line.

About the Mountains near Bad Gastein

Although there are some woodland runs, most of the runs are on the open slopes above the tree line. Stubnerkogel has runs in all directions. There is night skiing once a weel on the nursery slope. The higher slopes of Sportgastein are exposed to wind and the sun. There are quite a few good long red runs and the black runs are not too severe. There is plenty of opportunity to go off piste but it is not a great place for the beginner as none of the scattered nursery slopes are ideal and the blue runs are said to be a bit boring.

Apr├Ęs Ski at Bad Gastein

The town is not the most lively and it is possible to spend your evenings quietly enjoying a meal in a cosy restaurant. The mountain restaurants have a good reputation for offering excellent service.

Bad Gastein Resort Ratings Guide

Snowfall RatingSnow Reliability3 Stars
Ski Lifts Number of Lifts 48
Resort HeightResort Height 1080 m
3540 ft
Run Length Slopes / Runs 840-2685 m
2760-8810 ft
QueuesQueues 3 Stars
Green Ski% of Green Pistes in resort 0%
Blue Ski% of Blue Pistes in resort 29%
Red Ski% of Red Pistes in resort 59%
Black Ski% of Black Pistes in resort 12%

Local Tourist Office Information

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Telephone: +43 6432 3393