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Bad Gastein: Austria's renowned alpine oasis, blending top-tier skiing with spa luxury.

Welcome to  Bad Gastein
Bad Gastein is a picturesque spa town nestled in the Austrian Alps, renowned for its blend of thermal springs and top-tier ski facilities. Located in the Gastein Valley, this resort offers extensive ski terrain, reliable snow conditions, and a charming village atmosphere. It's the perfect destination for combining wellness and winter sports.

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Bad Gastein, nestled in the Gastein Valley of the Austrian Alps, is a unique blend of historic charm and modern ski resort amenities. Known for its Belle Époque architecture and famous thermal springs, Bad Gastein offers visitors a distinctive experience combining wellness and winter sports.

The ski area of Bad Gastein is part of the larger Ski Amadé region, providing access to over 200 kilometers of slopes suitable for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. The resort's varied terrain includes gentle beginner slopes, challenging black runs, and extensive off-piste opportunities. Modern lift systems ensure quick and easy access to the slopes, with minimal wait times.

What sets Bad Gastein apart is its rich history and picturesque setting. The town's stunning architecture, including grand hotels and historical buildings, adds to the charm and ambiance of the resort. The thermal springs have been attracting visitors for centuries, offering a unique way to relax and rejuvenate after a day on the slopes.

Bad Gastein also boasts a vibrant après-ski scene, with numerous bars, restaurants, and entertainment options. Visitors can enjoy local cuisine, lively nightlife, and various cultural events throughout the winter season. For those looking for activities beyond skiing, Bad Gastein offers snowshoeing, winter hiking, and ice climbing, ensuring a memorable experience for all.

Whether you are seeking adventure on the slopes or relaxation in the thermal baths, Bad Gastein provides a perfect blend of both, making it a top destination for winter sports enthusiasts and wellness seekers alike.

Apres Ski

Bad Gastein offers a unique après ski experience, blending its historic charm with vibrant nightlife. Start your evening at the Silver Bullet Bar, known for its lively atmosphere, live music, and excellent cocktails. For a more relaxed vibe, visit The Drop Inn, a cozy spot perfect for unwinding after a day on the slopes.

Dining options include the historic Bellevue Alm, accessible by chairlift and offering stunning views and delicious food in a rustic setting. For a stylish evening, try Ginger n’ Gin, which features a sophisticated menu and an extensive gin selection.

Additionally, the Felsentherme Spa provides the perfect way to relax and rejuvenate in the natural hot springs.

Whether you seek lively parties or a quiet evening, Bad Gastein’s après ski scene caters to all tastes.


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Bad Gastein Ski Terrain – Beginners

Bad Gastein is a great destination for beginner skiers. The resort features dedicated beginner areas with gentle slopes perfect for those new to skiing. The primary learning zone is at the Stubnerkogel, which is easily accessible from the village via the main gondola. This area includes magic carpets and easy blue runs that are ideal for first-timers.

Additionally, the Angertal Ski Center is another excellent spot for beginners. It offers wide, well-groomed slopes and is supported by professional ski schools that help novices improve their skills. With its friendly terrain and comprehensive beginner facilities, Bad Gastein provides a welcoming and supportive environment for new skiers.


Bad Gastein Ski Terrain – Intermediates

Bad Gastein offers a diverse range of terrain ideal for intermediate skiers. The Stubnerkogel area features a mix of blue and red runs that are perfect for building confidence and improving technique. For those looking for more of a challenge, the Hohe Scharte Nord run, one of the longest in the Eastern Alps, provides an exhilarating descent with stunning views.

The well-connected ski area ensures easy access to different slopes, allowing intermediates to explore various runs without difficulty. The Graukogel area, known for its long, tree-lined red runs, offers additional options for those seeking to test their skills. With its varied terrain and beautiful alpine scenery, Bad Gastein is a fantastic destination for intermediate skiers looking to enhance their abilities.

Bad Gastein Ski Terrain – Experts

Bad Gastein is a haven for expert skiers, offering some of Austria’s most challenging slopes. The Graukogel area is particularly renowned, featuring long, steep runs that will test even the most experienced skiers. One of the highlights is the H1 Hohe Scharte Nord, one of the longest descents in the Eastern Alps, offering a thrilling 10.4km run with a vertical drop of 1,440 meters.

For off-piste enthusiasts, Bad Gastein provides extensive opportunities. The off-piste terrain around Sportgastein is exceptional, with vast, untouched snowfields perfect for adventurous skiers. The region is also known for its high-altitude terrain, ensuring reliable snow conditions throughout the season. With its mix of steep pistes and challenging off-piste routes, Bad Gastein guarantees an exhilarating experience for expert skiers.


Bad Gastein Ski Terrain - Snowboarders

Bad Gastein offers excellent terrain for snowboarders, catering to all skill levels. The Stubnerkogel area is particularly popular, featuring wide slopes and natural halfpipes that are perfect for carving. For those looking for more advanced challenges, the Graukogel provides steep runs and thrilling descents.

One of the highlights for snowboarders is the Snowpark Gastein, located in the Stubnerkogel-Angertal-Schlossalm area. This park includes a variety of obstacles, such as jumps, rails, and boxes, suitable for both beginners and experienced riders. The park’s layout and features make it a hotspot for freestyle enthusiasts.

Additionally, the off-piste terrain in Sportgastein offers untouched powder fields that attract snowboarders seeking an adrenaline rush. With its diverse slopes, well-equipped snowpark, and scenic alpine setting, Bad Gastein is an ideal destination for snowboarders looking for an exhilarating experience.



■ 201 km of slopes

Resort height: 1,002m

Elevation between: 860m and 2,686m

■ 48 lifts

■ 60 km blue

■ 117 km red

■ 24 km black

■ Operates from late November to early April

Day Pass for Bad Gastein, Winter Season 2024-2025

■ Adults (born 2004 or earlier):

  • 1 day: €59
  • 2 days: €115
  • 3 days: €168

■ Youth (born 2005-2008):

  • 1 day: €44.50
  • 2 days: €86.50
  • 3 days: €126

■ Children (born 2009-2016):

  • 1 day: €29.50
  • 2 days: €57.50
  • 3 days: €84

Seniors (65+ years):

  • 1 day: €53
  • 2 days: €104
  • 3 days: €152

 Nearest airports:
Salzburg Airport: 96 km / ~1h 20m by car

Munich Airport: 215 km / ~2h 45m by car

Towns worth visiting:

Salzburg: 97 km / ~1h 25m by car

Bad Hofgastein: 8 km / ~10m by car

■ Felsentherme Spa

■ Gastein Waterfall

■ Stubnerkogel Suspension Bridge

■ Gasteiner Museum

■ Hofgastein Alpen Thermal Spa


■ Skiing & Snowboarding

■ Cross-country skiing

■ Winter hiking

■ Snowshoeing

■ Tobogganing

■ Ice Skating

■ Thermal spas

■ Ski touring