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Bad Gastein Ski Resort Guide

Bad Gastein Ski Resort Guide

Bad Gastein photo

Bad Gastein

Photo credit: Sotiris Loukatos

Bad Gastein photo

Bad Gastein

Photo credit: Sotiris Loukatos

Bad Gastein photo

Bad Gastein

Photo credit: Sotiris Loukatos

View of Gastein Land, Bad Gastein photo

Bad Gastein

Photo credit: Sotiris Loukatos

Sportgastein, Bad Gastein photo

Bad Gastein

Photo credit: Seppo Hakulinen

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Latest Snow Report

Issued: 27 Feb

  • Last Snowfall: 25 February 2015
  • Snow Depth (upper): 250 cm
  • Snow Depth (lower): 130 cm
  • Piste: Excellent
  • Off-piste: Tracked

Today’s Weather (1655 m)

partially cloudy
10 S10
-1 °C F-Level
snow showers
0 WNW0
-1 °C F-Level
snow showers
10 NW10
-4 °C F-Level

Bad Gastein has been known for its thermal baths since the 13th century and since 1949 it has also been known worldwide, for its curative tunnel. With the ski world championship in 1958 (Toni Sailer celebrated his numerous triumphs here) the world of tourism found its way into Bad Gastein. Today the ski resort is one of the most important in Europe. With the other villages of Bad Hofgastein and Dorf Gastein and the Sport Gastein area, the valley at Bad Gastein has 48 lifts and 201 kilometers of interesting terrain.

Resorts close to Bad Gastein include: Bad Hofgastein (3 km), Gasteiner Tal (8 km), Grossarl-Dorfgastein (13 km), Mallnitz (15 km), Rauris (18 km),

Bad Gastein ski chalets, resort hotel accomodation and ski lodging Bad Gastein Chalets, Ski Hotels & Lodging

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Piste info

  • Trails (Pistes): 25
  • Beginner: 24%
  • Intermediate: 66%
  • Advanced: 10%
  • Cross-country: 35 km
  • Snowmaking: 33%
  • Acres of ski: -
  • Terrain Parks: 2
  • Halfpipes: 3


  • Restaurants: 25
  • Bars: 15
  • Slopeside accommodation: Y

Mountain info

  • Vertical Drop: 1150 m


  • Draglifts: 8
  • Chairlifts: 4
  • Gondolas / Cable Cars: 4
  • Toplift: m


  • Season opens: 1 Jan 2015
  • Season closes: 22 Mar 2015

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Visitor Reviews of Bad Gastein

matt from Switzerland writes:

Large resort = large crowds at the lifts and on the pistes. Seems popular with Russians, Danes and Swedes! Lift staff were not very friendly or attentive to issues on the lift. The range of tickets is not really suitable for a family; the so-called family ticket is not useful to most families as the savings only kick in on the third child. There's no option for a mum/dad ski alternate day with the kids. Typical of large resorts, the pricing is set up to gouge as much money out of skiers as possible.

Photographs of skiers are taken at some ski lifts to enforce no-sharing of even 1-6 days ski passes. (There is no notification of this, so be aware!).

Despite heavy snowfalls earlier in the week, which resulted in great powder, the pistes were not well prepared. Many icy patches even at the start of the day, many falls. The valley run was closed all week. There was no sign of snow-cats repairing the pistes during the day.

Will not be returning.

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City Forecasts
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city forecasts
Salzburg, Austria 76 km
Villach, Austria 78 km
Klagenfurt, Austria 105 km
Rosenheim, Germany 113 km
Udine, Italy 117 km

Surf Breaks
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surf forecast
Lignano Pineta (Stephanie's), Italy 161 km
Punta Sabbioni, Italy 196 km
La Diga (Sottomarina), Italy 220 km
Camp Kazela Medulin, Croatia 265 km
Marina Romea, Italy 291 km

Resorts and Mountain Peaks Surrounding Bad Gastein

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Mountain Peaks
Closest to Bad Gastein

mountain forecasts
Sonnblick, Austria 17 km
Hochalmspitze, Austria 18 km
Hafner, Austria 19 km
Grosses Wiesbachhorn, Austria 30 km
Hohe Dock, Austria 31 km