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Bad Gastein Ski Resort Guide

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Bad Gastein Ski Resort Guide

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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

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Sportgastein, Bad Gastein photo

Bad Gastein

Photo credit: Seppo Hakulinen

Slope Stats

  • 2230m

  • 1150m

  • 1080m

  • Acres of ski:-
  • Pistes:25
  • Snowmaking:33%
  • Halfpipes:3
  • Terrain Parks:2
  • X-Country:35 km
  • beginner24%
  • intermediate66%
  • advanced10%

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.


  •   25
  •   15


  • Season opens:19 Dec 2015
  • Season closes:28 Mar 2016
  • Lifts:16 (4 chair lifts, 8 surface lifts)
  •   4
  •   4
  •   8

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Information supplied 17 Jan 2008

Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:26 Nov
  • Last Snowfall:26 November 2015
  • Snow Depth (upper):
  • Snow Depth (lower):
  • Piste:Closed
  • Off-piste:Limited

Today’s Weather (1655 m)view full snow forecast

light snow
15 NNW15
-5 °CF-Level
light snow
15 N15
-6 °CF-Level
snow showers
10 N10
-7 °CF-Level

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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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