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Bad Gastein Resort Overview

Positioned at 1,000m with the highest ski lift ascending to 2,650m, Bad Gastein resides in the heart of Austria’s Gastein Valley. The resort is a portal to the enormous Ski Amadé ski region, which boasts an impressive 760km of skiable terrain.

The resort, renowned for its belle époque architecture, offers a vast array of accommodation options including traditional guesthouses, self-catering apartments and luxurious spa hotels. The resort is reliable for snow and maintains a healthy layer of snow in the village for most of the ski season, typically from early December to late April.

Skiing in Bad Gastein

Bad Gastein offers remarkable skiing for all levels of proficiency. With access to the large Ski Amadé area via a single lift pass, you can explore the 760km of pisted terrain serviced by more than 270 lifts.

Beginners will find a good selection of easy, wide slopes around the resort. The Angertal Ski Centre, located between Bad Gastein and Bad Hofgastein, is a great spot for newbies to practice.

Bad Gastein is also a paradise for intermediate skiers, with numerous runs to explore across the Ski Amadé area. We recommend trying the runs down from the Stubnerkogel mountain or the red runs on the Graukogel mountain for a bit of a challenge.

Advanced skiers will find some truly thrilling high-altitude skiing and challenging terrain. For those who seek a challenge, the black runs on the Sportgastein sector will not disappoint. And if the 760km of pisted terrain is not enough, there is some excellent off-piste skiing to be discovered as well.

Is Bad Gastein Family-friendly?

Bad Gastein is a wonderful ski resort for families, offering a safe, pedestrianised centre and a range of family-friendly amenities, including child-friendly restaurants, a thermal spa, an ice rink and a toboggan run. The resort also offers family lift pass deals and discounts for children under the age of 15.

Après-Ski Scene in Bad Gastein

Bad Gastein has a lively après-ski scene with plenty of bars, restaurants and cafes. The Silver Bullet Bar is a popular après-ski venue offering live music and a great atmosphere. Other notable spots include the Würstelstand for some late-night food and the Ginger ‘n’ Gin for some unique cocktail offerings.

Dining in Bad Gastein

Bad Gastein offers a variety of dining options, both on and off the slopes. In the resort, Restaurant Bellevue Alm offers traditional Austrian fare in a cosy, rustic setting. Gasteiner Wirtshaus is well-known for its regional specialities and friendly service. For a fine dining experience, head to the award-winning restaurant at the Hotel Europäischer Hof.

How to Get To Bad Gastein

The most convenient way to reach Bad Gastein from the UK is to fly to Salzburg Airport, which is a 1h 30m transfer from Bad Gastein. Other nearby airports include Innsbruck Airport (2h 30m) and Munich Airport (3h). If you’re travelling by train, Bad Gastein is directly accessible via Austrian Federal Railways.

Bad Gastein Insider Tips

  • Enjoy a drink at the mountain-top bar, Weitmoser Schlössl, and take in the stunning panoramic views.
  • Take a break from skiing and visit the Felsentherme thermal spa for a rejuvenating experience.
  • Sample the largest schnapps selection in the resort at the Bellevue Alm.
  • Get your cameras ready for the waterfall right in the centre of the town, it’s a sight to behold!


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