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Bad Gastein

Bad Gastein Ski Resort Guide

Bad Gastein, Austria

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length250km
Highest Lift2,700m
Resort Height1,050m
 Nearest AirportsSalzburg and Klagenfurt
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Bad Gastein

The Austrian ski resort of Bad Gastein is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 1,050m, with 250km of marked runs.


Bad Gastein is part of the Gastein ski area with access to 205km of downhill skiing, with 178 marked pistes, served by a total of 50 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Bad Gastein itself (250km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Gastein ski resorts of Bad Hofgastein, Dorfgastein, Graukogel and Sportgastein.

With ski lifts as high as 2,700m, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Bad Gastein offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Bad Gastein.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'B3 - Toni Sailer Strecke', which is 2km in length.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Bad Gastein?

The next notable snow forecast is 8cm, expected on 1 December, with around 27cm forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Bad Gastein

Ski Area Stats

Bad Gastein Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Gastein Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Bad Gastein Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,700m
Lowest Piste1,100m
Resort Altitude (Bad Gastein)1,050m
Max Vertical1,650m

Ski Slope Aspects

N, E, S, W

Bad Gastein has ski slopes facing north, south, as well as west and east, offering both sunny and sheltered skiing.

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Bad Gastein
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Bad Gastein

Ski Hire Shops in Bad Gastein.

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Ski Lessons in Bad Gastein

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To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Bad Gastein Ski Schools and Bad Gastein Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Bad Gastein?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in St. Johann im Pongau, Salzburg.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Bad Gastein is Salzburg, 90 minutes drive away.

Klagenfurt, Ljubljana, Linz, Munich and Innsbruck Airport airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 16 ski lifts are able to uplift 70,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 45km of ski runs, with 590 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Bad Gastein open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late December, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

Bad Gastein Piste Map
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