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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 Length155 miles
Highest Lift8,858ft
Resort Height3,445ft
 Nearest AirportsKlagenfurt and Salzburg
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Bad Gastein

The Austrian ski resort of Bad Gastein is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 3,445ft, with 155 miles of marked runs.


Bad Gastein is part of the Gastein ski area with access to 127 miles of downhill skiing, with 178 marked pistes, served by a total of 50 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Bad Gastein itself (155 miles 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 8,858ft, 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 1 miles in length.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Bad Gastein?

The next notable snow forecast is 11in, expected on 11 October.

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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
4247 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
1823 miles
Total Length
155 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
56 miles
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
127 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Bad Gastein Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift8,858ft
Lowest Trail3,609ft
Resort Altitude (Bad Gastein)3,445ft
Max Vertical5,413ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Bad Gastein
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Rental in Bad Gastein

Ski Rental 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 Gastein, Salzburg.


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How to get there

 By Air

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

Salzburg, 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 28 miles 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.

Trail Map

Bad Gastein Trail Map
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