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Located in the centre of the Gastein Valley, to the south of Salzburg, Bad Gastein first became famous in the 19th century for its radon-rich hot springs. Today the ski area, with its four domains, provides an extensive array of pistes, a World Cup downhill run and great off-piste powder.

 

Bad Gastein boasts 250kms of prepared runs, the longest of which is eight kilometres. Skiing favours good intermediates, with lots of challenges and tree-lined skiing available.

 

For experts, there is a wide range of off-piste, and great powder can be found on the Kreuzkogel. One funicular train, one cable car, nine gondolas, 19 chairlifts and 18 surface lifts provide access to all pistes.

 

For alternative skiing, it is possible to ski from Bad Gastein to Bad Hofgastein, and return by train. A ski circus also connects Dorfgastein, another village in the Gastein Valley, with the Grossarl Valley. Nearby Salzburg, known for its connection with Mozart and its churches, palaces, castles and art collections, makes a great daytrip away from the slopes. Villach is also another interesting excursion.

 

The town occupies a splendid site on the northern slope of the Sauern Alps, with a natural waterfall at its centre. The main street is lined with hotels, luxury shops and quaint old buildings, while several promenades on the outskirts invite quiet walks through a meticulously tended landscape commanding beautiful views.

 

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Entertainment

 

The night life of Bad Gastein is more sophisticated than at most ski centres with theatre, concerts in the Kongresshaus, public reading room and ballroom dancing on offer as well as a wide range of bars, restaurants and night-spots. The Casino Bad Gastein also offers a wide range of gambling opportunities. 

 

Gourmet & nightlife

 

Bad Gastein has a good choice of lively nightlife, including pubs, bars, casinos and night clubs. Lots of good, atmospheric and traditional mountain restaurants are an undeniable advantage of this resort. Best reataurants in town are  Junger Stube, and Bellevue Alm. Those who enjoy nightlife can be sure that with a varied program of events Bad Gastein always makes sure its visitors are well-entertained.

 

Extras

 

Wellness centers are maybe the most recognizable signs of this resort. Some very popular ones, are Felsentherme in Bad Gastein and Alpen Therme in Bad Hofgastein

 

Beginners 

In Bad Gastein the nursery slopes are next to the main gondola. From the nursery slopes beginners can progress on to blue runs on the Stubnerkogel. 

 

Intermediates 

An intermediates playground, this ski area has a cracking choice of challenging reds and blues that will get the thigh burn going in no time. 

 

Experts 

Moguls, deep snow runs and the long black from Jungeralm will ensure experts are happy! There are testing runs on the Stubnerkogel and a spectacular off-piste route from Kreuzkogel to Heilstollen.

 

Snowboarders 

The Gastein Valley is a great place to learn snowboarding. For the more experienced boarder Bad Hofgastein offers an excellent park and half pipe and a good choice of pistes to try out..

 
 
 

 Child care is offered for children three years and older in Bad Gastein and Bad Hofgastein. The Snow Sport School Gastein offers ski school lessons as well as a newly created 8,000-meter Kids’ Park in the Angertal.

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