Bad Hofgastein is one of the most prestigious ski resorts in Austria and has been home to the Snowboard World Cup. The Gastein ski area is made up of Bad Hofgastein, Bad Gastein, Dorfgastein and Sportgastein, allowing you to conquer 205 kilometres of superbly groomed slopes reaching a peak of 2300 metres above sea level.

The assortment of slopes in the Gastein area is overwhelming and satisfies the wanderlust of all avid skiers and snowboarders. Bad Hofgastein itself provides access to 87 kilometres of slopes, and if that’s not enough, it also is a member of Europe’s largest ski network, Ski Amadé; the Salzburg Super Ski Card will let you explore an astonishing 760 kilometres of slopes seamlessly connected by 270 lifts across Salzburg.

Ski lessons in Bad Hofgastein

With a 45 million euro investment in Gastein over the past few years, the cable cars and ski infrastructure is modern and safe. This makes Bad Hofgastein optimal for ski lessons with the ski instructors of the Skimundi partner ski school, Schneesportschule Gastein. Highlights include Europe’s highest suspension bridge on the Stubnerkogel, with views that send shivers and take your breath away. With artificial snow-making, snow is guaranteed all winter long. If you are looking for adventures, you can indulge in a broad variety of activities that range from weekly ski races, a trip in the funpark, snow kiting, ice climbing and a race down the World Championship-calibre slope Graukogel which is a permanent fixture of the resort. Furthermore, the area holds the longest run in the Eastern Alps – Hohe Scharte North, a magnificent descent of 10.5 kilometres.


Fun off the slopes

Located in the sunniest part of the Gastein Valley, Bad Hofgastein's charming village at 870 metres is filled with leisure activities, après ski fun and culinary delights. Guests are treated to an extensive program of musical, cultural and festival events all year round. The town's rustic chalets and charming architecture, mix elegantly with the magnificent natural landscape. After a long day of skiing, you can also have the pleasure of immersing yourself into the renowned thermal baths and hot springs. When you are ready for a drink, the après ski scene is always buzzing. Take your chance and experience what all the hype is about yourself!

We arrange instructors in collaboration with our sister company Snowminds. Read more about Snowminds here.

Destination facts

31 km
Blue Slopes
52 km
Red Slopes
3 km
Black Slopes
Total Slopes 87 km
Top Altitude
Bottom Altitude
Drag lifts
Chair Lifts
16 Dec
Season Start
05 Apr
Season Finish