Each of the four ski resorts in the Gastein has its own charm – there’s no boredom, and no cabin fever! But don’t worry, it will start comfortably at the beginning of the valley in Dorfgastein in Dorfgastein-Großarl ski area. It’s more about Bad Hofgastein and Bad Gastein, which connects the ski area of Schlossalm-Angertal-Stubnerkogel. After the end of the valley in the ski resort of Sportgastein, the brilliant height of the final.

A gentle Start at the beginning

The beginning of the Dorfgastein-Großarl ski area. Here we go with the gondola from 850 to 2.033 meters in height. The Gipfelbahn Fulseck brings skiers directly to the heart of the 70 km of groomed pistes, the play, especially in the mild to moderate range. What’s ski boots in the Children, is in the Gasti snow Park directly at the valley station of the Gipfelbahn Fulseck correctly. If here with magic carpet, poma lift and a lot of snow the first steps on skis to succeed, in addition to budding ski stars through the Slalom gates, and then up to the summit!

New path, new happiness, new Festival

After this gentle introduction to winter adventures only a stone’s throw further along the Gasteiner Ache river in the South. There, Bad Hofgastein, the ski area of Schlossalm-Angertal-Stubnerkogel with yet more southern Bad Gastein. Where two villages meet and work together, a lot going on! The new Schlossalmbahn is this Winter with the new orbit you drive without Change “non stop to the top” to the three slopes of Schlossalm, Kleine Scharte or Haitzingalm. Such a novelty is to be properly celebrated: The three-day music festival Sound & Snow, among other things, Andrea Berg, The Fantastic Four, DJ Martin Garrix, and DJ Ötzi, the trajectory of 18. to 20. January to inaugurate. Of course, you but from the start of the season at the 1. December!

The difficulty

While Kids in the Gasti snow Park of the ski centre increased Angertal in good hands, will be increased for advanced skiers, the difficulty in the Schlossalmbahn now: the Hohe Scharte Nord (exit H1 + H2 + H2a in the slope map) glide of winter sports about 10.4 km and 1,440 vertical feet one of the longest runs in the Eastern Alps into the valley. If that’s not enough, you can let the Open Faces to be inspired. This Event is a qualification Contest for the Freeride World Tour in Verbier – quasi-the Champions League final of Freeriding. The Face is the Contest-slope – in the case of Gastein, the slope of the mouse karspitze. On the mouse karspitze you have to trudge on foot, however, freeriders expect 500 meters of pure driving fun, even professionals, wide grin.

The height of the final

Speaking of professionals – we go to the final, at 2,650 metres in the Gastein valley. The ski resort of Sportgastein, Bad Gastein is amtsbekannt in the case of free-riders. The highest ski resort in the entire Ski amadé-composite, and thus also in Gastein, the Paradise for adrenaline Junkies and off-Piste deep-snow riders. In the case of powder snow and Firn of the three ski routes of Golden Powder, Golden Rush and the Golden Ride. They guarantee Powder fun on 1.000 metres altitude. Off the slopes, but be careful. For security, a beacon Station and a Freeride Info Base.

After skiing in front of the Relax

Well, enough for skiing? Now the Gastein valley scores twice. What other area can compete with the healing and thermal water for relaxation of the weary skier muscles? Thermal water is the icing on the cake that sweetens the winter holidays even extra. Especially well it is in the Alpentherme Bad Hofgastein and the Felsentherme in Bad Gastein in the thermal water. Tensions are released, the muscles recover and be fit again for the next day of skiing!


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