Why Ski Bad Gastein?

Bad Gastein is located in the Austrian state of Salzburg, it is situated at the northern rim of the Hohe Tauren national park. The town has a history as a health spar resort, the word Bad actually translating to “spa”. It is set around 1000m above sea level, allowing Bad Gastein to bask in the typically fog free mountain air. It has an extremely beautiful appearance and the buildings seem to blend harmoniously into the back ground. This is the ideal location to holiday with friends and family, as even if your interests vary greatly, nobody within the party will find themselves at a loss for entertainment

Skiing in Bad Gastein

Bad Gastein hosted the 1958 World Championships in Alpine skiing and is also regularly the scene for the snowboarding and boardercross world cup. Optimal elevations and extensive snowmaking facilities make reliable snow from December to April guaranteed. There are 4 ski locations in the Gastein Valley, altogether equalling 200km of slopes some of which take you to elevations as high as 2700m above sea level. There is something for everyone whether you are a beginner or a pro, a skier, boarder or carver. The slopes provide a broad range of difficulty level and the resort includes family style hills, carving hills, deep snow and mogul runs. 

The resort is great for confident intermediate skiers with many long red runs to sink your teeth into. Its slopes are impressively extensive making it equally popular with snowboarders. There are also a number of cross country tracks some of which run through the trees making for a picturesque trail.

Location and Access

Bad Gastein is one of the stops along the Tauernbahn major railway line which runs from Schwarzach – Sankt Viet in the north, through the Tauerntunnel to Spittal an der Drau in the south, connecting the town with many Austrian cities such as Vienna, Linz, Salzburg and Gaz. The B617 Highway also run right through the Gastein Valley meaning the town as excellent road and rail links to other parts of Austria.


In the Gastein Valley you can opt to have your holiday accommodation in the form of an elegant five star hotel, a cosy guest house, a rustic farm house, a family friendly apartment or a cost effective hostel the choice is left entirely up to you. Aside from the international star rating system, you will also find accommodations in the Gastein Valley that have been given two to four edelweiss, this is a local system where the more flowers awarded the more comfort you can expect. 

What to Pay

During the peak season ski passes cost 203 euros for adults for 6 days and 105 euros for children for the same length of time, for a day pass the cost is 71 euros for adults and 37 euros for children. There are 5 ski schools in the area offering competitive prices for both private and group tuition and offering deals on week courses and tuition designed for all ages and levels of ability. There are also 10 ski equipment rental stores some offering extremely high quality gear with more costly rentals and others catering to a more modest budget. Accommodation prices vary greatly and package deals can be found at very reasonable prices.

Submit Bad Gastein Ski Accommodation Request

Submit one single ski accommodation request form, Your requirement is shared with all relevant and registered ski accommodation providers. Individual Bad Gastein ski accommodation owners can submit a quote and you can pick the one that does suit you. Even if it is not the Bad Gastein accommodation you initially planned to book.

Please also try our sister site Ski Transfer Finder. Helps you find Bad Gastein Ski Transfers and get Ski Transfer Enquiries in the same way Ski Accommodation Finder does.

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Ski Accommodation Finder is the only site that allows you share your ski accommodation requirements with all registered Bad Gastein owners and ski accommodation providers. There are no middlemen and there is no commission to pay. This should enable you to get the cheapest Bad Gastein ski accommodation possible.

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