The slopes

  • Extent 4 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 2 out of 5
  • Snow 3 out of 5
  • Queues 3 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 3 out of 5
  • Expert 3 out of 5
  • Intermediate 4 out of 5
  • Beginner 2 out of 5
  • Boarder 3 out of 5
  • X-country 3 out of 5
  • Restaurants 4 out of 5
  • Schools 3 out of 5
  • Families 3 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 3 out of 5
  • Convenience 2 out of 5
  • Scenery 3 out of 5
  • Eating out 3 out of 5
  • Apres ski 2 out of 5
  • Off-slope 4 out of 5

Gallery

  • Bad Hofgastein

Key facts covers:

  • The Gastein valley & Grossarl areas

Key facts

Resort860 m
Slopes840-2685 m
Lifts42
Pistes218 km
Price index95

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Bad Hofgastein

Austria

Bad Hofgastein

The upside

  • Sunny, spacious setting
  • Lovely long runs
  • Reasonable access to the slopes of Bad Gastein and Dorfgastein

The downside

  • Lacks ski resort ambience
  • Long walks or bus rides to the lifts
  • Funicular from the base can be crowded
  • though changes are afoot

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A little different from the Austrian norm, steeper…

donL 1 Mar 2013 

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News – 2017/18

Work continues on the revamp of the Schlossalm sector above Bad Hofgastein, but the planned new gondola replacing the access funicular is not planned to open until December 2018.

News – 2016/17

Work started on a major project to upgrade access to the Schlossalm sector, with the construction of a ski bridge across the valley road from the mountain to the location of the valley station of the gondola planned to replace the funicular. A fun slope was created near the Senderleitn chair in the Schlossalm sector.

Summary

Bad Hofgastein is a sizeable, spacious, quiet spa town set on flat ground in the widest part of the Gastein valley. The valley’s resorts are quite different from the Austrian norm, with less charm than usual but with slopes adding up one of Austria’s bigger and more varied areas. Many of the runs are quite testing for their classification, with some good long reds to the valley. The resort has a compact and pleasant pedestrianised centre but the slopes are reached by a funicular – a long walk or ski-bus ride away.

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The slopes

  • Extent 4 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 2 out of 5
  • Snow 3 out of 5
  • Queues 3 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 3 out of 5
  • Expert 3 out of 5
  • Intermediate 4 out of 5
  • Beginner 2 out of 5
  • Boarder 3 out of 5
  • X-country 3 out of 5
  • Restaurants 4 out of 5
  • Schools 3 out of 5
  • Families 3 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 3 out of 5
  • Convenience 2 out of 5
  • Scenery 3 out of 5
  • Eating out 3 out of 5
  • Apres ski 2 out of 5
  • Off-slope 4 out of 5

Gallery

  • Bad Hofgastein

Key facts covers:

  • The Gastein valley & Grossarl areas

Key facts

Resort860 m
Slopes840-2685 m
Lifts42
Pistes218 km
Price index95

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