The Austrian ski resort of Bad Hofgastein is a historic market town, located at the foot of the Gastein Valley with a short transfer from Salzburg. This town like its larger neighbour Bad Gastein is also known for its natural hot water spas, which are famous for its thermal healing qualities. The town is also within the Hohe National Park so expect some exceptional scenery.
The Gastein ski region is an extensive ski area and one of Austria’s largest, with 250km of slopes with breath taking views it really is a resort not to be missed. If this is not enough for you this area is also part of the Ski Amadé, Austria’s largest area with 860km of slopes there is something for everyone. We have a wide choice of Bad Hofgastein ski holiday packages on offer where you can fly from a wide choice of regional airports.
Thanks to its famous spas and broad program of musical and cultural events, the town experiences a different and unique ambiance when compared to other ski resorts. With its charming cobbled streets, picturesque town and cosmopolitan shops you get the feeling it is a very special place.
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Bad Hofgastein is part of the Gastein ski area with 250km of slopes it is amounts the biggest in Austria. The Gastein area is part of the much larger Ski Amadé area with 860km of pistes it is the largest in Austria. The Gastein area is made up of 4 sections: (1) Schlossalm - Angertal – Stubnerkogel, 860m to 2300m, (2) Sportgastein 1590m to 2700m, (3) Graukogel 1079 to 2007m, (4) Dorfgastein – Großarltal 850m to 2003m. Each of these areas offers different terrain and is better suited for different type of skier or snowboarders.
In recent years there has been much spending on the improvement of the beginner areas and nursery runs. The best areas for nursery runs are the Skizentrum Angertal and Bucheban. Also new conveyer belts for children have been introduced to help them learn.
Of the 4 sections the best area for intermediates are the Schlossalm - Angertal – Stubnerkogel and Dorfgastein – Großarltal. Here the longest run in the Gastein area is, the massive 8 Km Hohe Scharte Nord.
The Sportgastein is the highest of the 4 areas and also the most popular with serious skiers, when conditions are right the off piste is unbelievable.
In 2012 the Gastein snowpark was opened, it can be found on the Stubnermulde on the Stubnerkogel. It is a great area to either show off or develop your skill on, and for those who like to watch try the Stubner Alm a ski hut that is near by.
Après ski in Bad Hofgastein is a relaxed affair and quieter than its neighbour Bad Gastein. Popular Après bars include Rock, Almstadl, Gecco and Piccolo and for the night owls there are a few clubs.
Other activates include a billiards hall, toboggans and evening trips to the casino in Bad Gastein. Or if you just want to relax try its world famous spa.
After a hard day on the slopes, what better way is there to unwind and relax those achy muscles than going to the state of the art spa? Both Bad Gastein and Bad Hofgastein are famous for the thermal water hidden under the mountains. “Alpen Therme” Bad Hofgastein has both in and outdoor heated pools and spa treatments.