Known for its healing waters and intense ski slopes, this popular Austrian destination first rose to prominence in the 19th century when monarchs and other rich and fashionable figures became regular visitors. Now, Bad Gastein skiing resort attracts thrill-seeking tourists to the valley's 220km of well-groomed, powdered slopes.
This top ski resort is ideally situated within easy reach of Salzburg Airport, served by Flybe from a number of UK and international airports. Use the 'Book Now' tool on this page for more details of upcoming flights and availability – and start planning your winter holiday to Bad Gastein ski resort today.
Regularly hosting major international snowboarding and boardercross competitions, this scenic resort is a popular destination for avid skiers and novices alike. Home to a variety of slopes – including beginners' courses – the Bad Gastein ski boasts peaks reaching up to nearly 2,700 meters. And getting around couldn't be easier, with 50 cable cars and frequent shuttle busses transporting skiiers between the five peaks located in the Gastein valley.
With reliable snow conditions guaranteed from late November to the end of April, why not try the permanent World Championship-level Graukogel racecourse? Whilst you're at it, Stubnerkogel is also worth a look. Built 2,300m above sea level, this 140m long suspension footbridge offers fantastic views from the Glocknerblick viewing platform all year round.
With "Bad" translating to "spa" in German, it's no surprise that at the heart of this town boasts excellent spa facilities. The locally situated Heilstollen ("healing tunnel") contains thermal spring waters that are renowned for their healing qualities – perfect after a long day on the slopes. The Gastein Heilstollen Galleries in particular are purported to have unique healing properties thanks to their elevated climates, which are rumoured to heal rheumatic complaints and chronic respiratory and skin conditions. The nearby Felsentherme Gastein spa resort also offers a wide variety of beauty and wellness programs, all with a beautiful view of the surrounding peaks.
Alternatively, you can sit back and enjoy some of Bad Gastein's nightlife. The casino is a magnet for Bad Gastein ski resort's night owls looking to burn off some steam, as is the Aeropladstadl on the way into the town centre, which is a popular spot for après ski drinks.
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