Number of runs: 75
Resort Height: 840.0M
Top Lift Height: 2304.0M
Total Length of runs: 217KM
Easy runs: 18
Medium runs: 42
Difficult runs: 12
Annual Snowfall: 800CM
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Bad Hofgastein Ski Holidays - Host Of Facilities And Amenities
The Gastein ski area is a perfect ski holiday destination as it has over 200 perfectly kept pistes and has something to offer all skiers from expert level right down to first timers. The beautiful ski holiday paradise is split into five ski areas with the highest area being at 2,700 metres. The Gastein ski area is serviced by three resorts and by several smaller lift stations.
Last Minute Ski Holidays In Bad Hofgastein - Picturesque Town Centre With Cobbled Streets
If you choose a last minute skiing holiday in Bad Hofgastein you will find that the main skiing takes place on the Schlossalm area which links up to the similarly large Stubnerkogel area above Bad Gastein, albeit through the smaller ski centre in Angertal. The Angertal area which can be reached by minibus from Bad Hofgastein is ideal for beginners on their skiing holiday. If you journey a little down the Gastein valley by train or bus , you are able to ski on the Kreuzkogel Mountain in ski centres such as Glossarl and Dorfgastein. The other centre in this the Gastein area is the Sport Gastein area which offers fantastic off-piste riding in great powder. This is the highest of the three centres with a peak at 2,685 metres and a total vertical of 1,085 metres.
Cheap Ski Holidays In Bad Hofgastein - Relaxed Apres Ski
There is a huge range to choose from on a cheap skiing holiday in this rich area as all resorts are interlinked with efficient pass systems and effective transport. Schlossalm, Angertal and Stubnerkogel are all interlinked while Großarl and Dorfgastein are similarly interlinked. If you carry a guest card from staying in local accommodation you are also entitled to free guided tours so you can make the most of any off-piste powder runs that you have been dying to check out. Every week there are ski races where guests can compete for prizes.
Making the most of all these areas on your ski holiday in Bad Hofgastein could not be easier. There is a pass called the Ski amadé pass which allows you access to over two dozen ski centres in the Gastein valley and a huge portion of the surrounding areas also. All this is linked up by a great transport system that operates throughout the day from 8 am till 6 pm. All in all, if you seek variety and excitement from your skiing holiday, then Bad Hofgastein and the surrounding areas are perfect for your ski holiday in Austria.
In this large area, which has hosted world Cup boarding events, there are plenty of deep powder pistes (hopefully) for freeriders to enjoy. For freestylers the Funpaperk "Boarder's Paradise" on the Dorfgastein - Grossarl link is located on the Grossarl-side, near to piste number 9.
Both ski schools at Bad Hofgastein have snowboarding classes from ages six and up, teaching everything from beginners to experts both park and piste technique.
Bad Hofgastein's pedestrianised centre has a good range of bars and cafes such as the Röck which serves high value meals. For a particularly high brow evening's ambience try the Girardi piano bar in the Grand Park hotel. There are also several sophisticated night clubs for night owls. Remember to try the locally bottled Gastein spring water.
Other après options include a billiards hall, toboggan evenings and trips to the casino up the valley in Bad Gastein. Or just hit one of the many pools.
Many of the facilities in Bad Hofgastein are located within the vast array of hotels - for example there are no less than 19 hotel pools.
However a visit to the stunning Alpen Therme Gastein is not to be missed. With six different adventure and health worlds, a glass sky bar with an exclusive 360° Alpine panorama view, multimedia adventure dome, colossal water slides, geysers, a sauna world with its own mountain lake and unique architecture, this is a very special and unique attraction.
Divided in to six theme worlds there is something for everyone, ranging from relaxation, wellness or just pure bathing fun. Relax World is the first class relaxation spa; Family World is the adventure spa for both young and old; Sauna World is marketed as "the hottest village in the Alps," whilst Ladies World is "the saunarium, where relaxation is ladies business only." Sports World is the sports centre whilst Gusto World has "thermal restaurants."
There are also plenty of specialised Health and Cure Centres throughout the Gastein area. The main point of each cure is the person, both in body and spirit. The search for better health is helped with expert knowledge from specialised staff. Gastein offers all chances of modern illness prevention, cure and rehabilitation - either by strengthening the immune defence system, relief of chronic illnesses or for the treatment of respiratory diseases.
Other options in resort include curling, sleigh rides, indoor tennis and squash courts, horse riding, ice skating, indoor golf, yoga classes, cleared paths for walking and a reading room.
Ski Touring, Reading Room, Ski Races For Guests, ki Safari, Swimming (19 Hotel Pools)
As Bad Hofgastein is quite a large resort, there are dozens of places to eat, with an onus on both traditional Austrian food and healthy eating to compliment the healthy mountain sports and thermal springs.
Several establishments also reflect the sophistication and long history of the resort, for example the Mozart café in the Hotel Astoria. The Gasthof zur Alten Post by the church is another of the many serving traditional Austrian food. There is a good choice beyond the staples however, even a rare ski resort vegetarian option Kraut & Rüben on Pirkerstrasse.
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