At the historical heart of Gastein Valley, Bad Hofgastein is a charming and animated Austrian ski resort town with a charming skyline complete with an iconic parish church spire.
The town is partially pedestrianised, with excellent restaurants serving regional cuisine with local ingredients, as well as bars which are popular with the après-ski crowd.
Find perfectly maintained slopes, atmospheric hiking paths and fresh, clear mountain air in abundance, with unforgettable views and a warm, friendly welcome.
The pistes of the Gastein Valley span across Grossarl (Großarl), Dorfgastein, Bad Hofgastein, Bad Gastein, Skizentrum Angertal and Sportgastein. Bad Hofgastein itself has an altitude of between 860m above sea level and 2300m above sea level. There are 20 ski lifts, and 87km of slopes just waiting to be explored.
The diversity of slopes is very well catered to beginners and intermediate skiers, with 36% of the slopes being blue and 61% being red. Black slopes make up just 3% of the pistes in the region.
There are many thermal springs due to the tectonic activity in the area. As such you can enjoy some natural relief after a long, strenuous day of skiing. The Alpentherme spa resort is right in the middle of Bad Hofgastein, its 36,000 square metres of thermal spa attracting crowds all year round. You can also enjoy one of their many wellness spa treatments, from massages to manicures, exfoliation treatments to facials - or simply take a moment to unwind in the sauna.
Reach Bad Hofgastein via Innsbruck, Munich, Salzburg or Klagenfurt. Salzburg airport is a popular way to arrive in Bad Hofgastein from the UK, especially since the resort has a direct train that links it to Salzburg in just over 1 hour.