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Bad Hofgastein Ski Resort Guide

Bad Hofgastein, Austria

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length175km109 miles
Highest Lift2,295m7,530ft
Resort Height860m2,822ft
 Nearest AirportsSalzburg and Linz
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Bad Hofgastein

The ski area of Bad Hofgastein is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 860m2,822ft, with 175km109 miles of marked runs.


Bad Hofgastein is part of the Gastein ski area with access to 205km127 miles of downhill skiing, with 178 marked pistes, served by a total of 50 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Bad Hofgastein itself (175km109 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Gastein ski resorts of Bad Gastein, Dorfgastein, Graukogel and Sportgastein.

With ski lifts as high as 2,295m7,530ft, snow cover is generally reliable.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Bad Hofgastein offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Bad Hofgastein.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Bad Hofgastein is 104km65 miles long and the most difficult run is the '20', which is 2km1 miles in length.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Bad Hofgastein?

The next notable snow forecast is 2cm1in, expected on 24 June.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Bad Hofgastein

Ski Area Stats

Bad Hofgastein Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
175km109 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
90km56 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Gastein Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
205km127 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Bad Hofgastein Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,295m7,530ft
Lowest Piste860m2,822ft
Resort Altitude (Bad Hofgastein)860m2,822ft
Max Vertical1,435m4,708ft

Ski Slope Aspects

N, E, S, W

Bad Hofgastein has ski slopes facing north, south, as well as east and west, offering both sunny and sheltered skiing.

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Bad Hofgastein
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

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Ski Lessons in Bad Hofgastein

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Location and Map

Where is Bad Hofgastein?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in St. Johann im Pongau, Salzburg.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Bad Hofgastein is Salzburg, 80 minutes drive away.

Linz, Klagenfurt, Ljubljana, Innsbruck Airport, Graz and Munich airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 13 ski lifts are able to uplift 25,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 96km60 miles of ski runs, with 300 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Bad Hofgastein open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late December, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

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