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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 Length175km
Highest Lift2,295m
Resort Height860m
 Nearest AirportsSalzburg and Linz
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Bad Hofgastein

The Austrian ski resort of Bad Hofgastein is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 860m, with 175km of marked runs.


Bad Hofgastein is part of the Gastein ski area with access to 205km of downhill skiing, with 178 marked pistes, served by a total of 50 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Bad Hofgastein itself (175km 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 2,295m, 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 104km long and the most difficult run is the '20', which is 2km in length.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Bad Hofgastein?

The next notable snow forecast is 35cm, expected on 23 February, with around 54cm forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow Forecast by day for Bad Hofgastein

Ski Area Stats

Bad Hofgastein Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
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Expert Trails
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Intermediate Runs
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Gastein Ski Area

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

Altitudes & Slopes

Bad Hofgastein Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,295m
Lowest Piste860m
Resort Altitude (Bad Hofgastein)860m
Max Vertical1,435m

Ski Slope Aspects

N, E, S, W

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

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Bad Hofgastein
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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 96km 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

Bad Hofgastein Piste Map
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