Ski Bad Gastein by Train

205 km of piste between 845-2650m

Ski gastein by train (c) Nic Oatridge

The Gastein valley was a fashionable destination in the Nineteenth Century because of its spas, and the high society they attracted. The railway line built up the valley in 1905 made the resorts easy to visit, and now provides easy access for winter sports enthusiasts who prefer to let the train take the strain. Despite the apparently extensive pistes, the ski areas in the valley are not all interconnected, although a ski bus links the various areas. However the most significant ski area is very close to the railway station in Bad Gastein, where most amenities are also to be found. As for the slopes, they are typically Austrian - lots of pleasant intermediate runs at relatively low altitude with generally good snow through the peak season.

Bad Gastein is an hour and a half from Salzburg by direct train and the Stubnerkogelbahn lift is right next to the station, across the tracks, giving you access to the main ski area. There is also another small area across the town on the other side of the valley.

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The nearest airport to Bad Gastein is Salzburg.

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