With over 101 kilometers of varying slopes, first-class infrastructure and a lively city, Bad Gastein offers slopes both above and below the tree line, on everything from exposed mountains to exciting trails in the woods. At Bad Gastein, most of the slopes in the area are red, which keeps things challenging for even the most experienced skiers. In recent years, the Gastein area has invested over $335 million to improve and expand. The lifts are of the highest quality and the infrastructure operates efficiently. Besides the phenomenal ski structure, the area boasts also Europe’s highest suspension bridge, the World Cup piste Graukogel, weekly ski contests, fun parks, frozen waterfalls, ice climbing courses and one of Europe’s longest runs Hohe, Scharte North, which is 10.5 kilometers long.
The rustic chalets and the mountain architecture blends well with the seductive mountain scenery. A long day of skiing will tempt many to jump in one of the city’s thermal baths, filled with natural springs. Natural remedies and health treatments are part of the roots of the city and have long lured nobility and generals from near and far to the city. That should help explain the connection between the city’s natural resources and it’s name: “Bad” Gastein.