The skiing is considered world class - as the largest resort in The Gastein Valley, with access to four other ski resorts, you’ll find hugely varied terrain here. There are slopes to suit everyone and over the course of your ski break there will be no need to ski the same slope twice! The runs range from gentle slopes for lower level intermediates to very challenging descents that will get even the most seasoned skier excited. There is an efficient and modern lift system and the icing on the cake is access to the longest glacier in the Eastern Alps - 8.4km long Pasterze.
Beginners may feel a bit overwhelmed by the ski area but if you learn to ski here, you’ll be conquering other resorts in no time! There are some great ski schools and you can find your feet on the nursery slopes before tackling some of the easier blues. Take the Hohe Scharte chairlift and you’ll find an excellent run that connects to further blues on the other side of the mountain.
This is an excellent resort for intermediates who will find a playground of exhilarating blue and red pistes to explore. For a challenge, get the lift up to Kleine Scharte for a long descent to the bottom of the mountain.
Advanced skiers will find challenging black runs on the Stubnerkogel and a tantalisingly steep slope from the top of the Angertal valley. With powdery off-piste on the Kruzogel, access to glacier skiing, plenty of cross country and four other resorts within easy reach there’s plenty to discover!
The area held in high esteem for snowboarders and regularly hosts the Snowboarding World Cup. The slopes are suited to boarders with a variety of terrain and an excellent snow park, with enough obstacles to satisfy even professional ‘boarders.