Established in 1960 the Austrian ski resort Dorfgastein lies at 860 metres altitude in the Salzburgerland region of the Austrian Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2027m the area is not snow sure. Over 300 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 96km of trails, which equates to around 54 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Dorfgastein is Salzburg at a distance of 90km or approximately 70 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.
Village in Gastein valley, one of Austria's largest ski areas. Easy access to main ski area above Bad Hofgastein, ski link to Grossartal.
0 runs 0km
14 runs 60km
41 runs 117km
9 runs 24km
View our detailed Dorfgastein snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Dorfgastein snow history.
|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||€239 - €257|
Traditional Village /
|Resort Opens||Dec 2020|
|Resort Closes||Apr 2021|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of Dorfgastein trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||7.8km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|direction Dorfgastein area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of Dorfgastein ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 1167m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
The mountain has 0% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 33% intermediate, 56% advanced slopes and 11% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 2.2km Nr 20 run, with a steepness/slope angle of 41%. You can ski Dorfgastein after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.
Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Off-Slope activities include:
Rating for apres ski gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
The Austrian resort is also known as Fulseck, Schlossalm, Stubnerkogel, Graukogel, Sportgastein and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Dorfgastein slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Dorfgastein has slopes facing W.
Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Dorfgastein ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons
The official ski/board school is called Wintersaportschiule Dorf-aktiv and has 11 teachers teaching in English,German, Italian and taking students from a minimum age of email@example.com www.skischuledorfgastein-angerer.at 2029793
Dorfgastein for beginners gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Dorfgastein for intermediates gets 5 stars out of 5 overall
Dorfgastein for expert skiers gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Dorfgastein for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Dorfgastein snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Dorfgastein: 90km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y
Easy XC Ski Trails: 76km Intermediate XC Trails: 14km Difficult XC Trails: 0km
Telemark Tuittion: Y Telemark Rental 1 Paragliding schools: 1
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 12.5km
Dorfgastein snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 1 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0
Prepared Winter Walks: 15 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 12.5km Paragliding schools: 1
Dorfgastein non skiing facilities also include ?.