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Dorfgastein, Austria

Dorfgastein ski holidays

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.

SNO-man says

Village in Gastein valley, one of Austria's largest ski areas. Easy access to main ski area above Bad Hofgastein, ski link to Grossartal.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 0 runs 0km
0%  Intermediate Trails
 14 runs 60km
Advanced Trails
 41 runs 117km
56%  Expert Trails
 9 runs 24km

Resort and Holiday Stats

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.

Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) €239 - €257
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensDec 2021
Resort ClosesApr 2022
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs 201km
total length of Dorfgastein trails
Longest Lift-Served Run 7.8km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation W
direction Dorfgastein area faces
Top Altitude 2027m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 840m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 860m
centre of Dorfgastein ski resort
Vertical Drop 1167m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 1167m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

Dorfgastein web cams
Nearby resorts:

Bad Gastein

Bad Hofgastein

Skiing in Dorfgastein

64 pistes and trails means approximately 201km of runs. 44 Dorfgastein lifts have capacity to transport 71443 per hour. The longest run in the Austrian ski resort is over 7.8km.

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    

Snowboarding in Dorfgastein

Of the 44 ski lifts, 15 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Dorfgastein is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 90 metres), 1 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Dorfgastein Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

10 apres ski bars 16 restaurants 1 bowling 2 night club 0 cinema 0 billiards / pool 1 games room 1 concert 0 indoor swimming 1 outdoor heated pools 1 saunas 1 hot tubs 2 solariums 15 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 2 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 15 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 1 museum 1 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities ?.

Rating for apres ski gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

"Dorfgastein" by any other name

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    

Main Ski School in Dorfgastein

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 4.info@skischuledorfgastein-angerer.at 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    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Dorfgastein

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

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Dorfgastein

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 ?.

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