Skiing in Sportgastein
With perfect snow conditions – powder, deep-snow and firn – you can leave the pistes and embark on skiing adventures in freeride terrain. Furthermore, you will be able to marvel at the magical wintry mountain panoramas. We also highly recommend three different ski routes – the Golden Powder, Golden Rush and Golden Ride – an opportunity to explore the sportiest ski area in Gastein away from the piste, deep-snow included! After dropping roughly 1000 vertical meters and having all kinds of powdery fun, you will finally arrive at the valley floor in Sportgastein. All skiers are advised to pay attention to warning signs, closures and other tips intended to ensure your personal safety away from the pistes. Located close to the Goldbergbahn valley station is a big avalanche search & rescue practice area. Here, skiing guests can train their response skills in the event of a worst-case scenario. At the mountain terminal, you will find a freeride checkpoint, where, prior to setting out on your freeride expedition, you can ensure your avalanche transponder is functioning correctly one last time and doublecheck the current avalanche threat level as well as all other relevant information. In Sportgastein, there is also a transponder station as well as a Freeride Info Base.
Sportgastein is the place where sporty types feel right at home. Skiers’ dreams come true in Sportgastein, the second snow conditions allow you to leave the groomed pistes – that is to say, if there’s fresh powder on the ground, and especially in firn conditions.
Our special tip: Ski routes 1 + 2 + 3: deep-snow as far as the eye can see. After one thousand vertical meters of magical deep-snow and moguls pistes, glide out onto the valley floor of Sportgastein. Please pay close attention to the warning signs and closures!
Gourmet breakfast and summit conquest – every Wednesday
On the Kreuzkogel in Sportgastein at 2700 m, you are treated to incredible views of the surrounding mountains. Enthroned just a few meters from the mountain terminal of the Goldbergbahn is the summit cross of the Kreuzkogel, from where you can enjoy captivating views of the surrounding mountains. After reaching the summit together, look forward to an incredible breakfast that you won’t soon forget, enjoyed inside a glass-and-aluminum dome designed by architect Gerhard Gastenauer.
Please note that maximum participation is limited to 12 people.
Please register by 4 PM of the day before through the Bad Gastein Tourist Office (+43 6432 3393-560)
Meets: 8 AM at the ticket window/valley station of the Goldbergbahn
Departs: 8:15 AM on the Goldbergbahn
Regular price: € 52,- | with the Gastein Card: € 49,- per person