Bad Hofgastein Ski Resort
Sitting in the middle of the three resorts within the Gastein Valley, Bad Hofgastein makes for a perfect base from which to explore the extensive ski slopes of the Ski Amadé region.
The pretty spa town has long attracted holidaymakers looking for that combination of great skiing and an array of off slope activities. With the latter, the main draw is the spas, which draw mineral-rich thermal waters from the mountains – perfect for easing those aching muscles after a long day on the slopes.
Access to the 86km of local pistes above the village has been transformed for 2018/19 following the construction of the new Schlossalmbahn gondola, a mammoth project costing €85 million. Add in a further 93km of runs in the rest of the valley‘s three ski areas – all of which are connected by a good bus service – and the variety will keep all but the keenest skiers busy for a week.
By far the best way to explore this beautiful valley and the impressive slopes is on one of the five Ski Club Freshtracks Holidays heading out to the resort this winter. All are aimed specifically at over-55s and don’t worry – spa trips play a major role in the itinerary!
Our Bad Hofgastein Resort Ratings
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- Après ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
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