Dorfgastein Ski Resort
The lowest and quietest of the resorts in the Gastein Valley, Dorfgastein is a good base for exploring the linked slopes with Grossarl.
Sitting a couple of kilometers down the valley from Bad Hofgastein, Dorfgastein is home its own ski area, comprised of 65kms of slopes with neighbouring Grossarl. A network of mostly red runs opens up to provide excellent skiing for intermediates, as well a few steeper challenges for more advanced skiers. The lift system is good and intrepid skiers and riders will want to catch the ski bus up to Bad Hofgastein and take the swish new Schlossalm lift up to the snowsure slopes of the wider ski area.
The village itself is quieter than its neighbours up the valley, without the same selection of world-class spas that Badgastein is famous for. That being said it makes for an attractive base, especially with the access to the Grossarl ski area. Access from Salzburg is very quick and easy, making this a good weekend destination, or one to tie in with a city break in the picturesque city.
Resort website: www.gastein.com