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Winter holiday in Gastein in Salzburg

Winter paradise Gastein valley

No winter without the magic of the huts, which are quaint and cozy nestled in the countryside. They are a meeting place for families, skiers, gourmets and hikers. Experience an exciting winter vacation at the resort in Gastein Valley, which unites different ski areas and also allows extensive experiences for the non-skiers.

Experience deep-snow covered forests on a snowshoe hike, hand-holding at a sleigh ride, pull on a freshly groomed cross-country trail, gasp for breath during a challenging ski tour, whiz down the slope on a funny toboggan run or reach the limits with ice climbing.

cross-country skiing in Bad Hofgastein
sledding in Gastein

Snowshoe hiking (snowshoeing)

Unique experience in the middle of a winter wonderland, snowshoeing through deep snow in pristine nature. With two modern snowshoes made of light material and two sticks to trudge through the snow cover. The Guide shows how to do it and gives expert advice. Guided hikes take place regularly in the Angertal and in Dorfgastein and available for booking at the reception of our ski resort.
Snowshoeing does not require any special knowledge and can be learned by anyone.


Three long toboggan runs provide greatest sledding fun
Strohlehenalm: After the ascent on foot or the horse-drawn sleigh follows a fun downhill run on the toboggan.
Bellevue-Alm: length 2,500 meters (illuminated), ascent with the Bellevue-Alm chairlift until midnight
Aeroplan: length 3,300 m, Start: Aeroplanstadl; Target: Haitzing (riding farm), ascent with the Schlossalm cable car to the middle station, dann after a short walkway to Aeroplanstadl

Cross-country skiing

Gastein offers over 90 km of groomed cross-country trails for skiing near Salzburg - classic and skating. The daily perfectly groomed valley and mountain trails are nestled in a panoramic landscape and are within a radius of 14 km. In the evening you are seduced to a round by the floodlit trail in Böckstein (10 km) or at our spa trail (1 km).

The trails

  • Sportsplatzloipe near resort Zum Stern
  • 30 km; altitude trails in Sportgastein (12 km) at 1,600 meters altitude
  • Böcksteiner trail (10 km), 5.5 km of trails
  • sky wall trail in Prossau (14 km)
  • In Angertal 3.5 km at 1,200 meters of altitude, length up to 13.5 km
  • valley trails between the towns of Bad Hofgastein and Dorfgastein

The breaks during cross-country skiing should not be neglected. Near the cross-country trails you will pass small inns. There you will have typical Salzburg dishes, to warm you from the inside and replenish your energy reserves

Your Extra: The use of all trails is GRATIS!

Horse-drawn sleigh rides

Experience a unique sleigh ride through the stunning snow-covered landscape of the Gastein Valley!

  • in Prossau - wild romantic to the end of the valley
  • in the Anger valley - through the darkness, the torches light the way
  • directly from the hotel through the valley
  • or from Torbauern „through the villages“ to the Strohlehenalm.

Wrapped in thick blankets, hear only the snorting of the horses and the tinkling of the bells ringing the romantic clock ...

Ice skating

In winter, the town’s Alpen Arena of the resort is transformed into a skating rink. Free entrance, for the skates a small fee is required. Maybe you will discover your talent for this popular sport here?

Winter packages  Skiing & Snowboarding

horse sleigh ride in Gastein