A treasure chest full of energy

Cross-country skiing

With over 90 Kilometres of marked and well-prepared cross-country tracks, Gastein Valley is a true paradise for cross-country skiers of all ages and ability groups Due to the altitude in Sportgastein, cross-country skiing fun is possible until the spring. And in the evening, the floodlit track in Bad Gastein-Böckstein seduces you to another sportive lap.

NEW: "Aiming at fun" - Biathlon in Gastein:

As one of the first winter ski resorts in the whole of Austria, the cross-country skiing school Gastein offers Biathlon for everyone. For the offer of "try-Biathlon" no previous experience is necessary. Material such as cross-country ski equipment, laser rifle and the fee at the shooting range are included in the price of € 20 per person.

Information and reservations:  www.langlaufidylle.com

Toboggan

When tobogganing - or as we locals say Bokkareitn - we go into the valley with a lot of hurrahs! On the wooden sledges, which were formerly used to transport hay, you speed down into the valley. Cornering techniques and balance are required when parents try to catch their children! The sleigh ride becomes a special event, if you only toboggan back into the valley after dark. Look at the overview in the right column about the three natural toboggan runs in the Gastein Valley.

Horse drawn sleighs

Too strenuous? Then take a trip with the horse drawn sleigh! The comfortable horse ride steaming through the winter landscape of Gastein and the enchanted winter forest. Wrapped in warm blankets, enjoy the closeness of your loved ones, and the ringing of bells will ring the romantic mode ... In this way, one can enjoy the Skiing holiday in Gastein.

We recommend a trip starting from the Hotel Alte Post Gastein Mr Thomas Pichler (telephone +43 (0) 664/9994824 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +43 (0) 664/9994824end_of_the_skype_highlighting). We will gladly organise for you the trip through the Gastein winter!

Ice climbing

Experience fascinating, brilliant blue icefalls and the enchanting diversity of the winter ice! Whether you are a beginner or expert, the Gastein valley in Salzburg offers routes of varying difficulty. Under the guidance of an experienced Austrian mountain-climbing guide, dive into a world with its own laws. Enjoy your winter holidays in the Gastein Valley in a different way

Gastein Alpine location guarantees excellent, well-frozen ice quality that you expect as ice climbers. The Salzburg Alpine guides will assist you in selecting the optimal equipment. Imagine the challenge to get to know your limits and strengthen your mental fitness!

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Toboggan runs (overview)

  • Bad Hofgastein:
    Toboggan aeroplane (3.3 km)
    Drive 2x a week with the funicular railway to the central station
    Info telephone: +43 (0)6432/ 3393-223
  • Bad Gastein:
    Lit toboggan run Bellevue-Alm (2.5 km) 
    Ride up the chairlift, also in the evening!
    Info telephone: +43 (0)6434/ 3881
  • Dorfgastein:
    Strohlehenalm toboggan run (2 km)
    Full-day use, several times a week illuminated at night 
    Refreshment point Strohlehenalm
    Info telephone: +43 (0)6432/ 3393-460