Ski resort ratings for Bad Hofgastein compared to all other ski resorts. Based on 40 reviews.
|Overall 69||Skiing 65||Skiregion 69|
|6.9 6.9||7.0 7.6||7.3 7.7||6.5 7.1||5.7 7.0|
|6.8 7.6||7.3 7.8||6.3 6.7||7.0 7.7||7.3 7.0|
|Variety slopes||Snowparks||Crosscountry||Slope preparation||Slope orientation|
|7.5 7.1||9.0 7.3||6.0 7.5|
I was in Bad Hofgastein, not Bad Gastein, and it's a different kettle of fish altogether... You have access to the same skiing areas as in Gastein, but you have a smaller village, with easier access to restaurants etc. On the flip side, there's very little apres ski to talk of, and very few bars. Not that I/we were looking for a party but it would have been nice to have gone out for a couple... I had a drink at the Park Hotel (5*) on my last evening and I was the only one in the bar at 20:30! The place would have been perfect if you were serious about your skiing and wanted early nights to be fresh the following day. Trouble is, the skiing isn't that good. The valley consists of five dispara
Review by Thomas Hagemann from Dortmund on Friday Feb 8th. Visited Bad Hofgastein in january 2008 as couple
Gezellige dorpskern met alle mogelijke winkels en eetgelegenheden. Oude kern autoluw en meestal autovrij. Uitstekend locaal vervoer, zowel per dorpswijk als met omliggende dorpen. Veel mogelijkheden voor langlaufen, maar ook voor wandelen, sleetjes en bucursies (bijv. Salzburg). Unieke combinatie. Steile en vrij drukke maar uitgebreide en interessante pistes, voornamelijk geschikt voor gevorderden. Droger klimaat dan elders in Oostenrijk. Veruit te verkiezen boven Bad Gastein.
Review by H. Swart from Maastricht on Friday Jul 27th. Visited Bad Hofgastein in february 2007 as couple
We went to the gastein valley for the last week of the UK season for this resort. Although some of the runs were worse for wear, we experienced huge dumps of snow and were able to ski almost all pistes. The pretty resort of Bad Hofgastein really sold me. It had cosmopolitan shops bars and eateries. Beautiful gardens and thermal springs in central squares. Excellent bus and rail links served the seperate areas well and the piste map detailed all the bus routes superb;y. There was an outdoor concert in the main square which in true Austrian style they unleashed an umbrella bar from a trailer and served beer, gluwein and such at cheap prices. Altogether one of the best Austrian resorts we have
Review by Lorraine from Torbay on Thursday Jul 12th. Visited Bad Hofgastein in march 2007 as couple
Good skiing, low key apres-ski, cheap B&Bs, friendly locals, very good ski bus links in valley, lots of blues and reds, few black runs, over 200k piste. We visited Bad Hofgastein in Feb 07, a very poor year for snow all round. The valley is split into 4 main regions, two of which are: Dorfgastien/Grobtarl: Nice, usually quiet, tree lined, quite runs, good restaurants at the side of the slopes, quaint Tirolean village (Grobtarl side has the best snow). Bad Hofgastein: has no alpine charm, it is a pretty new looking spa/large hotel town with no apres-ski scene worth mentioning. If you are looking for St Anton/Ischgl parties DO NOT VISIT. The skiing is good, it has a very long run of about 8km
Review by Kevmcl from London on Sunday Mar 4th. Visited Bad Hofgastein in february 2007 as couple