Cross-Country Skiing Area Gastein Valley in the Gasteinertal: Position on map

Cross-Country Skiing Gastein Valley

Bad Gastein, Bad Hofgastein, Dorfgastein, Sportgastein

Gastein Valley
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Cross-Country Facts

Elevation2753 ft - 5249 ft
Opening DayNov 1, 2018
Closing DayApr 30, 2019
Skating 22.84 miles
Classic 27.03 miles
High altitude trails 9.94 miles
Lighted trails 4.35 miles
Number of Trails 8

Cross-Country Trails

Easy
Moderate
Advanced
Overall 28 miles

Interesting facts

  • Elevated between 2753 ft and 5249 ft, the Cross-Country Skiing Area is among the 5 highest elevated Cross-Country Skiing Areas in Salzburg.
  • Average snow depth during the season (Nov 1 to Apr 30) is 43 " at summit elevation and 11 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 68 " at summit elevation and 19 " at the base. Therefore Gastein Valley is among the 5 cross-Country Skiing Areas with best snow conditions in Salzburg.
  • Gastein Valley features 78 sunny days on average per season. The average for all cross-Country Skiing Areas in Austria is 79 sunny days. February is the sunniest month with an average of 19 sunny days.

The Cross-Country Area

The intermediate Angertalloipe is especially suited to more experienced cross-country skiers.
© Gasteinertal Tourismus GmbH, Creatina The intermediate Angertalloipe is especially suited to more experienced cross-country skiers.

Enjoy a relaxing yet exciting cross-country experience as you slide through the snow on your skis at Gastein Valley. Surrounded by mountains on all four sides, the valley is divided into the three villages of Bad Gastein, Bad Hochgastein, and Dorfgastein. Many of the local accommodations are only a few steps away from the next track. Furthermore, Sportgastein features more than 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) at elevations of up to 1,600 metres (5,249 feet).

More than 45 kilometres (around 28 miles) of tracks make up seven diverse cross-country trails suitable for beginners as well as experienced skiers. All tracks are suitable for classic cross-country and skating alike. Wheter you want to quicken your pulse a bit or simply enjoy a pleasurable slide through the Salzburg region, Gastein has the right trail for you.

The Most Beautiful Tracks

Bad Gastein

  • Böcksteiner Loipe (beginner): 5.5 kilometres, illuminated until 9 pm, classic and skating, access at Hirschau by the car park and in Altböckstein
  • Bad Brucker Loipe: 1 kilometre, classic and skating

Sportgastein

  • Nassfelder Runde: 6.2 kilometres, classic and skating
  • Schareck Runde: 1.7 kilometres, classic and skating
  • Bernhard Gruber Olympia Loipe: 2.8 kilometres, classic and skating

Bad Hofgastein

  • Kurparkloipe (beginner): 2.2 kilometres, illuminated until 9 pm, laser biathlon, classic and skating
  • Sportplatzloipe (beginner): 2.5 kilometres, classic and skating, access at Achensteg/ Cross-country school
  • Achenloipe (beginner to intermediate): 4 kilometres, classic and skating, access at Kurpark
  • Angertalloipe (intermediate): 3.25 and 6.5 kilometres classic, 1.5 kilometres skating, access at Skizentrum Angertal

Dorfgastein

  • Dorfgasteiner Loipe/ Mühlbachloipe (beginner): 1.8 kilometres, classic and skating, access at the restaurant Stoani

Videos

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Dining along the Tracks

Neither of the three towns lets cross-country skiers hit the tracks on an empty stomach. From traditional and regional fare to exciting international cuisine, there is surely something to suit everyone's taste.

Getting Here

Gastein Valley and its stunning mountain-scape are perfect for Nordic skiing as well as many other winter activities.
© Gasteinertal Tourismus GmbH, auswegerdaniel Gastein Valley and its stunning mountain-scape are perfect for Nordic skiing as well as many other winter activities.

Gastein is situated in the south of the Salzburg region. The valley is surrounded by mountains on all four sides, and can only be accessed through Klammstein tunnel in the north or the Tauernschleuse in the south.

Coming from north (via Munich), you follow A8 motorway southbound. After you've crossed the border, continue on Tauern motorway A10 until Pongau (Bischofshofen). Continue on B311 until Lend, where you turn onto B167 to Gastein valley.

From the south (via Klagenfurt, Villach, Slovenia, Italy) you take Tauern motorway A10 until Pongau, where you exit onto Pinzgauer Straße B311 towards Gastein valley. Right before Lend, turn onto B167 towards Gastein and traverse the tunnel.

Contact

Gasteinertal Tourismus GmbH
Tauernplatz 1
5630
Bad Hofgastein
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