Choose between the ski alliances of Stubnerkogel-Angertal-Schlossalm and Dorfgastein-Großarl, which awaits you with permanent race hill, the World Championship-calibre Graukogel with its long and challenging runs, and the high-alpine Sportgastein. Optimal elevations and extensive snowmaking capability guarantee reliable snow conditions from late November until the end of April
- Elevated between 1,590 m and 2,650 m, the ski resort is among the 15 highest elevated ski resorts in Austria. The vertical drop from summit to base is 1,060 m. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of ski resorts in Austria is 742 m. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
- Season starts on 3 Dec and ends on 23 Apr (141 days). Average season duration in Austria is 114 days.
- Average snow depth during the season (3 Dec to 23 Apr) is 136 cm at summit elevation and 81 cm at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 197 cm at summit elevation and 156 cm at the base. Therefore Sportgastein is among the 3 ski resorts with best snow conditions in Salzburg.
- Sportgastein features 64 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski resorts in Austria is 70 sunny days. December is the sunniest month with an average of 24 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 10 sunniest in Salzburg.
If there is one thing in Gastein that is likely to cause you to ponder, it will probably be your decision as to which ski area to head to next! For there are actually four of them here in the Gastein Valley! On some 200 kilometres of slopes, taking you up to elevations as high as 2700 metres above sea level, everyone feels in their element, be they beginners or pros, skiers, boarders or carvers. No wonder, with ski slopes that serve up such a broad range of difficulty: 60 km easy, 117 km intermediate and 24 km difficult, including family-style hills, carving hills, deep-snow and moguls runs, all just waiting to be conquered by you. You can look forward to descents down perfectly groomed and variety-packed hills!