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View of the Gastein valley

Bad Gastein Austria

Superb skiing in the beautiful Gastein Valley

Resort features

  • 5 different and diverse ski areas
  • 43 lifts
  • Historic spa town
  • Short transfer time (1.5 hours)
  • Classic Austrian skiing
  • Recent major lift upgrades
  • Longest run in the Eastern Alps!
  • Thermal spa baths
  • Lively après-ski

Connections

Airport
Salzburg (96km)
Train station
Bad Gastein (0km)

Altitude

Minimum altitude
1000m
Maximum altitude
2686m

Ski slopes

All ski slopes
200km
Blue slopes
66km
Red slopes
105km
Black slopes
8km
Itinerary runs
21km
The new lift at Bad Hofgastein

Sections

Why Bad Gastein?

An excellent snow record, great mountain restaurants and superb off-piste skiing

Skiing in Bad Gastein

Variety of skiing 5 ski areas on 1 lift pass

Five different ski areas - Bad Gastein, Bad Hofgastein, Dorfgastein, Sportgastein and Graukogel - all on one lift pass. Each area offers something different, so you can get great skiing whatever the weather!

Alpine Huts Great food & super value

With excellent and well-priced restaurants wherever you go in Bad Gastein, you'll be spoilt for choice. There are even gourmet ski huts on the mountain! Our ski hosts will reserve you the best tables for lunch.

Snowfall in Bad Gastein

Lots of snow! Renowned for heavy snowfall

Bad Gastein often receives the biggest dumps of snow out of all our resorts. This combined with the high altitude and the high-tech snow-making facilities means there is excellent snow well into April.

View from the Tannenburg

Resort Overview

Ski Miquel has been coming to Bad Gastein for over 25 years and this attractive spa resort has always been a firm favourite with many of our guests. Only 1.5 hours from Salzburg, it has a larger ski area and higher mountains than most other Austrian resorts.

Varied ski area

The Gastein valley offers diverse skiing and snowboarding across five scenic ski areas with wide, well-groomed pistes, super-quick modern lifts and rarely a queue in sight.

Steady skiers and snowboarders can cruise the whole west side on a great range of red and blue runs, including the longest piste in the Central Eastern Alps (an impressive 11km long!) and then take the super new gondola lift back up from Bad Hofgastein.

Modern lifts

If you want a taste of the high Alps then join our ski hosting groups in Sportgastein, which has big terrain to explore and holds the snow well into the Spring months due to its high position.

For novices there are also some more gentle areas, with nice blue runs that wind around the mountain to help build up your confidence.

Group shot in Bad Gastein

We Love...

Excellent snow quality

Provides great skiing well into April, thanks to the high altitude and good quality artificial snow-making system, which runs right down to village level.

Mountain restaurants

Excellent and well-priced, especially compared to big French resorts, for example. There are even gourmet ski huts on the mountain! Our ski hosts will reserve the best tables for you.

Highly-rated ski schools

All the instructors speak good English and there is also a dedicated children’s ski school in the village.

Thermal baths

The perfect way to relax your body and mind after an energetic day out on the ski slopes.

Après-ski

Lively Austrian bars like the Silver Bullet or Haeggbloms make for fantastic fun when you get back from your day on the mountain.

Ski rental in Bad Gastein

Equipment Hire

Schober Sport have over 4,000 rental items to offer! All their skis and snowboards are either new or no more than a year or two old, and they are always professionally prepared with state-of-the-art machines to ensure smooth gliding and perfect edge grip.

Their competent staff will be happy to help you choose the optimal equipment according to your preferences and requirements. They will also help to find the right boot model to fit your feet, making your downhill runs a real pleasure.

All rentals also include equipment storage at their depot next to the main lift, meaning no walking to and from the chalet in ski boots!

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Ski School

The Ski Schule in Bad Gastein offers group or private lessons with their expert instructors to ensure you can reach new levels of ability.

Whether you’re new to the sport or an experienced skier or snowboarder, their professional instructors will help to refine your skills and improve your technique.

They also offer off-piste guiding to help you safely explore the incredible backcountry terrain that the Gastein valley has to offer.

www.skischule-badgastein.at/en

The thermal spa baths in Bad Gastein

Non-Ski Activities

There is plenty to see and do in Bad Gastein. After a day on the mountain, why not try the thermal baths in the centre of the village, with outdoor heated pools for you to soak your aching muscles in and enjoy the views of the magnificent snow-capped peaks around you.

If you're looking for a more unique spa experience, you can head to the Radhausberg, which is an old gold mine where you take a mining train into the mountain and enjoy the geothermal high temperatures and naturally occurring radon therapy, which Gastein is famous for.

For those who like walking and hiking, there are hundreds of kilometres of signposted hiking trails in the Gastein valley, which are of varying difficulty and lead you through the trees and up to the mountain huts on the pistes.

Or why not try a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride through the forests and see the mountains from a different perspective?

Alternatively you can take the direct train from the station in the village down to Salzburg and visit the birthplace of Mozart with its medieval castle. Take a day to explore the city, then get back to our chalet-hotel in Bad Gastein in time for the evening meal.

View of Bad Gastein

Bad Gastein village

Bad Gastein is a charming Austrian resort with an excellent selection of shops and facilities, and a dramatic waterfall which roars through the heart of the village. Its streets are lined with classic Austrian architecture, and it was once the playground of Tsars, Kings and Emperors of Europe.

Famed for the healing properties of the local waters, Bad Gastein is home to one of the world’s best thermal spas, which lies just over the road from the ski slopes, where you can sit in the warm outdoor pools and take in the magnificent views - the perfect way to recuperate after a day of exertion on the mountain!

Bad Gastein is also a good place to experience the lively Austrian après-ski. The Silver Bullet has top-quality live music and a fantastic atmosphere, and there are plenty of other bars and quieter traditional eateries, or you could even consider taking a romantic sleigh ride!

Restaurants

There is no shortage of good restaurants in Bad Gastein, and there is somewhere to suit every budget. If you're looking for the best traditional Austrian cuisine you can't go wrong with the Gasteiner Wirtshaus or the Jägerhäusl. Both offer a fantastic array of Austrian dishes at reasonable prices.

For something a little more low-key, the Orania Stüberl has a cosy rustic atmosphere with tasty Austrian classics. Their helpful and friendly staff are always on-hand and provide great service.

Drinks at the Silver Bullet

Bars

Bad Gastein is a great place for lively Austrian après-ski. The Silver Bullet has top quality live music and a fantastic atmosphere - Expect there to be standing room only on some nights, and lots of dancing!

Haeggbloms Bar also has live music most nights and what it lacks in size it makes up for in personality - The bands and staff are very lively, so expect a good laugh!

There are plenty of other bars and quieter spots available, one highlight being Ginger 'n' Gin, with its art deco styling and a huge array of different gins on offer to help you relax after a day on the slopes.

Reviews

Great stay in the Chalet with Ski Miquel

Just had a week with Ski Miquel staying at this chalet. We had a fantastic week which can be put down to the staff under the great management of Idan. He was also an excellent ski guide for the week. The skiing and the town of Bad Gastein are brilliant and there are lots to see and do either in town or by taking the train into Salzburg. A big thank you to you all!

Lovely staff and a fantastic week

We have just returned from a week at the chalet-hotel Tannenburg in Bad Gastein. We had a fantastic week and really enjoy the relaxed chalet-hotel model Ski Miquel make the most of (this was our fifth stay in a Ski Miquel chalet). The chef Paulo and his assistant chef made fantastic meals all week and really went out of their way to make good delicious food for our daughter which she was able to have earlier as waiting until 8pm would have been too long for her. Paolo was also lovely to chat to over cake after a long day skiing. Idan, Iona, Rebecca and Tom were very friendly, helpful and generally pleasant to be around each day. We had a few beginners and a child so we didn’t join the ski guiding this year but the other guests seemed to really enjoy it and only had good things to say about the guides and the trips to Sportgastein and Dorfgastein. Wednesday is the night off - we took the chair lift to the belle alm for fondue which we recommend but booking ahead is necessary and the Felsentherme spa is worth a trip, discount is available if you book 3 trips at once.

Fantastic holiday

Wow amazing stay and skiing with Ski Miquel! Shout out to Manny, Leah and Patrick, hands down the best chalet staff around! Always looked after us and recommended the best nights out!! Such a friendly group!! The chalet was perfect for a big group of family and friends, really interactive stay and perfect location to slopes and access to buses to other resorts! Would definitely recommend.

Glorious Bad Gastein

This was another great skiing holiday with Ski Miquel, staying in the characterful Tannenburg. We first visited in 2018 and were so impressed that we returned this year and, again, were not disappointed. Dave, our resort manager and ski host, was brilliant as usual and made sure that everyone settled in quickly and were well looked after, both in the chalet and on the slopes. The skiing here is extensive and varied and under Dave's expert guidance we covered the pistes in Bad Gastein, Graukogel, Bad Hofgastein, Dorfgastein, Angertal and Sportgastein. Brilliant. A special mention for Ashley and her team, who worked so hard to make sure that the food at the Tannenburg was top class, with tasty and plentiful breakfasts, afternoon tea and cake for those who could tear themselves away from the apres-ski and excellent three-course dinners plus cheese and wine. Many thanks to all the staff. All in all this was a fantastic week, made all the more fun by a great crowd of guests who gelled from day one. Definitely a holiday to remember.

Great trip made even better by the people

This was our family’s fourth trip with Ski Miquel to Bad Gastein. It was the first week of the season, so snow can be a risk. There was an excellent team led by Dave, ably helped by Ashley, Ben, Nadine and Fern. Food was especially good. Ski Miquel works with friendly guests in a cosy setting. It is the best value skiing holiday that we know. Keep up the good work.

An update to my previous review

A return trip to the Tannenburg and much of what I wrote last time is still in place. But some recent changes which are worth noting: 1. The menu has been overhauled - food was always good but this time the recipes seemed more adventurous - lamb tagine, cajun salmon and fillet steak (on the last night) were all excellent and a very welcome addition was the night of local cuisine - Goulash Stew with spaetzle and local veg and Apple Strudel went down really well. (Great job, Ashley!) 2. Several new lifts have opened since my last visit which make getting round the ski area much quicker than previously. SO, once again, thanks to Manager Dave, Ferne and Nadine for chalet support and Ben for manfully running the bar despite heavy pressure (!)

Brilliant week all round!

This was my first holiday with Ski Miquel and I wouldn’t want to go with anyone else now! We had the best week in the Tannenburg with our lovely friendly hosts and brilliant rep Dave. The food cooked by the chef Josh was amazing! Every night was totally delicious, good portion sizes and as a veggie rather food was tasty and creative. The accommodation itself was great too, really quiet so slept like a log and no issues with hot water which we have done in previous chalets. Bad Gastein itself was really cool, some great bars including the Chrystal Bar where we enjoyed live music and some very fun apres! The ski guiding was my most favourite thing about this holiday. I have never had it before and it was a total game changer! Dave tailored the days around the weather and every day skiing was well organised with a scheduled coffee and lunch break to avoid the crowds and tables booked for us, we didn’t have to worry about a thing! He explained any tricky bits of the mountain and just made the days so enjoyable. It was also nice touch that he sat with us at dinner, if we could request him on every Ski Miquel holiday from now on I would! Tommy, Flo and Georgie all made us feel very welcome too, never making us feel we were a nuisance (which I’m sure we were!) All in all a fab week with no complaints!!

Great Ski Chalet-Hotel

This Chalet-Hotel is run by Ski Miquel. This is the first time we have used them and what a great, all inclusive little company they are. The team in the UK office were all friendly and efficient and the team running the hotel were great and looked after us well for a week. If you're travelling solo, as a couple, or in a group, this company offers good social skiing options and a very social hotel environment. I wouldn't hesitate to book with them again, in fact I have just tried to travel in a few days time but they don't have availability, which is my loss!

Great week with Ski Miquel

We have just returned from a fab week at the Tannenberg with Ski Miquel. We travelled as a large group of family and friends, booking the whole hotel. The team there were brilliant, very kind and helpful, and clearly work extremely hard. The hotel itself could perhaps do with a little updating in places but it was clean and comfortable and that’s all we needed. The food was lovely and we all looked forward to dinner each evening. A big shout out must go to Dave and Tommy who took us ski guiding every day. This enabled us to really get the most out of our week, booking lunch at their recommended restaurants was also a huge bonus, and saved us wasting valuable ski time ;) Bad Gastein is a lovely resort, the spa was great for a bit of relaxation, my little baby boy especially loved it! Thankyou Ski Miquel for a great week, already looking forward to next year!

Frequently asked questions

What is the address of the Chalet-Hotel Tannenburg?

Tannenburg, Grillparzerstrasse 24, 5640 Bad Gastein, Austria

What are the entry requirements for Austria?

The best source of up-to-date information on entry requirements is the Foreign Office advice on the UK government website, as this is regularly updated. For further information, please see our 'Travel Information' page - The link is in the footer of our website.

Which airport do you fly into?

For Bad Gastein we fly into Salzburg airport.

What are the flight times?

Go to the home page of our website (or the footer of our website) and click the link to our Travel Information page, where you can find flight details for all our resorts.

How long is the transfer from the airport to the resort?

The coach journey from Salzburg airport to Bad Gastein normally takes around 1.5 hours.

How close is the chalet-hotel to the ski lifts?

It is only around a 5-minute walk from our chalet-hotel to the ski lifts.

Is the valley bus service included with my lift pass?

Yes, the ski bus is included with your lift pass. Please note there are also some non-ski buses that are not included on your pass, so please make sure you get on the right bus!

Where can I store my skis and boots?

You can store your skis and boots right next to the main lift station in the village, which is free if you rent your equipment from Schober Sports, or a small fee is charged for storing your own equipment. Alternatively, you can also store your equipment in the ski room at the chalet-hotel.

Can I get cheaper equipment rental for children?

Yes, it will normally be cheaper to purchase equipment hire for children directly from the rental shop in resort.

Do children get cheaper lift passes?

Yes, children will normally be able to benefit from a cheaper lift pass. This is dependent upon their age, so please call us for further details. Bad Gastein usually offer free child lift passes for any 3rd/4th/5th children in larger families, and towards the end of the season they usually offer free lift passes for any children up to age 15 if they are with a parent who is buying a 6-day adult pass. Please call us for further details on available offers.

Do seniors get cheaper lift passes?

Unfortunately, Bad Gastein does not offer a cheaper lift pass price for seniors.

How close are the thermal baths to the chalet-hotel?

The thermal baths are only a few minutes' walk from our chalet-hotel and are well worth a visit.

Accommodation

Chalet-Hotel Tannenburg in Bad Gastein
Twin room in the Tannenburg in Bad Gastein
The bar in the Tannenburg

Tannenburg

Bad Gastein, Austria
Prices From
£753
per person
Ski lift
5-minute walk
From slopes
500m
The Hotel Salzburger Hof in Bad Gastein
Pool in the Salzburger Hof

Hotel Salzburger Hof

Bad Gastein, Austria
 
On Request
Ski lift
4-minute walk
From slopes
300m