The countdown to the start of the season in Gastein is on and the weather plays along. After a short, almost spring-like high, it is now snowing down into the valley – perfect conditions for your first adventure on one or two boards. The first lifts and slopes in the Gastein Valley will open their doors on December 1, 2017. Would you like to know what the 2017/18 winter season has to offer you? Then you are right here!

Ski areas and opening times

Four varied ski areas with over 200 kilometers of perfectly groomed slopes await you. Many of them already step on the gas from the beginning of December, because the lifts of the Stubnerkogel, the Schlossalm and the Dorfgastein-Grossarltal ski area open at the beginning of the month. State-of-the-art lifts take you to wide, comfortable family slopes, steep descents and right into the middle of the freeride paradise. This is what the start of the season in Gastein looks like in detail:

  • Stubnerkogel: from 01.12.2017
  • Dorfgastein-Grossarltal ski area: from 01.12.2017
  • Schlossalm: from December 2nd, 2017
  • Graukogel: from December 22nd, 2017
  • Sportgastein: from December 22nd, 2017
Gastein ski devil for sporty skiers

The best fun and top entertainment naturally play an important role on a skiing holiday in the Gastein Valley. Real ski enthusiasts combine entertainment on the slopes with fitness and technology, and for this they secure the popular award. Behind the “Gasteiner Skiteufel” initiative is the effort to combine fitness and fun. Divided into several groups – men, women, children up to 16 years of age and best-agers – adventurous skiers continue their training in weekend courses and, upon successful completion, are accepted into the illustrious circle of Gastein ski devils. The following five criteria are important:

  • Slope style
  • Deep snow
  • Giant slalom
  • Mogul slope
  • safe, controlled long descent

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Experience the start of the season in the vast Gastein Valley up close as a Steindlwirt guest – we will be happy to inform you on site about the latest highlights, lift and slope opening times. All that’s missing now is yours non-binding request !

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