Ski Well, Stay Healthy You can enjoy the extensive 'ski circus' of slopes and lifts that connect Bad Gastein with other villages in the valley. Ski up a storm and then relax in the hotel pool. If it doesn't have one, try the popular Schwimmbad, a community pool where, according to many experts, you can heal a variety of ailments. Every pool in town has radon gas in the water. Radon frightens home owners in New Jersey, but natives here swear by it. You can also 'take the cure' by sniffing the gas in the healing caves of an old gold mine. It's a program authorized by some medical insurance companies.