Connected with the skiing area from Bad Gastein you have a really huge and interesting area with many slopes, lifts and huts. You can buy for the whole Gasteinertal one ski pass so you can change the areas, but each area is big and interesting enough for itself.
Most of the slopes are red and blue. The mountains in this area are kind of soft in comparison to Sportgastein for example, and because of that I would recommend this area especially to families and to beginners but there are also many possibilities for advanced skiers especially beside the slopes. I also really liked the very long runs from the top to the valley which offers the skiing area. Skiing is very exciting in this area because the slopes are very bride, there are good snow conditions and the lifts are very modern.
I stayed in my holiday in Bad Gastein so I can say nothing about the night life in Bad Hofgastein.