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Read skier and snowboarder-submitted reviews on Bad Gastein - Graukogel that rank the ski resort and mountain town on a scale of one to five stars for attributes such as terrain, nightlife and family friendliness. See how Bad Gastein - Graukogel stacks up in the reviews, on and off the slopes, from skiing and family activities to the après scene. Read up on pros, cons and other comments in reviews left by fellow skiers and riders. Don't forget to submit your own Bad Gastein - Graukogel review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your skiing and resort experience. For more destination information, click Add to Compare to see a side-by-side comparison of Bad Gastein - Graukogel vs. other ski resorts (up to 10 total).

by: Bugatt81 - 20th February 2009

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  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 4Family Friendly
  • 5Aprés Ski
  • 4Terrain Park
  • Overall Value
Large ski area, good off-piste in Sportgastein, snow-secure, significant investments made in recent years
Becoming expensive

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Bad Hofgastein, Bad Gastein and Sportgastein (and to some extent Dorfgastein although that's further off) together represent a vast array of skiing possibilities. For advanced skiers who are looking for powder and off-piste Sportgastein is definitely it - part of its appeal is that it is not connected to the rest of the ski system, meaning that most skiers don't find their way up there - for many days (excluding some high-season days) the area is nearly empty and offers (despite only having one real lift - although the official count is 3) world-class skiing. There are few single areas in the world that are better than the ride from the top of Kreuzkogel down to base station Sportgastein - I would challenge anyone claiming that Verbier, St. Moritz, St. Anton, Chamonix, Zermatt etc. offer one single ride that tops this (yes - these places overall have larger off-piste possibilities - but I've never found that I've been more satisfied than when plowing through a meter of powder at Sportgastein - and I've skiied all the aforementioned places).

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  • rjharrison (23rd February 2011)

    A fantastic resort, very friendly with a great variety of slopes. Excellent hotels and resteraunts, not to mention the world famous spa....

  • chris84 (22nd February 2010)

    Very interesting village with some very nice buildings with a different flair to other ski destinations. I was really impressed how big...

  • Bugatt81 (20th February 2009)

    Bad Hofgastein, Bad Gastein and Sportgastein (and to some extent Dorfgastein although that's further off) together represent a vast array of skiing...

  • anonymous_user (25th February 2008)

    Ski school brilliant all the instructors seemed keen and helpful. The lift system is not so good only one lift to the...

  • anonymous_user (21st February 2008)

    Bad Gastein gives you direct access to 2 major ski areas and you can take the free ski bus or a €30...

  • anonymous_user (4th February 2003)

    Ski Well, Stay Healthy You can enjoy the extensive 'ski circus' of slopes and lifts that connect Bad Gastein with other villages...

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