Ski Holidays in Bad Gastein, Austria
The extensive Gasteinertal ski area is one of the largest in Austria. The attractive town of Bad Gastein has bustling centres and excellent amenities, not to mention the famous spas. Bad Hofgastein is the quieter of the two resorts with cobbled streets and a relaxed approach to après ski. Bad Gastein attracts those looking for a great nightlife - begin with après ski' and continue into the early hours. The skiing and boarding is superb - you need almost never take the same piste twice in a week, and if you head off-piste with a guide the area almost doubles again.
Bad Gastein: Good choice of lively and cosmopolitan nightspots with an impressive casino for those wishing to have a flutter. Try: • Silver Bullet • Hexen Häusl • Bergfex • Chill Out.
Ski & Spa
• Spa centres • Ice skating and curling • Tobogganing • Sleigh rides • Ice climbing • Snow shoe walking.
A superb choice of over 35 restaurants in each resort, catering for all tastes and pockets
• Casino • Stylish shops and boutiques • Banks • Many lovely winter walks • Excursions to Salzburg.
What better way to soothe those tired muscles than by relaxing in a warm thermal pool while looking up at the snowcovered mountains. Both Bad Hofgastein and Bad Gastein are famous for the thermal waters hidden within their mountains - people have been attracted here to bathe in these 'healing' waters for hundreds of years. The current 'spa' centres were renovated in 2004 and now offer state-of-the-art leisure facilities.
'Felsenbad' Bad Gastein
The 'Felsenbad' has an indoor activity area with pools, flumes and a children's area. There is also a panoramic spa area with saunas, steam rooms, massage and facials. Outdoors there is a sport pool (24 degrees) and relaxation thermal pool (34 degrees), not to mention the 'Fairytale Pool' with interactive fairytale character.
Spa centre is open daily from 10.00am-10.00pm. A variety of entrance tickets are available.