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A winter holiday in Bad Hofgastein

Away from the slopes Discover winter sports in the untouched nature of the Hohe Tauern National Park.

Even without your skis and board, Gastein is well worth a visit in winter. Over 100 kilometres of signposted hiking trails take you through the deeply snow-covered winter landscape of our valley. Conquer them with snowshoes or winter hiking boots, then pause and let the cold mountain air guide you. Across boardwalks, forest trails and snowshoe routes. A magnificent feeling that you can't afford to miss!

Bad Hofgastein sports field cross-country ski run


On the cross-country skiingWorld Cup course

A range of cross-country ski trails start directly in Hofgastein's Kurpark, i.e., practically on the doorstep of the BLÜ. If you still want to go cross-country skiing in the evening, you are in the right place. Thanks to the use of modern floodlights, you can end your day here in an active way. In Böckstein and in Sportgastein, cross-country trails of varying levels of difficulty also await you. On the high plateau at 1500 metres above sea level, you can train on a World Cup course with a length of 10 kilometres, surrounded by the gorgeous three-thousand-metre peaks of the region.

Dog sledding in Sportgastein


With the huskiesthrough thethe valley

The husky workshop in Sportgastein is a unique experience. At the start, you will learn everything there is to know about the four-legged sporting canons before things heat up on the sledge ride in the snow. Those who prefer can simply trudge with the dogs through the snow. You will not experience this anywhere else!

Feet in skates on ice


On the ice inHofgasteinget started

The Alpenarena is a natural ice paradise in winter. Spend cosy hours ice skating, curling or at the weekly ice disco.

To warm up afterwards, you can enjoy hot drinks in the BLÜ Bar or indulge in a relaxing sauna in the HimmelBLÜ Spa, naturally with a view of the mountains.

TheBLÜsider tips for winter

A sleigh ride with the horses into the Prossau

Snuggled up in a blanket, you can enjoy a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride through the snow-covered winter landscape and marvel at the untouched nature of the National Park. You will feel like you are participating in a romantic film! Finish off the experience with a warm mulled wine and a delicious roast pork dinner at the Alpengasthof Prossau.

Experience the waterfall while flying

With the Flying Fox, you "fly" over the Bad Gastein waterfall. A thrill that offers completely new views of the dreamlike Bad Gastein all year round.

The finest breakfast with the finest views

This must be the most beautiful breakfast restaurant in the world. In Sportgastein, at lofty altitudes of over 2600 metres above sea level, you will be treated to culinary delights in the legendary glass and aluminium dome designed by the famous architect Gerhard Garstenauer. Enjoy the view of over 400 peaks. All your senses will be rewarded.

Your winter holiday in the Gastein Valley will be unique! Are you curious? Let us prepare a holiday offer for you!