In winter, Sportgastein attracts countless winter sports fans to its perfectly groomed pistes. Amongst skiers and free riders, this sportiest ski area in Gastein has long been an open secret. Not least because, due to its high elevations – ranging from 1584 to 2650 m – it can be counted on for outstanding snow conditions all winter long. In fact, it is the highest winter sports resort in all of Ski amadé. And simultaneously the highest ski area in Salzburger Land not on a glacier. Springtime event tip: Palms on the Alms, for that Caribbean feeling while you ski.
The highest ski area in Salzburger Land also excites outdoor fans in summer – with marvelous hiking paths, charming mountain huts and breathtaking nature!
As you can clearly see from its name, “sport” is integral to what Sportgastein is all about. And in fact, you can indulge yourself in sporting activities here year-round, surrounded by majestic 3000 m peaks. The glorious sensation of standing in the middle of it all, with Alpine summits in the distance and the valley far below – is something you can experience in Sportgastein throughout the year. The Goldbergbahn lifts, for example, carry you up to 2650 m above sea level both summer and winter.
And in summer? This area captivates with magical alpine pastures and extended hiking paths – for example, to the two Bockhartseen lakes in Sportgastein. A hike that is even relatively easy for families to handle as well. Hungry hikers will be unable to resist the delicious food served at mountain huts along the way. And since we are on the topic of huts: The Nassfeldalm is open for the enjoyment of hikers and skiers. Here's another tip for you: Folk festivals are regularly held in the Nassfeld area. As you can see: Regardless of whether you are planning a winter holiday, summer vacation or a short escape in Gastein – Sportgastein is a magical magnet for everyone enjoying an active stay in Austria!
The locals still know Sportgastein as Nassfeld. Of all the Tauern valleys, Nassfeldtal boasts the broadest valley head – the actual “Nassfeld”. Bordered to the south by the imposing 3000ers of the main Tauern divide, to the east by the striking double peak of the Geiselkopf, while to the west the massive summit of the Murauerkogel rises towards the sky. Incidentally, one of the side valleys off the Nassfeld – Weissenbachtal – will actually lead you all the way to Mallnitztal in Carinthia.
We invite you to convince yourself about the sporting variety of Sportgastein! As you allow your sporting dreams to come true during your Salzburger Land vacation. We look forward to seeing you soon in Gastein!