Hiking paths that lead through satiny-green forests of spruce and across flower-strewn alpine meadows, seemingly endless pistes, upon which millions of snow crystals vie with the winter sunshine for our attention, and mountains that tower majestically into the brilliantly blue sky: Gastein has something almost unreal about it. The valley, with its romantic mountain landscapes, appears as if it had been plucked straight from the pages of a fairy tale. This variety, which you can experience every single day of the year, makes Gastein an Eldorado for active vacationers. Here, you can pursue your favorite sport to your heart's content – in any season. The outdoor opportunities in Gastein Valley, in the heart of the Hohe Tauern mountains, know practically no bounds.