Freeride Hot Spot Gastein

Fancy some fancy lines in the fresh powder?

Nothing is more fun than really letting off steam off-piste. With its north-facing wide runs with champagne powder until the afternoon, and the fast tree runs and gullies, the Gasteinertal valley is a true hot spot for every feeride lover.


Due to its high alpine location, the Gasteinertal valley is known for its snow reliability. The Sportgastein ski area, which reaches up to 2,686 meters, scores points with freeriders for its numerous deep snow slopes that can be reached without a long ascent. It is not for nothing that top athletes such as Sandra Lahnsteiner have settled in Gastein. In addition, international contests, competitions and freeride camps are held regularly.

Freeride Camp for women
Freeride Camp for women
The deep snow experience especially for women
Freeride taster
Freeride taster
Your first turns in deep snow with local guides
Ski schools with freeride offers
Ski schools with freeride offers
Enroll and dive into the powder

What freeride star Sandra Lahnsteiner says

Sandra Lahnsteiner

The Gastein Valley simply has so much to offer, its versatility never ceases to amaze any "non-Gastein connoisseur": Sportgastein with its high alpine runs and the Schareck run from the Mölltal Glacier to Sportgastein as an absolute highlight. Bad Gastein - the Stubnerkogel - attracts with an incredible variety of variants in the Jungeralm area, and the Schlossalm area offers numerous options directly accessible from the lifts.

To sum it up: Gastein has something to offer for every weather and avalanche situation! In dense snow drifts, you can have fun on various forest runs or even the new Katstall run. If the weather is stable, countless open slopes or big mountain runs will attract you. Simply nice!

Freeride routes in Sportgastein

Golden Powder

Length: 5000 m

Access: Below the Goldberg cable car, the Golden Rush route can be found directly after it.

Height difference: 664 m

Difficulty: medium

Exposure: western

Golden Rush

Length: 2000 m

Entry: Following Golden Powder, with steep sections. For well experienced freeriders!

Height difference: 398 m

Difficulty: medium

Exposure: west

Golden Ride

Length: 666 m

Starting point: valley station of the Kreuzkogel drag lift

Height difference: 176 m

Difficulty: medium

Exposure: western

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Safety in deep snow

You want to fill up on endorphins during your winter vacation? Then freeriding in Gastein is just the thing for you! With freeride alpine you can enjoy the freedom and really have fun in the Hohe Tauern. Whether with the freeride ski or the freeride snowboard - in the Gasteinertal valley you have many great options for your exciting trip in the Austrian mountains!


However, the prerequisite for this is the right equipment including avalanche VS device, probe, shovel as well as the right preparation. Do not put yourself in danger unnecessarily! You can check the avalanche transceiver at the avalanche search field on the valley floor in Sportgastein to make sure it is working properly. Avalanche awareness is an important topic for ski routes and ski slopes away from marked trails and other skiers. Your safety is also a top priority when freeriding.


In Gastein you also have the opportunity to explore the mountains with a professional freeride guide. Experienced freeriders also benefit from a trained guide who will lead you to the best freeride spots in the Gastein ski area. The following always applies: Ride safe! The guides will also inform you about the appropriate ski length that should fit your body size or the behavior towards other skiers. Get tips & tricks for more stability when skiing in deep snow or on the mogul slope. So that you can really enjoy the breathtaking mountain world and protect yourself, a back protector is also important!

In the snowpark of QParks newschoolers can really let off steam. In the snowpark at Stubnerkogel, Beginner, Medium and Advanced Line offer many rails & boxes, and the kickers provide air-time!