Freeride Hotspot Gastein

The Eldorado for freeriders. With powder, deep snow slopes and everything that freethinkers of winter sports desire.

Attention freeriders: Best conditions with dreamlike powder snow are waiting for you in the mountains of Gastein. Strap on your freeride skis or snowboard , choose the cool terrain with deep snow & off you go.


The mountains of Gastein offer many varied slopes with deep snow & ideal ski slopes for freeriders:

  • North-facing wide slopes with champagne powder until the afternoon
  • south facing slopes with firn
  • fast tree runs and gullies
  • big mountain runs
  • ...and a much bigger nature experience in the Gasteinertal valley

 

On a winter vacation in Gastein, freeriders will find perfect conditions for freeriding amidst the impressive mountain scenery, right outside the door of your accommodation .

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For carefree freeride fun

The Gastein Valley is known for its snow reliability. Due to the high alpine location, you can expect the best snow conditions in the Gastein winter. Especially the ski area Sportgastein, which reaches up to 2,686 meters, scores with snow reliability and numerous deep snow slopes, which you can reach without a long ascent. Three marked routes offer carefree freeride fun. It is not for nothing that top athletes like Sandra Lahnsteiner have settled in Gastein. In addition, international contests and competitions are held regularly.

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What freeride star Sandra Lahnsteiner says

Sandra Lahnsteiner
Salzburg

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

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!