In the midst of the Hohe Tauern National Park, Bad Gastein basks in fresh mountain air and a fog-free setting at 1,000 metres above sea level.
Its very characteristic appearance, with beautiful buildings dating back to the "Belle Époque", blends harmoniously into its natural surroundings.
This is a spa town of world renown with a very special flair: relaxation and recreation in pure mountain air, combined with an ideal high-altitude climate and Gastein's thermal waters, guarantee you a vacation that is certain to exceed your highest expectations!
Dream yourself a winter's dream: Blue sky over mountain slopes covered deep in snow, wisps of smoke rising up from the chimney of a rustic ski lodge. The jingling of bells on a horse-drawn sleigh, soothing relaxation in hot spring waters. This dream has a name: Gastein!
Winter sports enthusiasts find their personal piece of paradise in the Gastein Valley. Whether you prefer skiing, boarding or carving, in the four ski areas of Gastein with 200 kilometres of slopes there is always snow to rely on.
No wonder that also the world's best riders are keen to come back every year. Over a long time now, Bad Gastein has raised the bar of organising both, enthralling head-to-head duels in the parallel slalom and breathtaking fights on the snowboard cross course, both built and/or flagged on the Bucheben sope in the city centre.
Ever since 2001, the winter sport resort has staged World Cups every season - some of them under the lights - having earned the legendary status of a tradition-rich event venue, which also offers a lot of party time for riders and fans after the event.
In 2018, it's time again for the race boarders to show their skills in a parallel slalom as well as a psl team event on January 12 and 13.
|2001||Rosey Fletcher (USA)||Markus Ebner (GER)||PSL||re-run|
|2002||Isabelle Blanc (FRA)||Dejan Kosir (SLO)||PSL||re-run|
|2002||Ursula Fingerlos (AUT)||Thomas Bourgault (FRA)||SBX||Heat of 4|
|2003||Isabelle Blanc (FRA)||Mathieu Bozzetto (FRA)||PSL||re-run|
|2003||Karine Ruby (FRA)||Xavier de le Rue (FRA)||SBX||Heat of 4|
|2003||Deborah Anthonioz (FRA)||Xavier de le Rue (FRA)||SBX||Heat of 4|
|2004||Lindsey Jacobellis (USA)||Tom Velisek (CAN)||SBX||Heat of 4|
|2004||Jagna Marczulajtis (POL)||Dejan Kosir (SLO)||PSL||re-run|
|2004||Ursula Bruhin (SUI)||Philipp Schoch (SUI)||PSL||re-run|
|2006||Dominique Maltais (CAN)||Drew Neilson (CAN)||SBX||Heat of 4|
|2006||Mellie Francon (SUI)||Mario Fuchs (AUT)||SBX||Heat of 4|
|2006||Ekaterina Tudegesheva (RUS)||Siegfried Grabner (AUT)||PSL||re-run|
|2006||Doresia Krings (AUT)||Simon Schoch (SUI)||PSL||re-run|
|2008||Nicolien Sauerbreij (NED)||Mathieu Bozzetto (FRA)||PSL||re-run|
|2008||Lindsey Jacobellis (USA)||Mario Fuchs (AUT)||SBX||Heat of 4|
|2009||Sandra Frei (SUI)||Xavier de le Rue (FRA)||SBX||Heat of 4|
|2009||Lindsey Jacobellis (USA)||Damon Hayler (AUS)||SBX||Heat of 4|
|2010||Lindsey Jacobellis (USA)||Nate Holland (USA)||SBX||Heat of 4|
|2011||Ekaterina Tudegesheva (RUS)||Benjamin Karl (AUT)||PSL||re-run|
|2012||Patrizia Kummer (SUI)||Roland Fischnaller (ITA)||PSL||re-run|
|2013||Amelie Kober (GER)||Andreas Prommegger (AUT)||PSL||single run|
|2013||Patrizia Kummer (SUI)||Zan Kosir (SLO)||PSL||re-run|
|2014||Patrizia Kummer (SUI)||ALexander Bergmann (GER)||PSL||single run|
|2014||Patrizia Kummer (SUI)||Vic Wild (RUS)||PSL||re-run|
|2015||Ester Ledecka (CZE)||Zan Kosir (SLO)||PSL||single run|
|2015||Patrizia Kummer (SUI)||Nevin Galmarini (SUI)||PSL||Team Event|
|2016||Ekaterina Tudegesheva (RUS)||Radoslav Yankov (BUL)||PSL||single run|
|2016||Sabine Schoeffmann (AUT)||Alexander Payer (AUT)||PSL||Team Event|
|2017||Daniela Ulbing (AUT)||Christoph Mick (ITA)||PSL||single run|
|2017||Daniela Ulbing (AUT)||Benjamin Karl (AUT)||PSL||Team Event|
In the four winter sports resorts of Gastein Valley, skiers and snowboarders are greeted by a total of well over 220 kilometers of outstandingly groomed slopes. The right slope awaits no matter what your ability level: deep-snow and moguls runs, carving hills and freerides, along with family runs, bringing all the variety to your ski vacation you could possibly wish for.
Some 50 cable cars and ski lifts, along with around 220 kilometers of excellently maintained and snowy slopes, make Gastein Valley one of the most attractive ski areas in the entire province. Your choices include the ski circuits of Stubnerkogel-Angertal-Schlossalm and Dorfgastein-Grossarl, also awaiting you with a permanent race hill, the World Championship-caliber Graukogel with its long, tough runs, and Sportgastein, located at high-alpine elevations of up to 2700 meters, where the backcountry is vast and open.
Team AUT1 with Daniela Ulbing and Benjamin Karl have claimed victory in this season's first parallel slalom team event staged under a blue bird sky in Bad Gastein today therefore wrapping up the home soil World Cup stop for Snowboard Austria in style.
Daniela Ulbing (AUT) and Christoph Mick (ITA) have claimed victory at the 2016-17 alpine snowboard World Cup season's second parallel slalom which was staged today under the lights on the Bucheben slope.
Rok Flander (SLO) has announced a soft retirement from competitive snowboarding.
Over the next two days, Bad Gastein (AUT) becomes once again the focus of attention; not only of the snowboard world but the international winter sport scene.
The preparations for the first alpine snowboard World Cup stop of the New Year are in full swing.
The FIS Council held its spring Meetings during the FIS Congress Week in Cancun (MEX) from 6th-11th June. One of the main topics was the confirmation of the official calendar: here is a quick overview of the 2016-17 FIS Snowboard World Cup season.