Winter vacation in Gastein
skiing, tobogganing, cross-country skiing & more
Gastein is an absolute El Dorado for all winter sports enthusiasts and those seeking peace and quiet! You can also enjoy both at the same time – action and tranquility – on your winter holiday at the “Die Unterbergerin” farm hotel. Collect unique holiday memories during your winter holiday in the magnificent mountain scenery and snow-covered nature in the Gastein Valley.
If you are a culture enthusiast and are interested in the customs and history of your holiday region, then why not visit one of the traditional festivals, a customs event or a museum during your winter holiday. At concerts and in the theater you can learn something about the culture of the friendly, local population.
In addition to perfectly groomed slopes in the surrounding ski areas, athletes will also find perfectly groomed cross-country ski trails. Beautiful winter hikes, snowshoe hikes and romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides turn your winter holiday in Gastein into your very own winter fairy tale.
The various ski areas in the surrounding mountains, cross-country ski trails, ski tours, winter hiking trails and much more can be found in Gastein and the region. Winter sports have the Gastein Valley and the state of Salzburg in full control – there are a wide variety of sports that you can practice here during this time: skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, horse riding, archery, ice skating, curling, snow tubing, ski touring, paragliding, Winter or snowshoe hiking and more are offered.
Skiers, snowboarders, freeriders and freestylers are in paradise here. You can choose from 4 large ski areas with around 200 kilometers of slopes. 40 lifts take you effortlessly up the mountains and to the start of the fantastic runs with wide slopes, challenging freeride routes and family-friendly routes. From black pistes for professionals to red pistes for all-rounders to blue pistes for leisurely skiers and families with children, everything is on offer here.
If you want to learn to ski or snowboard first or would like to improve your knowledge and techniques, there are 13 ski schools available to you during your winter holiday in Gastein. Book the ski school using our link in your reservation confirmation and as our guest you will receive special conditions on ski and snowboard courses.
The Dorfgastein ski bus stops directly at our accommodation and takes you to the mountain railways in just a few minutes or back to our accommodation after skiing fun. So you can leave your car at the “Die Unterbergerin” farm hotel during your winter holiday and save yourself the trouble of looking for a parking space.
Cross-country skiing is not only healthy, but it also offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy the wonderful, snow-covered landscape away from the slopes during your winter holiday in Gastein. An extensive network of cross-country trails of more than 40 kilometers awaits you in Gastein and the region, which are groomed daily. Whether you’re a beginner, an ambitious cross-country skier, a skater or a classic runner – with us everyone will find the route that’s right for them.
Are you looking for action and fun for the whole family on your winter holiday? How about a toboggan ride on one of the various toboggan runs in Gastein and the surrounding area. Tobogganing is fun for the individual as well as for the whole family or a group of friends. A sport that challenges body and mind.
The way to the start on the mountain is either on foot or comfortably with a cable car. When you arrive at the starting point, you will sometimes find a mountain inn or a mountain hut where you can fortify yourself with regional delicacies or a refreshing “Mut-Schnapserl” – according to your wishes. Then you toboggan down into the valley on two runners – leisurely with a view or quickly in a “competition” to see who can reach the bottom first.
The Gastein holiday region offers various snowshoe routes for young and old amidst a fantastic panorama of untouched nature. During a snowshoe tour – even with the whole family – discover the impressive natural world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. You can also go on a guided snowshoe hike – find out more about this directly from us or at the tourist information office.
In Gastein you will find fantastic winter hiking trails with a unique mountain panorama. The more than 60 km network of routes invites you to take a long walk and a magical winter hike. From the 6 km long but easy Kaiserin Elisabeth Promenade to the Gasteiner Höhenweg with its 9 km length – with us you will find a wide variety of hiking trails of all levels of difficulty during your winter holiday at the farm hotel.
Directly from our farm hotel you can explore the approximately 3 kilometer long “Sagenwanderweg” which leads from Unterberg to Klammstein. On this easy-to-walk high-altitude hiking trail, 11 display boards tell the story of the valley’s most important legends – a special experience for young and old.
Go ski touring:
Do you like skiing, but prefer to be away from the hustle and bustle of the slopes? Then you have come to the right place in Gastein! There are numerous ski tours here – easy and difficult, signposted and wild, on peaks or on alpine pastures. Four well-known ski tour routes start right in front of our house – Dorfer Himmel, Mooseckhöhe, Hahnbalzköpferl and Tagkopf!
Find your own path to the summit and then enjoy the descent over untouched deep snow slopes.
And generally a “must” on a winter holiday: Be sure to try the local delicacies and regional delicacies such as Kaspressknödel, Kasnocken, ribs, Kaiserschmarrn and many more. For the very special gourmets among you, selected ski huts also offer the sophisticated and delicious Gastein ski award-winning dishes, which are created every year by Salzburg’s top chefs and especially for our hut hosts (recognizable under the “Via Culinaria” gourmet seal of quality). Make your vacation perfect.