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Dorfgastein Ski Resort Guide

Dorfgastein, Austria

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length201km
Highest Lift2,033m
Resort Height860m
 Nearest AirportsSalzburg and Klagenfurt
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The Austrian ski resort of Dorfgastein is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 860m, with 201km of marked runs.


Dorfgastein is part of the Gastein ski area with access to 205km of downhill skiing, with 178 marked pistes, served by a total of 50 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Dorfgastein itself (201km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Gastein ski resorts of Bad Gastein, Bad Hofgastein, Graukogel and Sportgastein.

With ski lifts as high as 2,033m, snow cover is generally reliable.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Dorfgastein is highly rated by Snowboarders and there is a Snow Park in Dorfgastein.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Nr 20'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Dorfgastein?

The next notable snow forecast is 8cm, expected on 2 June.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Dorfgastein

Ski Area Stats

Dorfgastein Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Gastein Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Dorfgastein Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,033m
Resort Altitude (Dorfgastein)860m
Lowest Piste830m
Max Vertical1,203m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Dorfgastein
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Dorfgastein

Ski Hire Shops in Dorfgastein.

For more information, see our page about Dorfgastein Ski Hire.

Ski Lessons in Dorfgastein

Find a Ski Instructor

To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Dorfgastein Ski Schools and Dorfgastein Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Dorfgastein?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Dorfgastein is Salzburg, 70 minutes drive away.

Klagenfurt, Linz, Ljubljana, Innsbruck Airport, Munich and Graz airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 44 ski lifts are able to uplift 71,443 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 96km of ski runs, with 300 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Dorfgastein open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late December, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

Dorfgastein Piste Map

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Dorfgastein, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Dorfgastein Tourist Office for the latest.

Talking about Dorfgastein

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Dorfgastein Webcams

The Webcams in Dorfgastein are not always up-to-date. Please check the date on the image to ensure you are seeing current snow conditions.