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Skiing in Bad Hofgastein Austria

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Bad Hofgastein is situated in one of the more open and sunny sections of the Gasteinertal, where the valley widens out before rising to the neighbouring resort of Bad Gastein.

Like its more renowned neighbour to the south, Bad Hofgastein is also a spa town, with a thermal bath area as well as an extensive ski resort. But the destination itself is more of a traditional style of Austrian resort, rather than the more historic and "town"-type setting of Bad Gastein.

Elevation: 857 metres

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Location: 5630 Bad Hofgastein - Salzburg - Austria

Bad Hofgastein was originally the main administrative town, market and court (thus the "Hof" in the name) in the Gastein valley.

The position was one reason - it was located on an important trade route through Austria between northern Europe and Italy. Another was the important mining industry situated in the mountains around the settlement.

Once the minerals ran out the town declined until the boom from the thermal baths in the 19th century (along with the more 'adventurous' radon pools) The ski resort was opened in the late 1940s and has since been extended and linked to the neighbouring Bad Gastein area.

Most of the hotel accommodation can be found around the pedestrian centre of the village, although there are some establishments in smaller hamlets up and down the valley.

The Bad Hofgastein ski area is on the Schlossalm and reaches an altitude of 2300m on the western side of the valley. It connects to the Bad Gastein ski area via the Angertal ski centre.
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The Gasteinertal (the Gastein valley) is relatively easy to access, with good road and rail connections. The most convenient airport is Salzburg airport.
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Bad Hofgastein has a different ambience from its neighbour Bad Gastein. Both share thermal baths, "Kur" promenades and spa centres, but Bad Hofgastein is far more a typical type of Austrian village with a good mix of luxury through to family hotels clustered around a central pedestrian area.

Most of the accommodation is located in this central area located on the other side of the main road and river from the ski lifts. Befitting its status as a spa town, there are plenty of open spaces and greenery and the settlement has a completely different feel to some of the more compact ski villages higher up in the mountains.

The boxes below detail five and four star hotels offering half board in Bad Hofgastein. A wider selection of star ratings and different types of accommodation can be found by using the search box to check availability in the resort for your stay.

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Hotel Zum Stern

Hotel Zum Stern, Bad HofgasteinWeitmoserstrasse 33
A-5630 Bad Hofgastein
Tel: 06432 8450
Fax:: 06432 8450 85

The Zum Stern is a four-star superior hotel located in a small hamlet just outside the centre of Bad Hofgastein. The quiet position offers good access both to the main Bad Hofgastein ski slopes and to the Angertal which connects directly into the Bad Gastein area.

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Grand Park Hotel
Kurgartenstrasse 26
A-5630 Bad Hofgastein
Tel: 06432 6356
Fax: 06432 8454
Verwöhnhotel Bismarck
Alpenstrasse 4
A-5630 Bad Hofgastein
Tel: 06432 6681
Fax: 06432 6681 6
Das Goldberg
Haltestellenweg 23
A-5630 Bad Hofgastein
Tel: 06432 6444
Fax: 06432 6444 60
Hotel Norica Therme
Kaiser-Franz-Platz 3
A-5630 Bad Hofgastein
Tel: 06432 8391
Fax: 06432 8391 500
Impuls Hotel Tirol
Grünlandstrasse 5
A-5630 Bad Hofgastein
Tel: 06432 6394
Fax: 06432 8601
Hotel Alpina
Parkstrasse 5-15
A-5630 Bad Hofgastein
Tel: 06432 8475
Fax: 06432 8475 70
Hotel Alte Post
Kirchplatz 4
A-5630 Bad Hofgastein
Tel: 06432 6260
Fax: 06432 6260 400
Hotel Astoria
Salzburger Strasse 24
A-5630 Bad Hofgastein
Tel: 06432 6277
Fax: 06432 6277 77
Hotel Carinthia
Dr. Zimmermannstrasse 2
A-5630 Bad Hofgastein
Tel: 06432 8374
Fax: 06432 8374 75
Hotel Klammer's Kärnten
Dr. Zimmermannstrasse 9
A-5630 Bad Hofgastein
Tel: 06432 6711
Fax: 06432 6711 8
Hotel Das Moser
Kaiser-Franz-Platz 2
A-5630 Bad Hofgastein
Tel: 06432 6209
Fax: 06432 6209 88
Hotel Österreichischer Hof
Kurgartenstrasse 9
A-5630 Bad Hofgastein
Tel: 06432 6216
Fax: 06432 6216 51
Kur- & Sport-Hotel Palace
Alexander Moser Allee 13
A-5630 Bad Hofgastein
Tel: 06432 6715
Fax: 06432 6715 67
Hotel St Georg
Dr. Zimmermannstrasse 7
A-5630 Bad Hofgastein
Tel: 06432 6100
Fax: 06432 6100 617
Thermenhotel Sendlhof
Pyrkerstrasse 34
A-5630 Bad Hofgastein
Tel: 06432 3838
Fax: 06432 3838 60
Wasserhotel Völserhof
Kurpromenade 1
A-5630 Bad Hofgastein
Tel: 06432 8288
Fax: 06432 8288 10

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