South of Salzburg, the Grossarl Dorfgastein ski area has 30 pistes totaling 80km that are served by 16 lifts accessing a maximum descent of 1100m. If you're in search of some freeriding, there are three options available including the descent from the Laireiteralm hutte (Route 10), from the Gipfelstadl hutte (Route 11) and from the Reiterhutte (Route 8).
The Grossarl-Dorfgastein ski area is part of the Ski Gastein region which has over 60 pistes totaling 200km served by 42 lifts accessing a maximum vertical descent of 1000m. Ski Gastein encompasses three other ski areas around the villages of Bad Gastein, Bad Hofgastein and Sportgastein. Overall, the terrain in each of the ideal for solid intermediate riders and there are a few ski routes to keep the advanced riders interested. Each of the ski mountain towns are interconnected by free regular ski buses.
In addition, the Grossarl ski area is within the Ski Amade ski arena, which has over 860km of pistes served by 270 lifts spread among 5 ski regions interconnecting 25 villages. The five ski regions include Salzburger Sportwelt, Schladming-Dachstein, Gastein, Hochkoenig and Grossarltal.
Overall, Grossarl Dorfgastein is the 57th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 75 snowboarding resorts in Austria.
Local Contacts: Tourismusverband Großarltal +43 (0) 6414 - 281
Best Season: Jan. - Feb.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Base Camp: Gasthof Hotel Schützenhof (+43) 6414 571
Luxury Loding: Hotel Edelweiss Grossarl 0043 6414 3000; Hotel Kristall Grossarl +43 (0)6414/8767
Reference Source: click here https://www.grossarltal.info/
GPS: 47.241742, 13.19472
Date Published: 1/9/2018
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