At the end of the valley in the Gasteinertal ski area, there is Bad Gastein. This friendly health resort is built against a mountain, at an altitude of about 1000 meters. Because of it's high altitude, there are beautiful views over the full length of the Gasteinertal.
Bad Gastein is situated in the Stubnerkogel area (2250 meter altitude), which has the most piste kilometers and is connected to the other villages in the Gasteinertal.
Snowboarders are, of course, welcome everywhere and could go up the Stubnerkogel to check out (100-metre long!) competition halfpipe. Also cross country skiers have many possibilities, because there are several starting points in Bad Gastein itself. These cross country ski runs are usualy in great condition, even when it's the end of the season.
If you don't want to go skiing, snowboarding or cross country skiing, Bad Gastein has lots of other things to do and visit. For instance, you could make a stroll through the village and see the The Gasteiner Ache waterfall. This waterfall is situated in the middle of the village and is one of the town's most important therapeutic features. The falls on the Gasteiner Ache drop a total of 341 metres in 3 stages. Besides this feature, there are also thermal baths you could visit or cultural excursions you could do. In the village centre there is one ski school and one nursery (for children of at least 36 months old).
If you want to do more than skiing Bad Gastein is an excellent village. There are plenty of cultural activities and there are thermal baths to visit.