Dorfgastein is situated in the beginning of the Gasteiner Valley. It is a quiet, but cosy winter sport village and has remained its authentic character. Dorfgastein is a economical alternative to the well-known ski resorts Bad Hofgastein and Bad Gastein.
The cable-car Gipfelbahn Fulseck, leading to the ski area Dorfgastein-Großartal (ca. 86 km of slopes), is situated just outside the village and can be reached with the ski bus. This ski area has 8 blue, 13 red and 2 black slopes. The Kreuzbergkogel (2077 m) is the highest point of the ski area and offers a stunning view over the rough mountain world. Around the top there are wide-ranged slopes with a clear view and those situated lower are smaller and surrounded by trees. The Dorfgastein-Großartal is one of the four ski areas of the Gasteinertal ski area with a total of 215 km of slopes. The Gasteinertal ski area is part of the large ski region Ski Amadé (870 km of slopes).
Dorfgastein is a family friendly village. At the ground station of the Gipfelbahn Fulseck a skischool with a kids playground ‘Gasti-Snowpark’ is situated. Here kids can enjoy themselves and learn to ski while playing. In the nearby located Bad Hofgastein (ca 8 km) and Bad Gastein (ca. 17 km) you can go sledding.
In the centre of Dorfgastein a supermarket, shops, restaurants and bars are found. The après-ski in the village is lively but not vivid. Those who prefer to relax after skiing can make use of the Solar bath with e.g. Thermal baths, a Turkish bath and several saunas. In the surrounding of Dorfgastein you can enjoy snow shoeing, hiking, cross-country skiing and horse sled tours.