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Dorfgastein is a municipality in the St. Johann im Pongau district in the state of Salzburg in western central Austria. It is located at the entrance (north) of the Gastein Valley. Right through the municipality where the host Ache flows coming from the south. .It is a wonderful village, where you can forget about your car. Ski-lifts, shops and restaurants are easily reachable by feet. Lots of skiing-huts offer delicious meals to low-prices as well as party and apré-ski in the afternoon. The snowpark will make freestylers a pleasure - from beginner to expert. Children can try out skiing for the first time, the ski instructors at the Schneesportschule Gastein or the Schischule Angerer will show them how it’s done. More advanced and expert winter sports kids can enjoy carving and snowboarding, with guaranteed snow on the slopes. At midday your loved ones can warm up in the rustic ski chalets and enjoy a hearty meal.
A winter holiday in Dorfgastein, Salzburg state, can offer much more than downhill skiing though. An extensive network of trails are the perfect place to go cross-country skiing in Gasteinertal. If you would like to experience the fairy tale winter landscape without skis, then you should try a winter walking tour. With snow shoes it’s also relatively easy to walk through the snow, in the style of American natives. Wrapped in warm blankets, you can also discover the white splendour of winter in Dorfgastein during a horse-drawn sleigh ride. Enjoy the stillness, interrupted only by the horses’ breath.
Salzburg airport is within an hours’ drive, so ski and snowboard breaks and short holidays in Dorfgastein are perfect. The following airports link Dorfgastein and all of them provide airport transfers to the ski resort:
There is a train station in Dorfgastein that means the journey to this resort is more convenient than other. However, if you are looking at using public transport be aware that there will be necessary changes.
Below some viable options to explore:
While many people do use the public transport listed above they can sometimes be time consuming like some train journeys from airports not listed above may take up a long time to reach the resort. You are much better off booking an airport transfer from the airport where you land. You will benefit from a shorter journey time and a direct route. You also get the added bonus of travelling in comfort, and of a guaranteed journey that is pre-booked. Airport transfers are also the most cost-effective method of getting to this beautiful ski resort.