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New Alpine Course in Bad Gastein in January

We are thrilled to announce a new Alpine course taking place from January 21st to January 28th, 2024, in Bad Gastein. This region not only offers an ideal setting for a high-quality Alpine course experience but also guarantees snow reliability. During your stay, you will be accommodated at the CESTA GRAND Aktivhotel & Spa, a 4-star hotel in Bad Gastein.

CESTA GRAND Aktivhotel & Spa: Hospitality at 4 Star Level

Experience Austrian hospitality at 4-star level at the CESTA GRAND hotel in Bad Gastein and discover one of the most historically significant active and health destinations in the Alps. The accommodation offers a unique combination of charming tradition, excellent service, and modern amenities.

Culinary Delights:

Whether you prefer a sumptuous buffet or an exclusive menu, a cozy breakfast or a gourmet dinner, CESTA GRAND caters to all your culinary desires. Our half-board option pampers you daily with the best culinary delights Austrian cuisine has to offer—a true delight for every palate.


The "SigNatur" spa paradise spans over 1,800 m² and features a generous thermal indoor pool, various saunas, a steam bath, adventure showers, a Kneipp pool, and much more. After an exciting day in the Gastein mountain world, you can relax here and relive your experiences.

The Ski Resort: A Paradise for Winter Sports Enthusiasts

The Gastein Valley in the Salzburg region is a paradise for winter sports enthusiasts. Here, you'll find a total of four diverse ski areas with a combined piste length of approximately 200 km. You'll discover a wide range of blue, red, and black slopes, allowing you to easily choose your preferred terrain to leave your tracks in the snow and collect kilometers.

But the Gastein Valley has more to offer than just groomed slopes. For freeride enthusiasts, this region is a true Eldorado. With wide, north-facing descents and fresh powder snow lasting well into the afternoon, along with thrilling tree runs and steep chutes, the Gastein Valley offers an impressive variety of freeride experiences.

The high-altitude location of the Gastein Valley ensures snow reliability and makes it a popular destination for freeriders. Especially the Sportgastein ski area, reaching up to 2,686 meters, magically attracts freeriders. Here, you'll find numerous powder slopes easily accessible without long ascents.

The Alpine Course

The Alpine course aims to impart alpine knowledge to you, both theoretically and practically, so that you can safely lead and accompany guests on ski and snowboard routes and variations near ski lifts. Our experienced instructors are certified mountain guides and will teach you hands-on how to move safely in the open mountain terrain and respond correctly in emergencies.


  • Snow and avalanche

  • Tour planning and guiding

  • Orientation

  • Weather science

  • Rescue techniques

  • Avalanche safety

  • Avalanche transceiver search


To participate in the Alpine course, you need to have completed the LS1 education for skiers or have achieved the Landeslehrer certification for snowboarders. No entrance exams are required.


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