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Skiing in Dorfgastein Austria

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Dorfgastein is the first of the ski resorts in the Gasteinertal and is situated close to the entrance of the Gastein valley just after where the road to Bad Hofgastein and Bad Gastein emerges from the tunnel.

Dorfgastein is a small and traditional village, with a number of hamlets which also offer accommodation such as Unterberg and Klammstein located nearby.

Elevation: 830 metres

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Dorfgastein was originally the toll collection point for the valley in the Middle Ages (a former trade route from Italy to Austria runs through the Gasteinertal) and the point of administration of the mining activities in the valley. The fortress - Burg Klammstein - at the entrance to the valley is a reminder of these days.

Although the better-known neighbouring resorts are more popular and probably more lively, Dorfgastein is easier to get to and can boast a village charm as well as a decent ski area of its own.

The Dorfgastein ski area rises to the Kreuzkogel and Fulseck at an altitude of just over 2000m. The ski area connects into the area above Grossarl on the other side of the mountain range.
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The Gasteinertal (the Gastein valley) is relatively easy to access, with good road and rail connections. The most convenient airport is Salzburg airport.
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dorfgastein hotels

The village of Dorfgastein with its ski lifts is the centre for most of the accommodation, with the hotels located either near the main road or further up towards the bottom of the slopes. There is some accommodation in the smaller hamlets nearby (such as Klammstein near the historic fortress at the entrance to the valley).

featured dorfgastein hotels

Hotel Römerhof, DorfgasteinLandhotel Römerhof ****
Römerplatz 2
A-5632 Dorfgastein
Tel: 06433-7777
www.roemerhof.com
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The map below displays a selection of three- and four-star hotels in Dorfgastein and the surrounding villages, as well as the main lift up into the ski area. (The initial map is a relatively large-scale one because of the distance between different accommodation centres but you can zoom the map in and out by using the controls and also switch between satellite and traditional map views.)