December 8 - 10

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Prelude to the Ski Classics

Gastein Classics - the cross-country classic in Sportgastein

Bad Gastein once again opens the cross-country skiing season with the Gastein Classics. The prologue race of the international cross-country skiing competitions Ski Classics will once again take place in the Gastein cross-country skiing paradise Sportgastein. The race series includes runs like the Marcialonga or the Wasalauf.


Look forward to stars like Petter Northug and Dario Cologna in Gastein. In addition to the professionals, there are also two competitions for popular runners over 15 and 30 kilometers.


NEW in 2023 is the team classification. A team consists of four participants, the three fastest of the team are scored.

Register and be there!

Top offers and packages


Gastein Classics - 3 days

from € 230,00 per Person
  • 2 nights
  • Starting place for the amateur race
  • Access to various side events
Details & booking

Gastein Classics - 5 days

from € 400,00 per Person
  • 2 nights
  • Starting place for the amateur race
  • 3-hour admission Felsentherme
Details & booking
Thermeduett in Gastein - Herbst

Thermenduett Gastein

from € 160,00 per Person
  • 2 nights
  • 1 x all-day ticket in each of the Gastein spas
Details & booking

Program and routes

Friday, 8.12.2023
  • 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. EXPO Area at the event area in Sportgastein open


  • In the morning training of the athletes* on the race track


  • 4.45 p.m. Team presentation in the Felsentherme Bad Gastein with Livestream


  • Afterwards Pasta Party for all participants* at the Silberkrug


Saturday, 9.12.2023
  • 9.00 a.m. - 16.00 p.m. EXPO Area at the event area in Sportgastein open


  • 9.30 a.m. PRO TEAM TEMPO - 15 km race in classic style; followed by Flower Ceremony and award ceremony PRO TEAMS in the VIP Area



  • 13.00 GASTEIN CLASSICS - 15 or 30 km amateur race women and men in classic style (mass start); followed by flower ceremony and award ceremony amateurs in Goldbergstube




Sunday, 10.12.2023
  • 9.00 - 14.00 EXPO Area at the event area in Sportgastein open


  • 9.15 a.m. BAD GASTEIN CRITERIUM WOMEN - mass start 35 km in classic style


  • 11.15 a.m. BAD GA STEIN CRITERIUM MEN - mass start 35 km in classic style;
    followed by flower ceremony and award ceremony CRITERIUM WOMAN and MEN in the VIP Area

From the vision over the finish line in Sportgastein

Road to Gastein Classics

Since the beginning of August, we have been accompanying five athletes on their way to the start of the Gastein Classics.

Sports medical tests in the Alpentherme Bad Hofgastein, location check in Sportgastein, roller ski training and much more were already on the program of the kickoff days. In this way, the athletes got to know the Gastein Valley in all its diversity.

The handover of the cross-country skiing equipment, which comes from the collection of the sponsor Atomic , took place directly in the competence center of the manufacturer in Altenmarkt.

Learn more in our blog.


Join our Road to Gastein athletes on their way to the start of the Gastein Classics:

Tanja Stroschneider
Melina Meyer-Magulas
StewCrew - Jan and Matti Waldner
Lukas Pertl

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All race info


*All subject to change without notice!

Expo Area

Friday to Sunday at the race site in Sportgastein

  • Wax service
  • Material testing and boot drying


15 km or 30 km classic

Registration fee

  • until 18.8.2023 - € 69,- Early bird
  • 19.8. until 7.12.2023 - € 79,- Normal price
  • from 8.12.2023 - € 89,- late registration (directly at the race office until 2 hours before the start of the race; only cash payment possible)

Online registration is possible until Thursday, 7.12.2023, 23.59 hrs.



Included in the entry fee

  • Drink
  • Voucher for race day toll for 1 person
  • Catering
  • Medical care during the race
  • Goodie bag
  • race number
  • Timekeeping
  • Finisher medal
  • Certificate to print out yourself
  • garment bag
  • Free admission to the Felsentherme on Friday, 8.12.2023 from 4.00 p.m.

  • Pasta Party at the Silberkrug on 8.12.2023

Prize money

The total prize money for the Gastein Classics Challenger race is € 2000,00.

Team classification

A team consists of 4 participants. Women and men are possible team members. The three fastest members of the team will be scored. The winner is the team with the fastest overall time.


  • J-w/J-m
    2004 - 2007
  • W/M
    1994 - 2003
  • W-I/M-I
    1984 - 1993
  • W-II/M-II
    1974 - 1983
    1964 - 1973
  • W-IV/M-IV
    1954 - 1963
  • W-V/M-V
    as of 1953

Start groups

  • Elite
    Start number 1 - 6
    Allocation reserved to the organizer
  • Start group 1
    Start number 7 - 67
    Top 10 m/f 15km + Top 15 m/f Gastein Classic 2023
    Runners with active FIS-code or previous request at the organizer with proof of corresponding rankings
  • Start group 2
    all remaining runners


For participation in the races over the 30 km distance Classic the minimum age is 16 years.

Arrival to Sportgastein

If you travel to Sportgastein by car, you have to pay a toll for the Gasteiner Alpenstraße.

We recommend a journey to Sportgastein by public transport.

Special bus times to Sportgastein

  • Bad Hofgastein bus terminal
    8.15, 8.45, 9.45, 10.45, 11.45, 12.15 (only SA/only Sat), 12.45, 13.45, 14.45, 15.45
  • Mozartplatz Bad Gastein
    8.26, 8.56, 9.56, 10.56, 11.56, 12.26 (only SA/only Sat),12.56, 13.56, 14.56, 15.56
  • Train station Bad Gastein
    8.30, 9.00, 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 12.30 (only SA/only Sat), 13.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00
  • Böckstein town center
    8.40, 9.10, 10.10, 11.10, 12.10, 12.40 (only SA/only Sat), 13.10, 14.10, 15.10, 16.10


Return from Sportgastein Goldberg cable car

9.00, 9.30, 10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 13.00 (only SA/only Sat), 13.30, 14.30, 15.30, 16.30

Start number distribution

Friday, 8.12. from 16.00 to 18.00 o'clock in the Felsentherme

Saturday, 9.12. from 8.00 to 12.00 at the race office in Sportgastein


Start numbers will be issued upon presentation of the deposit slip. Please note that the start number can only be picked up in person!

An official photo ID must be shown when collecting the start number!

Clothes drop off and pick up

The clothes drop-off is possible 1h before the start in the designated area with a clothes bag marked with the respective start number. The dropped off clothes can be picked up at the clothes collection area in the finish area until 30 minutes after the finish.

Ski storage in starting area

The start area is open 1h before the start for ski deposit.




The timekeeping is done by Ovento Timing by means of transponder timekeeping.
In case of non-return or loss of the transponder, the respective participant is obliged to reimburse the organizer for the related costs, which are prescribed by the timekeeper to the organizer, after requests within 14 days.

Rescue & Safety

Final runners and the rescue service are explicitly allowed to take participants out of the race who are in weak condition or show other signs of insufficient condition.

Medical care and ambulance service

Teams of the Red Cross Gastein and Mountain Rescue Bad Gastein.


Participation is at your own risk. The organizer assumes no liability for property damage or personal injury. In particular, the organizer is not liable for negligent or grossly negligent behavior.

All participants are obliged to sign the disclaimer for the Gastein Classics and to present it at the start number collection:
To the disclaimer


The participant agrees to the computer processing and transfer of his/her data to the organizer.

The personal data provided by the participants during registration will be stored and processed for the purposes of the implementation and execution of the event.

Media & Press Images/Videos

The photos, film recordings and interviews of the participants taken in connection with participation in the event may be distributed and published by the organizer on radio, television, social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc.), print media, books, photomechanical reproductions (films, video cassette, etc.) without any claim to remuneration.


Complaints must be submitted to the jury within half an hour after the respective race closing time, together with a fee of € 50,-. If the complaint is accepted, the fee will be refunded.


Should the participant not start at the Gastein Classics for any reason, no refund of the entry fee will be made.
If the event cannot be held or only partially held due to force majeure, sovereign orders or other reasons beyond the control of the organizer, there is no right to a refund of the entry fee.

Changes to the route

The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the route, the organizational procedure and other program points until further notice.

In case of changes there is no right to a refund of the entry fee.

Any questions?

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Gastein Classic Friends Hotel

  • Best Price
  • Early Bird sportsman breakfast on race day
  • Late Check Out on departure day
  • Ski depot with boot dryer, laundry service
  • Free use of cross-country ski trails and tolls upon accreditation
  • Information material and information about the race in the hotel