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Skiing in Gstaad

200 kilometres of great pistes, nestled in the mountains between 1,000 and 3,000 metres above sea level.

Holiday region Gstaad is famed for its great ski adventures on varied, idyllic pistes. Charming chalet villages adorn the entry points to the various sub-sections of the ski resort: friendly village ski-lifts, kilometre-long descents and the only glacier ski region in the Bernese Oberland, where winter sports are available from late October until early May.

The RegioExpress Bern  Spiez  Zweisimmen will take you from Berne to Zweisimmen in just 80 minutes without having to change trains. Zweisimmen, Sannenmöser, Gstaad or Glacier 3000 - these are just a few of the ski resorts that are part of the Gstaad holiday region. The 200 kilometres of ski slopes offer the right experience for every skier: Glacier 3000 offers a glacier feeling, while fans of ski arenas will find the Rinderberg, Lengebrand, Saanerslochgrat, Hornberg and Horneggli just right. The Eggli-La Videmanette area is recommended for connoisseurs. The Tiger Run, the steepest slope, is on the Wasserngrat. The ski safari Rinderberg Ronda combines three mountains and valleys without using a piste or cable car twice.

Benefit

Benefit from the following advantages when you buy the outward and return journey by public transport at the same time:

  • Discount on a 1-day ski pass for the Gstaad region
  • 20% discount on the journey to Zweisimmen, Saanenmöser, Schönried, Gstaad or Saanen and back. Valid on travel days until 23 December 2023 and from 1 March 2024, until the end of the season.
  • 15% discount on the rental of your ski equipment

This savings offer is only available online.

Holiday region Gstaad

Gstaad skiing region: Facts and figures

  • Snow sport 1,000–3,000 metres above sea level
  • 200 km of pistes
  • 41 cableways and lifts
  • Degrees of difficulty: 58% blue, 27% red, 15% black slopes
  • 180 km of cross-country skiing trails
  • 185 km of winter hiking trails
  • 10 snow sport schools
  • 7 children’s learning parks
  • 3 snow parks

Skiing and snowboarding

Freestylers who visit “Gstaad Snow Park” on Hornberg mountain will experience a top-class snow park with obstacles for every degree of difficulty. Further information on Gstaad Snow Park.

UYN ski movie route: Permanent giant slalom racing course with time-keeping at Saanerslochgrat.

Cross-country

With approximately 180 kilometres of cross-country trails (classic and skate), the Gstaad region is a top destination for cross-country skiing in Switzerland. The various cross-country ski areas in the region offer trails in every degree of difficulty. Both classic cross-country skiing and skate skiing fans are sure to get their money’s worth

Special notes

  • The RegioExpress Berne – Spiez – Zweisimmen offers you a direct journey from Bern to Zweisimmen without having to change trains.
  • Guaranteed snow reliability with snow-making on 60% of the main pistes on Rinderberg, Saanerslochgrat/Hornberg, Horneggli, Wasserngrat/Eggli/Wispile, Olden and La Videmanette.
  • The Rinderberg Ronda ski safari allows you to explore three mountains and valleys without having to use the same piste or cableway twice.
  • Those who love to ski at night can do so on Rinderberg mountain during the peak season in winter. For further information, please view the offer for “Night-time skiing on Rinderberg mountain”.
  • The ski lockers at the Rinderberg valley station in Zweisimmen are being renewed.

Klangpiste - experience alpine authenticity in the snow as you please

The Klangpiste between the middle and valley stations on the Saanerslochgrat provides even more fun for skiing. On elements such as milk cans and cow bells, skiers can produce sounds to their heart's content. They do not represent typical musical instruments, but create a direct link to life and business on the mountain.

Availability Today (Monday) open

16 December 2023 to 1 April 2024

Subject to change without prior notice

Overview of planned cable car operating dates for the ski areas in the Gstaad skiing region:

How to get there

The valley stations are each located five minutes’ walk from the respective train stations (Zweisimmen, Saanemöser, Schönried and Gstaad, Eggli valley station).

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