Gurten in winter

Winter fun on Bern’s ‘local mountain’

An excursion to the Gurten is always rewarding. However, it is particularly good fun in the snow – in Switzerland’s smallest ski resort. When there is sufficient snow, the children’s lift and toboggan run are open each day. Even last-minute visitors to the Gurten don’t have to miss out on the fun: skis, poles, ski boots and wooden toboggans can be hired on site. If, despite all the winter sport, the cold still manages to penetrate your down jacket, you can warm up in the two restaurants in the Kulm building.

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Skiing and tobogganing

Weather conditions

As soon as there is enough snow, the toboggan run and ski lift are open each day. The toboggan run is not illuminated.

On the Gurten website, symbols on the start page inform you whether or not the toboggan run and ski lift are open.

Ski equipment

Skis, poles and boots can be hired at the Gurtenbahn station.

Toboggan hire

Traditional wooden sledges can be hired from the mountain station of the Gurtenbahn funicular railway.

Ski school

When booked in advance, you can also enjoy a skiing lesson.


Prices, skiing and tobogganing

  • CHF 5.00 Day ticket ski lift
  • CHF 5.00 Ski, pole and boot hire
  • CHF 5.00 Toboggan hire

Gurten funicular

The Gurtenbahn runs every 15 minutes daily from 07.00 to 23.45 hours (until 20.15 hours on Sundays) and takes you from Wabern to Gurten in just a few minutes. GA and Libero day tickets and travelcards for Zone 100/101 are all accepted. Tickets can be purchased via the BLS timetable and the BLS Mobil app, as well as every ticket desk and ticket machine.

Operating times

Daily, every 15 mins
Mon–Sat                         07.00–23.45* hours
Sun and public holidays  07.00–20.15 hours

*Only scheduled to operate up to 20.15 hours until around 31 December 2020

Subject to change without prior notice


Wabern–Gurten Kulm one-way

  • CHF 6.00 Adult
  • CHF 3.00 Adult with Half Fare Card
  • free Adult with GA
  • CHF 3.00 Child 6–15.99 years
  • free Child up to 5.99 years

Wabern–Gurten Kulm retour

  • CHF 11.00 Adult
  • CHF 5.50 Adult with Half Fare Card
  • free Adult with GA
  • CHF 5.50 Child 6–15.99 years
  • free Child up to 5.99 years

How to get there

Travel in comfort by train to Wabern b. Bern. From here, it’s just a few steps to the Gurtenbahn funicular railway station.


In good weather, the outside kiosk will be open, where you can treat yourself to mulled wine, punch, tea and barley soup, among other things.

Restaurant Tapis Rouge

In this warm and welcoming self-service restaurant, a range of buffets offers you a wide selection of salads, hot foods and delicious desserts. Here you will find something to suit every taste. For young guests, there is a children’s plate available, and older children can enjoy our changing selection of roesti dishes.
In good weather, you can dine outside on the two terraces, and children can play to their heart’s content in the two dedicated play rooms. 

Opening hours

Daily from 9:00 till 17:00 hour

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