Gstaad Ski Holidays

'Come up - slow down' in one of Switzerland's most glamorous ski resorts

La Videmanette slopes, Gstaad  
Gstaad mountain restaurant  
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Gstaad has been attracting the rich and famous for many years. Yet the resort has managed to retain its charm - this is a picturesque village at the intersection of two valleys and is surrounded on three sides by the alpine mountains of the Bernese Oberland. 

The centre of Gstaad is traffic free and has an interesting array of smart shops, galleries and restaurants, where you can treat yourself to a gourmet meal or traditional raclette. Visitors can ski a very extensive area, 'Holiday Destination Gstaad', which is divided into three areas and covers over 220km of pistes up to an altitude of 3,000m. Glacier skiing is possible from October to May. 

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The Gstaad ski area

Holiday Destination Gstaad comprises the mountains below, with 53 lifts, 220km of pistes, various sledge rides, snowparks and hiking routes.

Wispile & Eggli Both areas are a paradise for beginners with wide ski pistes, cosy mountain restaurants and unrivalled sunny terraces.

La Videmanette This exhilarating mountain has the longest skiing descent in the region and offering more challenging pistes.

The Wasserngrat offers the Tiger run, which is the most spectacularly steep piste, and a mountain restaurant with stunning views over the valley.  

Rinderberg-Horneggli-Saanersloch-Hornberg is a huge ski area with an attractive circuit over three mountain tops which takes around two hours (longer if you're tempted by the numerous restaurants on the way). The Horneggli is renowned for its exciting pistes of easy to medium difficulty and its spectacular views and lively ski bars.

St. Stephan-Lengebrand The terrace high above St. Stephan entices you to stay. There are wide open pistes that surround it and it has a perfect position, facing the sun.

Rellerli is pure pleasure for those who wish to bask in the sun whilst enjoying the stunning view of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau all the way to the Diablerets. This mountain offers a variety of wide pistes as well as numerous winter hiking routes.

Glacier 3000 is the only glacier in the region and is ski-able from the end of October until the beginning of May. No fewer than twenty four 4,000m high alps can be seen from the Glacier.

Gstaad resort facilities

Shops & cafés Gstaad is well known for its pedestrianised promenade where you will find designer boutiques and souvenir shops and plenty of cosy cafés in which to relax over a coffee.

Walking Over 200km of excellently prepared winter hiking routes offer you this unique experience. A number of pleasant restaurants tempt you to have a break along the way. 

Toboggan In the area of Holiday Destination Gstaad you will find seven varied sledge rides. The choice ranges from full-moon sledging at the Wispile to family sledging on the Rellerli.

Cross country skiing There are 175km of cross country pistes available for both classic cross country skiers and skaters.  You may prefer to go cross country skiing at night time in Schönried.

Snowshoeing The gently rolling landscape is ideal for snowshoe tours. There are routes suitable for everyone, from gentle 2 hour tours to whole day excursions. 

Ice skating Visitors can enjoy natural ice rinks in Gstaad and the nearby villages of Schönried and Sannenmöser. 

Après ski in Gstaad

Many lively bars, restaurants and discos create a vibrant, international atmosphere around the village. There is a venue for everyone here, whether it's relaxing in a chilled-out lounge with an open fire, enjoying live music at the Jam Pub, or partying long into the night at the Disco Greengo. Many visitors like to stop for a drink on the final descent of the day at favourite haunts such as the Euter Bar or the Horny Bar on the Horneggli mountain. 

How to get to Gstaad ski resort

Your ticket wallet will contain comprehensive travel instructions to help you reach your destination with ease, including recommended rail connection times and platform numbers. These are the most common routes for your Gstaad ski holiday. 

Fly to Zurich

Flights available from London, Luton, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow.

Swiss Railways: Zurich Airport > Spiez > Zweisimmen > Gstaad with a transfer time of around 3 hours 20 minutes.

Fly to Geneva

Flights available from LondonStansted, Luton, Southend, Bournemouth, Southampton, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Belfast.

Swiss Railways: Geneva Airport > Montreux > Gstaad with a transfer time of around 2 hours 50 minutes.

Travel by international rail

Rail from London St. Pancras via Paris to Basel.

Swiss Railways: Basel > Bern > Zweisimmen > Gstaad with a transfer time of around 3 hours 10 minutes. 


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Gstaad skiing

Great for intermediates and snowboarding

Altitude: 1,050m-3,015m

Pistes: 220km

Runs: 55 blue, 25 red, 15 black

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