Altitude: 948-3000 Meters

Gstaad in short

  • Ideal for beginners
  • Great children's facilities
  • Huge ski area

Destination Gstaad is a true skiing paradise. With 200km of runs, the Gstaad ski area is a true winter sports paradise. All kinds of skiers and snowboarders, from families on their first ski holidays to the most daring extreme skiers, will find what they're looking for here. The ski slopes in and around Gstaad's village centre (in particular the Wispile and Eggli lifts) offer gentle tree-lined runs ideal for beginners and children. Advanced skiers looking for more challenging runs can venture further abroad the the linked ski areas of the nearby villages.

The Destination Gstaad ski pass covers the ski areas of Gstaad, Château-d'Oex, Rougemont, Saanen, Villars, Leysin and the Diablerets glacier. About half of the slopes are blue. This, along with the fantastic family facilities in Gstaad, makes this one of the most family-friendly ski areas in Switzerland. Snowboarders certainly get their fair share of the mountain in the Gstaad ski area, with 4 snow parks, a boarder cross and plenty of rails and jumps. Cross-country skiers and winter hikers will find endless trails to explore. The Destination Gstaad ski area is so versatile it suits every type of ski holidays. While Gstaad has a posh reputation due to its popularity with the jet-set, the pedestrianised village centre offers a laid-back, welcoming vibe. Gstaad is easy to reach from Geneva Airport, making it an easy possibility for ski holidays from the UK.

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Overview of slopes and lifts in Gstaad


Ski lifts

Additional information

Blue slopes113 km Drag lifts15Start of the season
Red slopes63 km Chair lifts14End of the season
Black slopes24 km Gondola lifts12Glacier
Off-piste0 km Train0Min. altitude948 m
Total200 km Capacity0 Pers./HourMax. altitude3000 m

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Destination Gstaad

The Rinderberg ski area has floodlit slopes for night skiing on certain days of the week, definitely a must-try if you've never skied at night before. Gstaad also offers a programme for first-time skiers which includes a personal ski instructor who will show you the ropes and help you gain confidence as you tackle your first turns on skis. Close to the village of Gstaad and the other linked villages of the Gstaad ski area you will find plenty of nursery slopes and children's areas. This, plus the wealth of blue slopes, makes Gstaad truly an excellent destination if you're travelling with the family or if you are a first-time skier.

Off-piste & freestyle in Gstaad

Snow parks 2Tables
Half pipeBoxes
Quarter pipeRails
BoardercrossOff-piste allowed
KickersOff-piste zone

Ski pass prices (low season)

Low season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Gstaad CHF 152.00 CHF 275.00 5 Years old

Ski pass prices (high season)

High season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Gstaad CHF 213.00 CHF 386.00 5 Years old

Blogs about Gstaad

7 August 2020 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

Geneva is a wonderful jumping-off point for many ski resorts. Located on the border between France, Switzerland and Germany, it is within short reach of some of the best skiing in the Alps. And with many budget airlines offering cheap flights into Geneva, there has never been a better time to plan your ski holiday starting from this international city. Once you’ve landed, renting a car is an easy way to get to your destination with all your ski gear, but it’s also possible to take trains. Here i... More ›
(Photo: © Spalder by Thijs Termeer)

11 June 2020 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

This alpine skiing paradise has a disproportionate amount of Europe’s biggest glaciers and highest mountain peaks - one could almost call Switzerland the pinnacle of alpine skiing. Best-known for its jetsetters, who flock to the likes of St. Moritz and Zermatt to spend their millions, Switzerland also features its fair share of quaint villages and family-friendly ski resorts. The skiing is exceptional, with everything from wide cruising runs to fantastic off-piste terrain. Together with gourmet-... More ›

16 October 2019 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

Believe it or not, summer is a busy time for many ski resorts. Even when the Alps aren't covered in snow, there is plenty to do: lifts, piste bashers, and snow cannons must all be inspected and fixed where necessary, and preparations must be made for the upcoming ski season. Some ski resorts take advantage of the ski pistes being closed to instal new lifts! Here you'll find a quick overview of the major new lifts that will be inaugurated for the 2019/20 ski season.... More ›
(Photo: © TVB Paznaun Ischgl)

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The information applies for the ski area of Gstaad - Saanen - Rougemont. During the ski season information is updated daily.

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