Altitude: 1010 Meters

Saanen in short

  • Attractive alternative to expensive Gstaad
  • Good off-piste opportunities
  • Charming ski resort

Saanen is a nice, quiet village with 1800 inhabitants, 4 km west of Gstaad. The hotels here are generally simpler and slightly cheaper than in Gstaad. The lifts start at the other side of the river. With three consecutive lifts, you can reach the Eggli and hence there is a chairlift to La Videmanette. Cross-country skiers are (if there is enough snow) in for a treat in Saanen. On the other side of the river is the trail of Château d'Oex to Gsteig. Saanen has a unique specialized children's ski school: Schweizer Kinderskischule Saanen. Here you can find private lessons for adults too.

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 Apres-ski & entertainment Saanen

Restaurants 20 Theatre -
Bars & cafes 6 Casino -
Nightclubs & discos - Concert hall -
Cinema -  

 Ski school and ski lessons Saanen

No. of ski schools 10Private ski lessons Yes, price on request
No. of ski instructors 350Ski lessonsYes, price on request
Area for beginnersSnowboarding lessonsYes, price on request
Ski lessons in Cross-country skiingYes, price on request

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 Facilities Saanen

No. of hotels 7 Supermarkets -
Total no. of hotel beds - Banks
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 Tourist information for Saanen

Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus
0041 - 033 - 748 81 60

 Distances from Saanen

Railway station
Saanen - by bus
Bern-Belp approx. 80 km
From the motorway:approx. 45 km 50 minuten by car

 Saanen for families and children

Childcare - Magic carpet
Playground Ski lift for children

  Leisure & sports activities Saanen

Public saunaFootpaths 162 km
Fitness centreTorchlight descent -
Public solarium - Indoor ice rink -
Massage Outdoor ice rink
Spa & wellness Curling
Indoor swimming pool Snow rafting -
Hot air ballooning Dog sledding -
Paragliding Snowmobile tours -
Indoor tennis court - Toboggan run -
Squash court -

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Ski area

Total slopes 200 (km)
Blue slopes 113 km
Red slopes 63 km
Black slopes 24 km
Off-piste 0 km
Lifts (41 )
Drag lifts 15
Chair lifts 14
Gondola lifts 12
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