Visitor reviews for Flumserberg Ski Resort
October 07, 2017
Swiss Simon from Switzerland
Just popped down to Flumserberg to buy my fifth annual season pass. Living in Zurich and so is the best closest resort for day trips. Always seems to get lucky with the snow compared to other resorts. Maybe because it is a mid height resort so catches precipitation from the low and high clouds. Higher resorts tend to miss the low cloud snow.
Good runs for all abilities. Busiest on Sundays.
Overall: 4.0. Based on 10 votes and 10 reviews. Vote
(1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of Flumserberg.
Public Transport: 4.9
(1) There are no buses or taxis to Flumserberg, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.
(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.
(1) No places to stay in/near Flumserberg, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.
Cheap Rooms: 3.6
(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.
Luxury Hotels: 3.2
(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Flumserberg.
Ski in/Ski out: 4.2
(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.
(1) There are no child care facilities at Flumserberg, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.
(1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) Flumserberg is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.
(1) Flumserberg relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.
Snow Grooming: 4.7
(1) There are no snow groomers at Flumserberg, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Flumserberg are groomed daily.
(1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) Flumserberg is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.
Nearby options: 3.2
(1) If snow conditions are poor at Flumserberg, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.
Regional rating: 4.6
(1) Flumserberg usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.
Lift Staff: 4.1
(1) The staff at Flumserberg are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Flumserberg are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.
(1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.
Ski Schools: 4.3
(1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.
Hire and Repairs: 4.7
(1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.
Variety of pistes: 4.2
(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Flumserberg has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.
(1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.
(1) No intermediate terrain at Flumserberg, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.
(1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.
Snow Park: 3.7
(1) Not even a kicker at Flumserberg, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.
(1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.
(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Flumserberg, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.
(1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) Flumserberg has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.
Mountain Dining: 4.3
(1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.
(1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.
(1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.
Other Sports: 3.5
(1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.
(1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.
Winter Walks: 3.9
(1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.
Ski Pass Value: 3.5
(1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.
Value (National): 3.7
(1) Overall, Flumserberg is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.
Value (Global): 3.3
(1) Overall, Flumserberg is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.
January 04, 2017
Snowboard Every Day from Switzerland
This is a good resort to visit as a day visitor from Zurich or elsewhere . The lifts are good and the slopes are great for intermediates. I wouldn't recommend staying in Flumserberg as it is not your normal atmospheric Swiss village but it is highly recommended for a day visit. This is very much a resort used by locals but you will have no problems getting around as a foreigner. Flumserberg also tends to have better snow than the surrounding resorts so I end up going there often over weekends.
In the afternoons the schools bring the kids up for ski lessons so it can become pretty crowded on the lower slopes; so go early if you don't like ski snakes. As one of the earlier reviewers said, the Swiss like to eat at 1200 sharp so if you go to any of the restaurants at 1400 you have no problem getting seating and service.
February 22, 2014
Nigel from United Kingdom
Excellent resort; only an hour from Zurich. Access is excellent from the motorway. Park by the lake and get the gondola up to the resort. It saves on time and is a lot less stressful. The resort is perfect for confident intermediates, with plenty of reds. Take lunch at 1.00 or later and you won't have problems getting a table as the locals all eat earlier.
June 03, 2013
Mark from United Kingdom
Excellent resort offering a wide variety of terrain including some awesome blacks. The resort has just announced a major extension to provide even more fun flumserberg.ch/sommer/de/news/news/items/Grünes+Licht+für+Panüöl.htm
Happy days :)
March 15, 2012
christian from United Kingdom
Did a day trip here 16th Dec11 from Zurich, easy to get to and we had good powder so was a good day. Ideal depending on your needs and time constraints, but I am told it is busy on the weekends and best visited on a week day, but plenty of runs for a good couple of days at least from what I saw. Would visit again.
March 08, 2009
Antonis from United Kingdom
Flumserberg is surprisingly good. I was taken by surprise when I visited this resort. I was on a connection flight from the UK to Greece with a stop-over at Zurich airport. My first flight arrived in Zurich in the morning (about 9.30am) and the connecting flight was leaving at around 8pm. Being a ski-maniac I looked at my options before I left home. On the internet Flumserberg didn’t look too exciting but it was the closest resort to Zurich and it had good snow-cover, so that was enough for me.
To cut the story short, the plane landed at 9.30. I took my hand-luggage with my ski-pants, gloves and goggles in it and off to the train. At 10am I was on the train and on my way to the resort. After 1h 15min I came off the train, crossed the road and on to the gondola. It is literally a 2 min walk. At 11.30am I was at the resort. That is UK to a ski resort in less than 5hrs Oh, yes.
Unfortunately, I spent only 5hrs in the resort and all of them where on the slopes so I can’t comment on the village and the food or lifestyle. But what I can comment on is skiing and I have to say it is brilliant. The slopes are not endless and extremely steep as in other mainstream resorts but they are good enough for anyone who wants to enjoy a few days skiing. Beginners are well catered for as there are numerous blue runs long enough to let them practice but not too long to exhaust them. Most pistes are wide and well groomed. Intermediates will also enjoy skiing the red runs of the resort. Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough time to venture off-piste but I was assured that there is some fun off the beaten track for the enthusiasts.
I am certainly going back, probably for a bit more than half a day and will provide you with some more info. But after my brief visit to the resort I can conclude that it is by far the place to go for a skiing weekend. And it is not a compromise. It is actually good fun. By the way, it is dead cheap (not renting though, that is a bit expensive so you’d better bring your own gear). Try it the next time you want to go to a budget resort; it is miles ahead of some eastern European ones. And yes, I did make it to the second flight, it really is 1h15m away from the airport.
November 27, 2007
Ian from United Kingdom
This resort is mainly used by the Swiss and as such is more of a locals resort. It can actually be reached by train from Zurich if you get there earlier enough and take the Gondola up or the post bus.
Not the biggest of resorts but excellent for a weekend trip. Stayed in the Gauenpark hotel which is comfortable. Eating out in this resort is surprisingly cheap with a number of restaurants in the two areas (you can either walk between the two or get the postbus).
Also if you hire a car, Klosters is not that far a way for a trip out.
In general a good weekend resorts with good snow and some runs to cater for all levels.
January 15, 2007
Tango from United Kingdom
Flumserberg consists of 2 smallish separate but well-linked resorts. It has good chairlifts and bubbles and a great new 8 man chair. We were there mid-week- it was very windy and new snow was blown off the pistes which were unfortunately not groomed until the weekend ready for the Zurich crowds. At the weekend, with great weather and groomed pistes, it was fantastic. The ski school was good as was the food and general facilities and hotels. Would go again! Very near Zurich. Ski rental from Intersport was relatively expensive eg compared to Davos where we had just been.
January 03, 2006
klaus from Switzerland
Flumsberg is a wonderful resort, with an excellent snowpark. 9 rails are ready to shred.
November 28, 2005
Kenneth MacKenzie from Switzerland
Flumserberg is one of the closest resorts to Zurich and as a result can occasionally be quite busy especially car parking. However the facilities cope well and long lift queues are not really a problem. Overall the resort provides a wide range of standards but with more appeal to intermediates and beginners, there are however one or really good off-piste trails. It also pays to use the runs to the side of the main piste.
On the whole Flumserberg is a super resort and it is complemented by a local ski school which is well staffed with experienced English speaking instructors.