Ski Switzerland

Gstaad Ski Resort Guide

Ski Switzerland

Gstaad Ski Resort Guide

Gstaad Ski Resort Guide

Saanen, Gstaad, Switzerland photo


Photo credit: Ian Spare

Gstaad from Rellerli photo


Photo credit: J-J C-Edwards

Slope Stats

  • 3000m

  • 2000m

  • 1000m

  • Acres of ski:-
  • Pistes:80
  • Snowmaking:40%
  • Halfpipes:0
  • Terrain Parks:3
  • X-Country:170 km
  • beginner58%
  • intermediate27%
  • advanced15%

Gstaad, in Switzerland, is a large resort with 53 lifts (inc 10 gondolas, 4 cable cars, 17 chair lifts and 22 surface lifts) that offers skiers an incredible 2000 metres (6562 feet) of vertical descent. Gstaad has 80 pistes with a total length of 220 kilometers (136 miles). Gstaad is best suited to beginner skiers and snowboarders but there is some terrain for both expert and intermediates. There are 170 kilometers of cross country ski trails at Gstaad. For snowboarders, there are 3 terrain parks. A small proportion of the pistes at Gstaad are covered by snowmaking. The closest airport is at Geneva but the transfer time is 2.5 hours. The nearest train station to Gstaad is in Gstaad itself. There is accommodation located close to the pistes.


  • Nearest Airport:Geneva
  • Nearest Train Station:Gstaad
  • Tourist Office Phone:+41 (0)33 748 81 81
  • Tourist Office
  • Slopeside accommodation:yes
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  • Season opens:21 Dec 2019
  • Season closes:22 Mar 2020
  • Lifts:53 (inc 4 cable cars, 17 chair lifts & 22 surface lifts)
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Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:16 Oct
  • Last Snowfall:16 October 2019
  • Snow Depth (upper):
  • Snow Depth (lower):
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  • Off-piste:-

Today’s Weather (2000 m)view full snow forecast

partly cloudy
20 SSE20
10 °CF-Level
rain showers
15 SE15
8 °CF-Level
light rain
10 SE10
7 °CF-Level

Gstaad Location Maps

Gstaad Location Map

Visitor Reviews of Gstaad

Elliot from United Kingdom writes:

No lift queues... empty mountains... some great back-country if you know where to go!
Don't let the price put you off! The Gstaad region is well worth a visit, and The Station in Chateau d'Oex serves the best steaks!
What more could you ask for?

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