Ski Holidays in Gstaad, Switzerland
The picturesque resort of Gstaad,with its traditional style buildings surrounded by 250 kilometres of skiable terrain, is a favourite amongst the elite with celebrities gracing the slopes and filling the gourmet restaurants in the evenings. However the less-affluent skier can still enjoy the resort with a stay in a good value apartment.
Gstaad Ski Resort
The car-free resort is perfect for an early-evening wander, with window-shopping at the designer shops before enjoying a coffee at Michel’s Stallbeizli. The village is traditional in style with charming alpine chalets, and the surrounding mountain scenery is stunning.
Skiing in Gstaad, Switzerland
On the mountain, skiers will find 220km of pistes to explore as well as three snowparks, two timed race courses and a ski-cross run. Eight nursery slopes cater for Beginners. Intermediates will enjoy the many blue and red runs which are surprisingly quiet and make up the majority of the pistes on offer.
Snow conditions in Gstaad
Around 60% of the slopes in Gstaad are covered in snow making facilities which contributes to the natural snowfall for more guaranteed skiing throughout the season.
Apres-ski, restaurants and other activities in Gstaad
Cross-country skiers are spoilt for choice with a variety of runs totalling 165km, and those wanting to explore the winter walking trails have 34 to choose from or 13 snowshoe trails. Five sledging pistes complete the experience.
Gstaad has an excellent selection of bars, restaurants and clubs and the nightlife is good but not too wild. As quite a glitzy resort, Gstaad does have a reputation for being quite expensive but there is sufficient choice for everyone to find a restaurant or nightspot to suit their budget.
Other activities include:
- Snow Parks and Funslope
- Dog-sleigh trips
- Carriage rides
- Bowling and skittles
- Indoor swimming pool
Transfer time in Gstaad
The nearest airport to Gstaad is Bern which is around 81 km away just a short car or bus transfer from resort.