Gstaad Ski Resort

Gstaad is a glamorous Swiss ski resort in the Bernese Oberland, surrounded by well-groomed slopes and tree-lined mountains. Located at the intersection of two Bernese valleys, Gstaad has influences from both French and German speaking parts of Switzerland.

The charming town has traditional chalets, luxurious shops and award-winning restaurants; yet despite its growing popularity as a celebrity hotspot and one of the world’s most exclusive resorts, it maintains an understated charm with its pedestrianised centre and wooden chalets.

Comprising six sectors with over 200km of terrain to explore, the varied skiing guarantees an all-round unforgettable holiday. A prominent feature is the resort’s picturesque castle which sits on a hill overlooking the village. At night, every building is illuminated by small strings of white lights, creating a truly charming and magical setting.

Gstaad Transfer Time
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Best For...

  • Short transfers
  • Stunning scenery
  • Stylish resort
  • Traditional Alpine charm

Resort Statistics

  • Resort Altitude 1,050m
  • Skiing Altitude 3,000m
  • Total Ski Area 200km
  • Lifts 40
  • Blue Runs 120km
  • Red Runs 55km
  • Black Runs 25km

Ski Accommodation in Gstaad, Switzerland

Our collection of Gstaad ski accommodation has been hand-picked by our ski experts. Whether you’re looking for a luxury escape, a boutique hotel or something suitable for the whole family, our experts would be delighted to help you find the perfect accommodation for your ski holiday.

Ski accommodation
Ski Areas in Gstaad

Ski Areas in Gstaad

200km of pistes are connected by over 40 lifts at altitudes of up to 3,000m in the Gstaad Saanenland ski area. Jump on a variety of mountain trains in order to access different regions, from which a gondola or cable car ride will take you to a whole new territory to explore. These high altitudes mean good quality snow from the end of October through to the beginning of May. Fantastic facilities make this one of the most family-friendly ski areas in Switzerland, with a range of snowparks, toboggan runs and more on offer.

Skiing in Gstaad

Skiing in Gstaad

Family-friendly ski lifts, a wide variety of downhill runs and the only glacier ski area in the Bernese Oberland – Glacier 3000 – make Gstaad the ideal destination for skiers of all abilities. The slopes in and near the resort centre offer gentle tree-lined runs ideal for children and beginners, whilst the more advanced skier will enjoy taking on the Tiger Run – the legendary steepest ski slope on the Wasserngrat. For those who don’t want the day’s skiing to end, the Rinderberg offers night skiing on floodlit slopes each week.

Skiing in Gstaad
Snowboarding in Gstaad

Snowboarding in Gstaad

Boarders will enjoy the region’s four snowparks which offer plenty of rails and jumps, as well as a half-pipe in the Saanersloch area. Those who are still mastering the basics can take on the wide, flat runs on the Saanenmöser slopes to practice turns and easy cruising. Some notable off-piste territory lies in the Saanen area and on the Les Diablerets glacier; which is best explored with a mountain guide.

Ski Schools in Gstaad

Ski Schools in Gstaad

With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.

We’ve partnered with New Generation and Oxygène and highly recommend their services. All of our partners offer fantastic lessons for all ability levels.

Book your ski lessons with our recommended suppliers. If you’re traveling during a peak week be sure to book these well in advance.

Crèches in Gstaad

Crèches in Gstaad

The Kids Snow Village offers children their first snowsports experience with the aid of a magic carpet and separated safe terrain. The Snowli mascot will be there to guide and entertain throughout the day, for children aged three years and above. Morning, afternoon or all-day packages which include lunch are available to choose between depending on what will best suit your needs.

Restaurants in Gstaad

Restaurants in Gstaad

Numerous cosy mountain inns line the slopes of Gstaad, promising sun-kissed terraces, Alpine charm and panoramic views. Down in the town, you can be sure to find a plethora of fine dining options to choose between. For traditional Swiss fayre, head to Restaurant Kernen where you can pair delicious fondue with a sublime local wine. The Alpina Hotel offers Michelin-starred cuisine ranging from its inventive Japanese restaurant MEGU to the authentic cosy ambience of the Swiss Stubli which serves local delicacies.

Après Ski in Gstaad

Après Ski in Gstaad

The social scene in Gstaad is almost as important as its skiing, with nightlife experiences ranging from illuminated dance parties at GreenGo to a traditional chalet-style evening scene at Berghaus Eggli. For live music, head to Hostellerie Chesery piano bar where you can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and fine wines. Gstaad’s famous Eagle Ski Club, founded in 1957, is one of the smartest members-only clubs in the Alps, with founding members including a decadent variety of Barons and Countesses.

Non-Skiers in Gstaad


Around 185km of winter walking trails and numerous toboggan runs will be sure to satisfy non-skiers looking to take in the stunning scenery. The area is also known for hosting many events and festivals during the season such as the ‘Ride on Music’ festival and the beautiful Christmas markets. Further activities available in resort include Bavarian curling, heli-skiing, swimming, badminton, mini-golf, rock climbing and even the Alpine Coaster – the world’s highest bobsleigh track at Glacier 3,000.

Map of Gstaad

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