A family ski area with a large variety of pistes
Gstaad offers optimal conditions for an unforgettable ski holiday. The network includes both easy runs for beginners as well as challenging and exciting pistes for advanced skiers. With 128 km beginner pistes, Gstaad is the ideal destination for families. No fewer than 8 snow groves and several ski schools are available for children and beginners. For more experienced skiers there are more than 92km of medium and difficult pistes. In this category there are exciting runs for advanced skiers such as La Noire, le Bois Cheneau and the Olden piste. If you love challenges, you'll love the Tiger Run, the most important piste in Gstaad. With an average gradient of 45 °, this 2.5 km downhill run is the steepest of the Saanen region.
Those who prefer a moderate tempo are in good hands on the three "Tempo 30" pistes of Eggweid-Zweisimmen, Saanenwald-Saanenmöser and near the Zückerli lift. The aim of this max. 30 km / h of restricted pistes, it is for beginners and other skiers to ensure all safety while learning or relaxed skiing. One of the most interesting advantages of Gstaad is the successful balance between the hustle and bustle of a world-famous ski area and the tranquility of an alpine region that has retained its authenticity.
Chic and authentic: winter sports activities in Gstaad
Gstaad offers its visitors a wide range of winter sports activities. In addition to the classic alpine runs, the ski area offers its guests a permanent ski-cross-facility on the Rinderberg in Zweisimmen. Over a length of 520 m, this pistee overcomes a height difference of 100m. It is a downhill run without great difficulty for all ski lovers. Between Saanerlochgrat and Saanenmöser there is the giant slalom track BMW xDrive Skimovie, with chronometer. Snowboard and freestyle fans will love the 3 snowparks (Hornberg / Saanenmöser, Glacier 300 and HighlandPark in Château d'Oex) and the numerous freeride possibilities. Located in the area of Galcier 3000, the Monsterpark Gstaad offers snowboarding fans numerous elements, including the famous giant jump "Big Mama".
In addition to skiing and snowboarding, Gstaad offers a wide range of original activities, such as glacier skiing, heliskiing and curling, much like curling. The ski area also has 4 skating rinks, 3 of which are outdoors. For fun with friends or family, there are also 8 toboggan runs of varying difficulty levels. Younger and older ones can enjoy themselves on Funslope Gstaad, a family-friendly course unique in the Bern region. Located on the Hornberg piste, this track offers a variety of playful elements (curves, snow bridges, tunnels, snails, ...) with a guaranteed fun factor for younger and older ones.