Ski area Leukerbad - small but nice
The ski area of Leukerbad consists for the most part of red and black pistes, which are located between 1411 m and 2610 m altitude on the pistes of Torrenthorn (2997m). With 17 runs that expand over 50 km, this ski area is relatively small but very original. The pistes are on a varied terrain and can be varied so that every downhill is a whole new experience. Change your style and the same piste will appear different. Thanks to this peculiarity, there is no getting bored on the pistes of Leukerbad. The ski area even appears bigger than it actually is.
The eleven ski lifts, which can transport at least 12,000 winter sports fans per hour, make the driveway to the pistes fast and comfortable. Leukerbad is one of the few ski areas where queuing at the lifts is rare, only in the high season form in the early morning hours down at the gondolas snakes.
Versatile ski area with the best off-piste opportunities
Leukerbad as a ski area is quite versatile. Its facilities and installations are suitable for a variety of winter sports, such as cross-country skiing, ski hiking, tobogganing, snowshoeing, snowboarding. Fans of snow sports will find what their heart desires. Snowboard enthusiasts have a snow park with generally good snow conditions and various elements. Located right next to the Schwalbennest lift, the Fun Park offers snowboarders of all levels 3 kickers, 4 rails, a box and other obstacles. Numerous freeride routes are available both in the valley and in the heights. There are also off-piste opportunities between the pistes, which makes them particularly easy to reach thanks to the lift connection to the pistes. The most important off-piste areas of Leukerbad above the mountain restaurant Rinderhütte, below the chairlift Schwalbennest and under the gondola Torrentalp-Rinderhütte, on both sides of the piste n ° 11.
There are also more difficult off-piste pistes in Leukerbad. These can be found on the steep pistes of the Torrenthorn (2997 m) and the Schaffberg (2806 m), on the right side of the ski area. But in Leukerbad the freeride offer is not limited to the marked areas within the ski area. For the adventurous, there is a vast area that goes far beyond the limits of the ski area. But before you venture into the deep snow adventure outside the marked areas, you should hire an experienced mountain guide. The crevices and sometimes steep pistes can be dangerous even for experienced skiers.
After skiing in the thermal bath
Après-ski in Leukerbad is rather quiet. Leukerbad is no sophisticated ski area where you can party until the early hours of the morning and enjoy a glass of champagne or exotic cocktails. The only drink one can find here is mineral water. Leukerbad is first and foremost a spa town, where the baths play a central role. It is one of the largest spa areas in Switzerland. No less than 3.9 million liters of 51 ° C hot water gush daily from the 65 springs that are spread throughout the village. The thermal baths of Leukerbad promise unforgettable moments of relaxation in 30 different pools. In the heart of Leukerbad, the public Leukerbad Therme offers 10 different thermal pools and 2 slides. The 120-meter-long megarut makes for adrenaline kicks through tight bends and steep, fast sections. More goose bumps cause the nocturnal slide in complete darkness. For fun slides with the whole family, the second slide, with a length of 100 m. With the mountain and bath pass you have unlimited access to all cable cars and baths.
As the bearer of the label "Wellness Destination", Leukerbad strives to make the wellness offer accessible to everyone. There are over 300 free and accessible spa treatments on site. What could be better than relaxing after a long day on the pistes in the warm pools and under the open sky ,while enjoying the alpine panorama? Various saunas and other wellness areas await you on an area of 300m2 in the Valais Alpentherme. There are also hot tubs and steam baths overlooking the majestic Gemmi Pass. A unique experience that promotes good health and well-being at the same time. The springs in Leukerbad are rich in calcium sulphate (gypsum) and several other minerals. Since ancient times, the mineral water of Leukerbad has been known for its diuretic effect. It is also used to treat neurological and rheumatic diseases.