The Gstaaderhof: Your Ski Centre in Switzerland

The Gstaaderhof is the place to start your Swiss ski holiday! Switzerland has scores of ski areas, but none offers the wide variety of activities found in our region.

Near Gstaad, guests can enjoy one of the largest, most varied snow sports arenas with guaranteed snow in Switzerland. 53 aerial tramways provide access to 220 kilometres of runs in six independent ski areas. Gstaad also has the Glacier 3000 - the only glacier ski area in the Bernese Alps - which guarantees winter fun from November to the beginning of May.

Visit multiple sledding areas and snow parks to round out your winter holiday. Panoramic hiking trails, rustic alpine huts, gorgeous sun-bathed patios, and trendy ski bars invite you to relax with us.

Snow sports schools in the Gstaad region offer group and individual instruction in all winter sports for beginners to advanced students. Gstaad also has several children’s play and ski areas for young kids.

Our Skiing Regions

Wispile - Family Area:

The Wispile is right in Gstaad’s backyard, and a great place for families and kids. In the winter, it has beautiful pistes as well as a favourite local trail - hike up for panoramic ridge top views, then sled down the other side! In the summer, trekkers can take alpine hikes from the Wispile to legendary Lake Lauenen.

Eggli - Relaxed, Gentle Skiing:

The Eggli is a local Gstaad mountain winter wonderland. It offers easy, wide pistes for relaxed skiing, a rustic mountain restaurant with a lovely patio, and a four kilometre long sled run.

Wasserngrat – Small and Unique:

The Wasserngrat is the smallest ski area in Gstaad, but it holds two big surprises. The “Tiger Run” is the most spectacular, steepest ski piste in Gstaad, and the mountain restaurant treats guests to excellent cuisine and a beautiful patio.

Rellerli- The Sunny Mountain:

Guests looking for breathtaking views and wishing to avoid a crowd will love the Rellerli, a sunny Schönrieder mountain. The area is popular for its wide runs and winter snowshoeing. In the summer, its longer hiking trails invite adventurers.

Schönried-Saanenmöser - Snow Sports Arena:

The Saanerslochgrat and Hornberg areas are the hub for the largest ski arena in the region. 105 kilometres of pistes connect Sannenmöser with Zweisimmen, St. Stephan and Schönried. The Hornberg area is great for families, and has a large selection of blue and red runs, lots of restaurants, cozy huts, and ski bars.

Glacier3000  Spectacular Views:

Adventurers can see 24 4,000 meter peaks from the top of Gstaad’s glacier, including Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, and the Bernese Alps. The mountain station and Botta restaurant, designed by famous architect Mario Botta, is well worth a visit, and the Refuge l’Espace offers magnificent views. The “Peak Walk by Tissot,” the world’s first and only hanging bridge connecting two mountain peaks, opened in fall of 2014. It joins View Point with Scex Rouge, which is five metres taller.

Snowparks

Gstaad Mountain Rides offers gripping slopestyle action at three snow parks. There’s a park for everyone from beginners to pros.

Gstaad Snow Park:

The Gstaad Snow Park is located on the Hornberg in Saanenmöser, the largest area in the Gstaad Mountain Rides region. It has three freestyle riding areas of varying difficulty for beginners and advanced riders.

Funslope:

The Fun Slope, also on the Hornberg, has crazy obstacles like bridges, tunnels, and snails. Children and families can play and hone their skills, and the Fun Slope is included in the ski pass. The best deal anywhere in the Bernese Alps.

Snowpark Glacier 3000:

The Glacier 3000 Snow Park is the only glacier ski area in the Bernese Alps. It opens early in November, making it an ideal training area for pro riders. Its numerous obstacles are divided into four lines, and The “Big Mama,” a giant jump, thrills freestylers from all over the world.

Skicross

A permanent ski cross run on the Rinderberg in Zweisimmen offers wild hills, moguls, steep curves, jumps, and a guaranteed adrenaline rush. It has a medium level of difficulty, making it suitable even for average or younger riders. Zweisimmen was an early adopter of ski cross - the area has hosted races for more than 10 years.

Night Skiing

Have you ever tried skiing at night? Guests who haven’t worn themselves out with a full day of skiing can also try one of the Gstaad region’s multiple night skiing areas. The Wispile and Rinderberg mountains offer ski and snowboarding fun late into the evening, lit by floodlights. Don’t miss this unique experience!

Ski Touring

The Bernese Alps are a first-class ski touring area. The area boasts a wide range of routes, from the easier alpine foothills to more difficult high altitude ski tours. Most tours have short approaches, allowing you to combine them with a spa visit or gourmet meal.

Gstaad Mountain Rides offers all this and more. Let us be your ski headquarters - enjoy a shuttle to the slopes and après ski relaxation.