Review of snowboarding and skiing in Grachen Switzerland.
Grachen Ski Holiday Facts
Established in 1958 the Swiss ski resort Grachen lies at 1620 metres altitude in the Valais region of the Swiss Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2890m Grachen ski area is snow sure. Over 19 snow cannons ensure artificial Grachen snow making covers 1km of ski trails, which equates to around 70 of the ski slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Grachen (Switzerland) is Zurich at a distance of 250km or approximately 200 minutes driving time. Grachen ski season runs from December to April.
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Skiing in Grachen
Skiing Grachen you'll enjoy 14 pistes and trails and that means approximately 40km of ski runs. Grachen lifts number 14 with the capacity to uplift 10800 skiers up the mountain per hour. The longest ski run in the Swiss ski resort of Grachen is over 5km long.
Grachen Ski Area
Grachen ski area has 14% beginner ski runs or nursery slopes, 28% intermediate, 50% advanced ski slopes and 7% for expert skiers - the most difficult Grachen piste is the ?km ? run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can't ski Grachen after dark.
Grachen for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in Grachen
If you snowboard Grachen you'll want to know that, of the 14 ski lifts in total, 8 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives a good indication of how modern the lift system is and well set up Grachen snowboarding is - especially for beginners learning to snowboard. Grachen snowboard facilities include 0 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is ? metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.
Grachen for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Grachen Apres Ski
The apres ski Grachen scene and off-slope or "non-skier" activities include:
4 apres ski bars 35 restaurants 0 bowling 3 night club 0 cinema 2 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 1 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 5 saunas 3 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 1 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 2 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 36 prepare winter walks 1 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 1 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Badminton, Curling.
Grachen for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
More Grachen Snow Ski Area and Resort Information
Grachen resort - ski Grachen by any other name
The Swiss ski resort of Grachen ski resort is also known as Hannigalp, Seetalhorn and has the following common misspellings:
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The direction which the various Grachen ski slopes face can make or break your skiing or snowboarding holiday. If you want to guarantee good snow and ski conditions, you should choose a resort with ski slopes which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February you need a ski resort with some sunny south facing ski slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a ski resort with some cool and shady north facing slopes will ensure you're not skiing on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best ski resorts have ski areas and slopes which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating skiing whatever the weather. Grachen ski resort has ski slopes facing ?.
Grachen for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Grachen reviews, 2.5 star rating and resort and ski area information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.