Gstaad ski holidays
Established in 1906 the Swiss ski resort Gstaad lies at 1050 metres altitude in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 3000m the area is snow sure. Over ? snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers ?km of trails, which equates to around ? of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Gstaad is Geneva / Genève at a distance of 160km or approximately 120 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.
Alpine Downhill Runs
0 runs 0km
50 runs 110km
35 runs 101km
11 runs 11km
Skiing in Gstaad
100 pistes and trails means approximately 250km of runs. 62 Gstaad lifts have capacity to transport 40380 per hour. The longest run in the Swiss ski resort is over 10km. Visit summer or winter as there is glacier skiing in Gstaad.
The mountain has 0% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 50% intermediate, 35% advanced slopes and 11% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km Tiger Run run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can ski Gstaad after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.
Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in Gstaad
Of the 62 ski lifts, 28 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Gstaad is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 4 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 80 metres), 1 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.
Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Gstaad Apres Ski
Off-Slope activities include:
23 apres ski bars 100 restaurants 1 bowling 6 night club 1 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 4 indoor swimming 2 outdoor heated pools 10 saunas 2 hot tubs 10 solariums 14 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 4 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 4 indoor tennis 1 squash racquetball 9 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 1 horse riding 160 prepare winter walks 6 climbing 1 golf 1 fishing 3 museum 3 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Badminton, Bridge, Bungee (120m), Curling (3 Rinks), Fitness Centre, Ice Climbing, Mountain Biking, Table Tennis.
Rating for apres ski gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
"Gstaad" by any other name
The Swiss resort is also known as Gstaad and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Gstaad slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing 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 resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Gstaad has slopes facing N S E W.
Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
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