Kandersteg ski holidays
Established in 1906 the Swiss ski resort Kandersteg lies at 1180 metres altitude in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2000m the area is not snow sure. Over 20 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 10km of trails, which equates to around 90 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Kandersteg is Zürich + Geneva at a distance of 290km or approximately 240 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to March.
Alpine Downhill Runs
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Skiing in Kandersteg
7 pistes and trails means approximately 15km of runs. 7 Kandersteg lifts have capacity to transport 7500 per hour. The longest run in the Swiss ski resort is over 4.5km.
The mountain has 0% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 34% intermediate, 32% advanced slopes and 34% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km ? run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.
Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in Kandersteg
Of the 7 ski lifts, 5 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Kandersteg is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 0 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 0 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.
Rating for snowboarding gets 2 stars out of 5 overall
Kandersteg Apres Ski
Off-Slope activities include:
4 apres ski bars 25 restaurants 0 bowling 1 night club 0 cinema 2 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 2 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 4 saunas 1 hot tubs 4 solariums 3 masseurs 1 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 1 horse riding 55 prepare winter walks 1 climbing 0 golf 1 fishing 2 museum 1 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Indoor curling, Ice climbing, Ski jumps.
Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
"Kandersteg" by any other name
The Swiss resort is also known as Kandersteg and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Kandersteg 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. Kandersteg has slopes facing ?.
Rating for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
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