Kandersteg, Switzerland

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Zürich + Geneva 240mins

Bern 90mins

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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.

SNO-man says

Picturesque, traditional village (a winter resort for over 100 years, visitors initially attracted for the curling) in the middle of stunning Alpine scenery. In the village there is an indoor and outdoor ice rink and an indoor climbing wall.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 0 runs 0km
0%  Intermediate Trails
 3 runs 6km
34%  Advanced Trails
 4 runs 9km
32%  Expert Trails
 0 runs 0km

Resort and Holiday Stats

Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)CHF? - CHF?
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensDec 2016
Resort ClosesMar 2017
(snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs15km
total length of Kandersteg trails
Longest Lift-Served Run4.5km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation?
direction Kandersteg area faces
Top Altitude2000m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude1180m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude1180m
centre of Kandersteg ski resort
Vertical Drop820m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical^v 820m
can include extra hike up above top lift

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.

SNO-man says

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.

SNO-man says

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.

SNO-man says

Kandersteg has a huge range of activities when you want a break from downhill skiing or boarding. There's a 3.5km (two mile long) sledge run on the lower part of the "Oeschiwald" (length 800m), accessed by the chairlift. It is floodlit every evening from 7 - 10pm. Up in the air there is a paragliding school, making use of the Allmenalp Cable Car. Hot air ballooning is also popular with International Ballooning Weeks organised. A rare attraction in the Alps is the option to try ice fishing at the high altitude Lake Oeschinen (1578m). There are 55 kms (30 miles) of tracked winter hiking paths. From the easy village tour to the alpine pass hiking tour - Kandersteg offers all difficulty levels. Snowshoe rentals and tours are available. Glacier trekking, climbing and ice climbing are available through Kandersteg Mountaineering School. For horse riding The Royal Hotel Bellevue Park's stables offer guided rides and riding lessons. Sleigh rides are also available in the resort. Indoor facilities include saunas in the hotels Adler, Alfa Soleil, Bernerhof, Blümlisalp and Waldhotel Dolderhorn. The Alfa Soleil and Blümlisalp also offer solarium facilities and the Alfa Soleil a small, but well-equipped fitness studio. There's also massage services available in the resort. The resort's indoor ice rink is located next to the railway station and one minute from the village centre. Ice hockey, short track skating and curling are available as well as recreational skating. For training purposes and in winter weather there's a climbing wall at the ice rink and an indoor tennis court is open for business from April onwards each season. There are indoor swimming pools at the hotels Alfa Soleil and Parkhotel Gemmi as well as a 25m public pool at Frutigen (15 minutes from Kandersteg), part of a large fitness centre. An unusual option is indoor mini-golf (nine holes) and there's several bowling lanes and billiards tables in the hotels. There is also a museum, occasional organ concerts in the church and slide shows.

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    

Kandersteg reviews, 3 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.
Luxury & 5 Star
Accommodation only
03 Dec 2016
Without Flights £170
22 Apr 2017
Without Flights £217
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