Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains, Switzerland

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Zürich 180mins

Geneva 180mins

Zürich 180mins


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Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains ski holidays

Established in 1948 the Swiss ski resort Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains lies at 1411 metres altitude in the Valais region of the Swiss Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2610m the area is snow sure. Over 10 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 18km of trails, which equates to around 5 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains is Zürich at a distance of 230km or approximately 180 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.

SNO-man says

It doesn't matter whether you're sports mad, a wellness fan, in search of peace and quiet, or more family-oriented. The largest thermal spa and wellness resort in the Alps offers a wide range of relaxation options and activity programs amidst the fascinating Valais mountains at approx. 1,400 metres above sea level.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 0 runs 0km
0%  Intermediate Trails
 5 runs 5.5km
11%  Advanced Trails
 7 runs 24km
46%  Expert Trails
 7 runs 22.5km

Resort and Holiday Stats

Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)CHF250 - CHF250
Traditional Ski Village / Purpose Built Ski Resort
Resort OpensDec 2016
Resort ClosesApr 2017
(snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs52km
total length of Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains trails
Longest Lift-Served Run11km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope OrientationS, W
direction Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains area faces
Top Altitude2610m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude1411m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude1411m
centre of Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains ski resort
Vertical Drop1289m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical^v 1289m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Skiing in Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains

19 pistes and trails means approximately 52km of runs. 13 Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains lifts have capacity to transport 12000 per hour. The longest run in the Swiss ski resort is over 11km.

SNO-man says

The mountain has 0% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 11% intermediate, 46% advanced slopes and 43% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 2km Rinderhalde FIS run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.

Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains

Of the 13 ski lifts, 3 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains 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), 1 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

SNO-man says

Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

5 apres ski bars 50 restaurants 0 bowling 1 night club 0 cinema 4 billiards / pool 1 games room 2 concert 10 indoor swimming 12 outdoor heated pools 11 saunas 0 hot tubs 3 solariums 9 masseurs 1 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 3 indoor tennis 1 squash racquetball 0 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 40 prepare winter walks 2 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 1 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Aqua Fit, Badminton, Curling, Ice Hockey, Spinning, Masai walking, Nordic Walking, Sledding, Squash, Tai Chi, Yoga.

SNO-man says


Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

"Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains" by any other name

The Swiss resort is also known as Gemmi,Torrent and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains 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. Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains has slopes facing S, W.

Rating for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Childcare in Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains, Switzerland

Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains day and evening care plus snow ski schools and babysitting.

Leukerbad has everything for a perfect family holiday: a magnificent natural landscape where you and your family can practice different kinds of sport, and family-friendly rates and varied leisure activities will make your family holiday a memorable and eventful one. At 1'411m, in the middle of a majestic mountain scenery surrounded by the Valais' fresh mountain air your children will feel completely contented. The thermal baths and the taste Valais food will also contribute to your well-being and relaxation. Take some time out and treat yourself: your kids are in the best of hands in Leukerbad. Under 8s in Leukerbad benefit from free use of the Gemmu and Torrent winter sports areas (though not the Erli skiing area) plus free admission to the Burgerbad, to the Lindner Alpentherme (here children from age 6 are allowed in) thermal baths and to the Sportarena (excluding material rental).

4 stars out of 5 overall    

Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains Shopping

Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains shopping - fashion boutiques, outdoor gear and food shops

Sport shops, banks, post office, wine shops, fashion shops, souvenirs and many more.

Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains value for money gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Ski Equipment Rental Shops in Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains

Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains hire shops - overview of all shopping in Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains

Sport shops, banks, post office, wine shops, fashion shops, souvenirs and many more.

Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains ski rental shops value rating gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains

Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Swiss Ski School Leukerbad and has 25 teachers teaching in English, French, German, Italian and taking students from a minimum age of 4.info@skischule-leukerbad.ch www.skischule-leukerbad.ch 4702510

Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains for beginners         gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains for intermediates  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains for expert skiers   gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains for snowboarding  gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains

Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains: 30km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y

Easy XC Ski Trails: 15km     Intermediate XC Trails: 15km   Difficult XC Trails: 0km

Telemark Tuittion: Y     Telemark Rental 2      Paragliding schools: 1

Snow mobile Rental: 0     Toboggan Run Length: 2km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains

Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains snow fun - off slope winter activities

Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 1 Balloon Flights: 0

Prepared Winter Walks: 40 Snowshoeing: 2 Hang Gliding : 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 2km Paragliding schools: 1

Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains non skiing facilities also include Aqua Fit, Badminton, Curling, Ice Hockey, Spinning, Masai walking, Nordic Walking, Sledding, Squash, Tai Chi, Yoga.

Leukerbad / Loeche-les-Bains reviews, 3.3 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.
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