Established in 1934 the Swiss ski resort Zweisimmen lies at 948 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 55 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 36km of trails, which equates to around 50 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Zweisimmen is Bern / Berne at a distance of 80km or approximately 90 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.
At the German-speaking end of the rail-link included Gstaad ski pass and now lift linked to the ski areas above neighbouring Saanemöser, St. Stephan and Schönried. Zweisimmen also offers access to the 3000m Diablerets glacier for year-round skiing.
0 runs 0km
25 runs 48.3km
8 runs 18.6km
5 runs 16.1km
View our detailed Zweisimmen snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Zweisimmen snow history.
|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||CHF327 - CHF327|
Traditional Village /
|Resort Opens||Dec 2020|
|Resort Closes||Apr 2021|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of Zweisimmen trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||5km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|Slope Orientation||S, N|
|direction Zweisimmen area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of Zweisimmen ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 1052m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
The mountain has 0% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 58% intermediate, 22% advanced slopes and 20% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km ? run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can ski Zweisimmen after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.
Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Off-Slope activities include:
Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
The Swiss resort is also known as Gstaad Mountain Rides Rinderberg, Saanersbach, Hornegli, Parwengen and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Zweisimmen 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. Zweisimmen has slopes facing S, N.
Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Zweisimmen ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons
The official ski/board school is called Swiss Ski School Zweisimmen and has 20 teachers teaching in Dutch, English, French, German and taking students from a minimum age of firstname.lastname@example.org www.skischule-zweisimmen.ch 7221133
Zweisimmen for beginners gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Zweisimmen for intermediates gets ? stars out of 5 overall
Zweisimmen for expert skiers gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Zweisimmen for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Zweisimmen snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Zweisimmen: 41km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y
Easy XC Ski Trails: 16km Intermediate XC Trails: 7km Difficult XC Trails: 18km
Telemark Tuittion: N Telemark Rental 0 Paragliding schools: 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 7km
Zweisimmen snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0
Prepared Winter Walks: 41 Snowshoeing: 0 Hang Gliding : 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 7km Paragliding schools: 0
Zweisimmen non skiing facilities also include Badminton.