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Zweisimmen, Switzerland

Zweisimmen ski holidays

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.

SNO-man says

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.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 0 runs 0km
0%  Intermediate Trails
 25 runs 48.3km
58% 
Advanced Trails
 8 runs 18.6km
22%  Expert Trails
 5 runs 16.1km
20% 

Resort and Holiday Stats

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.

Beginners
Intermediate
Advanced/Expert
Snowboarders
Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Snow-Sure
Ambience
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) CHF327 - CHF327
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensDec 2020
Resort ClosesApr 2021
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs 83km
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 Altitude 2000m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 948m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 948m
centre of Zweisimmen ski resort
Vertical Drop 1052m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 1052m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

Zweisimmen web cams
Nearby resorts:

Adelboden

Kandersteg

Skiing in Zweisimmen

38 pistes and trails means approximately 83km of runs. 17 Zweisimmen lifts have capacity to transport 11000 per hour. The longest run in the Swiss ski resort is over 5km.

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    

Snowboarding in Zweisimmen

Of the 17 ski lifts, 6 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Zweisimmen is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 50 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Zweisimmen Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

3 apres ski bars 16 restaurants 1 bowling 1 night club 0 cinema 1 billiards / pool 1 games room 0 concert 0 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 1 saunas 0 hot tubs 1 solariums 0 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 1 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 41 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 1 fishing 1 museum 1 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Badminton.

Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

"Zweisimmen" by any other name

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    

Main Ski School in Zweisimmen

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 4.info@skischule-zweisimmen.ch 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    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Zweisimmen

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

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Zweisimmen

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.


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