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Gstaad Ski Resort

  • Nearest town: Montreux
  • Resort Altitude (metres): 1050m
  • Ski Season: December - April
  • Mountain Range: Wildstrubel
  • Number of Lifts: 67
  • Highest Lift (metres): 3000m
  • Lowest Lift (metres): 950m
  • Snowboarding: yes: park and 2 half-pipes
  • Cross Country (km): 100km

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There are a number of non-skiing activities on offer in Gstaad. One of the most popular is the guided sightseeing tour through Saanen, which takes you too all the main tourist attractions of the area. You can also go and visit the Museum der Landschaft Saanen, which exhibits the history of the region. There are also a number of walking trails on offer, which are a great way to explore the surrounding landscape. For the adventure seekers, try hang gliding or paragliding.

  • Languages: German French Italian Romansch
  • Temperatures: 5.5°C
  • Driving: Drivers drive on the right-hand side of the road
  • Emergency contact numbers: Police: 117
    Fire: 118
    Medical: 144
  • Population: 3000
  • Religion: 49% Roman Catholic 48% Protestant
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Gstaad's Apres Ski scene is quite laidback, some of the activities on offer include a bowling alley; a sports centre and gym; a swimming pool; and ice rink; and a sauna. There are also a large number of shops, catering to almost anything you need. There are a few nightclubs which offer a fun night out almost every night of the week during the skiing season Other than that there are a few bars, which are excellent for hanging out and having a few drinks. Gstaad has a number of restaurants, which serve a wide range of international cuisine. There are also a number of activities to keep the children busy and entertained.


Gstaad is part of the Adelboden ski area, which consists of five domains. Three of them are lift-accessed from Gstaad and the other two are linked by an excellent bus service. There are over 200km of runs, most of the best suited for beginners and intermediates. Experts have to look around for some off-piste and black runs. There are also 2 half-pipes and a park to keep the snow boarders happy. Gstaad is a quiet and traditional Alpine village, with some of the most amazing scenery. There are also a number of non-skiing activities on offer. The Apres-ski scene is a little on the quiet side, with it being mostly based in hotels; restaurants; and bars. There is also a good ski school, which is best suited for children.

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