Welcome to
GSTAAD

With its top hotels, gourmet restaurants, luxury chalets and nearby Saanen airport, this traffic-free holiday village is popular with international celebrities.

Welcome to  Gstaad
200km of slopes situated between 1,000m and 3,000m above sea level await skiers and snowboarders in winter. Guests can choose from several snowparks, numerous tobogganing runs and 42 kilometres of perfectly groomed cross-country ski trails – half of which are classic trails and half of which are designed for skating. There are around 185 kilometres of winter hiking trails. The more unusual activities include Bavarian curling in the centre of Gstaad or glacier and helicopter skiing.

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Destination Info

The destination Gstaad impresses bons vivants and adventurous holidaymakers alike with its extensive range of offers. Relaxation away from the hectic pace of modern life with a touch of exclusivity and in a unique atmosphere, as well as holiday experiences in a landscape which is full of tradition and stories. Whether well-being, sport, cuisine or culture – young and old alike will find what they are looking for according to our philosophy: come up – slow down!

This is a traditional Swiss village of unrivalled elegance and sophistication, one to which the rich and famous retreat to for its clear alpine air, striking mountain scenery, the glamourous bars, cafés, and upmarket restaurants that line its picturesque streets, and of course, the village’s many casinos where old and new wealth mingle and try their luck at the tables.

The region has a further 9 chalet villages alongside Gstaad (Saanen , Schönried , Saanenmöser, Zweisimmen, Lauenen, Turbach , Feutersoey, Gsteig , Abländschen), located at an altitude of between 1,000 and 1,400 meters. Yet despite its style and class, Gstaad has remained genuinely Alpine and down-to-earth. It is proud of its tradition and lives and breathes it every day.

Apres Ski

Expect an affluent and distinguished international clientele frequenting Gstaad’s upmarket and pedestrianized promenade home to an extensive selection of elegant boutiques, fine jewelry and international flagship stores. Here you’ll find culinary delights that will amaze even the most seasoned of astronomers, trendy clubs and a stylish nightlife scene, and dazzling views of the region’s trademark Swiss alpine scenery.

Le Petit Chalet – In the center of Gstaad, tucked away in Le Grand Bellevue’s park, this rustic restaurant is the perfect place to meet up, relax and soak up the alpine atmosphere.

Bergrestaurant Kübeli -Mountain restaurant on-the-slopes.

Saagi Stübli  at Hotel Gstaaderhof – Swiss specialties in a cozy atmosphere.

Michel’s Stallbeizli Delicious Fondue – Raclette and other specials from the region.

La Vue Restaurant at HUUS Gstaad – The kitchen delivers a true taste of the Alps with straight forward, honest and contemporary cuisine.

Hotel & Restaurant Olden – Meeting place for bon vivants & gourmets from all over the world .

The 16 BAR – Located in one of the prettiest back roads of the village Saanen. ,former bell factory and now home to a lovely & trendy bar/ restaurant.

Grand Hotel Bellevue The Bar – The zinc-topped bar and 17.5-metre-long chesterfield sofa host from morning to late night, be it for fresh pastries, bubbles or our bartender’s exquisite cocktails. This is where it all happens.

Gstaad Palace Hotel – Have a Scherz-cocktail (named after the owner) in the lobby bar, or party the night away at the nightclub GreenGo.

Hotel Olden- Pinte Bar – Legendary establishment with international flair, enchanting elegance and traditional charm.

SKI MAP

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SKI INFO

Gstaad Ski Terrain – Beginners

Whilst not as convenient for beginners as more purpose-built ski resorts, Gstaad is still a fantastic option for those learning to ski. There are excellent beginner areas dotted around the ski area, including Wispile (close to the Rütti and Zückerli ski lifts) and Eggli (at the valley station of the Rübeldorf chairlift). There are plenty of gentle blue runs in these areas as well as up at Hornberg which is particularly popular with families. In fact, 60% of the terrain in Gstaad is graded as easy, with wide open trails to traverse. Fun for all ages is the Sound Piste between the Saanerslochgrat middle station and valley station, where you create a variety of sounds by means of ski poles and snowballs on items such as milk churns and cowbells as you make your way down the piste.

Gstaad Ski Terrain – Intermediates

With 30% of terrain graded as intermediate, Gstaad offers plenty of rolling reds and long pistes to enjoy. The longest slope is La Videmanette, a 7.5 km run with a 1,160m descent starting from Mt. La Videmanette down to the valley. With sections marked in red and blue, even less experienced skiers can enjoy the challenge. Across the cultural divide between the German and French-speaking parts of Switzerland (also known as Röschtigraben), is an 8 km descent from the Canton of Vaud in the Glacier 3000 ski area, to the Canton of Bern via the Canton of Valais. Once you reach the summit of Mt. Olden, it is worth stopping to admire the view. After an impressive descent of 1,137 metres you will reach the Oldenalp, and if there is enough snow it is possible to complete the descent from Oldenegg to Reusch.

Gstaad Ski Terrain – Experts

Whilst not the most challenging resort for advanced skiers, Gstaad still has nearly a dozen black runs dotted around the area. The steepest slope in the area is Tiger Run at Wasserngrat and further steep terrain can be found around La Videmanette. There are also some incredible off-piste opportunities on Glacier 3,000. Freeride days take place every spring in April where all levels are invited to explore 3,000 vertical metres of untouched powder accompanied by a pro rider and guide. Heli-skiing is also popular in the area, with several landing spots in the surrounding mountains.

Gstaad - Snowboarders

Gstaad is big on boarding with four separate terrain parks spread around the area along with other freestyle attractions. The resort’s network of high speed gondola and chairlifts make getting back up the slopes fast and easy too. So it’s no surprise it has been voted among the best in Switzerland and stages several big boarding events each winter. Among the options the Vanillaz Park located on Saanerslochgrat above Saanenmöser has a good range of features including various kickers, an A-Frame Box, kinked box, wall ride and, depending on snow conditions, a quarter pipe and 18m kicker are built. There’s also a mini park with mini kickers, wave slope, mini rails and boxes. The terrain park at Glacier 3000 has the benefit of altitude to ensure an eight month season from October to May and it is particularly popular in the October to December and April-May periods when most other resorts lack the snow to build terrain features or it has melted away in the spring. There are other parks at Rinderberg above Zweisimmen and at La Braye above Château d’Oex as well as a ski cross course at Rinderberg

RESORT INFO

KEY FACTS

Elevation between 1050m and 3000m / Resort height: 1050m

■ 250 km of slopes

■ 61 lifts

■ 124 km blue

■ 81 km red

■ 45 km black

Day pass , Gstaad , winter 2022-2023

Adult: Chf 79

Youth: Chf 65

Child: Chf 47

Senior: Chf 72

Nearest airports:

■ Geneva: 150km / ~2h

■ Zurich: 207km / ~2h30m

Towns worth visiting:     

■ Lake Geneva: 85km / ~1h40m

■ Montreux: 58km/ ~1h10m

■ Gruyeres Castle

■ Glacier 3000 – Peak walk by Tissot

■ Alpine coaster

■ Gstaad Cheese Cave

WINTER ACTIVITIES

■ Skiing / Freeride skiing/ Night skiing

■ Cross country skiing

■ Snowboarding

■ Heli skiing and sightseeing

■ Paragliding

■ Winter biking

■ Snowshoeing

■ Ice skating / Ice hockey

■ Sledding / tobogganing

■ Snowmobile

■ Husky sledding

■ Wellness