Traditional, classy and pretty Swiss ski village. Stunning views and lots of charm
Gstaad resort guide - a general overview
Gstaad attracts visitors all year round with its superb Alpine setting and a wealth of leisure activities. It's a car-free resort and its main street is lined with smart shops, cafes, galleries and for non-skiers numerous facilities, including fitness centre, sport centre, walking paths, curling, skating and tobogganing.
Of the four ski areas the largest is above Saanenmoser and Schonried which is reached by train, the Les Diablerets glacier is 15km away. There are few runs to really challenge experts however, given good snow conditions the Gstaad ski area really is an intermediates paradise with long easy descents.
Chalets in Gstaad tend to be luxurious and expensive and geared to the rich and famous, so if you like the idea of mixing it up with the rich and famous this is the place to be seen.
1,050m - 3,000m
Level of skiing
- Snow sure
- Ski area
- Charm factor
- Resort layout
- Fine dining
- Short transfer
- Resort value
- 2hrs 30mins
Pros and Cons
- Charming landscape with many privately owned chalets
- Slopes ideal for beginners and intermmediates
- There are few challenging runs for experts
- Due to its rather low altitude the season is shorter than for higher ski resorts
Gstaad Apres Ski
Good apres ski bars include The Olden Bar, Chesery Bar, Stockli Bar. There is also a casino here.