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Resort guide to Gstaad - Switzerland

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.

Airports

GENEVA
(2 hours)
BERN
(2hr 30mins)

Resort stats

250km

1,050m - 3,000m

Level of skiing

Beginners
Intermediates
Experts
Snow sure
Off-piste
Ski area

Qualities

Charm factor
Non-skiers
Nightlife
Resort layout
Fine dinning
Short transfer
Resort value

Pros

  • Chalets
  • Slopes ideal for beginners and intermmediates
  • Charming village and surrounding area

Cons

  • 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.

Gstaad Resort Map

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  • Chair lift 207bbb7ef0c7c3f5458d8e1b5bb1a59b179909dbc96c70cbc66d08927a59c61f Chair lift
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