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.


2 hours
2hr 30mins

Resort stats


1,050m - 3,000m

Level of skiing

Snow sure
Ski area


Charm factor
Resort layout
Fine dining
Short transfer
Resort value


  • 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.

Gstaad Resort Map

  • Funicular Funicular
  • Cable car Cable Car
  • Gondola Gondola
  • Chair lift Chair lift
  • Drag lift Drag lift
  • Map marker Property
Tourist info

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