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Family Skiing

The Gstaad region is particularly ideal for family skiing holidays. Children of different age groups will quickly learn the right techniques on suitable slopes with the support of professional instructors.


  • Various slopes suitable for beginners and specialised family mountains
  • Safe ski slopes
  • Nursery slopes for small children and beginners
  • Ski schools with special offers and lessons for children
  • Snow parks and free-riding facilities for teenagers
  • Ski-cross run
  • Attractive rates for children

Information for families with beginners and younger children
Young children can easily learn the basics of skiing in one of the many nursery areas with or without support. The majority of ski schools offer specialist skiing courses for children, also available as block courses, while their parents can ski by themselves. There are also specific areas on the mountains specially suited to families with small children.

Information for families with advanced-level children and teenagers
The ski area also has more challenging slopes and several snow parks for advanced-level children and teenagers. A number of locations also have perfect free-riding facilities.

Nursery slopes

Nursery slopes are practice slopes for children and beginners. Professional supervisors look after both young and not-so-young users on the nursery slopes. Ask for more information from the ski schools directly.

Location / ServiceEquipment
- Rinderberg, Zweisimmen (behind the church)
- Schneesportschule Zweisimmen
2 children's ski lifts
1 carousel
1 children's playground
- Saanersloch, Saanenmöser (at the Lätzgüetli ski lift)
- Schneesportschule Saanenmöser
1 conveyor belt
- Horneggli, Schönried (oberhalb Talstation Horneggli)
- Schneessportschule Schönried
2 children's ski lifts
1 carousel
1 conveyor belt
- Wispile, Gstaad (close to the Rütti and Zückerli ski lifts)
- Schneesportschule Gstaad
1 children's ski lift
2 conveyor belt
- Eggli, Saanen: open during ski school operating hours (at the valley station of the Rübeldorf chairlift)
- Schneesportschule Saanen
1 children's ski lift
1 carousel
1 conveyor belt
- La Videmanette, Rougemont (bei Talstation Gondelbahn)1 children's ski lift
1 carousel
- Lauenen (at the ski lift valley station)
- Schneesportschule Lauenen
1 children's ski lift
1 carousel
1 little toboggan run

Open learning parks



The region has a further 9 chalet villages alongside Gstaad, located at an altitude of between 1,000 and 1,400 metres. 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.

Over a thousand cultural and sporting events are available to visitors every year, including top events with an international reputation. In addition, visitors will find first-class hotels, outstanding shopping facilities along the traffic-free promenade and an airport in Saanen.


Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus
Promenade 41
CH - 3780 Gstaad
Tel +41 33 748 81 81
Fax +41 33 748 81 83

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