Cross-country Skiing

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The Destination Gstaad is one of the most versatile cross-country skiing areas in Switzerland. The different sub-areas cover all levels of difficulty and the top prepared trails lead through different landscapes. From Sparenmoos to Turbach - every day a new environment can be discovered. For night lovers, the illuminated night trail between Schönried and Saanenmöser is recommended, family fun awaits on the cross-country trail with various elements such as waves, slalom and small jumps. Dogs can also enjoy themselves on the cross-country trail, as four-legged friends are allowed to accompany their owners on the marked dog trail. Various buvettes, restaurants and sun loungers along the trails ensure that you can relax afterwards.



Unspoiled nature, tranquility and freshly groomed trails provide perfect moments. Here you can really enjoy cross-country skiing:


Extensive trails provide boundless gliding pleasure, the cross-country trail is ideal for honing your technique. These trails are suitable for training:


From blue to black, at night or even with the dog. In these cross-country skiing areas there's something for everyone:

Cross-country ski pass

Pay once – ski everywhere! With your cross-country ski pass, available from the tourist offices or online:

  • Cross-country ski pass for the whole of Switzerland: CHF 140.00
    Also available as an app:
    Important: please indicate Gstaad and Zweisimmen as local slope
  • Saanenmöser to Reusch and Sparenmoos regional pass: CHF 80.00
  • 14-day pass for Saanenmöser to Reusch and Sparenmoos: CHF 60.00
  • 7-day pass for Saanenmöser to Reusch and Sparenmoos: CHF 45.00
  • Day pass for Saanenmöser to Reusch: CHF 10.00


It is essential that you have the right equipment in order to go cross-country skiing. You can hire the necessary items at a range of sports outlets in the Destination Gstaad.


All cross-country ski trails can be viewed online on the interactive map as well as on the cross-country ski map which can be obtained at tourist offices and other locations.

Network of cross-country trails throughout Switzerland

The umbrella organisation for the Swiss cross-country ski areas, Loipen Schweiz, has a range of goals. These all have one thing in common: Enhancing the quality and the financial balance between the regions. In Switzerland, through joint marketing and the support of sponsors, it is possible to prepare an extensive trail network of approximately 5,500 kilometres.