Wide view over the ski slope with two skiers and a snowy mountain panorama. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Melanie Uhkoetter / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

The first tracks in the snow in front of a magnificent mountain panorama.


Our winter sports areas

An unforgettable time awaits guests in the magical winter world of the Gstaad holiday region. Our region stands for all-round winter enjoyment - nestled in a magnificent alpine world at an altitude of between 1000 and 3000 metres. There is first-class skiing fun to discover on wide pistes for sports enthusiasts, pleasure skiers and families. Winter and snowshoe hikers get their money's worth at over 18 mountain restaurants, as do sun-seekers. 30 toboggan runs and over 180 varied cross-country ski trails round off our winter offer. A true winter wonderland that has something for everyone!

Rinderberg – Saanersloch – Horneggli «ski arena»

The mountain railway that runs between the Horneggli in Schönried and the Rinderberg in Zweisimmen provides access to the largest skiing and hiking area in the Gstaad holiday region. It connects Schönried, Saanenmöser, Zweisimmen and St. Stephan, with over 105 km of ski slopes and three sledding runs in winter. Besides adrenaline thrills in the snow park, the area also offers numerous restaurants and ski bars.

 Focus on the Saanersloch gondola with a snowy mountain panorama in the background

Saanersloch gondola lift with snowy mountain scenery in the background.

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Snow-covered ski slope of La Videmanette with several skiers in front of an alpine mountain backdrop. 

Several skiers enjoy the first valley run from La Videmanette to Les Gouilles.

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Enjoying Eggli – La Videmanette

Between the peaks of Eggli and La Videmanette lies a charming boutique ski area that boasts excellent slopes in winter and superb dining options besides. The Eggli mountain restaurant and La Videmanette mountain restaurant spoil diners with delicious food in a beautiful setting. Skiers can also enjoy the region’s longest run, from La Videmanette to Rougemont. It’s a veritable paradise for foodies, while immersing diners in the beauty of the Gstaad mountains.

Wasserngrat: «The peak of enjoyment»

The Wasserngrat ski area offers first-class opportunities for skiers of all levels, including three different slopes. Two of these slopes are especially family-friendly, while the black Tiger Run is a demanding challenge for experienced skiers. Nature lovers can also enjoy a delightful snowshoe hike. The Wasserngrat is the perfect place to enjoy the magic of winter and have fun in the snow.

 Wide view of the Wasserngrat mountain, with lots of snow-covered fir trees and light clouds hanging between the mountains. 

Wide view of the snow-covered Wasserngrat.

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 Glacier 3000 with Peak Walk bridge and panoramic view of the mountains.

Magnificent view of the snowy Alps.

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Glacier3000: «The high alps»

An incredible winter wonderland awaits at Glacier3000 in the Bernese Oberland from November to May. Perfectly groomed slopes and a stunning glacier landscape framed by majestic four-thousanders, including Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn, are simply waiting to be discovered. The picturesque snowy landscape offers winter fun galore, with skiing, winter hiking, cross-country skiing and ski touring in abundance.

Wispile: «The family mountain»

Wispile is the most charming local mountain in the Gstaad holiday region. In winter, you can look forward to spectacular views, superb slopes and a thrilling sled ride down to Gsteig – an amazing experience for all the family! Wispile promises unforgettable winter memories, plenty of adrenaline and lots of fun in the snow. 

 Three wooden sledges stand at the top of the mountain in fresh powdery snow, with white mountain peaks in the background.

Three sledges in fresh powdery snow.

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 Snowy winter landscape with a cross-country ski run and a wide winter hiking trail, with a stunningly beautiful mountain backdrop and a slightly cloudy sky behind. 

An aerial view of Sparenmoos in its winter garb.

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Sparenmoos above Zweisimmen offers a quiet winter landscape and a variety of opportunities for activities such as cross-country skiing, sledding, snowshoeing and winter hiking. The breathtaking panoramic views and the silence of the snowy surroundings make it an enchanting winter paradise.

Lauenen: «cosy & charming»

The charming village of Lauenen offers an ideal starting point for fabulous nature experiences and cross-country skiing. The nearby nature reserve is of national importance and is a wonderful snow-covered area in winter. Beneath the snow cover lies an alpine moor, with fir trees poking up through the thick white blanket. The famous lake, which is the subject of many traditional songs, lies in the middle of a pristine mountain landscape.

 Drone shot of the snowy Lauenen Valley in winter. Snowy mountains in the background.

Snowy fairytale landscape in Lauenen.

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Snow-covered Gsteig landscape with people and sleds.

Dusk on the sledding run in Gsteig.

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Gsteig: «A historical village on the Col du Pillon»

The heritage-protected village of Gsteig lies deep in the Saanenland on the Col du Pillon, surrounded by the Diablerets massif and the Sanetsch area. The church and the Hotel Bären beside it are among the most frequently photographed traditional village scenes in Switzerland. 


A remarkable winter paradise awaits on Rellerli mountain above Schönried. While it doesn’t have a cable car, Rellerli does have pristine snow in abundance, making it a wonderful place for unforgettable ski tours and winter hikes. The silence is broken only by the gentle crunching of your footsteps as you stroll through the snowy landscape. This place is a pristine idyll for those who love winter.

Aerial view of the snow-covered Berghaus Rellerli restaurant amid a snowy mountain landscape.

A bird’s-eye view of the Rellerli.

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