Horse-drawn carriage drives alongside the snow-covered Lake Lauenen. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Melanie Uhkoetter / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Carriage drives around Lake Lauenen.

A swimmer with swimming cap and goggles diving in an indoor pool. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Sportzentrum Gstaad AG / Sportzentrum Gstaad AG

Immersion in the water.

Signs to the cross-country trails, with different levels of difficulty. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Signs to the cross-country trails, with different levels of difficulty.

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Winter activities

Snow sports activities

The various snow sports schools in the holiday region Gstaad offer winter sports activities for guests with special physical and/or mental needs. They have trained snow sports instructors with many years of experience in dealing with impairments of all kinds and also have ski seating equipment. The Schönried Snowsports School is the specialist for blind or visually impaired skiers or snowboarders.

Two full dual bobs together with their guides in front of #GSTAAD. It's snowing and everyone is smiling and looking very happy.

Two dual bobs with happy customers

©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Capdenho / Capdenho
The Gstaad ice rink is located in the middle of the village surrounded by cosy chalets ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Ice skating Gstaad

Two curling players swipe a red and grey curling stone into a blue, white and red ring, with three more curling stones next to it. ©  (c) unbekannt / Sportzentrum Gstaad AG

Curling players in action

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Ice Sports

Outdoor skating rink (in the village center)
Here the whole family can skate together and have fun! The skating rink is also available for wheelchair users. Thanks to an «ice glider», which is attached under the wheelchair, they can use the ice rink. The wheelchair-accessible Café Charly's, which offers a good view of the ice rink, is ideal for a little refreshment in between.

Indoor curling at the sport center
This facility on the edge of the village is just a few minutes' walk from the hotels and stores and offers the opportunity to play curling. Guests in wheelchairs have free access to the ice rink.

Carriage rides

A trip in a horse-drawn carriage or sleigh through the beautiful countryside is one of the romantic highlights of a stay in the holiday region Gstaad.

From the coachman's point of view, you can see two horses pulling a sledge. The landscape is snow-covered and at the back you can see a rocky mountain. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Melanie Uhkoetter / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Carriage ride in winter in Lauenen

 Snow-covered Gstaad promenade with a view of the chalets and horse-drawn carriage ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Melanie Uhkoetter / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Romantic carriage ride through the snow-covered chalet village.

An older man and two young women on a horse-drawn sled riding through a snow-covered forest landscape in winter. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Melanie Uhkoetter / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Horse-drawn carriage ride amid winter scenery

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Cross-country skier glides along a freshly driven trail, with snow-covered mountains in the background ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Cross-country Zweisimmen

Blue signpost with a white cross-country skiing symbol pointing to the right and a snowy winter landscape in the background. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Cross-country skiing signpost in the middle of a winter landscape.

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Cross-country skiing

The holiday region Gstaad is considered one of the top cross-country skiing areas in Switzerland. The offer in the various sub-areas covers all levels of difficulty. Both classic cross-country skiers and skating enthusiasts get their money's worth. The snow sports schools in the region also offer cross-country skiing instructors.

Swimming and bathing

The indoor pool at the Gstaad Sports Centre has something for everyone - for swimmers or just for relaxing. 

A couple is swimming in an indoor pool, outside it is winter.

Excursion to the sports center Gstaad.

©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 David Birri / Sportzentrum Gstaad AG
 Two people snowshoeing on a sunny day

Couple hiking through fresh powdery snow with snowshoes.

©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Melanie Uhkoetter / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Snowshoe Hiking

The holiday region Gstaad with its gentle hilly landscape is ideal for snowshoe tours. Young and old alike can enjoy the untouched nature on easy or challenging routes.

 Man with child at the play station. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

The perfect indoor activity for the whole family.

Young girl drawing and colouring with pens at the STATION Saanen playground. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Milan Rohrer / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Station, drawing

Children playing with the marble run at Saanen station ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Yannick Romagnoli / ©Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus

Station Saanen (2)

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STATION - Indoor playground

The STATION offers a world of work and experimentation. There is a fascinating machine room with a complex network of ropes, cogwheels, cranks and ball tracks. You can work on handicraft and craft projects at the various work stations. Or simply curl up in a quiet corner with a book.

Tennis

The sports centre Gstaad has three indoor courts with a carpet surface.It is possible to book lessons with a tennis instructor.

A group of people play tennis in a large wooden hall.

Indoor tennis in Gstaad sports center.

©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 David Birri / Sportzentrum Gstaad AG
In a horse stable, a horse looks out of its box. It is brown in colour and has a white stripe from its forehead to its nose. Further back in the picture, a black horse with a horse blanket is standing in the corridor. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Malgorzata Gosiak / Reitzentrum Gstaad

Riding centre with horse

A rider leads a white/grey horse on the reins over a bridge towards the stables. The horse has pink stockings around its front legs and is saddled. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Malgorzata Gosiak / Reitzentrum Gstaad

Riding centre with horse from behind

The indoor riding arena is visible from the inside and brightly lit. You can see the wooden structures right up to the roof and, thanks to the many windows, also outside. The floor is covered with sawdust. ©  CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Malgorzata Gosiak / Reitzentrum Gstaad

Riding arena

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Horse riding

The Gstaad Riding Centre offers indoor riding lessons during the winter months. In classic, English or Western style: the Saanenland makes the hearts of horse lovers beat faster.