Ski highlights & snow parks
The Destination Gstaad offers snow sports enthusiasts a wide range of piste activities. Whether following in the footsteps of world champion Mike von Grünigen, practising freestyle tricks in one of the snow parks or discovering the ski area on the Rinderberg Ronda, there is certainly no chance of boredom with this variety of offers.
La Videmanette – The longest slopes for you to enjoy
The longest slope in the Destination Gstaad, which stretches for 7.5 kilometres, starts on Mt. La Videmanette. Winter sports enthusiasts complete an enjoyable decent of 1,160 m down to the valley. The Buvette de Rubloz and the bar in the valley station are the perfect places to enjoy some refreshments or a meal and recharge your batteries on the way. The trail leads through varied terrain and offers nice transitional points. Thanks to the sections marked in red and blue, even less experienced athletes can face up to this challenge.
Mike-von-Grünigen Run – the Slope of the World Champion
On this 3,100 m long slope on Horneggli in Schönried, snow sports enthusiasts will find everything which helped Mike von Grünigen repeatedly cross the finish line in perfect time thanks to his brilliant giant slalom technique.Transitions into steep escarpments, compressions, jumps and waves make for perfect snow carving conditions. Good skiers can perform their full repertoire on a descent of 555 metres.
Rinderberg Ronda ski safari: experience circular tour around three mountains and valleys
Skiers explore three mountains and valleys on the Rinderberg Ronda ski safari without having to use the same run or lift twice. Winter sports enthusiasts will need around two hours for the tour (with blue background on the map) – providing the tour is not enlarged by stop-offs at one or more of the many mountain restaurants and ski bars on the route. The starting point for the tour is in Zweisimmen.
Red Run: One of Europe’s longest slopes
The Red Run slope of the Glacier 3000 ski area delights many winter sports enthusiasts. The starting point is at the Scex Rouge mountain top station beneath the Oldenhorn, from where the slope continues until below the Cabane middle station and then branches off into the existing Martisberg slope. With its 8 kilometers, Red Run is one of Europe’s longest slopes. The altitude difference that must be overcome is also quite remarkable: from 3’000 down to 1’300 meters above sea level.
Tiger Run – the steepest Slope
The Wasserngrat near Gstaad provides the fastest superlative in the ski area of Gstaad: the 2.5 km long black section of the Tiger Run is considered the steepest ski slope in the Destination.
Large turns with a panoramic view
An insider tip for all carving lovers is the Parwenge-Lengebrand slope in St. Stephan’s area. The wide, perfectly tailored terrain promises pure winter fun. On the long descent there is the great view onto the surrounding mountain peaks plus the Simmen Valley. You can treat yourself to a culinary stopover with a hot chocolate in the Ritz Bar or a “Füürgruebe” dish in the Chemistube.
Family fun on the Wispile
The slopes around Gstaad’s local mountain Wispile are ideal for families and beginners. Especially the beginner’s area in the valley and the numerous forest trails are perfectly suited for the first turns in the snow. While the children race up and down with the platter lift, parents treat themselves to a break on the sun terrace of the Berghaus Wilspile, with a direct view onto the slopes, the lift and their children.
Sound Piste – create your very own blend of Alpine authenticity on the snow
The Sound Piste between the Saanerslochgrat middle station and valley station makes for even more fun when you are out skiing. Using such items as milk churns and cowbells, you are free to produce any sound you like. Although these are not typical musical instruments, they provide you with a direct link to the lifestyle and farming work carried out on the mountain. Skiers of all ages can create a variety of sounds here by means of ski poles, snowballs, shaking and moving the elements and hence can freely express themselves musically.
The Glacier 3000 Snow Park is located in the Bernese Oberland's only glacier ski region. It opens end of October and is a perfect training ground for professional riders. Its many different elements are spread over four lines. The "Big Mama" is a giant jump, which is sure to set any freestyler's pulse racing.
Playground Snowpark Gstaad
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Snowpark Glacier 3000
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From the beginning of november to the beginning of january.