Ski Tours in the Destination Gstaad
The destination Gstaad is the ski touring area for pleasure-seekers. Thanks to the wind-protected location, the finest powder can be found all winter long on the mountain slopes. The versatile area offers attractive routes between 1,000 and 3,200 meters above sea level, beginning in the alpine foothills and going up to higher altitudes for challenging ski tours. Whether the tour is accessible via a short walk or in combination with a mountain railway – here there are many possibilities to ensure a great winter experience. Because of the many gentle slopes with less than 30 degrees inclination, such tours offer less avalanche risk. Beginners can practice their ascent techniques on the groomed route on the Rellerli, in order to later feel more comfortable in more challenging terrain. The destination allows for interesting combinations – so it’s recommended to plan a picnic stop with local specialties during a ski tour, to relax at the SPA after the tour or to taste the diverse culinary offer during a fine dinner.
Pleasure Ski Touring
Various tours in the easy alpine foothills are ideal for pleasure-seekers. The stopover on the way can be perfectly combined with a picnic that includes local delicacies. These routes are suitable for pleasure ski touring:
More Challenging Tours
High altitude tours in demanding terrain are in technically rather difficult areas and require previous experience. Local mountain guides are recommended for such tours. The following tours are considered challenging:
Mountain guides in Gstaad
If you want to enjoy the sense of freedom that comes from skiing off-piste, be sure to hire an experienced local mountain guide for your own safety. Several professional mountain guides are available to accompany visitors through the winter landscape to the most beautiful natural sites in the destination of Gstaad. A list of certified mountain guides can be found under the following link.
When going for a ski tour or off-piste skiing pleas consider the national avalanche bulletin as well as the weather forecast. The current avalanche bulletin with current danger level is published by the Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research in Davos on a daily basis. The current avalanche bulletin is published under the following link.
Avalanche Training Center Glacier 3000
Snow safety can be practiced! That is why there is an Avalanche Training Center at Glacier 3000, for all those who want practice what to do when an avalanche hits under real conditions. The training center is free of charge. It consists of a 100 x 100 m2 area in somewhat steep terrain located on the lower end of the Ice Express chairlift.
Respect to protect
Designated wildlife areas and wildlife reserves have been established by the authorities in order to protect wildlife and forest. These areas differ in legal status (legally protected or recommended), protection regulations and period of protection.