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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:


The dream of a perfect freeride day begins with the first turn up on top of the mountain. Here are some of our tips for an unforgettable freetouring experience. The freetours include:

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.

Avalanche bulletin

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.

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Glacier 3000 - Arpelistock (3036 M.A.S.L) High alpine freetouring route from the top station of Glacier 3000 to Sanetschpass with subsequent ascent via Arête de l'Arpille to the summit of Arpelistock at 3035 meters. Descent via Rottal or Furgetäli to Geltenhütte SAC and Lake Lauenen. 9,56 km 2:20 hrs. 796 m 659 m 89 TOP Difficult Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus Le Sommet des Diablerets (3210 M.a.s.l) Short but demanding ski tour in the glacier area with a panoramic summit at 3210 meters above sea level. 3,30 km 1:15 hrs. 374 m 64 m 87 TOP Difficult Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus Zweisimmen – Chumigalm (2125 M.a.s.l) Bad luck for the slope skiers, good luck for the tour skiers. No mountain cable car leads to the local mountain, of Zweisimmen, which is also affectionately called "Chumi" by the locals. 6,11 km 3:00 hrs. 1.192 m 2 m 84 TOP Moderate Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus Rougemont – Haute Combe (2039 M.a.s.l) From Rougemont through the Vallée de la Manche and over the SW flank on the Haute Combe. 7,34 km 3:10 hrs. 1.007 m 85 m 84 TOP Moderate Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus Rinderberg - Wistätthorn (2362 M.Ü.M) Beautiful freetouring route from the Rinderberg mountain station via the Gandlouene ridge - Rüwlisepass - Oberer Laseberg - Wistätthorn and subsequent freeride descent to St. Stephan or Turbach. 8,17 km 2:30 hrs. 759 m 405 m 84 TOP Moderate Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus Gsteig - Walliser Wispile (1982 M.a.s.l) The extension of the Wispile towards Wallis, which rises between the valleys of Lauenen and Gsteig, is always worth a ski tour. Especially in the high winter, when a lot of fresh snow has fallen, a winter storm is raging on the surrounding high alpine peaks or the danger of avalanches does not allow major ski tours, the Walliser Wispile is an ideal destination. 5,10 km 2:20 hrs. 802 m 2 m 84 TOP Moderate Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus The Wild W's: Col du Pillon - Kandersteg The tour of several days leads the ski tourer through the most attractive part of the western Bernese Oberland. It starts in the Diablerets massif and leads over the two famous peaks Wildhorn and Wildstrubel. On the tour you will be rewarded with an overwhelming view of the nearby four-thousand-meter peaks of the Valais. The tour lead from hut to hut and require alpine experience. 55,76 km 12:35 hrs. 3.862 m 5.468 m 84 TOP Difficult Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus Lauenen - Lauener Rothorn (2275 M.a.s.l) Challenging ski tour from the mountain village of Lauenen up to the Lauener Rothorn. 6,96 km 3:00 hrs. 1.028 m 0 m 82 TOP Difficult Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus Lauenen – Walliser Wispile (1982 M.a.s.l) The ski tour leads from Lauenen to the Walliser Wispile through beautiful snow-covered winter landscapes. The Walliser Wispile is an ideal destination, especially in the high winter, after abundant fresh snowfall, when a winter storm is raging on the higher peaks around or the danger of avalanches does not allow for longer tours. 4,54 km 2:05 hrs. 743 m 0 m 81 TOP Moderate Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus Schönried – Rellerli (1833 M.a.s.l) Easy terrain, far-reaching views onto the Saanenland, Pays-d’Enhaut and Simmental – the enjoyable ski tour from Schönried to the Rellerli is impressive in many ways. 4,82 km 2:00 hrs. 590 m 0 m 80 TOP Moderate Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus Feutersoey – Walighürli (2049 M.a.s.l) Ski tour from the village of Feutersoey up to the top of the Walighürli. The ski tour leads through fir forests along the Tschärzis up to the plain top of the Walighürli. Different descents on the north and south face are possible (respect Designated wildlife areas!). 3,62 km 2:10 hrs. 886 m 0 m 80 TOP Moderate Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus Lauenen - Arpelistock (3036 M.a.s.l) A 2-day tour with overnight stay in the SAC Geltenhütte or a 1-day tour for ambitious ski tourers 11,43 km 4:50 hrs. 1.822 m 9 m 80 TOP Difficult Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus Saanen - Les Rodomonts (1878 M.a.s.l) Low-lying peak in peaceful and calming surroundings above Saanen and Rougemont. 5,37 km 2:15 hrs. 919 m 51 m 78 TOP Moderate Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus Lauenen - Tossenstand (1917 M.a.s.l) A small but nice ski tour. The tour leads over alpine meadows, past several farmhouses and mountain huts. 3,39 km 1:45 hrs. 680 m 0 m 76 TOP Moderate Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus Lauenen - Trütlisberg (2075 M.a.s.l) The ski tour on the Trütlisberg between Lauenen and Lenk offers great views and magical winter landscapes. 5,64 km 2:35 hrs. 834 m 1 m 76 TOP Moderate Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus Turbach – Steinmandli (1950 M.a.s.l) Ski tour with scenic views from the valley of Turbach up to the Steinmadli. The ski tour leads over alpine meadows up to the pre-summit of the Giferspitz.(Respect Designated wildlife areas!) 2,21 km 1:22 hrs. 634 m 0 m 75 TOP Moderate Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus Saanenmöser - Wannehörli (1942 M.a.s.l) An enjoyable and easy ski tour with enough time to enjoy the breathtaking view and the pure mountain air. 3,00 km 1:30 hrs. 682 m 21 m 72 TOP Easy Source : Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus