Already now you can look forward to winter and plan the year-end celebration or ski holiday for 2021. This season you can book your stay in Gstaad and remain flexible. All mountain railways and ski schools as well as a majority of the hotels in the destination are offering guests a return guarantee. Last winter, the new and modern Eggli cable car opened. This December, the new mountain top restaurant on the Eggli will welcome you. That means: enjoyment and relaxation on the sun terrace!
Further protective measures for safe winter enjoyment in Gstaad
Gstaad's winter sport area consists of numerous slopes and mountain railways with several points of access. The individual installations and mountains in the destination have always offered more space than other places. So that guests can continue to enjoy relaxing winter experiences, Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad AG (BDG) will be introducing further measures.
Book with Guarantee
This winter you can book your stay in Gstaad and remain flexible. All mountain railways and ski schools as well as a majority of the hotels in the destination are offering guests a return guarantee. In case authorities mandate another lockdown due to COVID-19, the booked services will be refunded or credited to your account.
New mountain restaurant Eggli
The mountain railway has already been bringing guests onto the Eggli in style and comfort since the last season – now guests can also look forward to the new mountain top restaurant. The restaurant is still under construction and will open in December 2020. Not only culinary specialties await guests, but also a wonderful sun terrace with a fantastic view onto the mountains.
Until the opening of the new mountain restaurant Eggli
The season is on!
Gstaad is setting a further culinary accent: the star chef Marcus G. Lindner will become head gastronome of Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad AG and will be cooking in the new mountain restaurant Eggli starting in the upcoming winter season. Lindner is one of the leading restaurateurs in Switzerland. Thanks to his creations, Restaurant Mesa in Zurich became number 1 in the city. He has also attracted attention on several occasions in Gstaad: In Alpina Gstaad he has earned one Michelin star, as well as 18 Gault Millau points, and managed the restaurants Chesery and Park Hotel.
Booking early pays off!
Buying tickets early is worth it for everyone! Thanks to the flexible prices, no one has to wait in line any longer and the tickets are often even cheaper. In comparison to the previous fixed price of CHF 65, a day ticket now costs up to 25% less and a maximum of 19% more in the future. The prices are based on, for example, when the ticket is booked and on what days it is valid.
In case the authorities state that all mountain railways in the Gstaad tariff association must be closed at some point during the winter season 2020/21, holders of one-day and multi-day tickets will receive a credit for the days of skiing that could not be taken during the closure. This credit can be redeemed online until the end of the winter season 2021/22 from Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad AG. Ticket holders can re-book online via www.gstaad.ch/skitickets.
Secure yourself a season pass and enjoy the perfectly groomed slopes and beautiful sun terraces of the destination Gstaad during the entire season. With a pass you won’t have any stress – if you feel like it, you get on your skis or snowboard, if the weather is bad, you make other plans. On sunny days, you don’t waste any time buying a ticket. Instead, you can go directly on the best prepared slopes. This makes winter sports especially enjoyable.
The Destination Gstaad stands for enjoyable ski experiences on varying dream slopes. Guests here also appreciate being away from mass tourism while skiing. Not only the perfectly groomed and wide slopes make a difference. The diverse skiing areas, ranging from glacier slopes to the popular ski arena with lots of space to the steep and challenging Tiger Run also contribute to the overall experience. Thus it’s no surprise that Gstaad is known as the most diverse pleasure destination in Switzerland. This also applies to life off the slopes.
Whether upscale dining or a cozy mountain hut atmosphere, Gstaad has lots to offer when it comes to fine cuisine. Authentic enjoyment is most important. The possibilities are many and can already be experienced right next to the slopes. The new mountain top restaurant Eggli invites guests to enjoy the great sun terrace. On the Wasserngrat guests experience unforgettable culinary delights and Pasatiempo on the Saanerslochgrat is the best spot for hot chocolate and it has the perfect atmosphere for chilling.
Mountain restaurant Eggli
Since last winter, guests have been coming to Gstaad’s local mountain, Eggli, very comfortably and in style. The new cable car captivates people with its unusual design. Now guests can look forward even more, as the new mountain top restaurant will open in December. The hosts would like that their guests are able to relax and enjoy the culinary delights. The large terrace invites guests to marvel at the view of the surrounding mountains, especially on sunny days.
“The peak of pleasure” – as per the Wasserngrat website. That’s not promising too much. The terrace offers a nice view onto the surrounding mountains and the ski area is considered exclusive. It’s not large, but the slopes are challenging. Good skiers love the black run "Tiger Run". In the mountain restaurant guests are spoiled with sophisticated culinary delights, a culinary experience that guests will remember for a long time.
The view from the Pasatiempo snow bar is simply stunning. Those who are too fast will go down the same run again. Enjoying a fondue in the sun or relaxing with a hot chocolate in the lounge chair and listening to good sounds – such moments make the ski holidays unforgettable. It’s worth it to begin the last run of the day from the snow bar, so you can enjoy an indescribably beautiful sunset.
Winter in the Destination Gstaad offers so much more that skiing and snowboarding. The winter hiking trail network is extensive. You can discover pristine nature with snowshoes, have fun tobogganing on slopes of varying difficulty and go cross-country skiing, which gets t cardiovascular system going. However, the holiday is not only a great experience because of the sports activities. Art exhibits, concerts, and wellness offers make the destination a diverse winter wonderland.
Let the toboggan race downhill and feel the flying snow in your face – those who love tobogganing get their money’s worth in the Destination Gstaad with its six tobogganing runs. Gstaad offers an all around package for tobogganing fans: a one-day tobogganing pass that includes the toboggan rental. This is particularly ideal for groups in which one part prefers to go skiing and the other tobogganing, but everybody wants to have lunch together.
More and more guests are discovering winter hiking for themselves. Winding down is in and this is exactly what happens when you go hiking. The destination Gstaad has various panoramic trails that are guaranteed to be snow-covered. The circular trail on the Eggli is not only worth it because of the culinary reward at the end, but also because of the brand new hiking trails in the Horneggli-Hornberg region.
Cross country skiing
Cross-country skiing is popular. It’s good to know that our destination offers a variety of cross-country skiing trails. Between Sparenmoos and Col du Pillon, you can try out a new trail every day. You certainly won’t get bored during longer stays. Whether easy going or fast, cross-country skiing is good for the cardiovascular system and you can enjoy nature at the same time. The cross-country skiing hotspot for night owls is Schönried. There you will find lit trails that are lit up.
Competition Gstaad Dream Vacation
Would you like to experience Gstaad with all its facets? Then take part in the competition now and with a bit of luck you can win a vacation in the winter wonderland or – as the acting legend Julie Andrews once called it – in the „last paradise in a crazy world“. Seven nights in a four-star hotel for you and the partner of your choice!