Gstaad is a globally well-known mountain village that is often perceived as a preferred destination for the rich and famous only. Where it is true that Gstaad offers all most visitors are looking for, excellent “gourmet” restaurants, luxurious hotels and fashionable boutiques, the village has till now maintained its traditional look and continues to offer a welcoming ambiance to all types of visitors.
More information on Gstaad can be found here: Gstaad – Come Up and Slow Down
The combined ski areas and cable car operations in Gstaad are marketed under the name of “Gstaad Mountain Rides”. The region offers one of the largest ski areas in Switzerland where skiing is guaranteed for the main winter months.
Thanks to the slopes on Glacier 3000 skiing is possible here from the end of October to early May.
The ski area extends from Zweisimmen in the East to Chateau-d’Oex in the West and from Schönried in the North to Les Diablerets in the South. During the winter 53 cable cars provide access to an extensive skiing area with more than 300 kilometers of groomed slopes and unlimited options for powder skiing runs.
Thanks to considerable investments in artificial snowmaking more than 60% of the slopes are “snow guaranteed” for the main skiing season starting in December and ending at the end of March.
The ski terrain is located at altitudes between 3’000 m and 1’000 m above sea level.
An overview of the ski area can be seen here: Gstaad Mountain Rides Terrain Map