With over 250km of pistes in the Gstaad Mountain area, including several nursery slopes, there’s enough variety to keep everyone happy, whatever their level of ability. Gstaad has 11 black runs, 35 red and 50 blue, and there are several adjacent, unconnected ski areas to explore too. The resort sits amidst four valleys and there are lots of great mountain restaurants for long lunches and refreshing pit stops as well as luxury as catered luxury ski chalets. With plenty of wide, gentle, sunny slopes, Gstaad is particularly well suited to intermediates.
Beginners have a few choice green runs in the Eggli and Bodme ski areas, and Wasserngrat is best for early beginners looking to escape the crowds.
Some of the best off-piste skiing is found in the Schonreid and Saanenmoser ski areas, and local guides are on hand to help find the best route through the powder. All year skiing is possible on the Les Diablerets glacier, accessed from Glacier 3000. La Braye has the best slopes for snowboarders, and heli-skiing trips are popular. Gstaad also has a good network of cross country ski trails for those who enjoy a slower pace of life.