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Beckenried Ski Resort Guide

Beckenried, Switzerland

Rated: 2/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders and Snowfall.
Total Piste Length25 miles
Highest Lift6,562ft
Resort Height1,444ft
 Nearest AirportsZurich and Basel
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Lakeside Beckenried is a small settlement in the canton of Nidwalden, one of the three forest states where Switzerland was founded. A cable car rises up to the ski area on Klewenalp, from where there are spectacular views.


The Swiss ski resort of Beckenried is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,444ft, with 25 miles of marked runs.

Beckenried has direct access to 25 miles of downhill skiing, with 15 marked pistes, served by a total of 14 ski lifts.


Beckenried offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Beckenried?

The next notable snow forecast is 12in, expected on 30 September.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Beckenried

Ski Area Stats

Beckenried Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
3 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
16 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
6 miles
Total Length
25 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Beckenried Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift6,562ft
Lowest Trail2,625ft
Resort Altitude (Beckenried)1,444ft
Max Vertical5,118ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Beckenried
Intermediate Skiers

Beckenried Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Beckenried is 2 miles long.


Terrain features include a bus jump - you jump over a bus.

Location and Map

Where is Beckenried?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Nidwalden.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Beckenried is Zurich, 62 minutes drive away.

Basel, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Lugano, Berne, St. Gallen-Altenrhein, Friedrichshafen, Milan Malpensa, Strasbourg and Milan Linate airports are all within three hours drive.

Zurich is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 14 ski lifts are able to uplift 10,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 11 miles of ski runs,.

Season Dates

When is Beckenried open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Beckenried, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Beckenried Tourist Office for the latest.