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Einsiedeln Ski Resort Guide

Einsiedeln, Switzerland

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length5 miles
Highest Lift3,652ft
Resort Height5,315ft
 Nearest AirportsZurich and Basel
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Located on the banks of the Sihlsee, Einsiedeln has three drag lifts of its own, but is a short drive from the Hoch-Ybrig Plus pass area access cable car up the valley at Brunni. The village is dominated by its monastery, which is the largest and best preserved baroque building in Switzerland.


The Swiss ski resort of Einsiedeln is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 5,315ft, with 5 miles of marked runs.

Einsiedeln has direct access to 5 miles of downhill skiing, with 3 marked pistes, served by a total of 5 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 5,315ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.


Einsiedeln offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Einsiedeln?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Einsiedeln.

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Snow Forecast by day for Einsiedeln

Ski Area Stats

Einsiedeln Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
5 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
57 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Einsiedeln Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Resort Altitude (Einsiedeln)5,315ft
Highest Lift3,652ft
Lowest Trail2,953ft
Max Vertical2,362ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Einsiedeln
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Einsiedeln Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Einsiedeln is 1 miles long.


Half-Pipe at Hoch-Ybrig

Location and Map

Where is Einsiedeln?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Schwyz.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Einsiedeln is Zurich, 58 minutes drive away.

Basel, St. Gallen-Altenrhein, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Friedrichshafen, Lugano, Berne, Memmingen, Stuttgart and Strasbourg 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 five ski lifts are able to uplift 3,300 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 1 miles of ski runs, with 5 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Einsiedeln 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 Einsiedeln, 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 Einsiedeln Tourist Office for the latest.