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Gstaad Mountain Rides

Gstaad Mountain Rides Ski Resort Guide

Gstaad Mountain Rides, Switzerland

Rated: 4/5 (from 4 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners and Snowboarders!
Total Piste Length155 miles
Highest Lift9,843ft
Resort Height3,445ft
 Nearest AirportsBerne and Sion
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Gstaad Mountain Rides

The region of Gstaad Mountain Rides comprises the ski slopes of 6 ski areas, including Gstaad, Saanen and Zweisimmen.


The ski area includes 6 Ski Resorts with a combined total of 155 miles of downhill skiing, with 144 marked pistes, served by a total of 57 ski lifts. The appropriate Lift Pass allows you to ski or snowboard in any of the ski areas of Château d'Oex, Gstaad, Saanen, Saanenmöser, Schönried and Zweisimmen.

With ski lifts as high as 9,843ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Gstaad Mountain Rides is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Gstaad Mountain Rides is 6 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Tiger Run'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Gstaad Mountain Rides?

The next notable snow forecast is 2in, expected on 1 June.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Gstaad Mountain Rides

Ski Area Stats

Gstaad Mountain Rides Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
1124 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
3563 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
5068 miles
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
155 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
84 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Gstaad Mountain Rides Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift9,843ft
Resort Altitude (Gstaad Mountain Rides)3,445ft
Lowest Trail3,117ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Gstaad Mountain Rides
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Rental in Gstaad Mountain Rides

Ski Rental Shops in Gstaad, Zweisimmen, Saanen, Saanenmöser and Château d'Oex.

For more information, see our page about Gstaad Mountain Rides Ski Rental.

Location and Map

Where is Gstaad Mountain Rides?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Saanen, Bern.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Gstaad Mountain Rides is Sion, 70 minutes drive away.

Berne, Geneva, Basel, Annecy, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Zurich, Chambery, St. Gallen-Altenrhein, Dole–Jura, Turin Caselle and Lugano airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 57 ski lifts are able to uplift 40,380 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Gstaad Mountain Rides open?

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

Usual opening is late October, and usual closing is Early May.

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 Gstaad Mountain Rides, 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 Gstaad Mountain Rides Tourist Office for the latest.

Gstaad Mountain Rides