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Kandersteg Ski Resort Guide

Kandersteg, Switzerland

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForBeginners, Snowfall and Apres-Ski.
Total Piste Length9 miles
Highest Lift6,430ft
Resort Height3,871ft
 Nearest AirportsSion and Berne
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The Swiss ski resort of Kandersteg is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 3,871ft, with 9 miles of marked runs.


Kandersteg has direct access to 9 miles of downhill skiing, with 7 marked pistes, served by a total of 7 ski lifts.


Kandersteg offers good sking, particularly, for Beginner skiers.


Kandersteg offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Kandersteg.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Kandersteg?

The next notable snow forecast is 16in, expected on 1 November.

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Ski Area Stats

Kandersteg Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 4 6 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 3 4 miles
Total Length
9 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
32 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Kandersteg Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift6,430ft
Resort Altitude (Kandersteg)3,871ft
Lowest Trail3,839ft
Max Vertical2,592ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Kandersteg
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Location and Map

Where is Kandersteg?

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


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Kandersteg is Sion, 70 minutes drive away.

Berne, Basel, Geneva, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg and Zurich airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The seven ski lifts are able to uplift 9,400 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 6 miles of ski runs, with 20 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Kandersteg open?

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

Usual opening is mid December, and usual closing is Late March.

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 Kandersteg, 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.

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