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Saanen, Switzerland

Saanen Ski Area Highlights
Total Piste Length155 miles
Highest Lift9,843ft
Resort Height3,445ft
 Nearest AirportsBerne and Sion
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Saanen at a glance

Saanen is in the Swiss Alps in Switzerland at an altitude of 3,445ft with 155 miles of marked runs.

 When will it snow in Saanen?

The next notable snow forecast for Saanen is 1in, expected on 23 August.

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Saanen Facts, Stats and Ratings

Saanen Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Saanen
Highest Lift9,843ft
Lowest Trail3,445ft
Resort Altitude (Saanen)3,445ft
Max Vertical6,398ft

Saanen Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Saanen
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
24 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
63 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
68 miles
Downhill
Total Length
155 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
84 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
57

Gstaad Mountain Rides Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Gstaad Mountain Rides
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
1124 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
3563 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
5068 miles
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 4 
Downhill
Total Length
155 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
84 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
57

Saanen Summary

The Swiss Ski Resort of Saanen is part of the Gstaad Mountain Rides ski area with access to 155 miles of downhill skiing, with 144 marked pistes, served by a total of 57 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Saanen itself (155 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Gstaad Mountain Rides ski resorts of Château d'Oex, Gstaad, Saanenmöser, Schönried and Zweisimmen.

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

Saanen Trail Map

Saanen Trail Map
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On the Mountain

The longest possible descent in Saanen is 6 miles long.

 Skiing in Saanen

We do not currently have enough information to describe the skiing in Saanen. If you have skied here, or know the area, please tell us about it in the Ski Forum.

 Snowboarding in Saanen

There's a half pipe at Glacier 3000, a nearby altitude ski area.

When is Saanen open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Saanen.

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NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Saanen.

Snow Making

Saanen is able to make snow, on 12 miles of ski runs, with 40 snow cannons.

Ski Lift Capacity

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

Where is Saanen?

Saanen is in the Swiss Alps in Gstaad Mountain Rides, Bern, Switzerland.

How can I get to Saanen?

 By Air

The nearest airports to Saanen are Berne, Sion and Basel. There are seven airports within three hours drive. Berne is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

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