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Unterwasser Ski Resort Guide

Unterwasser, Switzerland

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Snowfall!
Total Piste Length37 miles
Highest Lift7,421ft
Resort Height2,953ft
 Nearest AirportsBasel and Sion
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The Swiss ski resort of Unterwasser is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 2,953ft, with 37 miles of marked runs.


Unterwasser has direct access to 37 miles of downhill skiing, with 25 marked pistes, served by a total of 19 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 7,421ft, snow cover is generally reliable.


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


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

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Unterwasser is 4 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Ostabfahrt'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Unterwasser?

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

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Snow Forecast by day for Unterwasser

Ski Area Stats

Unterwasser Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 2 3 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
2128 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 2 6 miles
Total Length
37 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Unterwasser Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift7,421ft
Lowest Trail2,953ft
Resort Altitude (Unterwasser)2,953ft
Max Vertical4,469ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Unterwasser
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Unterwasser?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Alt Saint Johann, Toggenburg.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Unterwasser is Basel, 50 minutes drive away.

Sion, Memmingen, Berne, Lugano, Zurich, Innsbruck Airport, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Stuttgart and St. Gallen-Altenrhein airports are all within three hours drive.

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


Ski Lift Capacity

The 19 ski lifts are able to uplift 17,750 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 6 miles of ski runs, with 24 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Unterwasser 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.