About the Resort
The Swiss Gstaad resort is synonymous with all things related to luxury and upmarket quality. Famous throughout the world for being one of the top ski resorts, it’s also known as being competition for St Moritz. Filled with character, the resort is made up of the huge Gstaad piste map, with lots
There’s a huge ski area to discover in Gstaad, split into five main valley areas – each with their own ski centre. The vast Glacier 3000, Bernese Oberland’s only glacier is to be found here, in addition to the Hornberg, Horneggli, Lengebrand, Rinderberg and Saanerslochgrat mountains
If it’s glamour you’re looking for, it’s here in abundance in Gstaad. You’ll find an excellent variety of good quality restaurants such as the Michelin starred Alpina Gstaad and Restaurant Chesery. Looking for something a bit different? The Berghaus Wispile also brings you 360° views of this lovely area
There are some more affordable places to stay in Gstaad in the form of chalet-style apartments – with loads to choose from. However, it’s mainly about the Gstaad hotels here. These do vary in price from budget right up to the luxurious 5-star options such as Le Grand Bellevue.
When it comes to altitude, it’s lower than other resorts, so this is worth bearing in mind when you’re thinking about the Gstaad weather. However, the Glacier 3000 is the most snowsure of Gstaad’s glacier ski area. Traditionally, April is the best month for snow, with an average of 293 cm at the top. You’ll find that November is the lowest month with an average snow depth of 36cm at the top.
Think traditional pretty chalet-style buildings and a great pedestrian centre, and you’ll have a good idea of what you can look forward to experiencing in Gstaad. It’s a great ski resort for families, with children aged nine and under skiing free of charge. There are loads of facilities for children including a ski kindergarten and ski school. Plus, there is a good play park close to the village centre which is also free to visit.
We like Gstaad as it’s a truly traditional Swiss village, unlike other the town experiences that you often find at other luxury Swiss resorts. The Gstaad piste map is without a doubt superb; intermediates will have a great time, with loads of long runs on offer. Another great benefit of Gstaad is that its slopes are nice and quiet. You’ll find loads to enjoy off the slopes here, and if you’re looking for a lively après-ski scene, you definitely won’t be disappointed.
Gstaad has five great ski areas which all have their own benefits. Linked by a great network of trains and buses, we like this resort as it’s great to get around. However, some visitors may not be so keen on having to use transport to actually get on to the pistes. Gstaad is certainly a luxurious resort where you’ll get to enjoy the finer aspects of a ski holiday, although you will find more affordable options for accommodation and eating out available.
+Pretty, Traditional style village
+Lots of long runs great for intermediates
+Lots of things to do off the slopes
Things to think about
-Unreliable snow conditions.
-Few challenging runs for advanced skiers.
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More and more ski resorts in Switzerland are choosing to adopt a different pricing strategy for
their ski pass sales, opting for dynamic pricing. With dynamic pricing, ski pass prices are no
longer static. Instead, the cost of a ski pass changes daily based on a number of parameters.
Prices are influenced by a variety of factors: season (high season or off-season), weekday, date of
booking, and weather conditions. An algorithm uses multiple parameters to determine current
prices. BDG has opted for a pricing model structured around moderate discounts and surcharges.
The Prices given are the maximum price the resort charges for each ticket choice.
Child Pass Price 6-15 Years.