Gstaad, Switzerland

  • World-class ski resorts situated in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss Alps, ideal for winter or summer travel.
  • Take a thrill ride 3,000 meters to the top of a mountain to relax and sip wine on top of the world with Glacier 3,000, a year-round skiing destination.
  • Head to Molkerei Gstaad to select some delicious cheese to sample.
  • Renowned for three elite music festivals annually.
  • Celebrated holiday destination for celebrities and royalty alike.
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Last Paradise in a Crazy World

Internationally renowned for its chic charm and first-class leisure luxuries, Gstaad remains authentically alpine and humble. Tradition is paramount and farming is essential in ensuring the preservation of the unspoiled region. As notable resident Julie Andrews proclaims, Gstaad is the "last paradise in a crazy world." Nestled in a valley among mountains, villages and chalets, seasonal activities abound. Visitors will be delighted by the unprecedented number of activities that are accessible year-round. Alpine landscape, fine dining, exclusive shopping and famed architecture provides an opulent escape in an unassuming space.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested Airport
    Bern Airport (BRN)
  • Language
  • Swiss Alps Region
    Bernese Oberland
  • Base Elevation
    3,445 feet
  • Ski Season
    October through May

Fresh Things to Do

Featured Activity

  • Switzerland's Winter Sport Scene

    Home to one of the most popular ski areas in the Alps, Gstaad offers the absolute alpine experience. Gondolas provide easy access to surrounding mountains and at 6,560 feet, you'll have clear views of the Simmental and Saanen Valleys. As one of Switzerland's largest and most distinct winter sports regions, your snow game options are endless.

    Ski-cross. Covering all levels of difficulty, classic cross-country skiers and skating aficionados alike will be captivated by the diverse terrain. The holiday region of Gstaad offers some of the best cross-country skiing in Switzerland.

    Night skiing. If you weren't able to hit the slopes during the day, have no fear. You'll have plenty of time to ski or snowboard in the dark as floodlights cast a beautiful glow on Wispile and Rinderberg mountains.

    Winter bike. If you're looking for a new snow sport challenge, winter biking will not disappoint. While bikers are authorized on most walking trails, Sparenmoos above Zweisimmen is known for its circular tours and downhill runs.

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Travel Tips


  • Forecasting Your Gstaad Vacation

    Gstaad's climate is consistently crisp and pleasant throughout the year. If you're visiting in August you may want to pick up an umbrella as rainfall is particularly likely at this time of year. With an average temperature of 58 degrees, July is guaranteed to be your warmest month, while January will surely be the chilliest. Regardless of your time of travel, you'll want to pack layers as you'll inevitably work up a sweat on the slopes.


Map of Gstaad, Switzerland

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