Bernese Oberland

Discover the Bernese Oberland!

The Bernese Oberland, the home of ski sports, not only plays host to Switzerland’s most spectacular world cup races; its mountains are also ideal for carvers, telemarkers, snowboarders and ski cross enthusiasts. On the slopes, ridges and the eternal glaciers of the Bernese Alps, you will find the world’s most natural adventure park: the landscape itself. Go on a journey of discovery!

Our youth hostels in the Bernese Oberland

    • Special winter highlight at Grindelwald Youth Hostel

      Hot Tub

      What could be better than relaxing after an active day in the snow in the comfortably warm hot tub with the best view directly of the Eiger North Face? From 4 pers., CHF 20.- per pers. Use on request. Registration at least 1 day in advance.

    • Winter offers for young and old

      Children ski free of charge on saturday

      Up to three children (6 to 15 years) receive a complimentary day ticket on Saturdays, when an adult buys a day or afternoon ticket for the list price. The offer is available online and at any train station in the Jungfrau Ski Region.

      Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe 3'454 m above sea level

      The Jungfraujoch is located in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschorn. Snow and ice are 100% guaranteed. The Sphinx observation building, the Ice Palace, the plateau for walks in the eternal snow - these are year-round attractions on the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe.

    • Top Events and special winter experience

      International Lauberhornrennen, 14.–16. January 2022

      International ski race organized by FIS with a downhill, a slalom and a combination. It has been held annually in Wengen since 1930.

      King of the First hill, 12. March 2022

      A people's downhill race for everyone. 8 kilometer long downhill with 1,300 meters altitude difference from Oberjoch to Stählisboden. Categories ski, snowboard and fun.

      World Snow Festival, 17.–22. January 2022

      Grindelwald will host the 39th World Snow Festival this winter. It is a celebration of ice-cold art, where international artists design figures and sculptures out of 3 metre high blocks of snow. 

      Snowpenair 26./27. March 2022

      Helene Fischer, Patent Ochsner, Sunrise Avenue & more in Grindelwald, right by the terminal.

      Longest sledging run

      The longest toboggan run in the Alps, the «Big Pintenfritz», from Faulhorn to Grindelwald (15 km)

    • Winter offers for young and old

      Outdoor-Fondueexperience

      With its gentle topography and varied speciality cheeses, the Destination Gstaad offers the perfect mix for sophisticated bons vivants. In Fondueland Gstaad, there is nothing more natural than enjoying a delicious fondue surrounded by the mountain landscape. 

      Gstaad sports centre

      Sportzentrum Gstaad sports centre is the perfect alternative or complement to a day of winter sports in Gstaad. It was recently rebuilt for this winter. New features include a heated outdoor swimming pool.

      Red Run slope on the Glacier 3000

      The ski area at 3,000 metres offers much more than guaranteed snow. The unique Peak Walk – a bridge connecting two mountain peaks – provides a fantastic view of the Vaud, Bernese and Valais Alps. Since the 2017/18 season, the new Red Run slope has been taking skiers from 3,000 to 1,300 metres over eight kilometres.

    • Top Events and special winter experiance

      43rd International Hot Air Balloon Week in Château-d'Oex, January 22 - January 30, 2022.

      More than 70 balloons from different countries will benefit from the special microclimate and take to the skies. Colorful highlight over the Saanenland!

    • Special winter highlight at Interlaken Youth Hostel

      In-house restaurant 3a

      Whether it’s a warming après-ski drink in the cosy atmosphere of our in-house restaurant 3a or a delicious, freshly prepared meal from the wok, cooked in front of your eyes and refined to your taste, every winter day comes to an end in a pleasant ambience.

      Bödeli bike tour

      Hire a bike from us in winter too, take an exploratory ride through the villages of Interlaken, Bönigen, Matten, or even as far as Wilderswil. Visit the small town of Unterseen, extend your trip to Lakes Brienz and Thun and experience your very own harmonious tours, tailored to your own needs.  

    • Winter offers for young and old

      Curling

      Curling in front of a breathtaking backdrop. But watch out! Don’t get too distracted by the impressive winter scenery when curling. Every day from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., the newly covered curling rink can be reserved for groups of up to 8 people per rink for a game. Curling requires no previous experience and is great fun even for beginners.

    • Top Events and special winter experience

      International Lauberhornrennen, 14.–16. January 2022

      International ski race organized by FIS with a downhill, a slalom and a combination. It has been held annually in Wengen since 1930.

      Inferno Ski Race, 19-22 January 2022

      The Inferno Race, first held in 1928 by «skiing-fanatic» Englishmen, is now considered the biggest amateur skiing race worldwide.

      Ice Magic Interlaken 18 December 2021 - 26 February 2022

      The ICE MAGIC is a winter wonderland in the heart of Interlaken between mountains and lakes. Experience active and enjoyable winter activities ice skating or curling.

      Snowpenair 26./27. March 2022

      Helene Fischer, Patent Ochsner, Sunrise Avenue & more in Grindelwald, right by the terminal.

«Waldhüsli» Grindelwald – for romantics

Adventure and romance are guaranteed.

Winterlaken Card 2021/22

Look forward to varied winter holiday in Interlaken.

Hot tub

Enjoy the unique view from the wooden hot tub.

Encounter Adventure!

We give you more mountain magic! Skiing holidays in Switzerland – tips and recommendations for winter fun: Skiing experiences for the kids, fun pools to dive into, tobogganing action and freeriding adventures: Switzerland also offers virtually unlimited winter experiences and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the Swiss winter to the full.