Skiing and snowboarding

Off to the ski slopes!

Wide pistes, steep gullies, huge halfpipes. More than 200 ski regions offer everything the heart desires when it comes to winter sports. Here’s a selection of hand-picked recommendations from Switzerland Tourism and its partners, which ski areas are accessible from our hostels and which are the most suitable for ski & snowboard.

(Content partly provided by Switzerland Tourism)
 

The perfect accommodation for your ski vacations

  • Crans-Montana

    Here you can enjoy the most magical side of Valais. Bella Lui Youth Hostel in Crans-Montana is a hit with families and nature lovers, boasting an exceptional panoramic view of the mountains.

  • Davos

    There are two good reasons to spend your holidays on the sunny slopes above Davos: for the relaxation, and for the sake of your wallet. What's more, the Youth Palace in a former spa hotel is child-friendly and close to the Parsenn funicular railway.

  • Engelberg

    The family and youth hostel in Engelberg offers winter sports and summer air in the Titlis region. The rustic, chalet-style hostel promises variety and a cosy atmosphere at a fair price

  • Grindelwald

    Wellness in Grindelwald with a view of the Eiger? Yes, really! Our hot tub will warm your heart in winter, as will the forest hut or the chalet with its terrace and panoramic view of the mountains – all year round, of course!

  • Gstaad-Saanenland

    The ultra-modern hostel with a view of the mountains is a ski, family and bike hotel all in one. It offers everything you need for an unforgettable time in Gstaad, in the heart of the Bernese Oberland and the glacier region.

  • Interlaken

    Our youth hostel and Restaurant 3a are right next to Interlaken Ost station. You'd be hard-pushed to find a better starting point for trips to the most popular destinations in the Jungfrau region!

  • Pontresina

    A convenient starting point is a must for uncomplicated holidays. And Pontresina Youth Hostel is unbeatable in this respect: right at the station, and central for all kinds of excursions in the Engadine.

  • Scuol

    Unspoilt nature, a traditional village centre and countless opportunities for your next adventure ... In Scuol, the modern hostel is close to the station, bus stop and cableway, so you can get going right away.

  • St. Moritz

    Winter sport, summer fun and great views don't have to break the bank – not even in classy St. Moritz. Check into our modern youth hostel at the edge of the forest to start your Engadine adventure!

  • Trin

    Nature tourism in Trin: away from the hustle and bustle but with mountain views, mountain lake and dark green mountain forests. At the same time, Flims and Laax are close by.

  • Valbella-Lenzerheide

    Families, hikers and fans of the outdoors can choose from a wide range of activities at any time of the year in Valbella-Lenzerheide Youth Hostel. And there's plenty of room in the cellar for your skis, snowboard or bike.

  • wellnessHostel3000 Laax

    In this arena of 3,000-metre peaks, visitors get that unmistakable Alpine feeling, along with a luxurious spa experience – all for a great price! Here in Laax, you can enjoy that familiar youth hostel atmosphere with an extra special touch.

  • wellnessHostel4000 Saas-Fee

    Modern, young, sporty and sustainable. You, too, will love the complete wellnessHostel4000 package! The timber building in Saas-Fee offers wellness, pool, fitness facilities and a restaurant all under one roof.

  • Zermatt

    What could be better than starting your day with a view of the Matterhorn? In the top family hostel in Zermatt, this panorama is served along with the breakfast buffet! At a most modest price!

Up-to-date snow conditions

Snow Reports presented by Switzerland Tourism.

Ski resort

    • Grindelwald

      The two ski regions of First and Kleine Scheidegg – Männlichen – Wengen offer 160 kilometres of pistes with around 30 lifts reaching up to an altitude of 2500 m. The Schilthorn near Mürren, also part of the Jungfrau region ski arena, even reaches 2971 metres. But the most spectacular piste of the region is without doubt the Lauberhorn piste near Wengen, popularised by the World Cup circus.

    • Gstaad

      200km of slopes situated between 1,000m and 3,000m above sea level await skiers and snowboarders in winter. Guests can choose from several snowparks, numerous tobogganing runs and 42 kilometres of perfectly groomed cross-country ski trails – half of which are classic trails and half of which are designed for skating.

    • Interlaken

      Snow is lying over the mountains between Grindelwald and Wengen, and there's no stopping winter sports enthusiasts. They slide on skis or snowboards across the slopes of Kleine Scheidegg, Lauberhorn and Männlichen. Sometimes on steep sections, sometimes on gentle slopes. And the world-famous three peaks that make the Jungfrau Ski Region so unique are always in sight.

    • Crans-Montana

      The ski slopes stretch from the high plateau up to the Plaine Morte Glacier at 3000 m. Directly beyond the edge of the forest the pistes are broad and open, ideal for beginners and deep-snow skiers. Advanced skiers will take the chairlift to La Toula to find a really challenging descent.

    • Saas-Fee

      With its 22 lifts and 100 km of prepared pistes, the winter ski region of Saas Fee forms the heart of the entire ski region. In addition to Saas-Fee, there is a further ski area in the nearby region of Kreuzboden-Hochsaas above Saas-Grund.

    • Zermatt

      In winter, the snow-assured ski region offers 360 km of pistes in three varied ski areas: the Sunnegga-Rothorn, Gornergrat-Stockhorn, Schwarzsee and Matterhorn glacier paradise. Snowboarders and freestylers are able to hone their skills in the Snowpark Zermatt in which Olympic hopefuls also train.

    • Davos

      Davos is a winter sports metropolis for skiing and snowboarding fans from all over the world. At altitudes between 1124 and 2844 m, guests will find 58 ski lifts, 300 km of slopes are available. The six Davos-Klosters skiing areas of Parsenn/Gotschna, Jakobshorn, Pischa, Madrisa, Rinerhorn and Schatzalp/Strela have been brought together into one vast winter sports arena.

    • Laax

      Whether you prefer cruising on wide slopes or leaving tight turns on the black run, everyone will find their favourite slope in the ski area in Flims Laax Falera. Pure snow fun at up to 3018 metres above sea level with wide slopes, 4 snow parks for beginners to pros, 2 halfpipes, freestyle slope.

    • Valbella Lenzerheide

      The snow sports paradise of Arosa Lenzerheide leaves nothing to be desired: Children’s areas for the very young winter sports enthusiasts, snow parks for action-packed hours or top-prepared slopes to suit every level of skier and snowboarder. Away from the secured slopes, freeriders and ski tourers will also find their perfect descent.

    • Scuol

      It’s as if the Engadin way of life, the power of the mountains, the sunny days enchant the 70 kilometre ski and snow sports area of Motta Naluns with a special energy. More relaxed and laid-back, it still has everything that gets winter sports hearts beating faster.

    • St. Moritz

      The sun on your face all day and the best slopes under your skis: 350 kilometres of slopes throughout the Engadin make it possible. And then there’s the weather: The Upper Engadin is truly spoiled by the sun. Thanks to an altitude of 1800 to over 3000 metres, snow is guaranteed.

    • Pontresina

      The small Languard family ski resort in the middle of Pontresina offers a modern infrastructure for beginners and experts. And best of all: Children up to the age of 15 ski free of charge. From the magic carpet in the Snowli Kids Village for ski school guests to the public platter and tow lift, this resort has it all.

    • Engelberg

      The longest downhill run in the TITLIS ski area stretches over 12 kilometres and 2000 metres in altitude. With 82 kilometres of slopes, you have plenty of variety in the Engelberg-TITLIS ski area. The 82 kilometres are the distance travelled on the sporty route. The inclined length (straight descent) is 55 kilometres.

For the whole family

Claudio, Fabi, Nando and Lura enjoy the family holidays in Laax.

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Ski-In & Ski-out Hostel Valbella-Lenzerheide

Christina has tested it - 23. That’s how many seconds it takes from the hostel door to the ski slope. What an absolute highlight for all piste fans & freeriders! A relaxed winter holiday WITHOUT the hassle of lugging skis and walking to the train station in ski boots – it’s possible! I tested it out for you on a weekend with my mum at Valbella-Lenzerheide Youth Hostel.

Cruising like Sina Candrian and Gian Ragettli

Sledging slopes

Besides skiing and snowboarding there are also other winter acivites, which therefore is sledging for instance. Discover in the swiss montains various numbers of sledging slopes, who are based near by your favorite youth hostel.