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.

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Ski-in Ski-out Hostels - Straight out of bed and onto the piste!

These youth hostels impress because they are close to the slopes and cable cars, offering unique winter experiences next to the piste.

Valbella-Lenzerheide Youth Hostel

This family-friendly hostel is situated right next to the ski lift and has its own ski and bike cellar. The view across Lake Heid, the mountainous landscape and the ski piste located directly adjacent to the building is grandiose.

Laax wellnessHostel3000

Surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, we offer rooms with beautiful mountain lake views or a panorama view of the more than 3000 meter high Alps. The largest halfpipe in the world awaits you in the local ski area.

Engelberg Youth Hostel

In Engelberg, the main priority is a great mountain experience – whether in the snow on Titlis, in the Alps or on the toboggan run. Spend a few wonderful days and nights in the heart of the largest skiing and hiking region in Central Switzerland!

Benefit from two ski pass offers - Winter 2020/2021

Ski passes for the Upper Engadin for the winter season 2020/21 are available, with attractive savings on offer thanks to the “Snow-Deal” dynamic pricing model. Buy your lift pass now and enjoy an early-booking discount – plus additional family reductions. Or would you rather take advantage of the overnight combo "Sleep+Ski"? Then book the "Sleep+Ski" offer and get your ski pass from CHF 45.- per night for the entire duration of your stay. You have the choice!

A home for young freestyle professionals

15 talented youngsters arrive at the Youthpalace youth hostel in Davos to take part in the ‘Davos Open 2020’ freestyle event. Tom and Vincent provide a brief insight into their daily training regime and competition activities. The Youthpalace youth hostel serves as both accommodation and sports camp in one for the young athletes: they not only eat and sleep here, but also wax their boards and prepare for the competition. Everyone has their own way of dealing with nerves and pressure. However, what they all have in common is knowing that a cosy and supportive home relieves tension and simply makes you happy.

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    • Gstaad

      Gstaad Snowpark Playground

      The Gstaad snowpark is located on the Hornberg in Saanenmöser in the largest section of the Gstaad winter sports region. It offers freestyle fun for everyone from beginners to advanced freestylers, with three areas offering varying levels of difficulty.

      WildSide by Snowpark Playground

      Around the Snowpark Playground, freestylers can make the most of 10 new elements to test their skills. They include wall rides, a pyramid and logs for practising new tricks. The wooden structures blend in perfectly with their surroundings and the landscape. Finally, there’s the kids’ slopes, so even the youngest can experience the best in winter fun.

      Glacier 3000 Snowpark

      The Glacier 3000 snowpark is located in the Bernese Oberland’s only glacier ski region. And it’s open from late October, making it an ideal training spot for pro riders. Its numerous elements are spread across four lines. ‘Big Mama’ is a giant ski jump that will get the hearts of freestylers racing.

    • Jungfrau

      Grindelwald-First Snowpark

      As soon as the first snow falls, the PistenBullys ride out on First to build the Grindelwald-First snowpark. The terrain is already preformed and in just a few days it’s ready with a 130 m half-pipe and two parks with different degrees of difficulty. Snowboarders and freeskiing fans can slide over the straight box or take off from the corner and other kickers. And it could be a lot worse – in 1989, winter sport fans had to spend weeks building their own hurdles with shovels.

    • Aletsch Arena

      TFI Snowpark and Halfpipe

      A great attraction for all freestylers! They love the kicker lines and rail line at the TFI Snowpark, and let rip in the half-pipe. Younger freestylers can practise their skills in the family park on ‘wupps’, banks and the ‘mini-kicks’. And then there’s the PipeMagician so you can practise perfect 360-degree turns and extreme slopes. Location: Kanzel/Salzgäb piste

      Funpark Eggishorn and Funpark Konkordia

      Fancy freestyling? The freestyle areas in Fiescheralp are perfect for all beginners.

      Funpark Konkordia features a 600 m Family Fun Slope with banked turns, dirt rollers, hills, a jump and a twister. When snow conditions are right, moguls and curving banks are also built into the slope. But you don’t have to be an ambitious freestyler to enjoy the Family Fun Slope. It’s designed for fun and so it’s suitable for everybody. Somewhat more challenging is Funpark Eggishorn with its rails and jumps. Important: both fun parks are prepared only when the snow conditions are right. Location: left and right of the Konkordia piste

    • Crans-Montana


      With walls 6 m high and 150 m long, this half-pipe is the largest in the Valais Alps. It is an approved course according to FIS standards and is able to host World Cup competitions. This half-pipe is for high-level riders only, as it is as a snowpark expert module in the Crans-Montana adrenaline area..

    • Saas-Fee

      Morenia Funpark (winter only)

      The Morenia winter park offers something for everyone – from beginners to experienced snowboarders and free skiers. Obstacles are arranged by level of difficulty, so you can be sure that there’s one for every ability. The course is also creatively designed to get even the freestylers’ pulses racing.

      Allalin Glacier Freestyle Park (summer only)

      The summer park on the Allalin glacier was built specifically for advanced freestylers. The park is a training area of the highest level, consisting of a pro kicker line of 16–25 m tables. Next to the large kicker line, you'll find a further slightly smaller line of 5–12 m tables. The rail line is creatively designed, complete with rails of different difficulty levels.

      Kreuzboden Funparks

      The funparks in the Kreuzboden ski region are not called fun for nothing! With their variety of kickers and rails, they offer free rein for freestylers to improvise to their heart’s content. And kids can practise their tricks in a special juniors’ park, too!

      Kids’ Parks

      Whether in Saas-Fee, Saas-Grund or Saas-Almagell, kids love their first contact with the white stuff in our special kids’ parks with level, sunny pistes and all the snow toys you can think of.

    • Zermatt

      Beginner Park, Adventure Slope, Rail Garden and Kicker

      Anyone ever told you that the best riding is in summer? Picture it – perfect sunshine, warm enough to wear your favourite hoodie, soft snow and chilled summer vibes on the glacier with a peerless view of the Matterhorn. That’s what you get in the only summer park in Europe that is open for almost four summer months.

    • Davos-Klosters

      Jatzpark Jakobshorn

      For years now, Jakobshorn has been considered a snowboard and free-ski hotspot. And just so you can perfect your repertoire of moves, the kickers, rails and other elements are waiting near the Jatz Junior ski lift at 2,500 m above sea level.

      Airbag at Bolgen

      At the foot of the traditional ski lift at Bolgen, the new airbag offers an additional treat for freestylers. There are four kickers, a number of different rails and an airbag measuring 15 x 15 m for practising those jumps you always wanted to try.

      Superpipe and Air Bag at Bolgen

      With its location at the foot of the Jakobshorn and a view of Davos, the superpipe at Bolgen is the one to beat. Experience ultimate runs in the legendary Bolgen pipe, where the big names of the Swiss snowboard scene started out – and frequently return. If you want to improve your skills and try out new tricks for the pipe and park, take a look next to the pipe. That’s where you’ll find an airbag measuring 15 x 15 m and the chance to finally try those big jumps you’ve been planning.

    • Flims Laax Falera

      Snowpark Beginner

      Level: EASY
      Feel like trying out your first tricks and jumps on boxes and rails? The beginner’s park between Crap Sogn Gion and Alp Dado offers you an easy entry to the snowpark scene and lets you brush up your snowboard and free-ski skills on boxes, rails and tables.

      Ils Plauns Snowpark

      Level: MEDIUM
      If you want to take your skills to the next level, then Ils Plauns snowpark is the place for you. There are a host of rails, boxes and various kicker lines waiting for you between Crap Sogn Gion and Alp Dado. You can quickly get to grips with new tricks, push yourself to the limit and perfect your style.

      P60 Snowpark

      Level: PRO/MEDIUM
      ‘P60 all day!’ If you've been to LAAX, then you'll know this saying. Certainly free-skiers and snowboarders find it easy to spend the entire day at P60. You will find a vast range of rails, boxes, slides, pyramid walls and industry pipes, and all in a single run. On a slope length of no less than 1,000 m, you will also find the kicker pro-line with four Olympic-size kickers.

      NoName Snowpark

      Level: PRO/MEDIUM
      Want to make your jumps even more spectacular? It’s time to tame ‘The Beast’. The legendary NoName snowpark is home to the largest superpipe in Europe with a length of 200 m, a width of 22 m and a world record height of 6.9 m. There is also a mini-pipe for anyone looking to make a first jump and get into a surf feel.

    • Arosa Lenzerheide

      Park’n’Pipe Tschuggen, at the Tomeli ski lift, Arosa

      Freestylers really get their money’s worth at the Tschuggen Park’n’Pipe. On this varied terrain, the creativity of the shaper is limitless. The area is divided into three lines, with different levels of difficulty, and is a top insider’s tip in the Swiss freestyle landscape. The mini-pipe is the perfect finishing touch.

      Wood Ranch, at piste no. 15, Arosa

      On the descent to the Weisshornbahn valley station, you’ll find the coolest CO2-neutral park area, built from pure Arosa fir. The creative line was created thanks to online crowdfunding. We salute this great initiative of the snowpark community.

      JibArea Stätz, at the Alp Stätz, valley side Heidbüel/Scalottas

      The JibArea Stätz on the valley side Heidbüel/Scalottas in Lenzerheide is designed for anyone who wants to try out jumps and fun elements in perfect conditions. The flowline takes you over jumps, bumps and dips, around fast curves and over boxes and rails.

    • Engadin Scuol

      Scuol Snowpark

      Scuol snowpark offers something for every ability. There are beginner, medium and advanced areas with various sizes of boxes, tubes, kickers and more.

    • St. Moritz

      Corviglia Snowpark «Crowland»

      Corviglia snowpark, or ‘Crowland’, has plenty in store for every level. Fun, jibbing and cool jumps are guaranteed. There is a range of kickers, rails, boxes and more on offer – loads of variety and fun for the whole family!

  • Engelberg

    Air2Bag Jochpass

    Air2Bag is a special jumping cushion for all types of freestyle sport. The cushion measures 15 x 15 m, making it perfect for both pros and beginners.

    Untertrübsee Snowpark

    This small snowpark is located at the Untertrübsee drag lift, and offers an easy line with kickers, rails and boxes, along with a wave course.

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.