Winter experiences

Encounter Adventure!

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.

You can find hand-picked recommendations for each region on this map for maximum winter fun! Discover fascinating tips, special family offers, top events in the most in-demand mountain destinations and lots of other experiences to enjoy around the youth hostels – we’ve got the perfect offer for kids and grown-ups alike!

Your winter pleasure in Switzerland

Cross-country

Cross-country skiing is very popular in Switzerland. Dare you on the narrow slats and discover the unique nature.

Skiing and snowboarding

A gentle glide down the piste, a thrilling race, all the flair of the Funpark – there are winter activities for every taste. Here are some sites and tips for you to think about.

Snowshoe hiking

Here’s an overview of the best hiking routes and regions, from scaling the summits to casual city strolls.

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.

Other winter activities around our youth hostels

Be inspired by our overview of winter vacations in our youth hostels.

Experience offers around the youth hostels

  • Cross-country & Yoga Camp in St. Moritz (3-days)

    Book your cross-country training weekend now with Yoga lessons.

  • Ski fun in Minschuns Sta. Maria

    Up to 20% discount on accommodation.

  • Winterlaken Card 2020/21

    Book at least 2 nights at Interlaken Youth Hostel and receive the Winterlaken Card for CHF 35.00 per day.

  • Waldhüsli Grindelwald

    Enjoy stillness and conviviality, surrounded by roe deer and stags. Adventure and romance are guaranteed.

  • Snow-Deal & Sleep+Ski

    Benefit from two ski pass offers Winter 2020/2021 in our Youth Hostels St. Moritz & Pontresina.

  • Hot Tub

    The small pool in the garden of Grindelwald Youth Hostel is available for you to use from 5 pm onwards. There is also a brazier available.

The hottest mountain destinations

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!

Valais

Anyone who likes winter will love Valais! The possibilities are endless, just like the pistes, and snow is guaranteed. No wonder, as Valais, the land of 45 four-thousand-metre peaks, has the highest ski resorts in Switzerland and a unique certainty of snow on its pistes of over 2,400 kilometres.

Grisons

Valleys north and south of the Alps. Rivers flowing in every direction. German, Romansh and Italian in one single canton. Browse the ski resorts and ski lifts in the winter fairytale region of the Grisons and find the perfect place for your skiing holidays. There’s a reason why this region is home to our largest selection of youth hostels...

Central Switzerland

Engelberg-Titlis is the biggest winter and summer holiday destination in Central Switzerland. The multifaceted monastery village offers a unique selection of leisure activities for families, beginners and pros. The wide range on offer will turn your stay into an unforgettable mountain experience!

For the opening we give free entry to the wellness area in the Aua Grava!

With this limited offer from the opening on December 18, you have the opportunity to explore the new wellnessHostel3000 and enjoy the wellness and fitness area in the Aua Grava free of charge. Be one of the first guests and book your room today.

Our mountain magic youth hostels

  • 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!

  • Klosters

    You can look forward to an attractive mix of cosiness in the chalet and a wide range of leisure activities in stunning surroundings! Klosters Youth Hostel offers all of this, even for families.

  • Laax Wellness Hostel 3000

    Wellness for your spirit, delicious food for your palate and a perfect starting point for an adventure in snowy natural landscapes – that’s what you can expect from wellnessHostel3000 in Laax.

  • 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.

  • Saas-Fee Wellness Hostel 4000

    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.

  • 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!

  • Sta Maria

    Welcome to our typical chalet in Sta. Maria, which exudes plenty of Grisons charm. The Münster Valley offers you unspoilt nature and plenty of opportunities to go biking, cross-country skiing, skiing and hiking.

  • 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.

  • 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!