Recreation & Region – Family & children

Petting zoo, ski school
and toboggan runs.
Come to Gstaad children!

Spend your next family holiday in Gstaad. Children are just as welcome at our hotel as they are throughout the region. The Saanenland region is distinguished by family friendliness and offers a whole variety of recreational activities for all ages. There is a great deal to discover and explore!

Summer toboggan run, petting zoo and playgrounds

In the summer your children have lots of opportunities to play outdoors and enjoy nature. Swings, sandpits and slides – every village in the area has its own children’s playground.

The Stiftung Alpenruhe also offers a playground as well as children’s railway. Its petting zoo is extremely popular. You can stroke pygmy goats, mini pigs, alpacas and lamas here. There is also a playground and the possibility of petting animals at the Berghaus on Gstaad’s local mountain, the Wispile.

You can toboggan down the Glacier 3000 “Alpine Coaster” from May to October. The 520° loop, steep bends, waves and jumps promise an action-packed speed of up to 40 kilometres an hour. The trip on the summer toboggan run on the Rellerli. High above Gstaad you experience a stunning mountain panorama.

Discover our summer activities:

Summer activities

Easy Card

For guests who have a guest card there is the WINTER easyaccess card from December to the end of April. You can purchase the GSTAAD easyaccess card from May to the end of October.

Cable cars, various public transport and different recreational offers are included or cheaper with these cards. Incidentally, children under nine years of age can travel free on the region’s cable cars.

You can buy the easyaccess cards at all the region’s tourist offices when you stay for two nights or more (at least three consecutive days).

Ice skating, sledging and ski school

Winter sports are given top priority in our region. There are safe ski slopes and learning parks especially for toddlers and beginners. We are happy to recommend a ski school to you or arrange a private ski instructor for you.

However, there is also a great deal on offer away from the kilometres of ski slopes: there is an ice skating rink in Gstaad, Saanenmöser and Schönried. You can whizz steeply downhill on eight sledging runs. Each one is different and great fun. So jump on your sledge and off you go! 

Discover our winter activities.

Winter activities

Easy Card

For guests who have a guest card there is the WINTER easyaccess card from December to the end of April. You can purchase the GSTAAD easyaccess card from May to the end of October.

Cable cars, various public transport and different recreational offers are included or cheaper with these cards. Incidentally, children under nine years of age can travel free on the region’s cable cars.

You can buy the easyaccess cards at all the region’s tourist offices when you stay for two nights or more (at least three consecutive days).

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