Recreation & Region - Skiing Holidays in Switzerland

Unforgettable Skiing Holidays in Switzerland

Looking for the perfect location for your next skiing holiday? In Switzerland, your chances of finding it are pretty good. Some of the most beautiful ski regions in Europe are located in the Swiss mountains, not least the Bernese Highlands where the Gstaad Palace is located. This makes the hotel an ideal base for your ski holiday – you don’t need to travel far to find some of Switzerland’s best pistes. Our overview will help you get to know some of the other Swiss ski regions; take a read below, planning your winter holiday in Gstaad really couldn’t be simpler.  

Aufnahme einer lachenden Skifahrerin auf der Skipiste

Ski Regions & Slopes near Gstaad

Out of the hotel and onto the slopes. The ski region around Gstaad offers both skiers and snowboarders the best snow conditions in Switzerland – and around 250 kilometres of pistes. By car you can reach the first slopes and ski-lifts (for example, at Wispile) within ten minutes. Read more information about the ski passes and offers available in the region via the links listed below.

Ski-lifts near Gstaad    Current Ski Pass Offers


A drive of around 25 minutes will bring you to the only glacial ski area in the Bernese Highlands. The Glacier 3000 is a highlight of any ski holiday in Switzerland, with 28 kilometres of pistes at altitudes of between 1,350 – 3,000 metres. A mix of glacier and adventure pistes ensure a great variety of fun skiing and snowboarding activities.

Glacier 3000

Other Ski Areas in the Bernese Highlands

There are a wide variety of slopes, pistes and ski-lifts available within a 20-kilometre radius of the Gstaad Palace Hotel. It’s not the only region of the Bernese Highlands worth exploring on your Swiss ski holiday, however. The following ski regions in Switzerland can be reached within 90 minutes if travelling by car, with each offering over 200 kilometres of slopes:


  • The Jungfrau Region including the winter sports resorts of Grindelwald, Wengen and others.
  • Adelboden-Lenk featuring the ski area of the same name, as well as the Betelsberg, Elsigen-Metsch area and others.

More Activities to Experience on your Winter Holiday in Switzerland

Of course, the activities and experiences on your Swiss winter holiday are not limited to skiing. Enrich your Swiss getaway with your own favourite sport or activity. From ice skating, sledging and dogsledding to cross-country skiing and winter hiking, there’s something for everyone. You can also experience balloon and carriage rides in winter at the Gstaad Palace. For a truly unforgettable and impressive holiday memory, we also recommend heliskiing.