Gstaad is the Swiss alpine resort of fairy tales. The town’s most prominent feature is a romantic, palatial castle that sits on a hill overlooking the village. At night the eves of every chalet in the village are illuminated by strings of small white lights. Adding to the charm of this winter marvel is that […]
Gstaad is the Swiss alpine resort of fairy tales. The town’s most prominent feature is a romantic, palatial castle that sits on a hill overlooking the village. At night the eves of every chalet in the village are illuminated by strings of small white lights. Adding to the charm of this winter marvel is that the town is car free and all destinations are a close walk away.
Gstaad is well known for its luxury hotels and shopping, as well as being one of the largest interconnected ski areas in Europe. Switzerland is a multicultural nation with the two largest ethnicities being French and German speakers. The dividing line between these two distinct parts of the country is located but a few miles from Gstaad, enabling anyone spending time in the resort the opportunity to experience both cultures. A few miles to the west are the Vaudois, French-speaking Alps region, and Gruyère, world famous for its cheese; to the northeast are the German speaking international resorts of Adelboden and Interlaken.
There are a vast array of activities year-round to be found in Gstaad. Skiing and snowboarding are the most popular and are abundant for both the novice and the advanced skier. Visitors can ski the entire Gstaad “Super Ski Region,” which is comprised of some six sectors, over 70 lifts, and 150 miles (220 kilometres) of trails. This vast array of runs and lifts can satisfy skiers of all levels and abilities. You won’t have to worry about lines here; the major lifts and popular slopes will have you waiting only five minutes or less. Modern high speed lifts are one of Gstaad’s best assets.
|Vertical Drop:||1920m (6340 ft)|
|No. of lifts:||70|
|Kms. Of Piste:||220km|
|Beginner – 30%
Intermediate – 55%
Expert – 15%
_ Hotel Packages from $2150 (low season)
_ Condo Packages from $1650 (low season)
|Hotel Alpine Lodge, 3***
Located in nearby Saanen, offers tremendous wellness and relaxation facilities.
A modern lodge hotel with relaxing and sportive atmosphere, bar, restaurant, own ski and snowboard school (free skibus to the school included), ski and snowboard rental, internet corner, billiards, sauna, steam bath, indoor and outdoor pool, & gym. Wellness area included in room rate, all rooms with internet connected computers (24 hr free surf).
|Swiss Q Hotel Gstaaderhof, 4****
Cosy family and holiday hotel. Generously-sized comfortable rooms, chalet-style hotel, peaceful location. Near village centre and mountain railways. Free pick-up service from the railway station.
NEW – spa facilities: Finnish sauna, aroma-steam bath, jet shower, massage jacuzzi and solarium.
|Gstaad Palace Hotel, 5*****Superb luxury hotel overlooking the town of Gstaad.
|Chalet Alegria, 4****
Very nice, rustic 4 star apartment house built in 1992, 1.5 km from the centre of Gstaad in a quiet, sunny, elevated position.
In house: ski storage, central heating, burglar alarm, washing machine, tumble dryer. Communal covered parking. Shop, grocers, restaurant at 1.5 km, ski bus stop 200m.
Four comfortable bedrooms, each with two beds. Large living room and kitchen area plus jacuzzi for guests.