Gstaad Cross Country Skiing

The 3rd most popular XC Ski in Switzerland.

Southwest of Bern, the Gstaad Super Ski Region has 76 miles of cross-country ski trails. Gstaad (pop. 2000) is one of the worlds greatest alpine ski resorts.

To reach this area from Bern, head south on Route A6 to Faulensee. Follow Route 11 east to Gstaad.

Note: the best way to get around Switzerland in the winter is via train. A good value, if it still exists, is the Swiss Card which can be bought for First or Second Class. It must be purchased before arrival 800-438-7245 or

Overall, Gstaad is the 3rd most popular cross country ski area of all 22 Nordic ski destinations in Switzerland.

Gstaad Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  Tourism (0041) 33 748 81 81; XC Central Reservations (0041) 030-44993; Swiss Tourism in US (800) GO-SWISS or (212) 757-5944.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Recommended Map:  "Switzerland Adventure Map" from National Geographic

Best Season:  Jan. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Hotel Bahnhof (0041) 030-44242

Luxury Loding:  Park Hotel (0041) 030-83377; Gstaad Palace (0041) 030-83131

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  6/27/2016

ID:  7163

Gstaad Cross Country Skiing Map


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