Gstaad

Snowboard Guide rating 6 out of 10 “Okay but a bit poncy”

Freeriding

73%

Plenty of good off-piste

Freestyle

60%

Terrain Park & good natural

Pistes

60%

Well groomed but spread out

Mountain stats

Top lift:3000m
Vertical drop:2005m
Bottom lift:995m

LiftsLift count : 4 x Cable-cars   10 x Gondolas   17 x Chairlifts   22 x Drag-lifts  

250km of pistes

Easy
57%
Intermediate
28%
Advanced
15%
Total Pistes:82
Longest Piste:17km

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £38.59 Day, £199.80 Week

Gstaad is part of a massive slope linked area void of the mass holiday groups. What you get here is crowd free snowboarding with miles of backcountry adventures and over 150 well prepared pistes covered by a single lift pass. Welcome to Gstaad, a place where snowboarding comes as second nature and a place that despite its appeal for attracting far too many poncy image junkies with designer eye-wear, is a place that has a good snowboard feel to it and one where you can ride hard. Despite the sad gits that flock here, the area has long allowed snowboarders freedom to roam its slopes, which are split between a number of areas with Gstaad sitting mid-way between them. The areas most favoured by snowboarders are Saanenmoser and Schonried which can be reached without any hassle from Gstaad. Further afield is Les Diablerets which is a glacier that's open in the summer months.

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World Ranking

17th

Overall in Switzerland

  • #14 best freeride
  • #11 best freestyle
  • #16 best piste riding

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