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Mountain Stats

  • 450 in of annual snowfall
  • 150 total skiable acres
  • Top elevation 9842 ft, base 3444 ft
  • 0% beginner, 58% intermediate, 27% advanced, 15% expert
  • Projected opening: 10/25/2014
  • Projected closing: 05/03/2015

Gstaad Luxury Hotels

With a number of four- and five-star lodging options to choose from, a Gstaad luxury ski vacation more than a possibility. Below you'll find one of our favorites:

Five-star Grand Hotel Park provides a stunning setting for your Gstaad luxury ski vacation. The hotel situated in the middle of beautiful park, offering incredible views of the Swiss Alps. Spa-goers and vacationers looking for a well-deserved respite will revel in the Grand Hotel Park’s spa offerings: Spa Chakra wellness facilities, a heated, outdoor pool, saunas and an indoor saltwater pool, among many other world-class amenities.

To learn more about Gstaad luxury hotels call or chat now with one of Ski.com's knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.

Gstaad Nightclubs & Apres-ski Bars

The social scene in Gstaad is almost as important as its skiing, so party-goers will love the nightlife offerings. The Gstaad nightlife experiences are decidedly upscale and swishy, so don’t forget your fur coat. Below you’ll find some of our favorite Gstaad apres-ski and nightlife hotspots.

  • For dancing, it’s a go at the Green Go Disco. This disco club provides a fun, illuminated dance party.
  • Berghaus Eggli, which requires an eight-minute ascent to the Eggli ski slopes, provides a traditional chalet-style evening scene.
  • For live music head to Hostellerie Chesery piano bar.

Things to do in Gstaad

Gstaad offers a full gamut of off-mountain and non-skiing things to do. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Tobogganing
  • Winter Hiking
  • Ice skating
  • Curling
  • Horse-drawn sleigh rides
To learn more about Gstaad activities call or chat now with one of Ski.com's knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.

Gstaad Beginner Skiing

Beginners have a few choice green runs in the Eggli and Bodme ski areas, and Wasserngrat is best for early beginners looking to escape the crowds.

Gstaad ranks among Europe’s pricier ski vacations. Skiers and snowboarders looking for affordable Switzerland ski vacations should consider other resorts, like Chamonix or the ski resorts in the Italian Alps. They afford incredible views and affordable options.

Gstaad Restaurants

With about 30 restaurants to choose from, vacationers—not matter their cuisine preference—will find a restaurant to suit the palate. Below we’ve compiled a list of our favorite, don’t miss dining establishments.

  • For Chinese, head to Blun Chi, located on Bahnhofstr.
  • Located in the midst of the Bern Oberland area, Sonnenhof is the place to go for outstanding local, authentic Swiss fare.
  • Restaurant Chesery and Posthotel Rossli Restaurant both serve up some incredible chalet-style cuisine.

Gstaad Expert Skiing

With nearly 40 percent of the terrain designed at black, experts are very well-served at Gstaad with black pistes at every turn. A challenge seeker’s favorite, there’s a black run that runs from the top of the Dome lift down to Reusch.

A comfortable, family-friendly four-star hotel, The Hotel Arc-en-ciel provides 43 rooms, suites and apartments all less than 10 minutes walking distance from Center and the base of Eggli ski slopes. All rooms have a balcony offering outstanding mountain vistas. Kids will have a ball floating around in the heated, outdoor pool, while parents relax in the hotel sauna/steam room.

Gstaad Intermediate Skiing

Intermediate will be pleased with Gstaad terrain offerings. Intermediate skiers and snowboarders can find ideal pistes from just about every one of the resort’s lifts. For continuous cruisers, intermediate will want to spend some time over on Schonried’s Hornberg and Horneggli chairlifts.

Gstaad Hotels

Gstaad is best suited to families and vacationers looking for an upscale Swizerland ski vacation. Here are a few of the best Gstaad hotels:

  • Located less than 10 minutes from the heart of Gstaad’s village and the base of Eggli ski area’s slopes, the Hotel Arc-en-ciel in Gstaad is an ideal family hotel with 43 rooms, suites that offer balconies offering spectacular mountain views. Amenities include complimentary breakfast, an outdoor, heated pool and a relaxing sauna/steam room.
  • High-end skier clientele will love the five-star Grand Hotel Park’s topnotch setting. Situated on a sunny hill, in the midst of beautiful park the hotel affords spectatular views of the Swiss Alps. This luxury hotel combines comfort with traditional elegance. Amenities include a fitness and Spa Chakra center, an outdoor, heated pool, an indoor saltwater pool, Hammams, saunas and Jacuzzi’s—to name a few.

To learn more about Gstaad hotels call or chat now with one of Ski.com's knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.

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