10 chalet villages make up the Destination Gstaad.
Gstaad is the region’s main attraction, combining style, Swiss Gemütlichkeit and tradition in a delightful way. The traffic-free centre of the village is a harmonious mix of restaurants, shops, hotels and bars. The recreational areas surrounding the village are accessed by three mountain railways. Gstaad village has preserved its rural charm with mandatory chalet architectural style, unspoilt nature and living traditions.
December 15, 2018 – April 30, 2019
Discover the diversity the fun way – by cable car and lift. The holiday region of Gstaad symbolises all-round winter fun set in a magnificent Alpine world at a height of between 1,000 and 3,000 metres. Visitors just love this ski area with its 200 km of beautifully groomed slopes, its many superb pistes and Glacier 3000, the only glacier ski area in the Bernese Oberland.
The holiday region of Gstaad is considered one of the most luxurious destinations in Switzerland. Visitors to this region experience top quality and diverse services in all areas. Alpine authenticity, proudly maintained traditions
and a touch of glamour give the destination a special flair which makes Gstaad so refreshingly different from the rest of the world. In spite of the brand’s enormous prestigious value, Gstaad has remained down-to-earth.
The holiday destination of Gstaad offers bons vivants a wide range of delicacies. More than 100 restaurants, pubs and bars with very different types of cuisine ensure the well-being of their guests.
- Traditional Swiss cuisine: 107 establishments
- Raclette and fondue: 68 establishments
- Italian cuisine and pizza: 25 establishments
- Asian cuisine: 7 establishments
- Mountain inns and restaurants: 28 establishments
- Farmed alps: 80 dairies (visitors are welcome)
- Gourmet restaurants with Gault&Millau points: 17 (a total of 256 points)
- Gourmet restaurants with Guide Michelin stars: 4
- International Balloon Festival in Châteux-d’Oex – most important Alpine balloon event with about 90 hot-air balloons in a variety of shapes and colours (January).
- Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad – intimate festival of classical music in spring (February/March).
- Ride on Music on the ski slopes of Schönried and Saanenmnöser – a three-day music festival (March).
|Languages spoken||German, French, Italian|
|Currency used||CHF (Swiss Franc)|
Geneva airport: 2 hrs
|Resort altitude||1,050 m|
200 km of slopes in 3 sectors
|Number of lifts||47|