Skifahren in Schwanden bei Sigriswil

Small top-notch ski resorts

It doesn’t always have to be the biggest ski resorts. Smaller, family-orientated skiing areas are ideal for venturing out on skis for the first time or enjoying high-speed downhill runs and elegant slalom turns. So discover our little gems: wonderful skiing fun for the whole family, at affordable prices.

Gantrisch Gurnigel

Destination Bern
Skifahren im Gantrisch Gurnigel Gebiet

Ski your way down six kilometres of immaculately prepared pistes across varied terrain from the mountain station at 1,590 m above sea level to the valley station at 1,340 m, well above the blanket of fog in the valley below. Three lifts (one long, two short) await you just beyond the gates of Bern. There’s also a 100-metre-long ‘Pinocchio lift’ for unlimited skiing fun for the skiing aces of tomorrow to enjoy.

Gantrisch Gurnigel

Bumbach, Schangnau

Destination Bern
Bumbach, Schangnau

The skiing area below the Hohgant in the Emmental valley boasts more than nine kilometres of pistes, laid out across magnificent alpine meadows fringed by forests. The two ski lifts provide access to pistes with varying degrees of difficulty that are as suitable for beginners as they are challenging for more advanced skiers. A kiddies’ lift and a ‘magic carpet’ complete the uplift amenities. Incidentally, this is also where elite alpine ski racer Beat Feuz first took to the slopes.

Bumbach, Schangnau

Axalp ob Brienz

Interlaken holiday region
Skifahren auf der Axalp

The Axalp is situated on a terrace plateau high above Lake Brienz. The family-friendly skiing area with 15 kilometres of pistes is renowned for its good powder snow and its relaxed and uncomplicated atmosphere. The wide pistes are immaculately prepared and offer plenty of space as well as manageable facilities, making them very popular with families.

Axalp ob Brienz

Diemtigtal Grimmialp

Interlaken holiday region
Skifahren im Diemtigtal

The snowsports area of the Grimmialp is tucked away at the very end of the valley and yet so near. The family-friendly area is easily manageable in size yet still diverse, offering lots of fun for children and adults alike, with ten kilometres of pistes, a chairlift, and a tow lift.

Grimmialp

Wiriehorn in the Diemtigtal

Interlaken holiday region
Diemtigtal

The winter sports area at the Wiriehorn is easy to reach and offers lots of snow-based activities. Whether it’s for skiing or snowboarding, on ski slopes or free riding, the amenities at the Wiriehorn include one chairlift, three tow lifts, and a kiddies’ lift.

Wiriehorn

Schwanden-Sigriswil

Interlaken holiday region
Skifahren in Schwanden bei Sigriswil

The ski area is located high above Lake Thun and comprises two ski lifts. It features slopes to suit all levels, ideal for skiing and snowboarding.

Schwanden-Sigriswil

Prés-d’Orvin

Jura & Three-Lakes
Skifahren, Prés d'Orvin

The ski area with two tow lifts, three practice lifts and five kilometres of pistes is ideal for beginners and families. The ski lifts at Les Prés-d’Orvin welcome you to this exceptional natural setting on a southern foothill of the Jura mountain range. The ski area itself extends along the northern slopes of Mont-Sujet, at elevations ranging between 1,030 m and 1,230 m above sea level.

Prés-d’Orvin

Betelberg

Lenk-Simmental
Skifahren am Betelberg
© Stephan Boegli

Family activities beckon at the Betelberg! The gently sloping terrain from Leiterli to Stoss is particularly popular with beginners. For sportier skiers, the seven kilometres Tschuggen slope is a little gem. What’s more, the Audi Skicross Gold Park, the high-speed section, and the Swisscom Skimovie section make for an exciting day of snowsports on Lenk’s local mountain.

Betelberg
Skifahren am Rossberg

This area in the Simmental is accessible by a tow lift and a practice lift with several piste options. Seven kilometres of prepared pistes make for ideal carving experiences and free-riding fun.

Rossberg in Oberwil im Simmental

Jaunpass ob Boltigen

Lenk-Simmental
Skifahren am Jaunpass, Boltigen
© Silvia Bichsel, Jaunpass-Boltigen Tourismus

The family-friendly ski area takes you up to wide-open, sunny slopes with two ski lifts. Whether you’re a snowboarder or a carver, a beginner or a pro, you’re bound to find your favourite slope up on the Jaunpass. The Kids Village has two children’s lifts, which can be used free of charge by our youngest guests.

Jaunpass