Putting on the Glitz

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They may not even be able to pronounce it, but everyone knows the name: Gstaad. Beloved resort of the jetset and glitterati (mostly bold-faced names from last century), even though
most Swiss will tell you that the skiing itself is not so great and not as reliable as at other resorts (at only 1050m, or 3445ft, what do you expect?), there is access to the famous Glacier 3000, where the skiing is great.

What it also has is a splashy après-ski scene, the sort of five-star shopping normally seen in major capitals, luxury chalet accommodation, cool-as-ice igloo accommodation and plenty of celebrity spotting opportunities, along with special activities such as husky tours and carriage rides. If summer hiking is your thing, the area is well-connected and a piece of cake to explore.

While there are good deals for kids here (free transport and sometimes accommodation etc), it’s not the most logistically easy Swiss affair, due to the layout of the place: from the town center you’ll need to take transport to the lifts.

At A Glance

Promenade 41
Gstaad Bern CH-3780
41 33 748 82 82

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