Surrounded by some of Switzerland's finest alpine scenery, Gstaad lies in the south west of the country, about two hours' drive from Geneva or Zurich. With its luxurious hotels, gourmet restaurants and fashion boutiques, the car-free resort of Gstaad is a popular destination for international celebrities and global jet-setters.
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AccommodationThe Gstaad ski region comprises numerous towns & villages in the Sarine (Saane) valley & below the Glacier 3000 ski area. Gstaad, is the most central of the villages. While it is often referred to as a fashion mecca, Gstaad actually offers accommodation for all budgets. It has direct access to half of the ski lifts & is the closest of the valley villages to the high elevation Glacier 3000, a short bus ride away. Other popular Saantal villages with nearby ski lift access are Rougemont, Saanen & Schoenried.
Skiing & BoardingGstaad offers winter enthusiasts offers 200km of pistes across 9 villages at altitudes of up to 3000m. Anyone who wants a glacial feeling can enjoy it on the Glacier 3000.The slopes around Gstaad’s local mountain Wispile are ideal for families and beginners. Especially the beginner’s area in the valley and the numerous forest trails are perfectly suited for the first turns in the snow. For those wanting a real thigh burn, La Videmanette is Gstaad’s longest slope, stretching 7.5kms. Tiger Run, the legendary steepest ski slope, is on the Wasserngrat. Anyone who didn't let their hair down on the slopes during the day has the opportunity to do so at night. The Rinderberg offers ski and snowboard enthusiasts winter sports fun late into the evening on floodlit slopes.
ActivitiesWinter in offers so much more that skiing and snowboarding. The winter hiking trail network is extensive with 185km of trails. You can discover pristine nature with snowshoes, have fun tobogganing on slopes of varying difficulty and go cross-country skiing, which gets the cardiovascular system going. Plus a wide range of indoor activities including: bowling, rock climbing, curling, gym, golf simulator, indoor pool, tennis and more! For more leisurely options, Gstaad has unsurpassed shopping, restaurants and wine bars as well as world class galleries, museums and wellness offerings.
Getting There & AroundSurrounded by some of Switzerland's finest alpine scenery, , Gstaad lies in the south west of the country, about two hours' drive or 3 hour train ride from Geneva or Zurich. From Geneva, take the train to Montreux and change trains for Saanen/Gstaad. From Zurich, take international train connections to Spiez and change trains for Zweisimmen. In Zweisimmen change trains for Gstaad.
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Hotel Le Grand Bellevue is a luxury hotel located in a park in central Gstaad. The hotel offers 57 rooms over 5 floors. Onsite restaurants including a Michelin star restaurant, bars, gymnasium, spa, swimming pool, cinema and children's playroom.