Central and Eastern Switzerland Ski Resort Ratings

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t is difficult to classify the Swiss Alpine resorts that are not in Romandy, the Bernese Oberland or Graubunden as a unified group of resorts. Some of them belong to loose affiliations of resorts or share common cultural identity or geography, but what most characterises them is that they tend to be little known outside of Switzerland. This may yet change - Andermatt is expanding rapidly, and the mooted lift connections from Engelberg to Hasliberg would certainly create one of the world's best ski areas.

What also characterises these resorts is that, apart from those in Ticino, they are generally easy enough to get to from Zurich, Basel and Lucerne. This means some of them can get busy at weekends, but there are rarely significant queues. One can understand the allure - for a day trip or a weekend break many of these resorts offer outstanding skiing and snowboarding.

Resort Region Country Ski Area Language Locality Level Altitude m Bottom m Top m Piste km Snow'­n'Rail Station Family Car-free Spa Tobo­ggan Day Price Curr­ency Basel Zurich Bern Lausanne Luzern Basel Basel Distance Zurich Zurich Bern Bern Lausanne Lausanne Geneva Geneva Lugano Lugano Luzern Luzern
Airolo Ticino CH Italian Ticino 2 1150 1700 2250 30 Y Y 45 SFr 2 hrs 57 mins 1 hr 44 mins 2 hrs 58 mins 2 hrs 183 km 1 hr 29 mins 123 km 2 hrs 10 mins 197 km 3 hrs 44 mins 349 km 59 mins 85 km 1 hr 6 mins 87 km
Alt St Johann Eastern Switzerland CH Toggenburg Swiss German St Gallen 2 900 900 2262 60 Y Y 59 SFr 3 hrs 20 mins 1 hr 55 mins 2 hrs 179 km 1 hr 15 mins 95 km 1 hr 40 mins 119 km
Amden Eastern Switzerland CH Swiss German St Gallen 2 950 950 1684 20 35 SFr 1 hr 45 mins 159 km
Andermatt Central Switzerland CH Skiarena Andermatt-Sedrun Swiss German Uri 2 1444 1444 2963 125 Y Y Y 37 SFr 2 hrs 56 mins 1 hr 53 mins 2 hrs 41 mins 1 hr 42 mins 2 hrs 167 km 1 hr 25 mins 109 km 2 hrs 10 mins 184 km 3 hrs 45 mins 347 km 1 hr 16 mins 108 km 52 mins 72 km
Bedretto Ticino CH Italian Ticino 2 SFr
Bolzberg Central Switzerland CH Swiss German Schwyz 2 SFr
Bosco Gurin Ticino CH Italian Ticino 2 1480 1480 2400 30 Y 45 SFr
Braunwald Eastern Switzerland CH Swiss German Glarus 2 1300 1300 1905 32 Y Y Y Y Y 48 SFr 2 hrs 37 mins 1 hr 30 mins 2 hrs 42 mins 2 hrs 172 km 1 hr 15 mins 87 km 2 hrs 30 mins 213 km 4 hrs 15 mins 376 km 1 hr 30 mins 96 km
Brunni Central Switzerland CH Swiss German Schwyz 2 1098 1098 1500 8 SFr
Brunni Engelberg Central Switzerland CH Engelberg-Titlis Swiss German Obwalden 3 1050 1050 3020 94 Y Y Y Y SFr
Bumbach Central Switzerland CH Swiss German Bern 2 920 920 1365 6 33 SFr 2 hrs 15 mins 1 hr 50 mins 122 km 1 hr 38 mins 108 km 59 mins 59 mins 2 hrs 34 mins 217 km
Campra Ticino CH Italian Ticino 2 10 SFr
Cari Ticino CH Italian Ticino 2 1600 1600 2300 20 Y 30 SFr 4 hrs 7 mins 2 hrs 35 mins 212 km 2 hrs 44 mins 1 hr 10 mins 79 km
Dallenwil Central Switzerland CH Swiss German Nidwalden 2 1227 1227 1663 5 35 SFr
Degersheim Eastern Switzerland CH Swiss German St Gallen 2 800 800 1100 3 SFr
Ebenalp Eastern Switzerland CH Appenzellerland Swiss German Appenzell 2 867 867 1726 9 34 SFr 3 hrs 5 mins 2 hrs 8 mins 180 km 1 hr 22 mins 100 km 2 hrs 32 mins 220 km 4 hrs 2 mins 373 km
Ebnat Eastern Switzerland CH Toggenburg Swiss German St Gallen 2 650 650 1200 6 Y 30 SFr
Eggiwil Central Switzerland CH Swiss German Bern 2 740 740 1000 3 27 SFr
Eigenthal Central Switzerland CH Swiss German Luzern 2 SFr
Einsiedeln Central Switzerland CH Swiss Knife Valley Swiss German Schwyz 2 960 900 1200 6 Y 25 SFr
Elm Eastern Switzerland CH Swiss German Glarus 2 1000 1000 2100 40 Y 48 SFr 2 hrs 2 mins 174 km 1 hr 10 mins 89 km 2 hrs 26 mins 214 km 3 hrs 56 mins 367 km
Engelberg Central Switzerland CH Engelberg-Titlis Swiss German Obwalden 2 1050 1050 3020 82 Y Y Y Y 65 SFr 1 hr 49 mins 1 hr 49 mins 1 hr 53 mins 0 hrs 47 mins 1 hr 40 mins 131 km 1 hr 10 mins 86 km 1 hr 50 mins 147 km 3 hrs 30 mins 310 km 36 mins 35 km
Rietbad - Ennetbühl Eastern Switzerland A Swiss German St Gallen 2 Chf
Filzbach Eastern Switzerland CH Swiss German Glarus 2 740 740 1280 32 SFr
Finsterwald Central Switzerland CH Swiss German Luzern 2 8 SFr
Flühli Central Switzerland CH Sörenberg Swiss German Luzern 3 Y SFr
Flumserberg Eastern Switzerland CH Swiss German St Gallen 2 1220 1220 2222 75 Y Y Y Y 58 SFr 2 hrs 29 mins 1 hr 4 mins 2 hrs 14 mins 2 hrs 180 km 1 hr 15 mins 96 km 2 hrs 35 mins 221 km 4 hrs 15 mins 384 km 1 hr 30 mins 120 km
Gais Eastern Switzerland CH Appenzellerland Swiss German Appenzell 2 10 SFr
Gemsstock Central Switzerland CH Skiarena Andermatt-Sedrun Swiss German Uri 3 1444 1444 2963 60 Y Y Y 37 SFr
Gibswil Central Switzerland CH Swiss German Zürich 2 SFr
Giswil Central Switzerland CH Swiss German Obwalden 2 1350 1350 1850 14 Y 38 SFr 1 hr 24 mins 125 km 58 mins 79 km 1 hr 15 mins 95 km 3 hrs 8 mins 266 km
Goldingen Eastern Switzerland CH Swiss German St Gallen 2 700 840 1200 8 SFr
Gonten Eastern Switzerland CH Appenzellerland Swiss German Appenzell 2 SFr
Gurnigel Central Switzerland CH Swiss German Bern 2 970 970 1590 8 SFr
Hemberg Eastern Switzerland CH Swiss German St Gallen 2 950 950 1120 5 25 SFr
Hoch-Ybrig Central Switzerland CH Hoch-Ybrig Swiss German Schwyz 2 1465 1050 1831 50 Y 53 SFr 2 hrs 31 mins 1 hr 28 mins 2 hrs 38 mins 1 hr 52 mins 2 hrs 143 km 1 hr 10 mins 59 km 2 hrs 20 mins 184 km 4 hrs 10 mins 347 km 1 hr 10mins 71 km
Ibergeregg Central Switzerland CH Hoch-Ybrig Swiss German Schwyz 2 1360 1360 1600 10 27 SFr 1 hr 42 mins 146 km 58 mins 70 km 1 hr 51 mins 161 km
Jakobsbad Eastern Switzerland CH Appenzellerland Swiss German Appenzell 2 890 890 1660 20 SFr 1 hr 56 mins 170 km 1 hr 11 mins 90 km 2 hrs 20 mins 210 km
Klewenalp Central Switzerland CH Swiss German Nidwalden 2 1600 1279 2001 40 Y Y Y 51 SFr 1 hr 53 mins 1 hr 53 mins 1 hr 57 mins 0 hrs 50 mins 1 hr 35 mins 127 km 1 hr 10 mins 83 km 1 hr 50 mins 144 km 3 hrs 30 mins 307 km 19 mins 22 km
Krummenau Eastern Switzerland CH Toggenburg Swiss German St Gallen 2 713 713 1500 12 Y 36 SFr
Küssnacht Central Switzerland CH Swiss German Schwyz 2 430 430 1250 5 12 SFr
Langis Central Switzerland CH Swiss German Obwalden 2 10 SFr
Lungern Central Switzerland CH Swiss German Obwalden 2 703 1550 2205 24 Y SFr 2 hrs 26 mins 48 mins 1 hr 30 mins 131 km 1 hr 87 km 40 mins 37 km
Lucerne Central Switzerland CH Swiss German Luzern 2 436 Y SFr
Malbun Eastern Switzerland CH Swiss German Liechtenstein 2 1600 1300 2000 23 Y Y 48 SFr 2 hrs 52 mins 2 hrs 25 mins 202 km 1 hr 35 mins 118 km 1 hr 50 mins 142 km
Marbach Central Switzerland CH Swiss German Luzern 2 884 884 1500 10 39 SFr 2 hrs 05 mins 1 hr 30 mins 114 km 1 hr 26 mins 100 km 55 mins 52 km
Melchsee-Frutt Central Switzerland CH Swiss German Obwalden 2 1920 1080 2255 32 Y Y 50 SFr 2 hrs 12 mins 2 hrs 12 mins 2 hrs 16 mins 1 hr 5 mins 1 hr 40 mins 137 km 1 hr 20 mins 92 km 1 hr 45 mins 127 km 3 hrs 30 mins 297 km 35 mins 34 km
Mollis Eastern Switzerland CH Swiss German Glarus 2 465 465 1650 6 30 SFr
Stazioni Montani Ticinesi Ticino A Italian Ticino 2 Chf
Mythenregion Central Switzerland CH Swiss Knife Valley Swiss German Schwyz 2 1050 1050 1600 25 Y 45 SFr
Nara Ticino CH Italian Ticino 2 914 914 2133 30 Y 38 SFr 4 hrs 37 mins 2 hrs 56 mins 240 km 2 hrs 23 mins 182 km 3 hrs 5 mins 256 km 4 hrs 20 mins 401 km 56 mins 66 km
Nätschen Central Switzerland CH Skiarena Andermatt-Sedrun Swiss German Uri 3 1444 1444 2963 60 Y Y 37 SFr
Oberegg Eastern Switzerland CH Appenzellerland Swiss German Appenzell 2 800 800 1110 9 28 SFr
Oberiberg Central Switzerland CH Hoch-Ybrig Swiss German Schwyz 2 1050 1050 1831 10 25 SFr
Obertoggenburg Eastern Switzerland CH Toggenburg Swiss German St Gallen 2 900 900 2262 60 Y 59 SFr 3 hrs 20 mins 1 hr 55 mins 2 hrs 179 km 1 hr 15 mins 95 km 2 hrs 26 mins 207 km 3 hrs 56 mins 360 km 1 hr 40 mins 119 km
Ottenleuebad Central Switzerland CH Swiss German Bern 2 1500 1500 1600 5 SFr
Pfannenstiel Central Switzerland CH Swiss German Zürich 2 SFr
Pilatus Central Switzerland CH Swiss German Luzern 2 2132 516 1416 Y 35 SFr
Pizol Eastern Switzerland CH Pizol Swiss German St Gallen 2 1522 1045 2250 40 Y Y Y Y 54 SFr 2 hrs 20 mins 1 hr 18 mins 2 hrs 23 mins 2 hrs 40 mins 205 km 1 hr 50 mins 120 km 3 hrs 10 mins 246 km 4 hrs 45 mins 409 km 1 hr 20 mins 118 km
Ricken Eastern Switzerland CH Swiss German St Gallen 2 800 800 900 1 21 SFr
Riffenmatt Central Switzerland CH Swiss German Bern 2 1050 1050 1100 1 SFr
Rigi Central Switzerland CH Swiss Knife Valley Swiss German Schwyz 2 1440 1320 1660 9 Y Y Y 50 SFr
Rigi Scheidegg-Burggeist Central Switzerland CH Swiss Knife Valley Swiss German Schwyz 2 1440 1320 1660 5 Y Y SFr
Rothenthurm Central Switzerland CH Swiss Knife Valley Swiss German Schwyz 2 1068 1068 1544 28 SFr
Rüschegg Central Switzerland CH Swiss German Bern 2 1219 1219 1800 13 36 SFr
Sattel-Hochstuckli Central Switzerland CH Swiss Knife Valley Swiss German Schwyz 2 800 800 1600 14 Y Y 39 SFr 2 hrs 32 mins 1 hr 3 mins 1 hr 36 mins 140 km 53 mins 65 km 1 hr 45 mins 3 hrs 16 mins 309 km
Schönengrund Eastern Switzerland CH Appenzellerland Swiss German Appenzell 2 SFr
Schwarzenbühl Central Switzerland CH Swiss German Bern 2 1500 1500 1600 10 SFr
Schwedentritt Central Switzerland CH Swiss German Schwyz 2 SFr
Schwellbrunn Eastern Switzerland CH Appenzellerland Swiss German Appenzell 2 972 972 1084 5 SFr
Sörenberg Central Switzerland CH Sörenberg Swiss German Luzern 2 1166 1166 2350 53 Y Y 50 SFr 2 hrs 32 mins 1 hr 53 mins 1 hr 21 mins 1 hr 1 hr 30 mins 106 km 1 hr 25 mins 100 km 1 hr 21 mins 67 km 49 mins 44 km
Stoos Central Switzerland CH Swiss Knife Valley Swiss German Schwyz 2 1300 1300 1935 35 Y Y Y 50 SFr 2 hrs 21 mins 1 hr 15 mins 2 hrs 22 mins 1 hr 16 mins 1 hr 55 mins 151 km 1 hr 15 mins 69 km 2 hrs 10 mins 168 km 3 hrs 50 mins 331 km 1 hr 62 km
Studen Central Switzerland CH Hoch-Ybrig Swiss German Schwyz 2 892 10 SFr
Unterwasser Eastern Switzerland CH Toggenburg Swiss German St Gallen 2 910 900 2262 60 Y Y 59 SFr 3 hrs 20 mins 1 hr 55 mins 2 hrs 8 mins 181 km 1 hr 18 mins 80 km 2 hrs 33 mins
Urnerboden Central Switzerland CH Swiss German Uri 2 SFr
Wildhaus Eastern Switzerland CH Toggenburg Swiss German St Gallen 2 1090 900 2262 60 Y Y 59 SFr 3 hrs 20 mins 1 hr 55 mins 2 hrs 10 mins 184 km 1 hr 25 mins 100 km 1 hr 40 mins 123 km
Winterhorn Central Switzerland CH Skiarena Andermatt-Sedrun Swiss German Uri 3 1444 1444 2963 60 Y Y Y SFr
Zugerberg Eastern Switzerland CH Swiss German Zug 2 SFr
Zürich Central Switzerland CH Swiss German Zürich 2 408 Y SFr