Swiss skiing in ElmWinter Sports in Elm

Ski and snowboard 40 km of piste in Elm between 1000-2100m

Snowboard and Ski elm (c) Nic Oatridge


lm has a feature known as the "Martinsloch", a 15m round hole in the Tschingelhorn at 2600m through which the sun shines onto the village church steeple for only a few days a year, in March and September. Elm is located in Glarus at the head of the Sernf valley, separated from Braunwald to the West by the Chärpf (2794m) and from Graubünden in the south by the Panix pass. Elm is not a bad little ski and snowboard destination, with a reasonable range of runs for all abilities, although probably not ideal for beginners or early intermediates, and generally good snow on the upper slopes. Despite being relatively near to Zürich it doesn't seem to get crowded even at weekends. Sadly it is not on the Swiss Railways Snow'n'Rail circuit.

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Getting There

By Road

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  • The road distance from Zurich is around 89 km and the journey time is roughly 1 hr 10 mins.
  • The road distance from Basel is around 174 km and the journey time is roughly 2 hrs 2 mins.
  • The road distance from Berne is around 214 km and the journey time is roughly 2 hrs 26 mins.
  • The road distance from Geneva is around 367 km and the journey time is roughly 3 hrs 56 mins.

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By Plane

The nearest major airport to Elm is Zurich although other airports may also be convenient.

Nearby Resorts

Destinations in the region include Braunwald.

Weather Outlook

Latest Resort Report

Report dated December 16 2017 07:45
Weather -9 degrees
Lifts open 5/6
Day ticket CHF: 48.-/24.-
Depth of snow 110 cm 30 cm in resort
Last snowfall yesterday
Pistes 25/40 km 15 km with artificial snowmaking
Condition of runs good 1/2 Runs down to resort (open/total)
Cross-country classic 8 km good
Cross-country skating 8 km good
Altitude of cross-country trails 1000 m (altitude)
Half-pipes -
Snowcross runs -
Snow park -
Tobogganing facilities 1/1 4.0km / 4.0km
Condition of runs good
Winter walking paths open 25/25 km
Snowshoe trails open 0/6 km

Piste Map for Elm

Ski and Snowboard using the Elm trail map

Larger piste map for Elm


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Ski and Snowboard Glarus

Elm is located in Glarus

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