Swiss skiing in BürchenWinter Sports in Bürchen

Ski and snowboard 25 km of piste in Bürchen between 1480-2550m

Snowboard and Ski burchen (c) Nic Oatridge


ürchen, also known as ‘Birkendorf' is named after the Birch trees in the area. Just 10km west of Visp, it gives access to the pretty Moosalp pistes, unfortunately largely served by surface lifts but with one of the best mountain restaurants in the Alps. There is a good, quite easy two hour winter walk through Ronalp and Hellela.

Getting There

By Public Transport

The best destination to access the downhill slopes by public transport in this ski area is Bürchen, Ronalp. Bus stop adjacent to lifts. Buses to other local winter sports areas also from Visp station. The resort operates the Snow'n'Rail scheme, providing a 20% discount on the combined travel ticket and lift pass.

  • From Basel the least travel time is 2 hrs 40 mins with as few as 1 changes going via Visp / Gampel-Steg. Typically, an adult one day combined ticket is 181.20 SFr, reduced to 108.20 SFr with a Half-Price card.
  • From Lausanne an adult one day combined ticket is 112.40 SFr, or 73.80 SFr with a Half-Price card.
  • From Luzern an adult one day combined ticket is 181.20 SFr, or 108.20 SFr with a Half-Price card.

Indicative prices are for travel to Unterbäch. Click here to find prices for other destinations. Under the combined ticket scheme the additional charge for a two day pass is 34.40 SFr.

By Road

Please refer to a map and check local conditions for accurate routing information.

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As the crow flies, the resort is respectively 145km, 142km and 131km from Basel, Zurich and Geneva airports, 79km, 93km and 94km from Berne, Lucerne and Lausanne, and 814km from London.

Nearby Resorts

Destinations in the region include Törbel, Unterbäch and Visperterminen.

Weather Outlook

Latest Resort Report

Available at MySwitzerland page for Burchen

Piste Map for Bürchen

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Larger piste map for Bürchen


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Accommodation in the Resort & Nearby

  • $$$ Hotel Visperhof, Visp (3*) Convenient, friendly but functional hotel, next to railway and bus terminus.
    +41 279483800

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Bürchen is located in Valais

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