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.

Where to Eat and Party

The Restaurat Moosalp at Moosalpstrasse 357, Törbel (+41 27 952 14 95) is highly regarded so book in advance.

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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 discount on the combined travel ticket and lift pass. Click here for details of the Swiss Railways discount scheme.

  • From Basel the least travel time is 2 hrs 40 mins with as few as 1 changes going via Visp / Gampel-Steg.

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

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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 27 948 38 00

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Bürchen is located in Valais

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