lm, the home town of the famous Swiss skier Vreni Schneider, 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 Panixer pass, the scene of a major military episode in the Napoleonic wars. Elm is not a bad little ski and snowboard destination, with a reasonable range of runs for all abilities - although it is probably not ideal for beginners or early intermediates. The area has a good snow record, particularly on the upper slopes. Despite being relatively near to Zürich it doesn't seem to get crowded even at weekends.
By Public Transport
The best destination to access the downhill slopes by public transport in this ski area is Elm, Sportbahnen. Bus stop next to bottom station
- From Zurich the least travel time is 1 hr 42 mins with as few as 1 changes going via Schwanden GL.
- From Basel the least travel time is 2 hrs 48 mins with as few as 2 changes going via Zurich / Schwanden GL.
Please refer to a map and check local conditions for accurate routing information.
- 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.
Destinations in the region include Braunwald.
Latest Resort Report
MySwitzerland report for Elm