Swiss skiing in InterlakenWinter Sports in Interlaken

Snowboard and Ski interlaken (c) Nic Oatridge


nterlaken is an old community previously named Aarmühle - mill on the Aare - but renamed to reflect the settlement's growing span between the two lakes, Brienz and Thun, through which the Aare runs. With a beautiful setting on the lakes, with the mighty mountains that tower over it and with its excellent rail, boat and bus services, Interlaken has a long history as a tourist centre. The resort has no downhill pistes, but it is a large winter sports centre with a wide range of activities in the town and a good range of accommodation, including several backpacker hostels. It is also very easy to get to Grindelwald, Wengen, Lauterbrunnen and Mürren by skibus or train, plus there are a number of smaller winter sports destinations a short distance away by bus.

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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 Interlaken Ost. There are onward trains to the Jungfrau resorts.

  • From Zurich the least travel time is 1 hr 55 mins with as few as 1 changes going via Bern.
  • From Basel the least travel time is 1 hrs 57 mins with as few as zero changes.

By Road

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

  • The road distance from Zurich is around 117 km and the journey time is roughly 1 hr 30 mins.
  • The road distance from Basel is around 156 km and the journey time is roughly 1 hr 30 mins.

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Nearby Resorts

Destinations in the region include Axalp/Brienz, Beatenberg, Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, Mürren and Wengen.

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