Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20GSTAAD RESORT 1,000M SUMMIT  3,000M VERTICAL 2,000M SKI AREA  220KM PARKS  3 RESORT CHARM Gstaad has bags of it. This village in the Saanenland is one of the world’s most famous resorts, while still being nicely understated about its wealth – give or take a few five-star hotels, luxury spas and gourmet restaurants, of course. And the Saanenland as a whole offers a diverse range of holiday options. SKI AREA The Gstaad Mountain Rides area pass covers half a dozen areas that add up to 220km of trails. Thanks to having the only glacier ski region in the Bernese Oberland, at Diablerets, skiers and boarders can play from the end of October right through to early May. LIFT SYSTEM You can use mountain trains to get to the base stations of each ski area. The only exception is the Diablerets glacier: for this, catch the ski bus, included on the pass. OFF-PISTE Powder-hunters can opt for some of the many guided ski tours with ascent times of up to five hours. Glacier 3000 is especially good with some incredible descents. Heli-skiing is also hugely popular. APRES SKI Gstaad caters for all types of après ski, but excels when it comes to food and wine. It has 18 renowned e a s y 5 8 % i n t e r 2 7 % e x. 15% BESTFOR FOODANDWINE! gourmet restaurants, including the Chesery which has been awarded 18 Gault Millau points. The resort is also one of the best spots for wellness with a string of luxury spas. WINTER FUN There are plenty of family-friendly toboggan runs. Kids will also love the sleigh and husky rides, ice-skating and igloo-building. About 170km of trails will tempt cross-country skiers, while walkers have 200km of trails. INTERLAKEN/THUN When snow conditions permit, the winter resorts around the lake, Aeschi, Goldiwil/Heiligenschwendi, Schwanden/Sigriswil, Brienz-Axalp, Halbkern, Heimenschwand, and Beatenberg/Niederhorn offer excellent and family-friendly ski and snowboard runs. The Aeschi/ Aeschiried-Krattigen ski resort is small but fine, offering scenic views of the Aaretal, easy runs and good value passes. Not only snowboarders and skiers will get their moneys worth in these ‘local’ resorts: excellent tobogganing runs through the soft snow are popular with old and young alike. The great skiing areas in the Jungfrau Ski Region are easily reached from Interlaken, and from Spiez the snowfields of Simmental, Gstaad/Saanenland, and Adelboden are also easily accessible. 9 9