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Take to your skis and try a bit of everything in the fairytale landscapes of Bern.

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An absolute paradise for snow sports, the Bern region offers around 800km of slopes for eager skiers and snowboarders.

Breathtaking mountain panoramas await in this region that is among the pioneers of winter sports destinations. The first hotel in Grindelwald, for example, opened its doors for the first time in winter 1888. 

Today, the ski areas of Grindelwald, Mürren, Hasliberg, Adelboden-Lenk and Gstaad offer fun in the snow for sports lovers of all ages and all levels – whether it is skiing, snowboarding, freeriding, telemark skiing, freestyle, cross-country or going on a ski tour. 

Some 224 ski lifts help transport skiers to every corner of the Bernese Oberland. The mountains can also be explored on sled or on foot and Bern has many other winter sports to try. How about a fast-paced toboggan ride on Europe’s longest toboggan run? Or snow tubing? For a gentler experience, take part in a snowshoe tour or a winter hike. 

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Wonderful highlights to look forward to in Bern

Ski-in and ski-out 

Ski-in, ski- out is the best way to get close to the mountains. At the Aspen Alpine Lifestyle Hotel in Grindelwald, you get to experience the raw elegance of the mountains, the nature, the wildlife and the alpine-chic charm of the chalet.


Kayaking on a wintry Lake 

If you fancy a break from skiing but still want to spend a few hours in a ‘winter fairy-tale’, the Hightide kayak school in Interlaken offers guided kayaking trips on Lake Brienz. Paddle over the lake and enjoy the silence, the light on the water and the snowy mountain scenery.


For more information on all of the wonderful experiences waiting for you in Bern, go to

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