Winter fun on the Niederhorn

Experience action and fun in the winter paradise far above the sea of fog

At 1950 m above sea level, the Niederhorn offers a breathtaking panorama of the surrounding mountains and the magical, shimmering waters of Lake Thun. Escape your everyday life and secure your ringside seat far above the sea of fog. Experience action-packed sledge rides by day and night, explore the extensive network of winter hiking trails or ski down the well-prepared ski slopes. Winter fun is guaranteed.

Full steam ahead on the Niederhorn Railway

The glass-sided funicular railway conveys you in comfort from Beatenbucht to the sun terrace at Beatenberg in only ten minutes. After a short stopover, you continue your journey on the modern cable car up to the summit of the Niederhorn. The ascent is both magical and imposing, because the journey time of just under 20 minutes gives you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the snow-capped mountains and lakes. You get to see the majestic Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau from the best possible angle – the perfect backdrop for a souvenir photo of your winter sports trip.

A deluxe panorama: take your perfect souvenir photo

Niederhornbahn mit Blick auf den Thunersee und die umliegenden Berge

The Niederhorn offers sensational views over a wonderful sea of fog. Only the highest peaks can be seen jutting out above the clouds. On clear days, you can expect a 360° winter panorama on the mountain. The view over the glistening Lake Thun is spectacular and even from afar, the Niederhorn never fails to impress. Enjoy the snow-covered alpine scenes extending over the Aare valley to the world-famous mighty peaks of the Bernese Oberland giants and even as far as the Jura.

Winter magic that’s guaranteed to excite

Beatenberg’s nearest mountain offers winter experiences that will gladden the heart, as well as plenty of opportunities for winter sports and action. Rambling winter hikes or snowshoeing tours, a panoramic sledging run and well-groomed ski pistes make the Niederhorn a popular day-trip destination for families and nature lovers, craving a winter wonderland. The Niederhorn is a real gem! Which of the winter activities takes your fancy?

For which winter activity does your heart beat faster?

Zwei Skifahrer fahren auf der Piste am Niederhorn

Skiing fun in the charming family-friendly ski resort

The small but select family-friendly ski resort of Beatenberg-Niederhorn is situated only 30 minutes from Thun or Interlaken. Ski or snowboard down from the Niederhorn to the midway station at Vorsass. During particularly snowy winters, you can even ski all the way to Beatenberg. Three varied slopes (difficulty level: easy to medium) offer skiing fun for everyone, regardless of whether you’re a beginner or an experienced skier. The imposing panorama of the mighty white peaks of the Bernese Alps and Lake Thun transforms your descents into an unforgettable experience.
Schlittelpiste über dem Nebelmeer auf dem verschneiten Niederhorn mit Bergketten im Hintergrund

Sledging: action and fun

The offer includes everything you need for a carefree day of sledging. Enjoy the ride with the PostBus from Interlaken West up to the sunny plateau of Beatenberg, where you can take the cable car up to the Niederhorn. A well-groomed sledging run offering panoramic views guarantees you an unforgettable descent to the midway station at Vorsass, where you can fortify yourself with a culinary treat in the traditional mountain inn.
Sternenschlitteln in der Abendstimmung mit Panoramablick am Niederhorn

Sledging by starlight on a winter’s night

Are you a night owl who would like to experience the wonderful atmosphere on the Niederhorn at night? The winter sports region offers incomparable views by day, but at night you’ll be enchanted by the silence of the snow-covered landscape and the magical sight of the sea of lights created by the illuminated villages along Lake Thun. Sledging by starlight takes place from mid-December to mid-March. The light of the moon and the twinkling stars will show you the way on the romantic sledging run.
Schneeschuhwanderer in der Abendsonne umgeben von Bergen und Schnee

On foot through the winter wonderland

Hear the snow crunching under your winter shoes as you explore the Niederhorn's wonderful winter hiking trails. The shimmering deep blue waters of Lake Thun down in the valley and the white snow-covered mountain peaks create the perfect backdrop for your mountain break. Hike through fairytale forests of frozen fir trees. Every curve of the trail reveals yet more natural beauty. Choose between several well-tended hiking trails that take between one and three hours to hike. Two varied snowshoe trails lead you from the midway station at Vorsass through the pristine winter landscape. Equipped with snowshoes, you trek through the deep snow without sinking into it. An unforgettable experience! Let nature's tranquillity work its magic on you during your trip. When you’re out and about, you’re sure to find something that takes your fancy in one of the homely mountain restaurants.

Culinary delights and hospitality on the mountain

Abendstimmung beim beleuchteten Restaurant Vorsass am Niederhorn

So why not round off your day of winter sports with a visit to the mountain inn on the Niederhorn or at the midway station at Vorsass? Delicious food, atmospheric surroundings and enthusiastic hosts await you at both locations. For example, enjoy a lavish panoramic breakfast in the Berghaus Niederhorn with a view over the Bernese Alps before you set off down the slopes. Have you always wanted to spend the night at 1950 m above sea level? It’s something you can experience at the Berghaus Niederhorn. Hear how everything turns silent as darkness falls on a winter’s night and watch the twinkling stars in the sky. When you wake up next morning, you will be greeted by the magical tranquillity of nature.

Your highlights at a glance

  • 360° winter panorama and views of the shimmering waters of Lake Thun

  • Ringside seat facing the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau

  • Small, family-friendly ski resort offering excellent value

  • Sledging fun offer available from Interlaken

  • Experience sledging by starlight with fondue fun

  • Extensive network of winter hiking and snowshoe trails

  • Soak up the sun far above the sea of fog

To ensure that your trip is perfect in every way, please note

  • Operating hours are seasonal

  • Check times of the last descent

  • Various ways to reach us from Interlaken or Thun

  • Wear suitable clothing for all winter outings

  • Good footwear also required for sledging offers

  • A protective helmet and headlamp are particularly recommended for sledging by starlight

Discover the best winter experiences in the family-friendly winter sports area:

Niederhorn Gondola Cable Car


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Sledging fun on the Niederhorn


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Sledging by starlight on the Niederhorn


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Bergrestaurant Vorsass, Beatenberg


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Berghaus Niederhorn, Beatenberg


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