Make tracks in the snow

Winter activities in the Holiday Region Interlaken

Amid the snow-capped peaks and the sparkling lakes of the Bernese Oberland, an enchanting natural idyll awaits. Experience moments of action and fun. Discover Interlaken’s most charming ski resorts. The magical atmosphere of Lake Brienz and Lake Thun can be best appreciated during a lakeside walk. Take a leisurely winter hike, a boat trip onto Lake Thun, carve down pristine pistes on your skis or go cross-country skiing through a winter wonderland.

  • Whole range of winter sports for beginners, advanced and ambitious winter sports enthusiasts

  • Winter walks and snowshoe tours complete with panoramic views

  • Action-filled adventure packages including paragliding, skydiving and winter kayaking

  • Wide choice of charming hotels, hostels and holiday apartments

  • Pulse-racing sledging experiences for the whole family

Discover a wealth of active, fun winter activities

On cold winter days, you can either snuggle up indoors in front of a roaring fire or get outside to enjoy the moody winter landscape. Winter breaks around Lake Brienz and Lake Thun promise an attractive blend of both worlds. Experience a superb variety of active, adventurous or cosy winter activities. Explore the natural beauty of the Bernese Oberland on a winter hike or a snowshoe tour. See the snowy mountains from above on a paragliding flight or get close to the icy waters by joining a boat trip or going kayaking. Ready to try skiing, snowboarding, sledging or cross-country skiing? The Holiday Region Interlaken offers you many options. At the end of an eventful day, warm up and unwind at one of the wellness facilities.

Enjoy skiing and snowboarding on the slopes

Slaloming down the slopes, soaking up the sun and enjoying the snowy winter world. For many, skiing and snowboarding are simply part of winter. The Holiday Region Interlaken has a wide choice of pistes to suit all abilities. Skiing areas like Beatenberg-Niederhorn, Brienz-Axalp, Diemtigtal, Schwanden-Sigriswil, Habkern and Aeschi-Aeschiried are compact and family-friendly – perfect for relaxing skiing breaks with the family, completed with views. For those who really want to run riot on the slopes, the Jungfrau ski region is the best destination: the Schilthorn and the First have racy descents and snowparks with spectacular kickers. The Kleine Scheidegg is genuinely a skier’s paradise: scores of beautifully maintained slopes and ski lifts, attractive descents and incredible views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau await the visitor.

Learning how to ski or snowboard? Try a ski taster

Is this your first skiing or snowboarding holiday? Then you’ll be in safe hands at one of Interlaken’s winter sports schools. Professional guides will give you a fun introduction to the world of winter sports and will share some valuable tips. Discover the different ski taster and winter sports packages available. If you don't have your own equipment or prefer to leave it at home, then all the latest gear can be easily hired on site. From clothing to skis, snowboards and sledges, here you’ll find everything you need.

Speedy sledge descents through a winter wonderland

Race down a panoramic sledging track on a bright winter’s day or experience a night-time sledging adventure under moonlit and starry skies. Sledging in the Holiday Region Interlaken is full of surprises and guarantees lots of fun. Discover sledging packages for the Niederhorn or Axalp, with lake views inclusive. Saxeten promises untamed descents amid idyllic landscapes. At Wiriehorn in the Diemtigtal, you ride down through fairytale fir forests into the valley. Wrap up warm, rent a sledge and glide through the snow-laden winter landscape. Which sledging option is right for you?

Glide through nature on cross-country skis

Immerse yourself in a winter fairytale as you glide effortlessly over a cross-country ski track. Classic or skate technique? Attractive, diverse cross-country ski tracks guide you through the idyllic snow. The Holiday Region Interlaken offers a wide variety of cross-country ski tracks with phenomenal views of the lakes and mountains. A special highlight is the night-time trail near Aeschiried. At night, under the lights and stars, the glistening snow crystals compete for centre stage. Whatever your preferred skiing technique, you’ll find all the right equipment on site or in a local sports shop.

Magical moments on the ice - skating and curling

Do you love circling and pirouetting on the ice? Inthe Holiday Region Interlaken, there are different places to glide over the ice. One genuine highlight is skating on the frozen Hinterstockensee lake in the shadow of the Stockhorn. In cold winters, a natural skating rink also forms in Brienz. The artificial ice rink in Beatenberg exudes a very special atmosphere. If the weather takes a turn for the worse, why not skate indoors or enjoy a game of curling at the Jungfrau ice sport centre or the Grabengut artificial rink in Thun.Look forward to your skating or curling experience.

Magical hikes and snowshoe tours

Discover snow-covered landscapes, frozen streams and sparkling ice crystals. There are numerous well-maintained winter trails and signposted snowshoe routes snaking through the tranquil countryside. Explore the winter world on foot, breathe the invigorating air and hear the crunch of the snow beneath your feet. The Holiday Region Interlaken offers a whole range of snowy tours for all levels. If you don’t have any snowshoe equipment, you can rent the gear you need from a sports shop in Interlaken. For an even more absorbing experience, join a guided snowshoe tour by day or night,Hiking under the moon and stars is unforgettable. Choose your favourite tour through the snowy winter world.

Experience the snow in a special way - heliskiing and ski tours

Fly by helicopter over icy glaciers and mountain peaks to pristine powdery slopes. Just the views of the summits and the twin lakes will astound you. As you climb out the helicopter, your heart beats faster as you anticipate the descent to come: it’s time to reach for your skis or board and plunge into the deep snow. Want to earn your descent? Then check out the range of ski tours in the Holiday Region Interlaken. As you hike higher, marvel at the 360-degree panoramic views. Combining the peace of nature with the adrenaline of a deep snow descent makes for an experience unlike any other.

Winter kayaking on Lake Brienz

Kayaking in winter? Yes, that’s right. Lake Brienz offers you an enchanting alternative to skiing and snowboarding. Paddle softly over the glassy surface of the water and experience the imposing mountain panorama from a unique perspective. A high quality dry suit keeps you warm so that you enjoy your time on the lake to the fullest.

Winter action

Want to experience the winter landscape from a unique perspective or place? A paragliding flight in winter is in a class all of its own. In the clear winter air, the view over the lakes and mountains becomes even more imposing. Looking for the ultimate adrenaline rush? Go skydiving from a helicopter and experience the indescribable feeling of free falling through a snowy mountain landscape. Visit the Interlaken Rope Park and clamber from tree to tree and over obstacles, surrounded by snow-tipped pines. A world of adventure and moments of action-packed fun await, right in the heart of Switzerland.

Relaxing moments by Lake Brienz and Lake Thun

Treat your body to some time out in a charming wellness hotel on the shore of Lake Thun. Relax in a warming salt water bath and re-energise in a stylish range of saunas. Top off the indulgence session with a soothing massage. A unique bathing experience awaits on the lakeside promenade in Brienz. From a wood-heated hotpot, you can savour the view of Lake Brienz and the surrounding peaks. If you would rather ride the waves, glide over Lake Brienz in a HotTug while enjoying warm, bubbling waters at the same time. Winter wellness means total relaxation!

By water, land and air – conquer the elements in the wintery Bernese Oberland

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