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Skiing & snowboarding – discover the diverse skiing areas

Experience winter sports against the magnificent backdrop of the Bernese Oberland mountain world

Discover the magical winter landscape of the Holiday Region Interlaken when skiing or snowboarding. Snowparks, broad pistes and long downhill runs guarantee you variety and fun. Carve down the snow-covered slopes, leave your tracks in the powder snow and enjoy the warming sun at a snow bar or on the terrace of a mountain restaurant. Five diverse winter sports areas invite you to have lots of fun skiing as well as enjoy relaxed days in the snow.

Diverse family-friendly winter sports areas

In the Holiday Region Interlaken you will find five diverse skiing and snowboarding areas with a lot of charm: Beatenberg-Niederhorn, Brienz-Axalp, Diemtigtal and, during especially snowy winters, the small but beautiful resorts of Habkern and Aeschi-Aeschiried. The summit stations of the popular Jungfrau skiing region can be reached within an hour from Interlaken. The skiing areas cut a convincing figure with impressive panoramas, excellently groomed pistes and family-friendly prices. Let yourself go in the action-packed Skyline Snowpark on the Schilthorn, jump over cool kickers on the First, carve on your skis or snowboard over broad pistes and trace your tracks in the fluffy powder snow. What you’ll see, wherever you go, are the impressive mountain summits and the glittering natural surroundings. The mountain air and snow sports make you hungry. Treat yourself to a delicious meal with fine specialities in one of the welcoming mountain restaurants. Soak up the sun and enjoy the view from the terrace of the mountain restaurant or later on during après-ski in a cosy snow bar.

Skiing fun in the family-friendly Beatenberg-Niederhorn skiing area

Zwei Skifahrer fahren auf der Piste am Niederhorn

In just 30 minutes from Thun or Interlaken, you will reach the family-friendly skiing area of Beatenberg-Niederhorn. Carve down from the Niederhorn to the Vorsass midway station on your skis or snowboard. If there is sufficient snow, you can leave your tracks in the snow as far as 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 impressive mountain panorama with Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and the view over the deep-blue Lake Thun make your downhill runs a special experience.

Axalp - winter sports with a view over Lake Brienz

Skifahrer im Skigebiet auf der Axalp mit Blilcka uf den türkisen Brienzersee und Brienz

In winter, Axalp transforms into a snow-covered natural paradise with stunning views over the wintry mountains and lakes. The charming winter sports region offers a family-friendly atmosphere and genuine hospitality. A chair lift and three tow lifts provide access to the 15 km of excellently groomed pistes of various levels of difficulty. Children can enjoy themselves on two free children’s ski lifts in the “Axiland” children’s paradise. Ski across the powdery snow and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.

Skiing and lots of fun in the Diemtigtal Nature Park

Sessellift mit Wintersportler auf Piste im Winter am Wiriehorn

Nestled in a beautiful natural landscape, Wiriehorn is the largest skiing area in the Diemtigtal Nature Park. A chair lift, four T-bar lifts and a children’s lift ensure magnificent pleasure on the pistes in the middle of the Bernese Oberland. Go skiing or snowboarding in the family-friendly winter sports area and treat yourself to some culinary delights in one of the mountain restaurants. The local ski school offers professional skiing or snowboard lessons (if needed). You will find wonderful views of the snow-covered alpine landscape on the Grimmialp. This clearly planned skiing region with a chair lift, a T-bar lift and a small children's lift is perfect for families. The adventure snow playground is particularly popular with children.

Habkern – winter sports in a mountain idyll

Skipiste im winterlichen Habkern mit verschneiten Hügeln rundherum

The picturesque Habkern ski resort is in the mountain village of the same name. You leave your accommodation in the morning and are standing directly on a piste made of pure natural snow. The central position is a definite advantage. Spend a few spontaneous, unforgettable hours in the snow. A single ski lift connects the four well groomed pistes. Also take time to visit the children's winter paradise. The generous training area of the ski and snowboard school Habkern, with its magic carpet, snow carousel and character course, is the perfect place to teach children how to ski or snowboard in a fun way.

Winter sports with panoramic views in the skiing region of Aeschi-Aeschiried

Skifahrer auf der Piste mit Blick auf den blauen Thunersee

The charming skiing region of Aeschi-Aeschiried is compelling with a wonderful view, diverse natural snow pistes and great value for families. While skiing or snowboarding, you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the deep-blue Lake Thun and the surrounding mountain world. Two ski lifts and two training lifts ensure lots of winter fun for people of all ages. Take advantage of the family atmosphere and short waiting times. Beginners can discover a passion for winter sports in the established winter sports school.

Jungfrau skiing region – discover the skiing El Dorado

Skifahrer auf der Piste vor der Eigernordwand

The Jungfrau skiing region with more than 200 kilometres of pistes is one of the most popular skiing areas in Switzerland. The individual skiing areas Grindelwald-First, Männlichen-Kleine Scheidegg and Mürren-Schilthorn together make up the majestic skiing region. Are you staying in a hotel or hostel in downtown Interlaken? From Interlaken, a free ski shuttle will take you to the base stations. Look forward to lots of fun at two snowparks with kickers, straightboxes and halfpipes, attractive downhill runs, perfectly groomed pistes and exciting experiences in the snow in the Jungfrau skiing region. Marvel at the breathtaking mountain panorama with the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and enjoy some “me” time on a sun terrace where you can take a break and relax.

Special ski taster packages – learn to ski or snowboard

Zwei Gäste lernen Skifahren in Mürren

On skis or a board for the first time? Then you have come to exactly the right place in the regional winter sports and skiing schools. Professional guides will give you a fun introduction to the world of winter sports and will share some valuable tips. Discover the various ski taster and winter sports packages. 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 helmets, here you’ll find everything you need. The staff in the local hire shop are also happy to offer their advice.

Your highlights at a glance

  • Excellently groomed pistes for skiing and snowboarding

  • Majestic panoramic views of the snow-covered mountain and lake landscape

  • Small, family-friendly skiing areas offering excellent value

  • A range of professional skiing & snowboard schools

  • Soak up the sun on magnificent terraces and at cool snow bars

     

  • Treat yourself to a delicious meal in charming mountain restaurants

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

  • Make sure you know the operating times of the various skiing areas

  • Ensure that you know the time of the last descent at your winter sports destination

  • Check the different access routes from Interlaken or Thun

  • Bring your winter sports equipment with you or ask about hire in advance

  • Helmets are always advisable when engaging in winter sports

  • Wear winter sportswear

  • Book lessons at the ski school early (if needed)

Personal tip

"I spent a whole week doing winter sports in Interlaken and I visited various skiing areas in the region during this time. It's fantastic that they can all be reached so quickly from Interlaken. I was accompanied by the view of the breathtaking mountain backdrop every day I was skiing. Simply amazing."

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