Central Switzerland Ski Hotel Guide - Ski accommodation

Central Switzerland

Winter
Favourable snow conditions right until spring. In the high-altitude regions up to 3,020 metres, no question - Central Switzerland has powder snow throughout the season.


Who wouldn't like to try it? Skiing and snowboarding on well-prepared pistes, runs in powder snow leaving white rooster trails in your wake, cross-country skiing against a romantic mountain background, going for walks in fascinating countryside, visiting cosy inns in rustic mountain villages and world-famous monastery churches plus special treats such as Lucerne's Chapel Bridge just about sum up winter in Central Switzerland - a holiday that leaves no wish unfulfilled.

Summer
Unlimited freedom. Switzerland was born when the good people of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden formed an alliance at the Rütli. Here, in Central Switzerland, is the Schöllenen Bridge which made north-south travel across the Gotthard range possible, and here, in 1871, Europe?s first cog railroad up to Rigi marked the beginning of tourism as we know it.

Historic sites and enchanting countryside abound, from the monument to William Tell to commanding mountain peaks, from cities to remote Alpine valleys, from baroque monasteries to deserted canyons. Surfers brave wind and waves, lake steamers leave majestic wakes, colourful paragliders dot the sky. Mountain trains and suspended cable cars mount the peaks. This is Central Switzerland, the Switzerland of freedom and holidays.

SKI REGIONS OF CENTRAL SWITZERLAND
Region Number of elevators Length
of
skiing
trails (km)
Blue Red Black The highest point
(m)
Drags Chairs Gondolas
Gotthard Oberalp Arena 4 3 3 125 28 27 40 2963
Engelberg 6 8 8 82 27 47 8 3020
Melchsee-Frutt 8 4 2 32 9 11 12 2150
Lungern-Schönbüel 3 1 1 24 14 6 4 2011
Sörenberg 14 2 2 20 25 15 10 2350
Marbachegg 2 0 1 10 5 4,6 0,4 1500
Giswil-Mörlialp 4 1 0 14 5 6 3 1850
Wirzweli 5 0 3 5 1 3,5 0,5 1600
Mount Rigi n.d n.d. n.d. 9 n.d. n.d. n.d. 1800
Stoos 3 3 2 35 7 21 7 1935
Brunni-Haggenegg-Holzegg 5 0 1 n.d. n.d. n.d. n.d. 1510
Hoch-Ybrig 7 4 1 50 15 27 8 1820
Sattel-Hochstuckli 0 1 1 14 n.d. n.d. n.d. 1570
Rothenthurm 2 0 0 10 n.d. n.d. n.d. 1330
Einsiedeln 0 4 1 8 n.d. n.d. n.d. 1190
Zugerberg 2 0 0 n.d. n.d. n.d. n.d. 1500
Menzingen Cross-Country skiing trails ~ 14 km
Fischental 2 0 0 n.d. n.d. n.d. n.d. 1000