Luxury Ski Chalets Gstaad
Enjoy a luxury ski holiday in Gstaad with our exclusive collection of luxury chalets.
Luxury Ski Holidays in Gstaad
Synonymous with stylish charm and discreet luxury, Gstaad is a chic, upmarket ski resort particularly popular with the cream of European society for luxurious ski holidays.
This opulent ski resort boasts superb spas, gourmet restaurants as well as exquisite shopping. There are also many options for renting luxury chalets in Gstaad. With 220 km of slopes offering long cruising runs, Gstaad has plenty of skiing to keep you entertained during your stay. The resort is also one of Switzerland’s top cross-country ski areas.
One of the best areas in Switzerland for non-skiers, Gstaad offers a plethora of winter activities off the slopes. From winter biking and hiking to ice skating and dog sleigh trips, this resort has something for everyone. Alternatively, guests can unwind in their Gstaad luxury chalet complete with breathtaking views of the Swiss mountains and outstanding wellness facilities.
Remaining as beautiful as ever in summer, Gstaad has an abundance of warm-weather activities and several prestigious summer schools.
4 Chalets & Apartments in Gstaad
Apartment Le Cerf Rouge
Leo Trippi's Highlight
Located in the village of Rougemont just a short drive from the centre of Gstaad, Cerf Rouge provides spacious open plan living and access to the Hotel de Rougemont's superb spa facilities.
Chalet de Rougemont
Leo Trippi's Highlight
Located in Rougemont village, this sumptuous chalet is located next to the Hotel de Rougemont with guests having access to the hotel's spa and fitness centre. The chalet itself is beautifully designed and furnished; the dining room ceiling painted by a local artist is particularly striking.
Ultima Gstaad 4BR Residence
What the Press are Saying
"...Ultima Gstaad also features six magnificent Residences offering exceptional privacy along with the conviviality of shared living space. Guests can opt for total seclusion or enjoy the full suite of hotel services, including a private chef to prepare custom menus."
Leo Trippi's Highlight
Just a short walk from the gondola, Apartment Eggli is in prime location for keen mountain goers. This newly-built apartment is bright and spacious, providing a peaceful sanctuary for you to relax and unwind after a long day on the slopes.
Luxury Chalets & Apartments in Gstaad
Leo Trippi has a carefully chosen collection of luxury chalet rentals in Gstaad and the surrounding villages. Our Gstaad chalets provide central locations, exceptional service and state-of-the-art facilities. An unspoilt traditional village, Rougemont is just a 10-minute drive from the centre of Gstaad and has beautifully built wooden ski chalets that provide breathtaking valley views and easy access to the slopes.
Also located just 10 minutes from Gstaad, the exclusive hamlet of Lauenen is the perfect base for keen hikers and bikers in the summer months, with Lake Lauenen providing numerous leisure activities. In winter, Lauenen transforms into a winter paradise with three ski runs ideal for young skiers. Where downhill skiing is not on the agenda guests can step out from their luxury Gstaad chalet onto winter hiking trails and cross-country tracks.
Gstaad Resort Information
- Resort Altitude: 1050m
- Slopes Altitude: 1050-3016m (Glacier 3000)
- Pistes: 200 km
- Lifts: 42
- Nearest Airport: Geneva - 150 km (2 hrs)
- Blue Slopes: 49%
- Red Slopes: 34%
- Black Slopes: 17%
Winter in Gstaad
Compared to other resorts, Gstaad has an extraordinarily diverse winter offering. In addition to skiing, Gstaad is renowned for its dazzling array of designer shops which include Prada, Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton and Hermes. However, you can also find plenty of more local offerings from jewellery and homeware to chocolate and cheese.
If it's fresh air and exercise you're after, Gstaad's toboggan runs span almost 30 km and there are 185 km of scenic winter hiking trails to explore too. Another growing trend in the region is winter biking. There are several ice rinks where you can practice your pirouettes or enjoy a game of ice hockey. For something more leisurely, enjoy a sleigh ride around the village, admiring the luxury chalets in Gstaad and the wonderful mountain scenery as you pass.
Skiing in Gstaad
Our luxury ski chalets in Gstaad provide access to 200 km of slopes between 1,000 and 3000 metres above sea level. Ideally suited to beginners and intermediates, Gstaad is a traditional resort with pleasantly uncrowded slopes. Although the terrain lacks challenge, the volume of skiing covered by the regional lift pass, including Glacier 3000 at Diablerets, provides good compensation.
Gstaad’s slopes spread across several sectors with the resort’s local slopes, Wispile and Eggli, situated either side of the village. Reached by bus, the largest sector is above Saanenmöser and Schönried and offers varied terrain for adventurous intermediates. There are also three smaller areas - Wispile, Wasserngrat and Rellerli - again connected by free ski bus. Nearby Château d’Oex and Glacier 3000 are also covered by the lift pass, and reached by local bus or shuttle.
Whilst not as convenient for beginners as more purpose-built ski resorts, Gstaad is still a fantastic option for those learning to ski. In fact, 60% of the terrain in Gstaad is graded as easy, with wide open trails to traverse. Gstaad offers plenty of rolling reds and long pistes for intermediate skiers to enjoy, and whilst not the most challenging resort for advanced skiers, Gstaad still has nearly a dozen black runs dotted around the area. There are also some incredible off-piste opportunities on Glacier 3,000.
With over 170 km of cross-country trails, Gstaad is one of the most popular resorts for cross-country skiing in Switzerland. Four valleys, one glacier and the Sparenmoos offer a variety of trails for all levels of cross-country skiers. With magnificent mountain vistas and forests, both classic cross-country skiers and skating enthusiasts will enjoy the beauty of these trails.
-> Explore our guide to find out more about skiing in Gstaad.
Summer in Gstaad
With ample recreation and relaxation opportunities, coupled with cultural and sporting offerings, staying in a luxury chalet in Gstaad is just as popular in summer as winter. The hiking trails are second to none, taking you through diverse scenery such as moorland, forests, deep gorges, Alpine valleys and past mountain peaks.
Biking is big in summer in Gstaad and with 500 km of GPS tours for mountain bikers, road bikers and e-bikers, all levels can have a go. There are numerous climbing routes in the area as well as a rope park and climbing wall for those less experienced.
This really is an outdoor paradise where you can be as energetic as you wish - paragliding, river rafting, beach volleyball, fishing and golfing are all options for getting out and about in fresh mountain air. However, relaxation is also taken very seriously here and there are a superb range of wellness offerings too.
Best Restaurants in Gstaad
Whilst you may prefer to dine privately in your Gstaad luxury chalet, there are in fact a fantastic selection of restaurants to experience during your stay. Several restaurants have been recommended by the Michelin guide including the classic French restaurant, La Bagatelle, and MEGU which specialises in Japanese cuisine. Sommet, the culinary flagship at the Alpina Gstaad, boasts one Michelin star and offers a sophisticated seasonal Signature set menu.
Best Apres Ski Gstaad
When it comes to stopping for a spot of apres-ski before heading back to your Gstaad ski chalet, the options tend to be refined and sophisticated with chic cafes serving afternoon tea, cocktail lounges or elegant wine bars with live music. For full-on glamour, the GreenGo nightclub at Gstaad Palace is the place to go.
Read our guide to the best bars and restaurants in Gstaad to find out more.
Favourite Gstaad Chalet Rentals
Whilst we consider all the chalets featured in our portfolio as wonderful bases for enjoying luxury ski holidays in Gstaad, we have picked out three that take luxury to the next level.
- Ultima Gstaad Residence - a series of superb residences offering a full suite of hotel services, including a private chef to prepare custom menus.
- Chalet Grund - a rare private home with an indoor pool, magnificent views, chic interiors and a home cinema.
- Chalet de Rougemont - a beautifully designed and furnished chalet with access to the hotel spa next door.
How to have the perfect luxury ski holiday in Gstaad
1. Wake up in your luxury chalet in Gstaad and take in the mountain air from your balcony with a cup of fresh coffee.
2. Start the morning with some easy blue runs around Eggli or if you’re feeling adventurous head for Tiger Run, the steepest slope in the area at Wasserngrat.
3. Stop for lunch at one of the many mountain restaurants before heading back to your Gstaad luxury chalet to change.
4. Stroll into town and enjoy a spot of window shopping, or if you’re feeling flush peruse the designer shops.
5. Stop at Charly’s for a delicious homemade pastry or a decadent hot chocolate
6. Indulge in a relaxing massage back at your Gstaad ski chalet before heading to Bouquet cocktail bar for music and dancing.
Location & Map
Located in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss Alps, Gstaad can be easily reached from both Bern and Geneva airports at around 2 hours 30 minutes by train, or 1 hour 20 minutes to 2 hours by car. Those flying by private jet or helicopter can also land in Saanen located just 6.5 km from Gstaad.
Frequently asked questions
Where is Gstaad?
Gstaad is located in southwestern Switzerland in the Bernese Alps (Berner Oberland). Gstaad can be found in the Swiss municipality of Saanen and is made up of several villages set between 1,000 and 1,400 metres above sea level.
How to get to Gstaad?
The most convenient airports for getting to Gstaad are Bern (1 hour 20 minutes by car or 2 hours 30 minutes by train) and Geneva (2 hours by car or 2 hours 40 minutes by train). Zurich International Airport is also possible (3 hours from Gstaad by car and 3 hours 30 minutes by train).
Gstaad lies on the GoldenPass Montreux-Oberland Bernois (MOB) railway line. This is an iconic route with wonderful scenery of Alpine valleys and mountains.
You can also reach Gstaad by private jet. Arrivals are at Saanen - around 6.5 km from Gstaad.
If driving to Gstaad, be aware that the village centre is a pedestrian only zone and all vehicles are prohibited.
What to do in Gstaad?
Gstaad offers a myriad of activities in both summer and winter. There are 200 km of ski slopes to explore in addition to 180 km of cross-country trails. Other winter activities include winter hiking and snowshoe experiences, tobogganing and winter biking. In the summer, hiking and mountain biking are popular. There is also an 18-hole golf course.