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Schönried Ski Resort Guide

Schönried, Switzerland

Ski Area Highlights
Total Piste Length250km
Highest Lift3,000m
Resort Height1,231m
 Nearest AirportsBerne and Sion
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A small ski area conveniently located close to the resort village, but also a short train journey from Gstaad with its vast array of facilities. The train, which is included in the lift ticket, will also take you to other ski areas at adjacent villages, also on the pass. Or you can take the bus to the Diablerets glacier.


The Swiss ski resort of Schönried is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,231m, with 250km of marked runs.

Schönried is part of the Gstaad Mountain Rides ski area with access to 250km of downhill skiing, with 144 marked pistes, served by a total of 57 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Schönried itself (250km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Gstaad Mountain Rides ski resorts of Château d'Oex, Gstaad, Saanen, Saanenmöser and Zweisimmen.

With ski lifts as high as 3,000m, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


We do not currently have enough information to describe the skiing in Schönried. If you have skied here, or know the area, please tell us about it in the Ski Forum.


Sorry, we don't yet know much about Snowboarding in Schönried.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Schönried?

The next notable snow forecast is 1cm, expected on 27 September.

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Ski Area Stats

Schönried Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
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Number of Lifts

Gstaad Mountain Rides Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Schönried Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,000m
Lowest Piste1,231m
Resort Altitude (Schönried)1,231m
Max Vertical1,769m

Schönried Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Schönried is 10km long.

Location and Map

Where is Schönried?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Gstaad Mountain Rides, Bern.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Schönried is Berne, 60 minutes drive away.

Sion, Geneva, Basel, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Zurich, Annecy and Chambery airports are all within three hours drive.

Berne is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 57 ski lifts are able to uplift 40,380 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Schönried open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.


NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Schönried, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Schönried Tourist Office for the latest.