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Beckenried Ski Resort Guide

Beckenried, Switzerland

Rated: 2/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders and Snowfall.
Total Piste Length40km25 miles
Highest Lift2,000m6,562ft
Resort Height440m1,444ft
 Nearest AirportsZurich and Basel
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The Swiss ski resort of Beckenried is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 440m1,444ft, with 40km25 miles of marked runs.


Beckenried has direct access to 40km25 miles of downhill skiing, with 15 marked pistes, served by a total of 14 ski lifts.


Beckenried offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.


Beckenried offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Beckenried.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Beckenried is 4km2 miles long.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Beckenried?

The next notable snow forecast is 6cm3in, expected on 22 October, with around 8cm3in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Beckenried

Ski Area Stats

Beckenried Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
5km3 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
25km16 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
10km6 miles
Total Length
40km25 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Beckenried Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,000m6,562ft
Lowest Piste800m2,625ft
Resort Altitude (Beckenried)440m1,444ft
Max Vertical1,560m5,118ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Beckenried
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Beckenried?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Nidwalden.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Beckenried is Zurich, 62 minutes drive away.

Basel, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Lugano, Berne, St. Gallen-Altenrhein, Friedrichshafen, Milan Malpensa, Strasbourg and Milan Linate airports are all within three hours drive.

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


Ski Lift Capacity

The 14 ski lifts are able to uplift 10,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 18km11 miles of ski runs,.

Season Dates

When is Beckenried 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 Beckenried, 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 Beckenried Tourist Office for the latest.