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Braunwald Ski Resort Guide

Braunwald, Switzerland

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length28km17 miles
Highest Lift1,900m6,234ft
Resort Height1,260m4,134ft
 Nearest AirportsSt. Gallen-Altenrhein and Zurich
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The Swiss ski resort of Braunwald is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,260m4,134ft, with 28km17 miles of marked runs.


Braunwald has direct access to 28km17 miles of downhill skiing, with 12 marked pistes, served by a total of 8 ski lifts.


Braunwald offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.


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

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Braunwald is 6km4 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Gwand', which is 3km2 miles in length.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Braunwald?

The next notable snow forecast is 3cm1in, expected on 20 January, with around 4cm1in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Braunwald

Ski Area Stats

Braunwald Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
28km17 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
4km2 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Braunwald Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,900m6,234ft
Lowest Piste1,260m4,134ft
Resort Altitude (Braunwald)1,260m4,134ft
Max Vertical640m2,100ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Braunwald
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Braunwald?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Glarus.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Braunwald is Zurich, 99 minutes drive away.

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


Ski Lift Capacity

The eight ski lifts are able to uplift 6,100 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 4km2 miles of ski runs, with 12 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Braunwald open?

 Closes : March 13, 2022.

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 Braunwald, 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 Braunwald Tourist Office for the latest.

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