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Bürchen

Bürchen Ski Resort Guide

Bürchen, Switzerland

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates.
Total Piste Length25km16 miles
Highest Lift2,540m8,333ft
Resort Height1,350m4,429ft
 Nearest AirportsSion and Berne
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Bürchen

The Swiss ski resort of Bürchen is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,350m4,429ft, with 25km16 miles of marked runs.

Summary

Bürchen has direct access to 25km16 miles of downhill skiing, with 14 marked pistes, served by a total of 10 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,540m8,333ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

Skiing

There is skiing to suit a range of abilities.

Snowboarding

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

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Bürchen?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Bürchen.

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Ski Area Stats

Bürchen Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 4 8km5 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 6 8km5 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 4 9km6 miles
Downhill
Total Length
25km16 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
25km16 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
10

Altitudes

Bürchen Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,540m8,333ft
Lowest Piste1,480m4,856ft
Resort Altitude (Bürchen)1,350m4,429ft
Max Vertical1,190m3,904ft

Bürchen Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Bürchen is 3km2 miles long.

Location and Map

Where is Bürchen?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Raron, Valais.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Bürchen is Sion, 50 minutes drive away.

Berne, Milan Malpensa, Annecy, Milan Linate and Geneva airports are all within three hours drive.

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

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 10 ski lifts are able to uplift 6,350 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 13km8 miles of ski runs, with 4 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Bürchen open?

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

 Closed.

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 Bürchen, 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 Bürchen Tourist Office for the latest.

Bürchen