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Château d'Oex

Château d'Oex Ski Resort Guide

Château d'Oex, Switzerland

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length50km31 miles
Highest Lift1,800m5,906ft
Resort Height970m3,182ft
 Nearest AirportsSion and Berne
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Château d'Oex

The Swiss ski resort of Château d'Oex is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 970m3,182ft, with 50km31 miles of marked runs.


Château d'Oex is part of the Gstaad Mountain Rides ski area with access to 250km155 miles of downhill skiing, with 144 marked pistes, served by a total of 57 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Château d'Oex itself (50km31 miles 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 Gstaad, Saanen, Saanenmöser, Schönried and Zweisimmen. Château d'Oex is directly linked by Ski Lift to the ski areas of Anzère.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Château d'Oex offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Château d'Oex.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Château d'Oex is 4km2 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Bois Cheneau', which is 4km2 miles in length.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Château d'Oex?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Château d'Oex.

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Ski Area Stats

Château d'Oex Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 1 4km2 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 3 5km3 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 2 3km2 miles
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 4 3km2 miles
Total Length
50km31 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
28km17 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Gstaad Mountain Rides Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
1139km24 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
35101km63 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
50110km68 miles
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
250km155 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
135km84 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Château d'Oex Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,800m5,906ft
Lowest Piste970m3,182ft
Resort Altitude (Château d'Oex)970m3,182ft
Max Vertical830m2,723ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Château d'Oex
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Château d'Oex

Ski Hire Shops in Château d'Oex.

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Location and Map

Where is Château d'Oex?

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 Château d'Oex is Sion, 70 minutes drive away.

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


Ski Lift Capacity

The 10 ski lifts are able to uplift 5,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 3 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Château d'Oex open?

 Closes : April 3, 2022*
*Gstaad Mountain Rides.

Usual opening is mid December, and usual closing is Late March.

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

Piste Map

Château d'Oex Piste Map
Château d'Oex

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Château d'Oex, 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 Château d'Oex Tourist Office for the latest.

Château d'Oex