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Elm Ski Resort Guide

Elm, Switzerland

Rated: 2/5 (from 5 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners and Snowboarders.
Total Piste Length35km22 miles
Highest Lift2,100m6,890ft
Resort Height1,000m3,281ft
 Nearest AirportsZurich and St. Gallen-Altenrhein
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The Swiss ski resort of Elm is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,000m3,281ft, with 35km22 miles of marked runs.


Elm has direct access to 35km22 miles of downhill skiing, with 12 marked pistes, served by a total of 7 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,100m6,890ft, snow cover is generally reliable.


Elm offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.


Elm offers some good boarding.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Elm is 5km3 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Steinibach', which is 5km3 miles in length.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Elm?

The next notable snow forecast is 11cm4in, expected on 25 May.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Elm

Ski Area Stats

Elm Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 1 5km3 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 8 20km12 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 5 15km9 miles
Total Length
35km22 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
10km6 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Elm Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,100m6,890ft
Lowest Piste1,000m3,281ft
Resort Altitude (Elm)1,000m3,281ft
Max Vertical1,100m3,609ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Elm
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Lessons in Elm

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To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Elm Ski Schools and Elm Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Elm?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Glarus.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Elm is Zurich, 92 minutes drive away.

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


Ski Lift Capacity

The seven ski lifts are able to uplift 7,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 8km5 miles of ski runs, with 7 snow cannons.

Season Dates

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