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Emmetten Ski Resort Guide

Emmetten, Switzerland

Rated: 3/5 (from 3 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForSnowboarders and Apres-Ski.
Total Piste Length37km23 miles
Highest Lift1,938m6,358ft
Resort Height780m2,559ft
 Nearest AirportsZurich and Basel
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Year round traditional resort offering skiing on pretty tree-lined slopes over-looking a spectacular panorama of the Vierwaldstättersee lake and classic Alpine scenery beyond. Indoor pool and parascending / hang-gliding tuition available


The Swiss ski resort of Emmetten is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 780m2,559ft, with 37km23 miles of marked runs.

Emmetten has direct access to 37km23 miles of downhill skiing, served by a total of 14 ski lifts.


There is skiing to suit a range of abilities.


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

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Emmetten?

The next notable snow forecast is 1cm-, expected on 4 November.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Emmetten

Ski Area Stats

Emmetten Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
3km2 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
19km12 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
13km8 miles
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
2km1 miles
Total Length
37km23 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
3km2 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Emmetten Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,938m6,358ft
Lowest Piste780m2,559ft
Resort Altitude (Emmetten)780m2,559ft
Max Vertical1,158m3,799ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Emmetten
Expert Skiers

Emmetten Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

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

Location and Map

Where is Emmetten?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Nidwalden.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Emmetten is Zurich, 67 minutes drive away.

Basel, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Lugano, Berne, St. Gallen-Altenrhein, Milan Malpensa, Friedrichshafen, Sion and Strasbourg 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 5km3 miles of ski runs, with 3 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Emmetten 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 Emmetten, 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 Tourist Office Website for the latest.

Emmetten Webcams

The Webcams in Emmetten are not always up-to-date. Please check the date on the image to ensure you are seeing current snow conditions.