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Ernen Ski Resort Guide

Ernen, Switzerland

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates.
Highest Lift2,292m7,520ft
Resort Height1,237m4,058ft
 Nearest AirportsSion and Berne
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A typical small ski area that was unusually rescued from bankruptcy in 2007 when a British investor paid one Swiss France (less than a pound, dollar or a Euro) to take over running it. The village has been saved for the time being and the new owner has plans for new hotels and higher altitude lifts.


The Swiss ski resort of Ernen is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,237m4,058ft.

Ernen has direct access to 8 marked pistes, served by a total of 4 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,292m7,520ft, snow cover is generally reliable.


There is skiing to suit a range of abilities.


Sorry, we don't yet know much about Snowboarding in Ernen.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Ernen?

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

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Ernen

Ski Area Stats

Ernen Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Ernen Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,292m7,520ft
Resort Altitude (Ernen)1,237m4,058ft
Lowest Piste1,235m4,052ft
Max Vertical1,057m3,468ft

Ernen Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Ernen is 4km2 miles long.

Location and Map

Where is Ernen?

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


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Ernen is Sion, 80 minutes drive away.

Berne, Milan Malpensa, Lugano, Zurich, Milan Linate, Geneva, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Bergamo and Basel airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The four ski lifts are able to uplift 3,270 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 4km2 miles of ski runs,.

Season Dates

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