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Giswil Ski Resort Guide

Giswil, Switzerland

Rated: 2/5 (from 4 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForBeginners and Snowfall.
Highest Lift1,850m6,070ft
Resort Height480m1,575ft
 Nearest AirportsZurich and Berne
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The second largest community in the Obwalden Canton, Giswil is a year round, full service resort. The small local ski area is seven kilometres away, with an illuminated trail for night-skiing.


The Swiss ski resort of Giswil is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 480m1,575ft.

Giswil has direct access to a total of 5 ski lifts.


Giswil offers good sking, particularly, for Beginner skiers.


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

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Giswil?

The next notable snow forecast is 1cm-, expected on 27 September, with around 1cm1in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow Forecast by day for Giswil

Ski Area Stats

Giswil Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Cross Country
Total Length
4km2 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Giswil Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,850m6,070ft
Lowest Piste480m1,575ft
Resort Altitude (Giswil)480m1,575ft
Max Vertical1,370m4,495ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Giswil

Giswil Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

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

Location and Map

Where is Giswil?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Obwalden.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Giswil is Zurich, 66 minutes drive away.

Berne, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Basel, St. Gallen-Altenrhein, Lugano, Friedrichshafen, Sion, Strasbourg and Geneva 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 five ski lifts are able to uplift 1,100 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 1km1 miles of ski runs,.

Season Dates

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