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Grächen Ski Resort Guide

Grächen, Switzerland

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length44km27 miles
Highest Lift2,890m9,482ft
Resort Height1,620m5,315ft
 Nearest AirportsSion and Geneva
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Traditional and picturesque year round resort in stunning scenery and with an excellent resort infrastructure, including a first class sports centre. The children's paradise play park is one of the world's best.


The Swiss ski resort of Grächen is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,620m5,315ft, with 44km27 miles of marked runs.

Grächen has direct access to 44km27 miles of downhill skiing, with 18 marked pistes, served by a total of 10 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 1,620m5,315ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,890m9,482ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


Grächen offers some good boarding.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Grächen?

The next notable snow forecast is 3cm1in, expected on 19 September, with around 3cm1in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow Forecast by day for Grächen

Ski Area Stats

Grächen Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
44km27 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
2km1 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Grächen Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,890m9,482ft
Lowest Piste1,620m5,315ft
Resort Altitude (Grächen)1,620m5,315ft
Max Vertical1,270m4,167ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Grächen
Intermediate Skiers

Grächen Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Grächen is 5km3 miles long.


There are several family and child-friendly ski areas and fun parks.

In addition to the ski runs, there are 38km (24 miles) of hiking paths and 23km (14 miles) of snowshoe trails.

New for Winter 2020/21 are a Jump Area for children and the 4km (3 mile) Flowtrail.

Grächen offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.

Location and Map

Where is Grächen?

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


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Grächen is Sion, 70 minutes drive away.

Geneva, Milan Malpensa, Annecy and Berne airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 10 ski lifts are able to uplift 10,800 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 1km1 miles of ski runs, with 19 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Grächen open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.


Usual opening is mid December, and usual closing is Mid April.

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 Grächen, 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 Grächen Tourist Office for the latest.