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Obersaxen Ski Resort Guide

Obersaxen, Switzerland

Rated: 2/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForSnowboarders and Snowfall.
Total Piste Length120km75 miles
Highest Lift2,300m7,546ft
Resort Height1,300m4,265ft
 Nearest AirportsSt. Gallen-Altenrhein and Friedrichshafen
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The Swiss ski resort of Obersaxen is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,300m4,265ft, with 120km75 miles of marked runs.


Obersaxen has direct access to 120km75 miles of downhill skiing, with 52 marked pistes, served by a total of 20 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,300m7,546ft, snow cover is generally reliable.


Obersaxen offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.


Obersaxen offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Obersaxen.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Obersaxen is 15km9 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Stein - Wali or Stein - Kartischa'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Obersaxen?

The next notable snow forecast is 1cm-, expected on 23 October.

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Ski Area Stats

Obersaxen Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 8 20km12 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
2240km25 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
2260km37 miles
Total Length
120km75 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
30km19 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Obersaxen Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,300m7,546ft
Resort Altitude (Obersaxen)1,300m4,265ft
Lowest Piste1,200m3,937ft
Max Vertical1,100m3,609ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Obersaxen
Intermediate Skiers

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Location and Map

Where is Obersaxen?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Obersaxen Mundaun, Surselva.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Obersaxen is St. Gallen-Altenrhein, 97 minutes drive away.

Friedrichshafen, Lugano, Zurich, Basel and Memmingen airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 20 ski lifts are able to uplift 4,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 5km3 miles of ski runs, with 16 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Obersaxen open?

 Open from : December 16, 2021.

 Closes : April 3, 2022.

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 Obersaxen, 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 Obersaxen Tourist Office for the latest.