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Saanen

Saanen Ski Resort Guide

Saanen, Switzerland

Ski Area Highlights
Total Piste Length250km155 miles
Highest Lift3,000m9,843ft
Resort Height1,050m3,445ft
 Nearest AirportsBerne and Sion
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Saanen

The Swiss ski resort of Saanen is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,050m3,445ft, with 250km155 miles of marked runs.

Summary

Saanen is part of the Gstaad Mountain Rides ski area with access to 250km155 miles of downhill skiing, with 144 marked pistes, served by a total of 57 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Saanen itself (250km155 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Gstaad Mountain Rides ski resorts of Château d'Oex, Gstaad, Saanenmöser, Schönried and Zweisimmen.

With ski lifts as high as 3,000m9,843ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

Skiing

We do not currently have enough information to describe the skiing in Saanen. If you have skied here, or know the area, please tell us about it in the Ski Forum.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Saanen?

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

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Ski Area Stats

Saanen Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
39km24 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
101km63 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
110km68 miles
Downhill
Total Length
250km155 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
135km84 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
57

Gstaad Mountain Rides Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
1139km24 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
35101km63 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
50110km68 miles
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 4 
Downhill
Total Length
250km155 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
135km84 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
57

Altitudes

Saanen Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,000m9,843ft
Lowest Piste1,050m3,445ft
Resort Altitude (Saanen)1,050m3,445ft
Max Vertical1,950m6,398ft

Saanen Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Saanen is 10km6 miles long.

Snowboarding

There's a half pipe at Glacier 3000, a nearby altitude ski area.

Location and Map

Where is Saanen?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Gstaad Mountain Rides, Bern.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Saanen is Berne, 60 minutes drive away.

Sion, Basel, Geneva, Annecy, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg and Zurich airports are all within three hours drive.

Berne is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 57 ski lifts are able to uplift 40,380 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 20km12 miles of ski runs, with 40 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Saanen open?

 Closes : April 4, 2021.

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NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

Saanen Piste Map
Saanen

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Saanen, 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 Saanen Tourist Office for the latest.

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