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Schwyz

Schwyz Ski Resort Guide

Schwyz, Switzerland

Rated: 2/5 (from 3 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers.
Highest Lift1,570m5,151ft
Resort Height516m1,693ft
 Nearest AirportsZurich and St. Gallen-Altenrhein
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Schwyz

Lying on the shore of the Lauerzersee, Schwyz is one of several small to medium size villages which have networked their lifts to create an increasingly substantial and varied ski area. 30 lifts and 100 KM of trails with neighbouring Hoch-Ybrig ski area.

Summary

The Swiss ski resort of Schwyz is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 516m1,693ft.

Schwyz has direct access to a total of 8 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.

Skiing

Schwyz offers good sking, particularly, for Expert skiers.

Snowboarding

Schwyz offers some good boarding.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Schwyz?

The next notable snow forecast is 9cm3in, expected on 1 October.

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Ski Area Stats

Schwyz Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Cross Country
Total Length
45km28 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
8

Altitudes

Schwyz Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,570m5,151ft
Lowest Piste516m1,693ft
Resort Altitude (Schwyz)516m1,693ft
Max Vertical1,054m3,458ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Schwyz
Expert Skiers
Snowboarding
Apres-Ski

Schwyz Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

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

Location and Map

Where is Schwyz?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Schwyz is Zurich, 61 minutes drive away.

St. Gallen-Altenrhein, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Basel, Lugano, Berne, Friedrichshafen, Milan Malpensa, Milan Linate and Memmingen 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.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The eight ski lifts are able to uplift 5,050 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 5km3 miles of ski runs,.

Season Dates

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

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