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Unterwasser

Unterwasser Ski Resort Guide

Unterwasser, Switzerland

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Snowfall!
Total Piste Length60km37 miles
Highest Lift2,262m7,421ft
Resort Height900m2,953ft
 Nearest AirportsBasel and Sion
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Unterwasser

A small traditional village linked by funicular railway to the Churfirsten ski area linking Wildhaus and Alt St Johann on either side. Village side loipe and slopes are floodlit for night-time skiing.

Summary

The Swiss ski resort of Unterwasser is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 900m2,953ft, with 60km37 miles of marked runs.

Unterwasser has direct access to 60km37 miles of downhill skiing, with 25 marked pistes, served by a total of 19 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,262m7,421ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

Skiing

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding

Unterwasser offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Unterwasser.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Unterwasser?

The next notable snow forecast is 3cm1in, expected on 4 March.

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Ski Area Stats

Unterwasser Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 2 5km3 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
2145km28 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 2 10km6 miles
Downhill
Total Length
60km37 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
19

Altitudes

Unterwasser Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,262m7,421ft
Lowest Piste900m2,953ft
Resort Altitude (Unterwasser)900m2,953ft
Max Vertical1,362m4,469ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Unterwasser
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Unterwasser Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Unterwasser is 7km4 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Ostabfahrt'.

Location and Map

Where is Unterwasser?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Alt Saint Johann, Toggenburg.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Unterwasser is Basel, 50 minutes drive away.

Sion, Memmingen, Berne, Lugano, Zurich, Innsbruck Airport, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Stuttgart and St. Gallen-Altenrhein airports are all within three hours drive.

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

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 19 ski lifts are able to uplift 17,750 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 10km6 miles of ski runs, with 24 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Unterwasser open?

 Closes : April 4, 2021.

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 Unterwasser, 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 Unterwasser Tourist Office for the latest.

Unterwasser