When it comes to winter, whether you are a thrill-seeker, a sporting enthusiast, family-orientated, or someone seeking peace and solitude, Leukerbad
has something to offer. The slopes above the village have seen excellent snowfall
so far this season, and the exceptional conditions look set to continue, with up to 11cm of power forecast to fall per day over the coming weeks. With the resort open until early April, there remains plenty of time to make the most of it.
Leukerbad caters to skiers and snowboarders of all abilities, from absolute beginners to advanced professionals, thanks to its seventeen runs two blues, eight reds and seven blacks.
The Rinderhtt mountain station
is your starting point, just minutes from the centre of Leukerbad by cable car. From here, you can enjoy panoramic views over the 4000m peaks of the Valais, as well as access to the runs, including the most popular, the Torrent Alp.Cross-country skiers
are also catered for, with trails running close to the village as well as at the nearby Gemmi Pass
. This is easily accessed via the Gemmibahn cable car, which collects passengers directly from Leukerbad and runs straight to the pass. The pass also offers winter hiking and sledging for those looking to branch out into other winter sports, as well a number of aprs ski spots where guests can sip a vin chaud whilst taking in the views.
When the time comes for a well-earned break, the Rinderhtte Panoramic Restaurant (located 2,350m above sea level) serves local Swiss specialities, accompanied by views as spectacular as its name suggests, right down to the Rhne Valley. Its sunny terrace is joined by the Snowbar in winter, which offers drinks and snacks in the open air.
With 25km of new slopes due to be added in the next five years, Leukerbads reputation as a ski destination will only grow - making this the ideal time to secure your own part in its future at 51˚ Spa Residences.