Thursday, October 8, 2009

Gstaad, Switzerland

Surrounded by Alps, Gstaad, Switzerland is one of the most well knowing ski resorts in the world. The resort offers gorgeous scenery, top quality hotels and modern facilities. But skiing and snowboarding are the most popular activities. This resort area is among the biggest ski areas in Europe. With over 250 ski runs and lifts on three mountains, there are innumerable opportunities for skiing and boarding, with runs to suit people of all abilities.

Gstaad in Switzerland is a large resort with 61 ski lifts that offers skiers an incredible 2000 m of vertical descent. Gstaad has 51 ski runs with a total length of 250 km. There are 172 km of cross country ski trails at Gstaad. For Snowborders, there is a terrain park. A small proportion of the paths at Gstaad are covered by snowmaking.

The resort offers a wide variety of activities all year round. In summer, Gstaad hosts to several world-class festivals and tournaments including the Menuhin Classic Music Festival, the ATP Tennis Championships and the Polo Silver Cup and the hot-air balloon Festival in Chateau-d’Oex (in January).

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