The Gantrisch region is fantastic for cross-country skiing. A spectacular panorama awaits, with snowy forests, perfectly primed runs (“loipen”), and a view of Lake Thun and the famous mountain trio Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.
Just a stone’s throw from the city of Bern, the Langlaufzentrum Gantrisch (Gantrisch cross-country skiing centre) makes sure the 45 kilometres of trails are primed and ready each season. At 1,450-1,650 metres above sea level, an altitude with guaranteed snow, you’ll encounter a slice of cross-country skiing heaven.
There are main trails as well as side trails. The main entry points are Schwarzenbühl Selital, Ottenleuebad, and Gurnigel Wasserscheide. Don’t worry if you don’t have your own equipment: there are three places in the area where you can rent everything you need. You can also take cross-country skiing lessons in the Gantrisch region.
The trails’ current conditions, how much snow there is or whether the sun is shining can be seen live via the webcam.
Cross-country skiing passes for all of Switzerland or the Gantrisch region can be purchased either online or on site. Day tickets for the loipe can be bought on site.
If there’s enough snow, the trails are always open.
The Langlaufzentrum Gantrisch’s 45-km loipe network consists of main and side trails between Schwarzenbühl, Untere Gantrischhütte, Wasserscheide, and Gurnigel Berghaus.
Please note: two-way traffic on all of the trails.
The SwissNordic School Gantrisch offers cross-country skiing lessons in classic and skate skiing for all levels.
The following accommodations are located in the vicinity of the cross-country skiing trails:
On the loipe
Loipenkiosk Schutzhütte Selital