The best winter excursions in the region of Bern
Snow-covered mountains and hilly winter landscapes are calling! From tobogganing and snowshoeing to conventional and crossblade skiing, the Bern region has plenty to offer in winter. Just a stone’s throw from the city, winter sports enthusiasts can find everything their hearts desire.
A night in an igloo
The height of romance! Spending a night in the Kemmeriboden-Bad hotel’s very own igloo is a truly unforgettable experience. After hiking through the snow (hotel guests can use snowshoes free of charge), you can warm up with a delicious fondue or relax in the spa area with a sauna, steam shower, and hot tub.
Cross-country skiing a stone’s throw from Bern
Did you know that cross-country skiing is one of the healthiest sports in the world? In the Nature Park Gantrisch, just a 30 minutes drive from Bern, a cross-country skiing paradise with 45 kilometers of perfectly groomed trails awaits you at an elevation of 1,450 to 1,650 meters above sea level. The perfect spot for endurance skiers, outdoor lovers, and anyone who wants to try a peaceful sport in a stunning setting.
From the capital to the slopes
Many well-known and large ski areas such as the Jungfrau ski region, Adelboden-Lenk, Meiringen-Hasliberg, and Gstaad are located less than a 90-minute drive from Bern. A smaller and lesser known option is the Bumbach/Schangnau ski area in the Emmental. This fabulous location is a particularly great low-cost alternative for families and beginners. Did you know: world champion Beat Feuz learned to ski here!
Snowshoe tour “hot and cold”
Yearning for the tranquility of nature? Then the snowshoe tour “hot and cold” through the beautiful Napf region is the perfect choice! An experienced guide will lead you almost silently through snow-covered landscapes, like something out of a fairy tale. The necessary equipment is provided and after the two-hour tour, a relaxing dip into the Hot Tub is awaiting you.
Even more winter fun!
Our next tip is for all those who would like to discover what Gantrisch Nature Park has to offer away from the hustle and bustle of the ski lifts and (perhaps) try out a new sport along the way. Have you ever heard of Crossblades? This innovative snowshoe enables you to not only walk on snow but also to ski. And if you want to combine your snowy adventure with a culinary highlight, you can do so in the Untere Gantrischhütte restaurant, where you’ll find a Crossblade Full Moon tour with fondue on offer! To make things even easier, you can rent Crossblades directly from the Gantrischhütte restaurant.
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