Activities: Winter


The skiing in Leukerbad is split between the beginners slopes adjacent to the sport arena which are perfect for young and old who have not skied before, or you want some gentle skiing before you embark on the more demanding runs higher up the mountain.

The main skiing area is accessed from the Torrent cable car which is located about 2-3 minutes from Edelweiss and Les Naturelles, and 6-8 minutes from Iris. Alternatively there are some easy red runs which are accessed from the Obere Maressen chair lift at the back of the village, which is next door to Iris and around 10 minutes Edelweiss and Les Naturelles, and links with the pistes from the top of the Torrent. There are numerous cafes and restaurants on the mountain, all have direct access for skiers and walkers.

The skiing altitude ranges from 1430m in Leukerbad to 2700m near the summit of the Torrenthorn. The ski school is recognized and regulated by the Swiss skiing authorities and offers first class tuition in either daily ski school or private lessons. The instructors speak good English, and the ski classes are usually between 8 and 12 to a class. You can of course arrange private lessons for individuals, small or family groups. The numerous cross country runs are situated in and around the village at the top of both the Torrent and Gemmi cable cars.

Ski School

There are two ski schools based in Leukerbad, The official Swiss Snow sports school Leukerbad and Swiss Snow sports school Red carpet.ch.

There details can be found on the web links below;

Schweizer Schneesportschule Leukerbad

Red Carpet

Other winter activities


Winter Hiking
Snowshoe hikes
Sledging and snowtubing on the 1km long tobogganing run on the Gemmi
Nighttime curling, ice skating and ice hockey at the sports arena ice rink
Mountain tours
Paragliding
Sledge rides pulled by huskies

Indoor Activities


Burgerbad and Alpentherme thermal baths
Tennis, squash and badminton at the sport arena
Keeping fit in the gym
Indoor football
Indoor rock climbing

Or of course relax in one of the many treatment centres and treat yourself to one of the many treatments on offer.